The Effens are an explosive post-grunge group on the rise from Toronto, ON. With fiery vocals, screeching guitar riffs, pulsing synth melodies, and haunting harmonies, the band has been described as a hyper-strange post-grunge four piece who seem to take in all the vagaries of the internet age.
Ahead of their upcoming EP, The Effens have released lead single “Pavement Age.” The song encompasses the main ingredients of the band’s sound equally: melody, sonic textures, loudness, and simplicity. Through self-producing, the band experimented with technical details/tricks and chose to abandon those same skills for the sake of creating something sincere.
Taking cues from artists like the Pixies, Nirvana, and The Strokes, The Effens aim to keep it simple in the interest of the song, not the songwriters.