Friday, may 6th, 2016
Royal Canoe with Hannah Epperson and NŌVA
La Vitrola | 4602 St. Laurent, Montreal
Doors 8:30 pm | Show 9:30 pm
A presentation of Indie Montreal, Evenko, Greenland & CKUT 90.3 FM
Playful, rythmic and airy, Royal Canoe's music can only be defined by its musicians fascinating ingenuity. A mix of live instrumentation and electronic sounds, the band doesn't hesitate to venture into their own unique universe. In 2014, the album Today We're Believers was nominated for a Juno for Best Alternative Album.
A six-piece ensemble from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Royal Canoe give you everything, but on their own maniacally, hybrid terms. In 2012, Royal Canoe released two independent EPs, Extended Play and Purple & Gold. They took part in Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra's New Music Festival, arranging and performing a portion of Beck's Song Reader, an album released as sheet music and published by McSweeny's. They brought so much musical goodness to CMJ that they landed on Best Of lists of The New York Times, KCRW and Consequence of Sound. And the played nearly one hundred shows.
For 2013, the main act (so far) is releasing their full-length album, Today We're Believers, with L.A.'s Roll Call Records and Toronto's Nevado Records.