People Pretend
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People Pretend

Montréal, Quebec, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2014

Montréal, Quebec, Canada
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Alternative Experimental


This band has not uploaded any videos
This band has not uploaded any videos



"22 Cases of Northern Exposure"

"’ll find their melodies disarmingly catchy and their sweat-soaked fits of lock-kneed ecstasy (they call it “dancing”) pure fun.” - Consequence of Sound

"Pop Montreal - The Best of the Listening Sessions"

“With a borderline hyperactive approach to sampling, Montreal duo People Pretend put forward joyous, danceable compositions that wowed the listening team.” - Pop Montreal

"People Pretend - "Let Be There Light""

Last night we had this great track submitted to us by the Montreal based production duo People Pretend. After the initial listen last night it left an intriguing taste in my mouth. It was one of those ‘what the hell am I listening to’ moments. Not in the bad sense but in a sense of wonder. I kept expecting some big bass drop to happen, although it maybe could of used one, it never happened. But that was ok too because as the song progresses it keeps getting weirder. Weird is good. - HillyDilly

"People Pretend Pop Montreal"

Let’s say you’re in the mood for a hamburger, but end up with a President’s Choice portobello mushroom burger instead. It’s not what you expected, but if you open your mind to the surprising flavors and textures, you got something way better than you originally wanted. People Pretend is just like that. - Pop Montreal

"People Pretend - "Let Be There Light""

Another stunner for serotonin and neuro synapses. The first minute fits well with Koyaanisqatsi. If you do NOT know what Koyaanisqatsi is, do yourself a fucking favor, write it down, or bookmark its Wikipedia page. And then make sure you watch it. To this song, or without. Whatever. Try to be high too. I SAID TRY TO BE HIGH. WHAT? WHO SAID THAT?! SHE DOESN’T LIVE HERE ANYMORE. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

Anyway, good song. No vocals, and just like the last song I blogged, all you need to do is sit back and let it take/trip you.

- Marco Pitino - TunesIDig


Still working on that hot first release.



Having gathered a plethora of dollar store and bargain bin records over the years, Max Taeuschel and Justin Lazarus (of Look Vibrant) figured they had enough Burl Ives and “Gary Mally the Truck Drivin’ Fiddler” to import onto a computer. From there they made loops, and from loops came songs. Max and Justin want to embrace the long forgotten with some contemporary eccentricity.

Their live show, which has been a part of POP Montreal and NXNE, incorporates a juggling act between button pressing, analogue instrument thrashing and infinite affectation with an ever-changing lineup of percussionists and singers from various other Montreal projects. Expect an audio-visual massacre accentuating what feels like a square-dance of musical camaraderie.

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