STYROFOAM ONES

STYROFOAM ONES

 Toronto, Ontario, CAN
BandEDMPunk

“On first listen, their punk energy is what you notice, but once they get to their first chorus, the pure pop potential shines through loud and clear. If there’s any justice in the world, someone will capture this raw, unrefined magic…” NOW MAGAZINE

Biography

“On first listen, their punk energy is what you notice, but once they get to their first chorus, the pure pop potential shines through loud and clear. If there’s any justice in the world, someone will capture this raw, unrefined magic…”
-NOW MAGAZINE ‘08

Styrofoam Ones are urgent. The latest species to emerge from a pop noir generation, they lure you in with basement echoes and proceed to consume you with beastly anthems and a live show that consistently slays dance floors. The trio authentically mesh the current club obsessions of synth sounds and pop hooks with the core DIY ethos and energy of the punk scene. As a result, they’ve found themselves sharing the stage with Kid Cudi one night and then performing out of the back of a UHAUL truck-turned-video installation during Toronto’s famed free arts night, Nuit Blanche the next. Their releases to date continue to stay in high demand, taking the form of a 7’ and limited edition hand-stenciled EPs.
Founding members Josh McGuirk (bass & vocals) and Alexander The (synths & vocals), came from opposite ends of the culturally infused city of Toronto, and met in the middle over a mutual appreciation for cult films and dollar bin records. When the two multi-instrumentalists began discussing music and playing together they realized they had stumbled upon what they were looking for. With steady work as producers for other artists, Josh and Alexander had yet to find the project that allowed them to truly focus their collective integrity. “We started as a production duo and could’ve just sold our beats”, says Josh. “But we wanted to do something more meaningful for us.” The eventual addition of drummer Clay Jones rounded out the sound with a thrashing Math-rock beat and a clear future.
Fresh off a raucous release party and a national performance on MTV LIVE, Styrofoam Ones’ sound is now finding its way across the globe via a bevy of fresh remixes of their EP’s lead single, O.T.T.AP. The fast fusion of spacey keyboards, fuzzed-out bass and pounding drums have culminated into a feverish mix of soulful, energetic post-punk that’s best served up at a grimy, sweaty "look at her, I gotta say something" kind of party. Say the words “Styrofoam Ones” and you’ve triggered Toronto’s new sense of hope and urgency for 2010.

“Toronto synth-punk trio Styrofoam Ones’ fan base has grown steadily over the past couple of years thanks to their raucous live shows, and they’ve finally documented that energy in this debut EP… Playing everything live instead of relying excessively on sequencers for the electronic bits helps on that end, but ultimately what makes this a winner is the songs themselves, which perfectly capture the impatient energy of adolescence.” Rating: NNNN
-NOW MAGAZINE ‘09
www.styrofoamones.com

Discography

Styrofoam Ones EP - Oct 13.09
O.T.T.A.P./Pavement 7" - Nov 8.08
MTV Live Performance:
http://www.mtv.ca/music/video_content.jhtml?id=1623860&startIndex=0
(Video available in Canada Only)

Set List

Pavement - Banger - Sovereignty Flight - Shiny Packets - Scar in A Minor - Hid In The Walls - Better - O.T.T.A.P. - Sounds - April Fools - Blue Lines