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Event Archive - Paint, Dawntreader, Cinderpop, Hermit

Fri. March 28th 2008 @  The Media Club (No Minors)
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Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, March 28th I.M.U. presents PAINT, DAWNTREADER, CINDERPOP & The HERMIT @ The Media Club, 695 Cambie. Doors 8pm, $10 Advance - Purchase advance tickets online @

PAINT - The band's energized live sound showcases a unique blend of folk, funk, rock, classical, and R&B influences that merge into a distinct, coherent, and recognizable style. Lyrically, PAINT tackles today's socially-relevant themes such as prison abolition, women's and gay rights, race relations, and religious persecution. Their most recent CD release, Urban Folk Tales has garnered the band praise, "truly unique first effort...held together by frontman Fretless' strong vocals...that would make James Brown proud...there truly is something here to satisfy every musical taste" (Scene and Heard) and was produced by Peacemaker Records co-founder and veteran international reggae artist Shuggy Milligan (Love 'n' Life, Things 'n' Times, featuring Sly Dunbar and Robbie Shakespeare), and was mixed by Caleb Stull (Hinterland, The Front, Parlour Steps, Windows '78).

DAWNTREADER is the band you hear faintly through neighbourhood garages, writing music that is perhaps beyond their age in sophistication. Their expressive, emotionally-charged songwriting traverses much terrain, from propulsive beats and grinding guitars to dark, cinematic open skies with dreamy atmospheric passages and hypnotic melodies. Recorded over the course of a year, their debut CD "Thoughts of an Exile" is an album of unbridled sincerity and ambition that's already garnering considerable buzz.

CINDERPOP play inventive, harmony-drenched, guitar-driven songs that range from orch-pop and space rock to bouncy Beatlesque powerpop. Featuring alumni of The Salteens, Moev & SK Robot, their eclectic sound combines free-floating vocals with dreamy melodies and pulsing guitars to great effect. Having performed with artists such as Stereolab and Sloan, Cinderpop are taking things further and farther out with their new album "A Lesson In Science", which will be debuted live this special evening. "Cinderpop mines the orch-pop territory and makes it sound new, fresh. Kinda like The Left Banke meets The Zombies with XTC... It's all wickedly cool!" -- Soul Shine Magazine

The HERMIT is an award-winning 5-piece organic indie/pop/electronica band founded by drummer/songwriter/producer Hamish Thomson. Their indie debut "Flying Out Of Solitude" garnered multiple WCMA nominations which led to a record deal with Nettwerk Records, and the follow up, 2005's critically-acclaimed "Wonderment", featured guest vocals by Martina Sorbara, Allison Shevernoha, Shelley Campbell, C.R. Avery & Frazey Ford (Be Good Tanyas). The Hermit recently completed their third album "Turn Up (The Stereo)" with co-producer Krish Sharma (Rolling Stones, Perry Farrell). With a recent #1 video on Bravo's Top 30 Countdown and opening spots for Ivy and Apostles of Hustle, The Hermit is finally getting their due.


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Paint is a rock 'n' roll band that blends its signature "wall of sound" with insightful lyrical commentaries, drawing upon a hybrid of Brit rock and North American influences (where Oasis, Radiohead, Catherine Wheel, Idlewild, and U2 meet R.E.M., Bob Dylan, Pearl Jam, and The Tragically Hip). Some recent reviews have called Paint's new album, Ca... more info


Providing a fresh and hopeful sound to Vancouver’s music scene, Dawntreader endeavors to reach a level of musicianship, songwriting and production that is seldom seen in independent rock acts. Songwriters at their core, Dawntreader’s focus has always been on the craft of creating powerful, emotional songs that will resonate with the listener. T... more info

Cinderpop (indie pop)

One of Vancouver's most melodic and rhapsodic alternative pop bands, Cinderpop released their latest album, "Manic Sparkles" to critical acclaim for the summer of 2012. Cinderpop has 3 albums released before this including the Verge Album of the Year Nominee, "A Lesson in Science." more info


The Hermit Mixes ambient textures and layered rhythms to create a fresh new sound... In the words of Hamish Thomson, the inspiring and floating ambient tracks on "Flying Out of Solitude" are "mood music for people to daydream to and create their own visuals". The textured loops and deep melodies of The Hermit's debut album soar and pulse thei... more info
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