The Skinny: Toronto based five-piece Great Bloomers released their label debut album and follow-up to 2009’s critically acclaimed LP Speak Of Trouble in September on Dine Alone Records. Titled Distant Fires, the band’s second album, a more roots driven blend of folk rock than their previous effort, has also managed to capture the attention of critics across the country. First “I Wanna Die Young”, the lead track off Distant Fires was offered as a free download and now, fans can also grab “The Fire Burns Strong”.
Distant Fires also earned Great Bloomers a rave review from legendary Canadian Songwriter Gordon Lightfoot. Lightfoot, a noted fan of the band’s last record, commented, “this latest release by Singer/Songwriter/Musician/Arranger Lowell Sostomi is a joy to listen to. It is a very rich sounding, contemporary rock album with depth, variety, and the same heartfelt vocals which I found in Lowell’s earlier work. It deserves considerable attention.”