DEBASER

DEBASER

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Debaser is a indie-rock quartet hailing from Toronto, Canada. Their music and frantic live shows have attracted a large following and led to showcases at NXNE, CMW and Wavelength as well as gigs with The Mark Inside, The Most Serene Republic, Magneta Lane and Cities in Dust.

Biography

Born and raised in downtown Toronto the four friends who make up Debaser met in highschool while studying at the Etobicoke School of the Arts.

Their mutual appreciation for the rock-noir sounds of Talking Heads, The Cure, Gang of Four and Radiohead led them to form Debaser in earnest after local booker Dan Burke literally stumbled upon their rehearsal space. He booked the barely-legal band to play the Silver Dollar on the spot.

That show led to more shows, which led to sold-out shows, which led to steady offers to play out of town. Touring led to campus radio playing the shit out of their debut LP Blackouts in 2006. Charting led to Blackouts selling out it inital pressing after only three months. Their reputation as a wickedly energetic live act earned them showcases at NXNE, CMW and Wavelength, plus gigs with The Mark Inside, The Most Serene Republic, Magneta Lane, Cities in Dust, Put the Rifle Down, Fjord Rowboat, Spitfires and Mayflowers, Disraelis, Spiral Beach, Frontier Index, Tin Bangs, The Coast, and In-Flight Safety, to name a few.

Crafting a diverse, dark and catchy sound which draws on elements of dance-punk, shoegazer and classic retro rock, Debaser comes out sounding like the love child of early U2 and Joy Division married with modern influences like Uncut, I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness, and Interpol.

Their hyper and frantic live shows, which routinely push club crowd capacity, have earned them a unique reputation as an indie band that can fire on all cylinders. This up-and-coming outfit are currently writing, demoing and performing new material for their sophmore record.

Discography

DEBASER (EP) 2004 (out of print)
FULL CIRCLE / VIDEO GAMES (SINGLE) 2005 (out of print)
BLACKOUTS 2005 (LP)
BETWEEN HOUSES 2006 (EP)

Multiple tracks off of BLACKOUTS and BETWEEN HOUSES have been played all over Canadian campus radio, CFNY, and a myriads of online podcasts.

Set List

Our typical set is somewhere between eight and twelve songs long (depending on how long we have to play). our last set, played at the El Mocambo on Oct 21st was:

OVERNIGHT
ME AND THE IRA
PROTECTION
BETWEEN HOUSES
DEALS
SETBACKS
THE OUTSIDE
SUPER BEIGE
WHERE YOU END AND I BEGIN (radiohead cover)

Some cover songs that we sometimes play include:

Now I Wanna Be Your Dog - Iggy Pop
Psycho Killer - Talking Heads
Transmission - Joy Division
Where You End and I Begin - Radiohead

We're also working on a rad cover of Don't Fear the Reaper.