The Canadian Invasion is Coming! The Canadian Invasion Is Coming !

February 18, 2009 by
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Here’s one I’ve been listening to for quite a while now, but now it finally saw it’s offical release yesterday so you can too. Canadian Invasion‘s Three Cheers For The Invisible Hand is my favorite record released so far in this still young year, and one that I can pretty confidently say will have a spot in the best of 2009 list when December rolls around. It’s a record filled with soaring melodic pop songs that embed themselves in your subconscious, a sound that a friend who I played it for likened to a mix of Oasis and REM.  But deeper listens reveal that beneath it’s shiny pop exterior lies a dark and biting satirical take on the characters existing in the dead end neverland of modern suburbia. Even the song titles read like the chapters of some bizarre fairy tale, Pop Magic Fantastical Masterpiece, My Swashbuckling Days Are Over, How To Build A Jetpack, and so on. Check out the warped weekend commando surrealism of Standing On The Shoulders Of The Carcass Of John Mayer, an instant classic with it’s opening lines of “Hey, I murdered John today, snuck up like a Green Beret, in line at the grocery store…”

Recorded at Philadelphia’s Miner Street Recordings with production genius Brian McTear and engineer Amy Morrisey, the album sounds amazing and includes guest spots from numerous local luminaries including BC Camplight‘s Brian Christinzio.

The CD Release Party is going to be Saturday March 14th at World Cafe Live(upstairs) and should be a blast. They’ll also be playing March’s Bag Of Songs night at The M Room along with Spin Magazine 2009 Band To Watch, Golden Bloom and NJ’s Sudden Ensemble.

Canadian Invasion – Standing On The Shoulders Of The Carcass Of John Mayer
Buy Three Cheers For The Invisble Hand

Upcoming Shows
Mar 14 2009 8:00P CD RELEASE SHOW!!! – World Cafe Live (Upstairs) Philadelphia, PA
Mar 27 2009 8:00P Matchless Brooklyn, NY
Mar 29 2009 9:00P M Room Bag Of Songs Presents Canadian Invasion w/Golden Bloom and Sudden Ensemble Philadelphia, PA
Apr 11 2009 8:00P Chaplin’s The Music Cafe w/Slo-Mo! Spring City, PA
Apr 17 2009 8:00P The Fire w/Victor Victor Band & more TBA Philadelphia, PA
May 1 2009 8:00P Johnny Brenda’s Philadelphia, PA



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