After touring with Montrealers Simple Plan throughout 2005, Idle Sons have recorded an album full of the arena rock that they wrote, learnt and played night after night in front of large crowds. Hailing from Burlington, Ontario, these four guys (Mike Eastick – vocals, Sean Kelly – guitar, Bruce Nicol – bass, Ryan Barkwell – drummer) have been together since high school and have been playing live shows since then. They had previously recorded and toured under another name (slurpymundae), but this is their first as Idle Sons and as part of a major label. The album is named Sixteen Seasons (or four years) because it took four years for the album to come out. It sat on the shelf for that long due to a label merger and then was retooled to become what it is now. Sounding more like their fellow Burlingtonians Three Days Grace than pop punkers Simple Plan, Idle Sons have a straight ahead approach to rock music. They make simple rock music with no bells and whistles. Idles Sons will be playing in Montreal (or Laval to be more precise) on September 2, 2006 as part of a benefit show with Simple Plan on behalf of Cite de la Sante (tickets through Admission), so if you like what you hear check them out.