Toronto’s Five Blank Pages have been making delightful, rough-edged indie rock for the last four years, and with the release of Last Blush this Friday, the band enters an exciting new stage in their sonic development. Their first full-length record since morphing from frontman Noyan Hilmi’s solo project noyz in 2003, Last Blush promises to deliver the same fragile-voiced power of their 2004 EP, Spaces to Occupy and Abandon, a well-received slice of Brampton-bred pop that managed to recall Elliott Smith at the same time as the slightly more raucous bands that put their hometown on the musical map. Having made the 905 / 416 leap to Toronto, the band, composed of Hilmi, wife Pinar Ozyetis, sister Chelen Hilmi, and non-relative Rajiv Thavanathan, will be celebrating their new records’ release at that most Torontonian of venues, the Horseshoe Tavern, this Friday, October 19. Featuring openers Tin Bangs, Infighter, and Elephant, this will be awesome, so you should probably go.
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