PS I Love You

PS I Love You

 Kingston, Ontario, CAN
BandAlternativeRock

FAST. LOUD. ENERGETIC. FUZZY. These are just a few of the words used to describe PS I Love You, the quick-rising power duo from Kingston, ON. Their music grips the listener tightly and pulls them through a tidal wave of feedback, searing solos, hook-laden melodies and crushing beats.

Biography

To the casual on-looker, PS I Love You’s quick rise to the summit of the intensely competitive Canadian music landscape is the thing dreams are made of. Heck – just over one year ago the band released their highly praised homage to their hometown Kingston, Ontario. Meet Me At The Muster Station was embraced by critics across the globe garnering consistently dazzling reviews. As a result PS I Love You’s Benjamin Nelson and Paul Saulnier began to tour Muster Station around the planet.

Naturally, the band’s follow-up would gather inspiration from
the opportunities that the success of Muster Station brought
their way. You know, playing gigs all over the world, picking
up new fans, making new friends, sharing the stage with artists that you respect. PS I Love You’s new album touches on all of these themes. If the band’s debut was about being from Kingston, album number two is about being away from
Kingston. Sounds about right. Right?

While on the road Paul Saulnier began to have reoccurring
dreams centered around, as dark as it may sound, his mortality. Triggered by life on the road – these images, created by Saulnier’s subconscious have, shaped the direction of the band’s brilliant LP Death Dreams (Nominated for a 2012 Polaris Music Prize).

Death Dreams was recorded with Muster Station producer Matt Rogalsky on his portable studio in the band’s tiny rehearsal space. No big budget studios for these lads. The album’s photography and design of the album’s artwork was created and executed by Benjamin Nelson.

What people are saying about Death Dreams:

At its breathtaking peaks, Death Dreams is the Indie-Rock Record of the Year… - Paste

Death Dreams is a record of great power: power themes, power chords, power everything. – Pop Matters

….the pair have accumulated enough momentum that they sound ready to bust out of Saulnier’s selfconscious
mind and take the rest of the world on, one graceful guitar burst at a time. – AV Club

This is one of the best Canadian alt-rock albums of 2012. - Postmedia

At heart, Death Dreams is simply a titanic guitar record, one that draws equally on the proud history of
guitar records past from both the indie and classic-rock disciplines. – Toronto Star

Death Dreams is one of this year’s best indie rock albums. - Prefix

… the perfect example of a "same but better" second outing giving fans more of what they love while presenting something new to consider for those who weren't sucked in the first time around. – Exclaim!

Yes, Sonic Youth, My Bloody Valentine and Dinosaur Jr loom large in Death Dreams, but so do Cheap
Trick, which is exactly why PS I Love You are far more sincere than the average hipster rock band. -NOW

…it might just be the best Canadian album to come out in 2012. – FFWD

a triumph that proves PS I Love You’s expansive talents know no bounds. – The Grid

Death Dreams almost faultlessly conveys the volatility and incomprehensibility of their particular genius.
– Noripcord

Lyrics

Facelove

Written By: PS I Love You

your love is like a giant strawberry
thrown in my face
your love is like a delicious glass of wine
thrown in my face
your love is like these naive dreams of mine
thrown in my face

Sentimental Dishes

Written By: Paul Saulnier

don't throw em away
you got to keep them
these plates n these knives
the rest of your life

i don't wanna do these dishes, you don't wanna to do these dishes, they're not gonna do these dishes
i don't want to keep this secret, you don't want to keep this secret, i know they won't keep this secret

you didn't want this
or maybe you did
this town and this night
the rest of your life

i don't wanna do these dishes, you don't wanna to do these dishes, they're not gonna do these dishes
i don't want to keep this secret, you don't want to keep this secret, i know they won't keep this secret

Dont Go

Written By: Paul Saulnier

don't go. don't go. the night when you said don't go i almost didn't go
don't leave. don't leave. if you leave without me your heart will never be free

sleeping in the van with a knife in my hand, this is the worst week of my life
in one day i lost all i ever loved, this is the worst week of my life

don't go. don't go. the night when you said don't go i almost didn't go
i can't. i can't believe. i just can't believe that they took you right from the street

sleeping in the van with a knife in my hand, this is the worst week of my life
in one day i lost all i ever loved, this is the worst week of my life

it's a year later and everything's changed. a year later and is it all the same
you say i'm free but i'm not free, i'm free but i'm not free

First Contact

Written By: Paul Saulnier

hangin out at your studio, watch you draw it all out
my life is off the page, maybe it's better this way
do you remember first contact, was it so long ago

twenty twelve is already happening, our time is runnin out
the way i'm livin my life, like light's goin out
hangin out at your studio, watch you draw it all out
my life is off the page, it's better that way
remember first contact, two thousand and ten

is this okay

what were we thinkin about, staring in my backyard
and what were you thinkin about, runnin fingers across my scars
when we watched first contact, two times in a row
when we made first contact, we watched the voyage home

is this okay, paul wake up, ps wake up, is this okay, wake up wake up

when i live in death dreams, i forget what's real
when i live in death dreams, i forgot what's real
when i live in death dreams, i forget what's real
when i live in death dreams, i forgot what's real

Meet Me At The Muster Station

Written By: Paul Saulnier

meet me at the muster station
i got a love that's unrequainted
meet me at the muster station
i gotta love there that needs attention

canada's only free ferry?
i kiss you in front of the whole city
our friends, they get so silly willy
no one knows how much i really feely "

(repeat)

Discography

DEATH DREAMS - LP
Release Date: May 8th, 2012 (Paper Bag)
CD/DIGITAL/Limited Edition White Vinyl

FIGURE IT OUT - LP
Release Date: August 30th, 2011 (Paper Bag)
DIGITAL/Limited Edition Vinyl

MEET ME AT THE MUSTER STATION - LP
Release Date: October 5, 2010 (Paper Bag)
CD/MP3/Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

STARFIELD 7"
March 2010 (Thing Itself)
A: 'Starfield' B: 'Butterflies & Boners'
Edition of 400 - w/ silkscreened covers

DIAMOND RINGS / PS I LOVE YOU - SPLIT 7"
August 2009 (Hype Lighter)
Edition of 300 (SOLD OUT)

PS I LOVE YOU - EP
June 2008 (Apple Crisp)
July 2010 (Paper Bag Digital)

Set List

Dream Dreams 1 & 11
Sentimental Dishes
Meet Me At The Muster Station
Dont Go
Saskatoon
Facelove
Starfield
Toronto
Get Over
2012
First Contact