As the Poets Affirm

As the Poets Affirm


AS THE POETS AFFIRM was born out of a group of independent Ottawa musicians in 2001. What started as a three-piece acoustic project, eventually turned into an eclectic seven-member lineup. AWAKE, the band's third full-length, touches on jazz, classical and live IDM.


AS THE POETS AFFIRM have returned to the Canadian music scene with their third and most amibitous full-length release to date. AWAKE, the anticipated follow-up to 2004's "The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch", blends the complex orchestration of their previous albums with the raw inventiveness of their live performances.

Recorded at Toronto's Chemical Sound (Death From Above 1979, Weakerthans, Constantines), AWAKE is already being heralded as a "stunning achievement" by critics. It was officially released through

Formed in 2001, AS THE POETS AFFIRM have recieved international acclaim for their first two releases and have performed alongside The Dears, Sunset Rubdown, Grizzly Bear, and Apostle of Hustle.


Awake (Zunior) - 2007
The Jaws That Bite, The Claws That Catch (Independent) - 2004
I Want To Tell My Heart To You but I Cannot Say English (Independent) - 2004