Loon Choir, Scary Bear Soundtrack
Friday, November 18, 2016
Doors: 8:00 pm / Show: 8:30 pm
This event is 19 and over
tickets also available at Vertigo Records and both Compact Music locations
lineup, date, venue, times and ticket price subject to change without notice.
In July of 2013, HIGHS released their "monstrously upbeat" debut, self-titled EP. The 5-track EP was recorded over six months at Verge Music Lab with Steve Major, who acted as both engineer and co-producer for the album. Influenced by time spent in Tanzania, the EP is a collection of songs that reflect on growing up, the concept of home, and spirituality. The live performance of these tracks, and many others that the band has yet to record, aim to distill some of the fun and energy that the band is experiencing into the audience. Performed with up to four vocalists on a given track, HIGHS' show is said to be tight and calculated while remaining true to the whimsical nature of the songs.
Loon Choir has been raising its profile nationwide, with a successful cross-Canada tour following the release of their second full-length album, ‘Fire Poems’, which was produced and engineered by the brilliant James Bunton in May 2012. Hit songs ‘All Boats Don’t Rise’ and ‘Nowhere to Go’ have been among CBC favourites — the former reached #2 on the R3-30. The band was also shortlisted for an R3 Bucky Award for Rookie of the Year in 2012.
Loon Choir even made an impression across the ocean in 2011, when single ‘Bricks’ was released in the UK on an international compilation that featured just two Canadian acts.
Recordings aside, the live experience is where Loon Choir really shines. The energy behind their catchy synth and guitar riffs, the transcendent harmonies and contagious beats are sure to get any crowd moving. The Loons’ appearance at festivals like Pop Montreal, NXNE, JUNOfest and Ottawa Bluesfest and their growing fan base across the country following their last tour are testament to the band’s ability to consistently deliver spectacular outbursts of energy during live performances.
Loon Choir has been working on a new record, due to be released late spring 2015. They’ve already started introducing some of their latest material at live shows to great acclaim.
Stay tuned for the album release, and make sure to catch them live when they swing through town!
27 York St.
Ottawa, ON, K1N 9J6