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A Little Tradition
"In Novillero’s capable five pairs of hands, meticulously constructed, flawless rock sounds effortless." - Vue Magazine
"Life In Parentheses starts the record off with a bang - horns, uptempo guitars, catchy drums and lots of keyboards. The quick start hooks you and the band keeps the energy up for the 12 songs that follow." - HeroHill
"The unmistakable songcraft of singer/keyboardist Rod Slaughter, once of minimalist neo-mod outfit Duotang, shines brightly on numbers like punchy “Lost Possibilities,” his masterful balancing of major and minor keys adding such emphasis to fierce yet literate lyrics" - Disc of the week, Montreal Mirror
September 9th 2008 saw the release of Novillero's 3rd full length album (the 2nd on Mint Records), A Little Tradition. Recorded by Cam Loeppky and Shawn Dealey at Prairie Recording Co. Studios, A Little Tradition has Novillero expanding the borders of their dominion. While still having a strong Mod-Pop backbone, they have also continued their forays into lush Pop and have included, on this disk, several songs featuring the powerful yet winsome vocals of Nathan's Keri Latimer. A Little Tradition is a Swiss army knife of an album, including tools for dancing, drinking, cogitating and just plain hanging out. Perfect for both a Saturday night and a Sunday afternoon.