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Catch the Buzz: Rich Aucoin

Canadian wunderkind orchestrates his own lo-fi indie-pop symphony.

By: Larry Fitzmaurice // July 23, 2008

Who? Yes, it’s another Canadian musician — but not the kind you’d expect.First off, singer/songwriter/downright maestro Rich Aucoin isn’t from Montreal like those other guys; he hails all the way from Nova Scotia. Secondly, rather than practicing in the wound-up, nervy rock sound of his country’s peers, Aucoin specializes in light-sounding, harmony-heavy, impeccably arranged indie-pop in the vein of ELO and Dr. Dog — with enough glockenspiels to shake a copy of Born to Run at.He may sing about how “now, the lakes are frozen,” but Aucoin’s candy confections are enough to melt all of Halifax.

His Latest: Rich Aucoin’s debut EP, Personal Publication, is out now.

Recommended If You Like: ELO, Dr. Dog, the Unicorns.

Now Hear This: “10,342 Cuts For the US” (DOWNLOAD MP3)

Attention Bands! Rich Aucoin was selected for our Buzzcatcher section via the band’s electronic press kit, which was submitted to SPIN.com via Sonicbids, a website aiding up-and-coming bands. To be considered for a Buzzcatcher spotlight, sign up at sonicbids.com and submit your music today!