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What city does to people (independant release)
01. Who's going down
02. Forever her
03.Mister Please
04. Believe
05. It's all for the better
06. You got me running
07. Fade away
08. The Fisherman
09. Nice & Easy
10. I want you so badly
11.The last impulse

Mini-LP: Nice & Easy
01. Nice & Easy
03. Sweaney G.O.D.
04. Nice & Easy (late-night version)
05. Nice & Easy (live)

EP: Sweaney G.O.D. (promotional release)
01. Sweaney G.O.D.
02. Tightrope
03. Through some burning Bush


Feeling a bit camera shy


The band's history

As audio compact discs were barely making their appearance on the market in the late 80's, the musicians of Ytheband were already experimenting with sound and other art forms. Using a borrowed 8mm camera, brothers Alex (guitar) and Marc Brière (bass) were filming their imaginary performances in their father's backyard, swinging around like Peter Gabriel and The Pixies. In the meantime, Frank Julian (vocals) would spend his Sunday afternoons predicting the Top Ten in the early days of MuchMusic. In truth, the spirit of Ytheband has been around for quite some time.

Ytheband is the story of two brothers who thought, at an early age, of converting the family basement into a home studio. And keeping in mind that success doesn't come to you, you go to it, they ended up sharing their enthusiasm for music with natural born singer Julian, who would, years later, complete the trio.

Although each member of the band started out on his own path, their artistic visions have now merged, their common goal being to conquer the hearts of listeners at home and abroad.

Partly self-taught, the musicians of Ytheband essentially have the same musical influences: Acadian Daniel Lanois' modern folk and the cinematic atmospheres of Angelo Badalamenti (best known for scoring David Lynch's feature films) are invaluable references. The group's attraction to film soundtracks did not come about by chance. The boys have nurtured a love of the art through the creation of several soundtracks for both local features and short films.

The band is now releasing its debut album What City Does To People, a record on which cinematic pop and vocal genre have been brought to the foreground to create a very distinctive sound palette. Many other musical avenues have been explored: from art rock to alternative, from intricate pop to ambient. Nevertheless, their work remains intriguing and challenging, no matter what the genre is. One could easily note their collaboration with musical poet and author Michel Robidoux (from the successful Montreal-based theatre company Les Deux Mondes) who has lent his voice to one track on the album.

Always searching for those elusive moments in music, Ytheband's creative inspirations are drawn from UK sources as well as from North American influences. They brilliantly extract the best of both worlds. Granted, for some people they may seem to be merely a new entity on the scene, but they will surely win us all over. Ytheband, "Why this band?" some might wonder, the enigma ought to be solved soon enough...