Jordan Venn and the Slizneys
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Jordan Venn and the Slizneys

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2004

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2004
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"MUST-SEE: FORGET THE LEGO MOVIE; IT’S ALL ABOUT “TIME MACHINE”"

Sometimes, slogging through the inbox is exasperating business. Spam from PR mailing lists who are bombing the blog with every person who’s ever recorded a demo and posted it unpolished on Soundcloud; artists who claim to have read the blog but submit music we don’t ever review; general spam. Sad faces abound.

And then, you get a band like Jordan Venn and The Slizneys who say, “Hey, what’s up? We made a video that’s stop-motion with Lego.” The heart rejoices.

“Time Machine” is what I imagine Ben Folds Five would have created with Lego and stop motion, had Ben paused and thought of it first. Sonically, Folds is what first comes to mind: keys-heavy, the tale of heartbroken and the desire for an icepick lobotomy to rid oneself of the past, Eternal Sunshine style has all of the sardonic wit of Folds and his ilk. There’s a more earthy alt-rock vibe to the tune though, a grounded, raw indie feel that shuns uber-produced polish in favour of letting the instruments be their organic selves. This is no accident; after all, the album is called Certified Organic.

And the video itself? Triptastic whimsy that feels like digging out your childhood storage boxes and eating several special brownies. Or perhaps a chaotic journey to that Lego amusement park with said brownies? Either way, I’m grooving to the song and jealous of their collective Lego assets.

Check out the video for Jordan Venn and The Slizneys’ “Time Machine” and hit them up at their official site. - Open 'Til Midnight


Discography

Certified Organic - 2013
Xuanchuan - 2015

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We have been around in one form or another since 2004. We released our first record October 31st, 2013 and our second September 25th, 2015.
Our mission statement:
Jordan Venn and the Slizneys sole purpose is to create music that neither considers fashion nor trend but instead pulls from the many influences that make our hearts flutter. In doing so we hope to create music that appeals deeply to fans of music rather than the fashionable masses.
We all share profits equally and decide together what to pay our selves based on dividends from profits as well as what contributions to make to charities. Currently our profits are purely hypothetical. 
If you are a charity and would like us to play for an event, let us know and we will consider if we are able to. 
Tristan Armstrong - Guitar
David Atkinson - Keys
Tristan Clark - Guitar
Trevor Falls - Drums
Devon Henderson - Bass
Tom Juhas - Guitar
Jordan Venn - Voice


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