Since their start in 2010 the Montreal pop-rock quartet Laureate has been steadily making progress towards the release of Landmarks, the band’s debut full-length.

Landmarks is more than ten tracks of hook laden pop rock with vocal harmonies and pop sensibilities; it’s filled cover to cover with guitar driven dynamics, catchy sing-a-longs, and dual male and female vocal duties delivered with conviction and an earnest simplicity at times and a convincing spirit at others. Rounded out with honest, unfeigned lyrics it would be easy to compare the band’s sound to predecessors like Samiam, The Weakerthans, or a more vocally pop driven Weezer, but as they say, that wouldn’t do them justice.