Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Code Pie

There was no Monday update here, because - well - I did a post for the guys at One Louder, and haven't had a chance to write since then (being sick and all).

This isn't a regular thing for me, just a one-off as part of their new Jukebox Jury feature: One Louder NYC - Jukebox Jury #1


Unfamiliar Records is happy to announce we now have Canadian distribution for The Paper Cranes via Scratch Records (Black Mountain/Pink Mountaintops, Destroyer, etc.) out of Vancouver. The Canadian release for the
Veins EP is April 25th, and the band will be doing a cross-Canada tour shortly thereafter.

Pitchfork Media recently wrote about The 'Cranes single, "I'll Love You 'Til My Veins Explode," and gave it a very positive review.

Thanks to everyone who has supported us so far -- here is a list of tour dates:

May 26 2006 @ The Gary Oak Room (Victoria, B.C.)
May 27 2006 @ Pat's Pub (Vancouver, B.C.)
May 28 2006 @ -TBA- (Kelowna, B.C.)
May 30 2006 @ Broken City (Calgary, AB)
May 31 2006 @ Tounge 'N Groove (Lethbridge, AB)
Jun 1 2006 @ O' Hanlan's (Regina, SK)
Jun 2 2006 @ The Bassment (Saskatoon, SK)
Jun 7 2006 @ The Downbeat Lounge (Sault Ste Marie, ON)
Jun 8 2006 @ The Townhouse (Sudbury, ON)
Jun 9 2006 @ -TBA- (Toronto, ON)
Jun 12 2006 @ The Casbah (Hamilton, ON)
Jun 13 2006 @ Call The Office (London, ON)
Jun 15 2006 @ The Coach and Horse (Windsor, ON)
Jun 16 2006 @ -TBA- (Montreal, QC)

We have some additional dates in the works (Ottawa, Edmonton, and a return stop in Vancouver). I will post a finalized schedule within the next few weeks.

If you're in one of these cities, and you'd like to help out, please call your local radio station to request a song by The Paper Cranes, or visit your local record store and buy the CD (after April 25th).

Again, thanks to everyone for helping make this happen.


Along with The 'Cranes, Jay Watts (Goldkixx) has been touting Montreal's Code Pie as front-runners in our Canadian baroque pop movement.

Well, AYF? is in agreement. From the horns and plaintive melodies, through to the non-standard track arrangements, Code Pie are well worth your attention. Their sound ranges freely from orchestral to stripped down and tight, without losing step -- and it really is beyond simple comparison. Just listen:

Code Pie - Cement Truck
Code Pie - Gala
Code Pie - A Round For The Boys


We don't wanna know who you know -- we wanna know what you did.