Well-rested and missing the stage, we’re excited to be playing a Crosswires and Grayowl Point co-presented show on December 2nd at the Garrison, with Paradise Animals and Old English. Come see us – we’d love to have some dancing bodies in the audience!
Our first fall show is an exciting one – we’ll be playing with Royal Canoe, Savoir Adore and Santah at Rancho Relaxo on October 13th. We first caught Royal Canoe at CMF earlier this year and were blown away. Also, we’ve never seen a setup with so many keyboards tear down so quickly! This show’s on a Saturday, so there’s no excuse for missing it!
In August, Meg from CBC One’s Bandwidth caught us right after our direct drive from Halifax to Ottawa and we did an interview after being awake for all too many hours. It was aired this weekend, but if you missed it you can stream it here!
Ok, so it looks like we took an extended summer siesta between NXNE and now but really we’ve been busy nailing down details for our August mini-tour with sister band Papermaps! We’ll be joining Papermaps this Monday to round off their month-long residency at the Drake Underground, and then we’re off to visit Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa later this month. Catch us if you can!
Thanks to everyone braved the rain on Friday to attend our album release party. We had an amazing time!! Oh, and those drawings you did? We kept ‘em and will be posting some soon.
Crayon Wars is now available worldwide from Bandcamp. We’ll ship you our vinyl even if you live in Iceland (we love Iceland!), but you can also easily preview the tracks and buy the digital downloads too.
If you live in Toronto you’ll know that NXNE music festival is just around the corner. We’ll be playing at The Cameron House on June 14th at 1am. If you’re already out it’s not really that late, so you should come say hi!
This is it! In two days we’ll finally be releasing our album, Crayon Wars at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto! Woo! For those of you not in the city, both digital and vinyl will also be available online via Bandcamp.
But also, to cap off our residency as band of the month, The Indie Machine is streaming our entire album for the rest of the week. And they’ve also taken the time to write an amazingly detailed review too!
Speaking of release party, it’s our goal to make you dance all night so we asked a few friends to help us make this happen:
Patrick Grant is a friend who’s friends with our friends. That is to say we haven’t met him or his new band yet but we know we’ll get along when we do. According to him they are a “danceable light psychedelic combo”. If it’s a dancey and features this great voice, you won’t want to arrive much past 9 to make sure you catch their set.
Lovely Killbots are dear, dear friends of ours. Never mind the fact that Lauralee and Ryan are great or that I’m a sucker for dark synth/drum combos (and robots for that matter), if you haven’t heard Once Smitten for yourself you really should check it out. We haven’t played with them since way back in 2009 so we’re excited to finally be able to share the stage again.
And if you think the party ends after our set you’d be very, very wrong. Midnight is prime time for DJ/producer Mix Chopin and we fully intend to stay on the dance floor with him (and you) until after last call. Mix is also a great friend of ours and we’re happy that his internationally-traveled self is closing out our night.
Bottom line? There’s no better way to ring in your June than to come party with us. Did I mention two of the three of us will be celebrating birthdays that week too? It’ll be big.
Only half a month to go until we release our album! Can’t wait? Neither can we really, so we’ve set up pre-ordering for the Crayon Wars vinyl. If you order between now and May 23rd you’ll get an immediate digital download and you’ll also have the physical copy in your hands before anyone else does!
In other fun, as The Indie Machine’s band of the month we curated a 7-day mixtape this week that features a few of our favourite electro influences. Take a listen and read about why we decided to put Britney alongside Kraftwerk…