(born 1971, Moncton
, New Brunswick), is the founder and lead vocalist of Toronto
-based indie rock
band Rock Plaza Central
, as well as a novelist.
Eaton began as a solo artist, with various musicians backing him, often using musical improvisation. In 2003, the current line-up of Rock Plaza Central formed during such a gig in Toronto, and they recorded their first album in that incarnation only a month later. Their second album, Are We Not Horses
, was favorably reviewed by influential music journal Pitchfork Media
Eaton is also a published author.Teo, Mark (December 1, 2009). "", Chartattack.com
. Retrieved December 26, 2010.Hughes, Josiah (December 1, 2009). "", Exclaim!
. Retrieved December 26, 2010. His first novel The Inactivist
(2003), has been required reading on two university courses at McGill University
, as well as a graduate English course at the University of South Alabama. His second novel, The Grammar Architect
(2006), is a "cover" of a Thomas Hardy
book, A Pair of Blue Eyes
,Medley, Mark (June 23, 2009). "Multi-hyphenate melodies", National Post
, p. A2. using some of the plot, imagery, themes and even some passages of the original and creating something new and personal out of that.