Listening Party
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Listening Party

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada

Duncan, British Columbia, Canada
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"Commadore Ballroom/w/ Wolf Parade"

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"The west coasts best kept secret"

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"Wellmont theater in Montclair New Jersey"

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"Victoria news CD release"

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Blazing a trail through the backwoods of Shawnigan Lake B.C., Listening Party emerged on the scene in 2007 with their debut album Who Are We Missing? Produced by the band's long-time friend and fellow Shawnigan Lake local Dante DeCaro (Wolf Parade, Johnny and the Moon, ex Hot Hot Heat), the record earned them a spot opening for Montreal's Wolf Parade on the West Coast leg of their July 2008 tour. Proving themselves to be true crowd pleasers with body moving beats and chant along melodies, the boys were asked back as openers for the next leg of the tour. This experience allowed the band to play at some legendary venues, such as The Fillmore in San Francisco, the Henry Fonda Theatre in L.A, and the original House of Blues in Chicago. Showing no signs of losing momentum coming off the road, the band immediately devoted the following months to writing and recording their new album, I Was Young.

Delving into themes such as nostalgia, mythology, and an adoration of the natural world, I Was Young shows the band maturing both as songwriters and musicians. Vocalist/drummer Lindy Gerrard pens lyrics that are poignant, and sometimes epic, narratives of rural life, drawing inspiration from one of Mother Nature's most beautiful works of art, the landscape surrounding the band's hometown. Gerrard has also come into his own as a front man, singing with a confidence that will undoubtedly turn any audience into a crooning backup choir. New to Listening Party is the use of organically created loops as a percussive element, filling out a sound that draws influences from the Talking Heads, Portishead, and The Walkmen. Combined with the inventive minimalist approach of guitarist Trenton McLaren and the Fela Kuti inspired rhythms of bassist Jon Middleton, the songs on I Was Young are at the same time hushed and dynamic, atmospheric and grounded, painting vibrant pictures using tones. With standout tracks like "Kissing Booth" and "Forced to Rain", I Was Young will shake your legs loose with hypnotic vibrations and leave you craving more.