You Call Yourselves Soldiers
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You Call Yourselves Soldiers


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From the Opera - 2008
Untitled - 2009
Transparencies - May 2010



Music is made on the backs of its predecessors. Moving forward by way of the past. For You Call Yourselves Soldiers, making music is as much about celebrating the past as it is pushing elements of music together and ahead.

No strangers to the music, the members of You Call Yourselves soldiers have all recorded and toured both together and individually across North America for over 12 years.

Formed in 2007 in Toronto, Canada, founding members Ryan LaFlamme (This Time of Year, Oneshot) and Tye Thomas (Arkata) rekindled their long history of writing and performing together, adding fellow Arkata bassist Leland Predon. With the addition of singer Charlie Berger (Robot Kill City, The Courtesy Blush) and drummer Jameson Bevington (Fight!Fight!Fight!), You Call Yourselves Soldiers was born.

You Call Yourselves Soldiers occupies a unique place in the music spectrum, drawing on elements of bands and genres that have shaped their past musical endeavors into something new and beautiful. Their 2008 demo “From the Opera” quickly revealed the band’s attention to detail and a willingness to challenge the ideas of “finding what works and sticking to it”. In early 2009 the band released a second untitled collection of two songs, showing a natural progression of sound. Mixing driving, polyphonic rhythms and dark chords with catchy hooks, the band continues to push forward in discovering new sounds.

In just a few short months, the band has shared the stage throughout Ontario with notable acts including By Divine Right, Passenger Action, Metz, and Clothes Make the Man.

The band’s latest recording, Transparencies, was released in May 2010. With Transparencies, the band continues to grow more complex in their exploration of songwriting, mixing progressive ideas with a driving rock sound that forms the cornerstone of their work.