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For the Mathematics

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The best kept secret in music


"The World Speaks:"

“Frankly, you should worship For the Mathematics.”

- Aaron Burgess, ALTERNATIVE PRESS, June 2005

“The Ottawa-based quintet fused hair, wicked dance skills and jagged post-punk art-core freak-outs into one whirling dervish of a set.”

- Stuart Green, EXCLAIM! (CMW), April 2005

“On their debut, FTM deliver bold, wild-haired prog rock. It's terminal velocity at maximum voltage for extreme aural pleasure.” Rating: 4/5

- Pierre Hamilton, NOW WEEKLY (Toronto), June 9-15, 2005

“Afros + thick guitars + no holds barred crowds + projecting your body in every angle possible = pretty awesome.” Grade: 80 (rocked us so hard we peed our pants)

- Brian Wong, (NXNE), June 9, 2005

“The New Science is the/one of the most innovative, creative and beautiful CD's of the year. It will serve as a turning point for Canadian music, propelling it into the future.” Rating: 8.7/10

- Matt Dell,

“The New Science may just be that missing link between Relationship of Command and De-Loused in the Comatorium…”

- Jeremiah Griffey,, April 27, 2005

“It’s hard to believe that a band so young and from Canada could produce such an amazing CD.” Rating 4.5/5

-, March 31, 2005

“One of the most talked about bands of 2004/2005…”

- Jamie King,, April 15, 2005
- Various Publications


EP : : We impend :: Release Date: October 31, 2006
Track List:
1. This Transient
2. A Versus
3. Apparatchik
4. Meta
5. Term Satiety
6. We Impend

EP : : The New Science :: Release Date: November 27, 2004
Track List:
1. RedLightExitSignPastiche
2. Deportation And Return
3. Unter Ihrem Sitz
4. Delay The Fiasco
5. Bent Of The Topography
6. Tuesdays Fire
7. The New Science

- Charted at #7 (week of June 24) in the Rock/Alt format (CJLO magazine), as compiled by entries from CMJ (US) and Chart Magazine (Canada)
- Charted #8 in Canada in the college and university “loud” format. (source: "Earshot," Exclaim! magazine)
- Charted at #1 in Ottawa ON (CHUO FM), #1 in Hamilton ON (CFMU FM) and at #4 in St. Catharines ON (CFBU FM)


Feeling a bit camera shy


For the Mathematics is a five-piece rock band from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada whose music fuses dark Latin rhythms with intricate guitar work and an aggressive indie edge.

"We Impend" is the brand new EP from Ottawa, Ontario band For The Mathematics. After three years of writing, touring and recording, this new release marks the continued growth of a band bent on pushing its limitations.

"We Impend is much darker and more succinct than our first release," notes vocalist/ songwriter Robb Barnes. "I wanted to make an album that was as unlistenable as possible while still remaining within the confines of pop music."

Guitarist Clayton Fisher agrees. "we took the new science framework and modified it in every way, adding elements of indie music, dance music, dark latin grooves then we put bass feedback and breaking guitars into the mix."

"Throughout the record, however, the goal was the perfect 3 minute pop song," adds barnes. "there is some serious economy of form, especially with reference to our earlier stuff. you can hear the short-and-sweet aesthetic of bands like the rolling stones and death from above 1979 on this record."

In six songs, the band covers some wide ground. after the frantic "this transient," the band launches into the grainy and punchy "a versus." "apparatchik" borrows cues from angular dance-punk, while "meta" features a bridge resembling the strokes playing in a typhoon. after "term satiety" finds ftm at their most hyperactively technical, title-track "we impend" slows things down for a huge, positively epic finale.

We Impend comes on the heels of the unexpected success of the bands debut release, The New Science, which garnered international attention and praise, prompting a feature on the band as alternative presss june 05 "unsigned band of the month." Without any booking, distro or promotional assistance, for the mathematics has played well over 100 shows across Canada and the US, and has sold upwards of 1100 copies of the album. copies of tns have been sold across north america and overseas: in finland, norway, germany, the uk, new zealand and australia.

FTM was also selected for showcase slots for canadian music week (toronto), the motor city music conference (detroit), north by north-east (toronto), and the s.c.e.n.e. music festival (st. catharines).

The New Science charted at ..8 in canada on the earshot campus and community radio "loud" list, featured in exclaim! magazine. In its format at college radio stations, tns has charted at ..1 in ottawa (CHUO), ..1 in hamilton (CFMU), ..4 in st. catharines (CFBU), and ..7 in montreal (CJLO).