“Across the Board are really hitting on all cylinders with Sonic Boom and its clear the momentum is building for them to make a big splash on the global music scene. This eight song album is a long, entertaining step into their future.”
ANTIMUSIC.COM “SINGLED OUT”
“Across The Board's Sonic Boom was a top story on Monday: Canadian band Across the Board are releasing their new album Sonic Boom this Friday (May 4th) and to celebrate we asked leader singer Jacqueline Auguste to tell us about the title song. Here is the story…”
MUSIC TALKS XYZ “NEW MUSIC FRIDAY”
“ Award-winning Canadian rock band, Across The Board (ATB), releases their newest album "SONIC BOOM" – an eight track collection of infectious pop rock songs that chronicle the breaking of a rock band and the highs and lows along the journey to success -- is ATB's second full length album, on the heels of their EP "AMENDS" and cross-Canada tour this past year.
“Sonic Boom consolidates Across the Board’s reputation as one of the more intelligent and musically rich acts working in the indie scene today…Sonic Boom’s eight songs are among the best guitar-oriented pop rock you’ll hear in 2018.”
“Across the Board will greatly expand both their following and reputation with this album and there’s no question that these songs will adapt well to the band’s live act and prove to be set list standards for years to come.
THE INDIE SOURCE:
"If there’s any justice in the music world, Sonic Boom will end 2018 rating high on a lot of lists as one of the best indie releases this year. Jacqueline Auguste and her band mates turn in a breathtakingly unified effort with this eight song collection that combines real rock and roll entertainment with a clearly elevated, intelligent approach to album construction and songwriting that marks them as distinctly different from their contemporaries. “
NO DEPRESSION: ““deeply satisfied by the diverse sonic architecture powering what seems to be, initially, a high velocity pop rock album…Sonic Boom will have an explosive impact on Across the Board’s fortunes and one can only hope that the exposure it provides allows them to further expand their touring reach. This can be a very big, international band if enough people hear what they’re doing.”
SKOPE MAG "I think this may be one of the more potentially under the radar gems I’ve heard in recent years and, based on its merits, deserves remembering at the end of the year when people start compiling best of lists for the year…Across the Board are definitely making a bid for widespread recognition with this album and it will likely net them their goal.”
“deeply satisfied by the diverse sonic architecture powering what seems to be, initially, a high velocity pop rock album…Sonic Boom will have an explosive impact on Across the Board’s fortune and one can only hope that the exposure it provides allows them to further expand their touring reach. This can be a very big, international band if enough people hear what they’re doing.”
"There’s an element of orchestration, as well, in the musical framework of the album that never sounds self indulgent and, thanks to Darnell Toth’s production, sounds brilliant from beginning to end. Sonic Boom’s eight songs provide plenty of entertainment in slightly different guises and remain intelligent and passionate alike from beginning to end."
CANADIAN BEATS PUBLISHED
“Since breaking into the music scene a few years back and releasing their debut album Jane On Fire last year, ATB has been pretty successful. With their single ‘Indifference’ to be “their first track to hit the FM radio waves and launch them to a number one spot on the Reverbnation charts in Canada”and winning the “Akademia Music Award for best pop/rock/Americana song in 2016”, Across The Board are sure to have another great album under their belt. So what are you waiting for, go check it out!”
“Sonic Boom is the title track from the new album by Canadian rockers Across The Board. The melody feels like a bit of Aimee Mann, and some Chrissie Hynde; it's a fantastic vocal performance from Jacqueline Auguste. The sound production is enormous, and with a verse beat made of almost all kick and tom, it feels like the drone of a war drum.
Added layers of washed-out electric guitar and a very versatile falsetto keep the mix dialed in to premium pop levels. In between the front-and-center lead vocals, the reverb, and the cheeriness, there is a fashionable energy that makes this song feel like an instant classic. It's a rallying cry for the new day. “
Four Star Review for SONIC BOOM on DIGITAL JOURNAL by MARKOS PAPADATOS
“stunning backing vocals, coupled by its warm lyrics.”
“an eight track collection of infectious pop rock songs that chronicle the breaking of a rock band and the highs and lows along the journey to success.”
Strap yourselves in – Across The Board are getting all kinds of ambitious on this second record. Rather than quickly cobble together some tracks to keep themselves out there, they’ve put together a genuinely cohesive and highly focused adventure with a storyline thread that ties the entire album together. One of those there concept-album thingies…you know I’ve always got time for that & they’re far too rare out there these days – ATB makes the magic happen & brings it back to life on Sonic Boom.”
““Across The Board are a band who, driven by a sheer passion for musicianship and performance, have been pushing further and further away from the small-scale jam sessions of their hometown, and off into the ever-expanding world of independent music and creativity. Not only does this latest project Sonic Boom attempt to document some elements of that transition, it also sets in stone their absolute artistry – their ability to create and craft these colourful, thoughtful, expressive, warm songs, which in turn allow you to escape into some other story almost entirely as the music plays…This album manages to feel short and quite epic in proportions at the very same time. Fortunately, Across The Board put out new music and creative content as often as possible, so there’s a lot to look forward to, and there’s no question as to how mighty this level of experience allows their sound to be.”
“Sonic Boom” is our second full length album, on the heels of our coast to coast tour in 2017 and a concept EP “Amends” also in 2017. “Sonic Boom” is the journey of how a band breaks–from the trials and tribulations of working hard to build a sound, a brand and a reputation–to the difficulties we face as musicians in this new music industry–navigating our way as an independent act through social media, through booking, through collaborating and promoting our music.”
THE BANDCAMP DIARIES
“Across the Board have just released their much-anticipated album, “SONIC BOOM” which definitely won’t disappoint avid fans of this vibrant rock band. The epic scope and expressive outreach of this release are strongly reminiscent of artists the likes of U2, but with a heavier rock feel.”
“Creativity And Hard Work Is The Key To Progress For "Across The Board" As They Deliver A Sonic Boom Of Indie Motivation With Their Latest Project”
"Don't Drag Me Down is a recent release by Across The Board. It's a rock track with finely tuned vocal harmonies and great instrumentation. We are diggin it, are you? " www.AddThisMusic.com
“Great vocal and great arrangement here. Song had a good melody and good chorus that sticks with you, a cut above many songs like this. Hope to hear more!” Reverbnation Crowd Review
Zach Sutton, Jane's Party
"Channeling the energy of Metric, the rhythms of Broken Social Scene, and the vocal swooning of Amy Millan (Stars), Across The Board has released a song as catchy and dreamy as your favourite Canadian Indie Rock stars. "Don't Drag Me Down" pays homage to a very important part of Canada's recent musical history while assuring you that the future of the genre is in amazing hands." Zach Sutton, Jane's Party
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