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Event Archive - DAWNTREADER CD Release Party w/: Dawntreader, Top Drawers, Cinderpop, Empire Alley

Fri. May 9th 2008 Railway Club (No Minors)
9:30 - 2:30am doors at 9
Presented by: I.M.U. Productions
. Friday, May 9th I.M.U. presents DAWNTREADER CD Release Party w/ special guests The TOP DRAWERS, CINDERPOP & EMPIRE ALLEY @ The Railway Club, 579 Dunsmuir Street . Doors 9pm / $10

The TOP DRAWERS are not your typical Vancouver band. A full on throw back to times when the guitars were raunchy and the vocals had soul, the Top Drawers have all the swagger of the original '60s big beat revolution with a modern twist. With their keen knack for melody and their danceable and accessible sound, the Drawers are making a serious splash in the Vancouver pond.

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

EMPIRE ALLEY - Armed with a unique combination of pop-rock, '80s punk and classical compositions, Empire Alley imparts pure emotion and raw energy. Within months of forming, rehearsing and recording a four track self-produced demo in their basement studio, the band entered and won the Factory Studios best band competition while their debut single "Orange Revolution" was played on CFOX. Their energized indie rock glimmers with flashes of Bloc Party, Stars and Metric, but it is their anthemic melodies, up-beat grooves and remarkable musicianship that set the band apart


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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

Top Drawers (60's influenced garage rock)

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The TOP DRAWERS are right up the alley of anyone who's a fan of edgy, bluesy British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, Pretty Things and Rolling Stones. Sounding like some long-lost band that would have been tearing up London clubs in the summer of 1966, The Top Drawers are all about energy and good old-fashioned musicianship. 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

Empire Alley (Indie/Rock/Pop)

EMPIRE ALLEY - As if winning a city-wide battle of the bands in their first month of existence was not enough, indie pop-rock band Empire Alley took the prize money and recorded a debut EP that has them touring across Canada and has their EP single ‘Orange Revolution’ getting airplay 99.3 The Fox. Influenced by the likes of Spoon, Maximo... more info