by Mark Anthony Brennan
Am static

Calgary’s AM Static’s sound revolves around the vocals of Chris Austman and the urbane keys of Nils Mikkelsen. However, on their second full-length they recruit the able services of Laura Reid (strings) Matt Doherty (drums) Matt Heller (upright Bass) Brendan Kane (lawnmower — yeah, he’s out standing in his field) to flesh out their R&B/folk electronica. Smooth, sophisticated and satisfying.