Album artwork for Book Buddies' Neon feature a 1970s television with the words Neon in green sitting outdoors in green grass.

Book Buddies | Neon

Diving into the week with a new track from Halifax (Dartmouth) based indie rock act Book Buddies.

As the pandemic has dragged on, making live music rare and touring all-but impossible, one of the interesting side effects has been the collaborations that have come out of local scenes. Here in Nova Scotia where I am, I’ve been seeing lots of tracks pop-up from newly formed collaborations between people who have creative energy to spare but no access to traditional outlets. Maybe these bands would have found their way into existence outside the pandemic, but I can’t help but feel that the hours not spent on the road and planning tours and releases might be at least partially responsible.

Book Buddies feature members of Halifax Indie Bands Pale Ache and Designosaur – two bands who based on genre you might not expect to collaborate but who have joined forces to create a catchy indie rock that will have you hitting replay over-and-over. A feature in The East tells us that this track is a teaser for an album to be released this fall. If you liked previous 2021-a-Day tracks from Church Girls, or Safeword, then you will like the hard driving drums, I think you’ll find more to love here.