Halifax Pop Explosion Announces Second Wave of Artists for 2014 Lineup

Press release provided by Pigeon Row

Halifax Pop Explosion has announced a second wave of artists for its 2014 lineup. The latest list of performers includes Zeds Dead, Cold Specks, Tanya Tagaq, Ryan Hemsworth, Good Morning Tonight, Rich Aucoin, and many more. 

Halifax Pop Explosion takes place from October 21-25, 2014 in Halifax, NS. Passes for the event are available HERE.  

An electronic music duo from Toronto, Zeds Dead explores a diverse variety of genres that amalgamate aspects of electro house, hip-hop, glitch, and drum and bass into their largely dubstep platform. Zeds Dead tour extensively and released a new EP in July 2014, including many high-profile collaborations.

Cold Specks has returned, two years and a world map of tours after 2012's I Predict a Graceful Expulsion. Hailed as a masterful and wholly original debut, the follow-up is radically expanded. Neuroplasticity is both terrifying and morbidly enthralling to witness. 

Tanya Tagaq’s music isn’t like anything you’ve heard before. Unnerving and exquisite, Tagaq’s unique vocal expression may be rooted in Inuit throat singing but her music has as much to do with electronica, industrial and metal influences as it does with traditional culture. This Inuk punk is known for delivering fearsome, elemental performances that are visceral and physical, heaving and breathing and alive. 

Canada’s own Ryan Hemsworth has become one of the fastest rising producers and remix artist in the past couple of years. Since his first official release, Last Words on West Coast label Wedidit Collective, he’s gained notoriety for his original production and collaborations, and has since then amassed fans and charmed critics all over the world- meanwhile touring Europe, Australia, and North America with the likes of Bauuer, Daedelus, and others.

Good Morning Tonight is a variety show in disguise of a late-night talk show that seamlessly blends music, sketch, improv, and standup comedy. Andrew Bush (Funny or Die, Picnicface) hosts as himself while Mark Little (Mr D, Picnicface) as Andrew’s father Rollie finds ways to get on stage and make himself the centre of attention. Andy is also joined by a panel of friends and characters who ask questions, make small talk, and generally make things even more difficult for Andrew. Regular hangers-on include Paul Doucette (Flag on the Play), “Positive” Geordie Miller and Everardo Ramirez.

Rich Aucoin doesn’t just play shows; he transforms them into interactive, spectacle-filled wonders of joy. With Ephemeral, his sophomore album, dropping September 9th on Bonsound (Canada) and Young Enthusiast Americans (USA), Aucoin will leave it all on the stage. The rest is up to you to follow his lead and join the party.
Artists also announced for the festival today include: Tennyson, TEEN, Mo Kenney, Kim Churchill, Kalle Mattson, Mozart's Sister, Kim Harris, Jon Mckiel, Vogue Dots, Freelover Fenner, Glory Glory, Weirdo Click, Gianna Lauren, AA Wallace, Jay Mayne, Like A Motorcycle, Heaven For Real, OUTTACONTROLLER, Panos, the WAYO, Brave Radar, Kappa Chow, Colour Code, Alfie, Soupcans, Strange Attractor, Technical Kidman, Thrillah, Un Blonde, Veneers, Walrus, WTCHS, Old and Weird, and kurvi tasch.
These acts join Against Me!, Danny Brown, Lights, Twin Shadow, Ghostface Killah, Raekwon, Tokyo Police Club, Chad VanGaalen, BADBADNOTGOOD, Operators, Swearin', and many others who were announced as part of the festival's 2014 lineup last month.
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