News: We Are The City, Announce The March 22nd Release Of High School


The Kelowna B.C. recording artists, We Are The City,  get set to put out their sophomore release High School on the newly minted Vancouver based label Adventure Boys Club (Aidan Knight) run by Said The Whale’s Tyler Bancroft, and prepare to hit the road in support of it.

Since forming in 2008, Kelowna, BC's We Are The City has become one of the most exciting and unpredictable forces in the Canadian music scene. The band soon began earning accolades for its atmospheric progressive-pop sound with the release of their debut LP In a Quiet World in 2009. In January 2010, the band earned a whopping $150,000 by winning the PEAK Performance Project, a massive "battle of the bands" contest hosted by Vancouver's 100.5 The PEAK.

(photo by Kirsten Berlie)

Now, the trio of Cayne McKenzie (vocals/keyboard), Andrew Huculiak (drums) and Blake Enemark (guitar) are ready to take their most ambitious step yet. In March 2011 the band will release six songs entitled High School, the result of an experiment that began as a side project during some down time in the summer of 2010.


High School was originally envisioned as a fictional band, with the members tying shirts over their faces and adopting aliases in order to disguise their identities. Cayne was Lindsey Jone. Andrew was Matthew Curran. Blake was Bobby Reynolds. The project gave the band a chance to revisit their teenage years, laying bare some shameful memories from their past.

We Are The City found themselves venturing into new musical terrain. On the quirky "Happy New Year," West African-inspired licks give way to garage-y rock outs and fuzzed-out Rhodes piano. "Dark/Warm Air" takes a gentler approach, bringing together delicate guitar arpeggios with baroque pop breakdowns and a dash of tropical Mellotron samples.

High School allowed We Are The City to introduce the use of drum machines and string arrangements into their already very layered sound. They are ecstatic to have worked with Tom Dobrzanski (Said the Whale, Hey Ocean!) who produced the sessions taking place in Vancouver at Vertical and Blue Wave Studios.

With the completion of High School, the band members now have their sights set on a sophomore LP. While it remains to be seen in which direction they will steer their music, one thing is certain: We Are The City will continue their attempt to push musical boundaries and hopefully stumble across something not yet heard in the process.

We Are The City High School Tour Dates

Feb 18th • Victoria, BC • Fairfield United w/ Aidan Knight, Yes Nice, Mike Edel
Feb 19th • Port Alberni, BC • The Academy w/ Aidan Knight, Yes Nice, Kingdom Cloud
Feb 20th • Duncan, BC • The Duncan Garage Showroom w/ Aidan Knight, Yes Nice
Feb 25th • Brandon, MB • North Hill Inn
Feb 28th • Thunder Bay, ON • Crock’s w/ Yukon Blonde
March 3rd • Kingston, ON • Clark Hall Pub w/ The Liptonians
March 4th • Windsor, ON • The Phog Lounge
March 8th • Montreal, QC • Casa del Popolo
March 9th • Quebec, QC • L’Agitee
March 12th •Toronto, ON • The Garrison – CMW Showcase – 10PM
March 15th • Halifax, NS • Paragon Gallery Pub w/ Aidan Knight
March 18th • Charlottetown, PEI • Baba’s w/ Aidan Knight
March 23rd • Winnipeg, MB • The Park Theatre w/ Aidan Knight, The Liptonians
March 24th • Regina, SK • O’Hanlon’s w/ Aidan Knight
March 25th • Edmonton, AB • BRIXX w/ Aidan Knight
March 26th • Calgary, AB • The Marquee Room w/ Aidan Knight
April 2nd • Vancouver, BC • The Red Room – West Coast Pop w/ Aidan Knight
April 3rd • Kelowna, BC • Kelowna Community Theatre w/ Aidan Knight, guests TBC

**More dates to be announced soon**


DOWNLOAD the track "Happy New Year" - right CLICK HERE and "save file as".
 


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