Print Edition: March 13, 2013
Adam Roper, host of Birds Of Canada Tuesdays from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., would like to challenge you to track down these brilliant Abbotsford bands who have long since broken up and gone to band heaven.
Fun 100 – “Ghetto Mall”
Obscure pop-punk bands, well into their 30s, are getting back together to relive their glory days left and right these days. Maybe if everyone on campus started spinning their tracks again the band would become utterly convinced that a reunion album/tour is the only reasonable response. Seriously man, this band was great, let’s make it happen.
Edmund – “Uncle Andrew’s Trouble”
Not many people knew about this Euro-tinged, keyboard driven power-pop outfit, aside from their friends who are now all young professionals starting families. A chance encounter with fame surely would have made this band’s music essential fare for indie-film soundtracks and hip mixtapes for your latest love interest.
Laureate – “Lonely Mountain Road”
Just a few bros from Columbia Bible College who eventually parted ways and started working at JJ Bean on Commercial. The band left behind a few great pieces of unreleased alt-rock Canadiana.
Oats – “Isobel, Why Would You Leave”
A short-lived trio featuring Cultus Vibes artists Teen Daze and Manitoulin. The band recorded and subsequently scrapped a beautiful spring-inspired folk-pop record. The scrapped songs are likely residing quietly on a hard drive somewhere aching to be heard.