AIM LOW

AIM LOW

 Montréal, Quebec, CAN
BandAlternativeExperimental

Thru peaks & valleys of feedback, drone, art-rock & shoegaze, Montreal’s AIM LOW creates music that is both ambiently beautiful & sonically crushing. The band has toured with the likes of Disappears, Psychic Paramount, Kestrels & has played Pop Montreal, NXNE & the CMJ Music Marathon.

Biography

**music for paranoid insomniacs**

MUSIC VIDEO "String Theory" Dir - Rob Feulner (Roomrunner, Naked Narcotics, Lunice) (Oct 2012) - http://vimeo.com/51192732

LIVE VIDEO "Phantom Cat" (May 2011) - http://youtu.be/R4Qx1BrTwGE

"AIM LOW plunge their cheap effects pedals deep into the heart of darkness with a crawling crescendo before finally letting the centre of the two pieces reveal themselves. Drone and 80s shoegaze exchange goods here, while guitars immersed in shards of feedback venture to go where drums would never dare." Johnson Cummins, Montreal Mirror (7/21/11)

Already a long way from its recent initial start in the DIY spaces and lofts of Montreal's art scene, AIM LOW have played Pop Montreal, CMJ, NXNE, and M for Montreal and toured with the likes of Disappears, Psychic Paramount and Kestrels. They have recently opened for Locrian, Sleepy Sun, Liturgy, Moon Duo, and Ringo Deathstarr and will be opening the Canadian leg of the upcoming Disappears/Weekend co-headlining tour in October of 2013..

Recently having released a collaborative cassette with New Zealand's Les Beyond, AIM LOW is heading into the studio this fall to record a full length that will be mixed by Chad Peck (We Need Secrets, Kestrels) and mastered by Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Austra, Tokyo Police Club) and released on vinyl sometime in late 2013 or early 2014.

Mining common threads from acts like My Bloody Valentine, Rhys Chatham, Codeine and Sonic Youth, AIM LOW create a fine balance between drone soundscapes, shoegaze, noise pop, and music that can at times be both ambiently beautiful, and sonically crushing

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Foulards track "Duodenum" was used as the score for the short film, "Ephemeral Village", directed by Allan Brown and screened at the following events:
* DocumentArts, Romania (July 2011) - http://www.dokumentarts.ro/en/home.php
* Simultan Festival for Electronic Arts and Music, Romania (Oct. 6 - 8, 2011) - http://www.simultan.org/
* Flicker in Spokane, Washington (Oct. 22, 2011) - http://www.flickerspokane.com/
* Super 8 Film Festival Milano, Italy (Nov. 12 & 13, 2011) - http://www.super8filmfestival.it/

Discography

"COPTIC CHRISTMAS (SUNDAY SCHOOL VERSION)" (Walnut+Locust - January 2013)
10th Anniversary Compilation
Available for download http://walnutlocust.bandcamp.com/track/coptic-christmas-sunday-school-version

STRING THEORY CASSETTE (They Live We Sleep - September 2012)
Collaborative recording w/ New Zealand's Les Beyond. Side A is a collaborative composition and Side B is a cover of Rhys Chatham's "Guitar Trio". Limited to 32 turquoise shell cassettes.

FOULARDS CD-R EP (Self-Released - Late January 2011)
Hand numbered with metallic ink on a parchment type cardstock with a strip of white paint and a scratched line of metallic ink across, all put together (lovingly) by hand. Available for FREE digital download http://aimlow.bandcamp.com)

CJLO PRESENTS: "YOU'RE RELATED" VOL. 1 Compilation (May 2012)
Benefit compilation for CJLO 1690am in Montreal of local artists covering other local artists. Contributed a cover of Gino Vannelli's "Black Cars".

NOISES FOR JAPAN ~ SUSTAIN | REBUILD Compilation ([walnut + locust] & 0BPM - April 2011)
Benefit compilation for Japan Earthquake Animal Rescue And Support (jears.org) featuring unreleased songs from acts like A Place to Bury Strangers, Robin Guthrie & Harold Budd, Shearing Pinx, Legendary Pink Dots & many more. Contributed unreleased track "Foulards". Available for download http://cultureisnotyourfriend.bandcamp.com/

"PHANTOM CAT" (feat. 2600.1) LIVE @ SUNDAY DRONE Digital Single (March 2011)
Available for FREE digital download http://aimlow.bandcamp.com)

*Forthcoming cassette release collaboration w/ Archery Guild (Fall 2013)

*Forthcoming full length currently being mixed and to be mastered by Jon Drew (Fucked Up, Tokyo Police Club, Austra) (late 2013 / early 2014 tbc)

Set List

25-40 min. set