Close to nine years after recording its debut EP, The Austin Carson Band is thrilled to release Young Hearts, a five-track EP of original music recorded last October at Subterranean Sound Studios in Toronto.
Featuring the single “Hangin’ On A Memory”, the bulk of the EP was recorded in just two days according to Carson, who sings lead vocals and plays rhythm guitar with the band that bears his name.
Austin Carson Band
Young Hearts will be released Saturday, June 22nd at the Historic Red Dog (189 Hunter Street West). “I’m so pumped—this is a long time coming,” says Austin Carson, who will be joined by bandmates Scott Garvey (lead guitar), Pat MacDonald (bass) and Matt Goody (drums).
As well known and revered for its explosive onstage energy as its superb musicianship, The Austin Carson Band—which originally formed at St. Peter’s high school in 2009—is a staple on the local music scene and has been for some time. They played The Social monthly for some two years now, as well as headlining the Rotary Peterborough Victoria Day Celebration in Del Crary Park for the past six years.
Carson describes the songs on the new EP as nostalgic, a reflective look back at what once was and how that shapes what one becomes. He brings his own life experience into the lyrics, noting “Hangin’ On A Memory” is a based on his youth and his reflections of that time—a song.
Doors open at 8:30 p.m. on June 22nd for the EP launch at the Red Dog with singer Beau Dixon—Carson’s childhood music teacher—opening at 9 p.m. Admission is $10 at the door.