The Doers

The Doers

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The Doers are a three-piece acoustic-folk-punk-soft-math-rock band with a pleasant smell and a firm handshake.

Biography

Hailing from Vancouver, The Doers are a three-piece acoustic-folk-punk-soft-math-rock band with a pleasant smell and a firm handshake
The band is formed from 3/4 of the surviving members of Vancouver legends STATIONa, who recorded three LPs and were notorious for providing a wall of sound, often leaving the audience screaming for more or in an ambulance.

The Doers have managed to capture the intensity of STATIONa but with a portion of the volume, minus one member and far less gear. With influences that range from the Minutemen to the Modern Lovers and everywhere else in between, they take listeners and viewers on a journey that partially resembles a Carlos Castaneda novel, only with larger font and better prose. After exploding onto the Vancouver music scene last summer with 22 local shows and a cover story in Terminal City Weekly, The Doers embarked on three tours of B.C. and Alberta, highlighted by an opening slot for Mike Watt at Calgary’s Night Gallery.

I Can Enjoy Almost Anything/Ready Set…Do", was recorded at Rec-age Recorders and features Sean Maxey on guitar/vocals, Barry Higginson on bass, Jeff Sebastian on drums and Kathy Dube (also of The Cinch) on vocals. The Doers have formulated a beautiful, aggressive, soothing, tantric record.
This record includes cameos from the likes of legendary Mike Watt (Minutemen, fIREHOSE) who played bass on a number of tracks while Barry Higginson recovered from a near fatal injury. (The ordeal was documented on www.cbcradio3.ca and entitled "The Art of Recovery; Bedside Drawings of a Fallen Friend" as illustrated by Sean Maxey.)

Other cameos include Joel Tong (Black Rice), Juli Steemson (Black Rice), Jesse Gander (DBS, Operation Makeout), and the infamous John Cow (Northland Lumber, Honeycow). Recently the Doers signed a licensing agreement with Red Cat Records, with exclusive distribution through Scratch Records. This fine first offering is set for release September 14th, 2004.

Discography

Ready, Set...Do/I Can Enjoy Almost Anything CD
Streaming on New Music Canada, The Doers website, single airplay of "one end snaps" on Citr Vancouver radio, national college radio mailout in August