by Jim Di Gioia

April 24, 2019

Robin Goodine

Brunch really is the perfect meal. It’s the best of both worlds when you think about it. You don’t have to get up super early to enjoy it, and you don’t have to wait around all day for it: wake up, get dressed, and BAM you’re at brunch. It’s got booze, it’s got dessert, and it’s got bacon, and no one thinks that’s a weird combination at all.

“Brunch”, the new single from former Frederictonians (now based in Montreal) LAPS, is a perfect meal as well, serving up a veritable cornucopia of musical delights. Like the eleven other songs on their forthcoming album Soon Not Often In It, LAPS are unafraid to mix styles and sounds on “Brunch” that don’t intuitively seem like obvious pairs. Heather Ogilvie, Tate LeJeune, and Scott Cuzner’s unique blend of angular math rock, shifting prog rock, and witty pop instincts ricochets around the song like a busboy at the buffet. Never lingering too long on any one idea, improvisation, or tangent, there’s nothing about LAPS’s music that isn’t appealing.

Jim Di Gioia

Jim founded the music blog Quick Before It Melts in 2006 and was its principal writer until 2016, when its decade-long run ended 10 years to the day it started. DOMINIONATED is its spiritual successor. Jim currently serves as a Polaris Music Prize jurist and Prism Prize jurist.
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