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Event Archive - From Toronto , Ontario: Wilderness of Manitoba

Sun. August 28th 2011 Railway Club (No Minors)
$10 at the door only.
Something special happens when the four members of the Wilderness of Manitoba sing together, whether it's in the basement of the house on Delaware Avenue in Toronto, Canada where three of them live and where the band recorded their EP Hymns Of Love & Spirits or in the garage out back where they sometimes stage their own shows. In the spirit of the shows and musicians that were coming through Delaware House, Will Whitwham, Scott Bouwmeester, Stefan Banjevic and Melissa Dalton found themselves with acoustic based songs that were minimalist and full of vocal layers that would become the foundation of the new band. They would gather together on random winter nights to drink tea, record and play music. The collection of songs that makes up Hymns Of Love & Spirits was written while some of the members were experiencing real changes in their lives including the passing of Will's mother and Scott's grandfather. The songs began to take on a deeper meaning and a much greater importance to them. The recordings were the band's best attempt to capture those feelings and emotions on disc.
"Despite its roots in the urban landscape of Canada's largest city, the group evokes a rust colored rural feel." - CMJ


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