Park Theatre Presents Mammoth Graveyard, The Wild Homes, Futurekids, on Monday, February 2017.
Doors 7:15pm / Show at 8:00pm / $10.00 plus fees in advance
Tickets available through the bands, Music Trader or online below
The Wild Homes
The members of The Wild Homes have spent the last decade crossing musical paths, but now with the mission to deliver their own musical message, they have reunited in their hometown of Winnipeg, Canada. Fronted by the transcendent Brittany Barber, with songs penned by bassist Jessica Rodewald, this group of musicians blend a heavy mix of synthesizers and emotive vocals with full-bodied guitar, drums and bass. The Wild Homes are excited to bring their take on synth-pop to new audiences.
From the centre of Canada, Futurekids deliver upbeat yet melancholy rockers infused with blips of pop culture references. The band’s debut EP, 2014’s Say Goodnight to the Machines, reached #38 on the Canadian national chart and was mastered by Juno-winner Jamie Sitar (Destroyer, You Say Party).
Made up of Kaeleigh Ayre (moog/vocals), Nicholas Friesen (bass/vocals), Ian Peters (drums) and Paul Webster (guitar/vocals), the group’s debut LP, This is Everything, is available now.
Recorded in an Ontario cabin and again mastered by Sitar, Everything’s 13 songs (co-written by each band member) jump from indie rock to pop, fuzzed-out rock to americana, shoegaze, and everything in between. With its peak position at #14 on the Canadian national chart and lead single “White Girl in a Wu-Tang Shirt” being named Diamond Deposits’ top track of 2015, This is Everything is one that a few people across the world are enjoying, so hey, maybe you will too. But don’t take our word for it …
“Really cool, love the mood.” – Sam Wheat, engineer (Rihanna, Amy Winehouse, Rolling Stones)
“Diggin’ your band!” – Rusty Matyas, musician/producer (Weakerthans, Imaginary Cities)
“Strikes a fine balance between vocal introspection and soaring instrumentation.” – Electric Sound of Joy
“There is an effortlessness to the sound of futurekids, but don’t be fooled – they have sharp wit akin to that of the 90s indie rockers who have clearly inspired them.” – Grayowl Point
“Essence of an old school record shop soundtrack with a cutting edge.” – The Permanent Rain Press
“A sound bred and borne from the heart, dead center.” – The Earology Dept.
“With a smooth blend of subtle twang and layered choral vocals, appropriately named new track ‘Americana’ is a porch sittin’ love letter to roots music featuring new vocalist Kaeleigh Ayre.” – Mad Mackerel
“Orchestral pop that will sweep you off your feet.” – Diamond Deposits
“DIY at its finest! Sounds like a cross between Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti & Eric’s Trip.” – Matthew Powers, musician (VAMPIRES, Midnight Review Presents)
“Liquid, shimmering guitar lines play off reverb and echo to spare, leading to a dream pop that alternates between soothing and epic, tense and tightly wound and freely unfurled.” – Scruffy the Yak