YES WE MYSTIC:
Delivering at times like a dive into a dark, warm ocean, and at others like a blast of icy water on bare skin, Yes We Mystic is a dynamic and emotional musical powerhouse originating out of Winnipeg, Canada. Approaching genre as a tool rather than a barrier, the band takes instruments, ideas, and sounds from wherever they can to craft something that is all at once exhilarating, heartrending, pummelling, and grand. Hurling rock together with folk, hip-hop, and R&B, strings and mandolins together with synthesizers, pedals, samples, and vocal effects, they come up with songs that can mellow and groove but climb in an instant to towering, frenzied heights. Throwing opposites together has been a practice that they keep coming back to. The result is both unconventional and weirdly relatable.
Praised as “the purest orchestral pop”, and charged with a “fearless creative energy”, Yes We Mystic has in recent years become a steadily growing force on the Canadian indie scene. Touring tirelessly across Canada since the 2013 release of their «complexly orchestrated masterpiece» (Willow Grier, Beatroute) debut EP Floods and Fires, they have since performed in 10 countries, including appearances at SXSW, NXNE, M for Montreal, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Orange Blossom Special, Breakout West, and Big Fun. Now they return to Montreal for the first time since the recording of their debut album Forgiver in 2015 with Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Patrick Watson, Land of Talk).
«an utterly enthralling listen» — Laura Stanley, Exclaim!
"[an] intoxicating mix of heartrending and exhilarating sounds" — The Ottawa Citizen
«immersive and consuming» — Mike Bell, Calgary Herald
«art pop transformers» — Julijana Capone, BeatRoute Magazine
RAVEEN IS A BAND SITUATED AT THE CROSSROADS OF ACOUSTIC AND ELECTRONIC MUSIC TRADITIONS, WITH EMOTIONAL AND ORGANIC SONGWRITING AUGMENTED BY MODERN PRODUCTION AND SOUND DESIGN.
Drawing from a diverse spectrum of influences across the worlds of Pop, Jazz, R&B, Electroacoustic and Electronic music, the Montreal-based collaboration of vocalist/producer Eric Seguin, bassist/producer Stokely Diamantis and drummer Peter Colantonio has been performing their distinctively dynamic and captivating live shows since 2015.
«If you were to simply take ‘Always’ as an R&B-flavoured contemporary pop album then it may well rank as one of the finest of that ilk this year. However, Raveen are more in the mould of musical pioneers, and if anything their melodic choruses are incidental to their intricate compositions.» — Ride the Tempo
«Montreal's three-piece Raveen use simple elements to make for a sublime listening experience.» — Indie Shuffle
«Inspired performances and dark textures showcase one of the best albums of the year so far» — Floorshime Zipper Boots
With guests Raveen, Mouth Breather
Show 9:30, $10 at the door