Precious Fathers

Precious Fathers

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warmth and thoughtfulness that does full justice to the power and evocative melancholia of the songwriting, the music elicits nostalgia for some imagined past and a future only promised.

Biography

The long awaited debut full length from this Vancouver instrumental post-rock shoegazer ensemble, with members linked to other projects such as Destroyer, Loscil, Sparrow, the Battles, and more. Boasting [minutes and seconds] of compositional complexity and mood-shifting instrumental rock with this first outing. Based within the traditional parameters of the trade—electric guitars, synth, bass, drums and the occasional horn—The PF’s have molded a new being. At once subtle, mesmerizing and inspired, the record moves fluidly from the subdued to the sanguine. Turns of melodic phrase draw us in with a physical dimension and quiet reserve to express a delicate beauty and plaintive driving grace, fully formed. Simultaneously somber and hopeful, the songs evince an imagined railroad landscape, painting canvases of prairies, pastures, snowy peaks and rain-slicked, abandoned city streets. Nobly produced with a warmth and thoughtfulness that does full justice to the power and evocative melancholia of the songwriting, the record elicits nostalgia for some imagined past and a future only promised. RIYL: Tristeza, the Beans, Monopot. Secret Three, Tortoise.

Discography

Precious Fathers - self titled debut.
2004 White Whale Records.
The record has charted across Canada with features at:
CITR radio(vancouver)
CBC radio (canada)
College radio stations (Winnipeg, SFU, Vancouver)

Set List

9-10 songs-45 minutes
Red Norvo, Upset Frankie Hustle, Prairie Train, Snowshoes, Get All The Ribbons And Bring Them Back Here, Ant And The Pea, Purple Mint, Gallant Foot.