Boomkat Product Review:
*Strong debut album of chiming, jangly, vintage-sounding garage pop recorded and produced by Jarvis Taveniere (Woods, Vivian Girl, Real Estate, Widowspeak)* "A Classic Education combine the muscle of Loaded-era Velvet Underground with the sincerity of Roy Orbison and the chiming guitars of the Go-Betweens, Johnny Marr and The Verlaines to create a sound that is compelling and truly unlike anyone else. Canadian-born Jonathan Clancy and the gang of Luca Mazzieri, Paul Pieretto, Giulia Mazza and Federico Oppi decided to come to the US to record Call It Blazing in Brooklyn, NY at Rear House with Jarvis Taveniere (Woods, Vivian Girls, Real Estate, Widowspeak, Ganglians) at the helm. Tavienere and the band crafted the album’s unique sound by using a classic method: tracking all the musicians together in an old kitchen with a wooden floor and sending the results to analog tape, later adding layers of organ, theremin and violin. Closing song Night Owl was recorded in Philadelphia during Weathervane's acclaimed Shaking Through sessions by Brian McTear and Jon Low. Call It Blazing is the band's full-length debut, coming on the heels of a string of acclaimed EPs and singles that have brought A Classic Education around the world numerous times to play with like-minded bands Wolf Parade, Real Estate, Crystal Stilts, The Fresh & Onlys, British Sea Power and Arcade Fire and important festivals such as Primavera Sound, SXSW, Indietracks and CMJ. One critic remarked "They look like European punks from an early Pedro Almodovar film and sound like a mix of Galaxie 500, The Shins and a hint of 50s rock n roll. Good stuff."