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Milks & Rectangles


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“[Civic Virtues] is quite enjoyable and polished for a debut effort … Thanks to some solid production/recording work from IFS keyboarder Dan Ledwell, the six songs really show a knack for hooks and intricate transitions … honestly, if you told me this EP was from a group of seasoned vets playing over seas, I wouldn't blink an eye … From my chair, it's not hard to picture tracks like ‘Motel Fire Drill’ booming over loud speakers at a Festival with happy fans singing along” - Bryan Acker

"East Coast Overture"

“From beginning to end, Civic Virtues is an indie pop fan's dream come true … ‘Heart's The Target’ is simply killer … This is one of those albums that should make it to your iPod—and not just one or two tracks. I can't wait to see (and hear!) what the Milks and Rectangles do next.” - Jillianne Hamilton

" (LMNOP) Review"

“We rarely review EPs, but when we do it means there's something kinda special going on … Civic Virtues is a nice, smooth spin featuring nifty pop tunes that sound something like a cross between The New Pornographers and The Kinks (more the former than the latter). The songs are presented simply without unnecessary ingredients getting in the way of the vocal melodies.” -

"North By East West Review"

“Q. What do you get if you mix the quirky-historical lyrical ingenuity of They Might Be Giants with the crazy infectious melodies of Franz Ferdinand? A. PEI band Milks and Rectangles … Civic Virtues is wrought with catchy, pop-tainted melodies with historic metaphors … Though upbeat, there's a depth and crunchiness to the music that makes it a little bit mysterious and a whole lot re-listenable” - Kate McKenna

"Indie Music Filter"

“I think the combination of band and song name [‘Slander Debunked’] made me have to hear what this sounds like. I dig it.” - Chris Budd

"[here] New Brunswick"

Those not interested in hearing snappy pop songs need not listen to Civic Virtues ...
Civic Virtues proves to be a promising start to a potentially fruitful career. - Ken Kelley


Civic Virtues - 2009
Troubleshooters EP - 2010



MILKS & RECTANGLES are a four-piece indie pop rocknroll band from Charlottetown, PEI.

The group formed in 2005 and rehearsed in a barn in their formative years. Since then, they have have performed with In-Flight Safety, Library Voices, The Novaks, English Words, The Danks, and Boxer the Horse.

Troubleshooters is the follow-up to the group's 2009 release Civic Virtues (Night Danger). Troubleshooters was produced by Adam Gallant (English Words, Haunted Hearts) and is available as a free download at

Milks & Rectangles are signed to Night Danger, a sub-label of Outside Music run by In-Flight Safety. The label also released The Robots' Hey Buddy, Dummy in February, 2010.

Milks & Rectangles' first release Civic Virtues was produced by Daniel Ledwell of In-Flight Safety, and received the following praise:

"From beginning to end, Civic Virtues is an indie pop fan's dream come true. "
— Jillianne Hamilton, East Coast Overture

"On ['Heart's The Target' and “Slander Debunked'], it's awfully hard to listen to Civic Virtues and not feel as though you're listening to the next big thing from the East Coast."
— i(heart)music (“Slander Debunked” selected as #10 of 'Best songs of 2009')

"Milks & Rectangles' take on across-the-pond boomers is quite enjoyable and polished for a debut effort ... [I]f you told me this EP was from a group of seasoned vets playing overseas, I wouldn't blink an eye. "
— Herohill (Civic Virtues listed #9 on year-end 'Favorites '09: Canadian EPs')