6@8: CJLO – 21h30: ROCOCODE  +Lakes of Canada  +Nash

Indie Montreal présente:

Advanced tickets / Billets à l’avance:  $8 or 4-for-$29 at/chez

$10 at the door/ à la porte (If not sold out/ si il en reste)

Pop / Rock

Rococode is an unfamiliar band made up of familiar faces. This is a band you have never heard of, but if you are a fan of independent Canadian music it is likely that you have seen its members on stages of various sizes across the country and beyond. They strive to create music that is equal parts arty, accessible, sexy, sweet, badass, bent and beautiful.

Based in Vancouver, BC, Rococode is fronted by the dueling vocals of Andrew Braun and Laura Smith and propelled by the powerful rhythm section of Johnny Andrews (Tegan & Sara) and Shaun Huberts (Tegan & Sara).

Between the four of them, these musicians boast an impressive resume, having played with the likes of Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, Said the Whale, Dan Mangan, Hannah Georgas, Elias, Language Arts, Holly McNarland and many more.

Their debut Guns, Sex and Glory, produced by Ryan Guldemond (Mother Mother) and mixed by John Congleton (St. Vincent, Pink Mountaintops, Polyphonic Spree) will see the light of day in early 2012.

Montreal-based Lakes of Canada was founded in 2010 by Jake Smith (lead vocals, rhythm guitar, percussion) and Conor O’Neil (drums, vocals) as a “Simon & Garfunkel”-esque folk-pop duo performing Smith’s songs at various cafés and bars around town. The past four years have seen Lakes experience a dramatic shift both in style and membership: with a heavier, indie-rock sound infused with gospel/soul influences, Lakes have added the likes of lead guitarist Tim Dobby, Sarah Morasse on keyboards, vocals, flute and harp, and, former Honheehonehee front-man Greg Halpin (guitar, bass, vocals, percussion). Lakes of Canada maintains their commitment to vocal harmony (around which the band was created), but with a rich instrumental complexity befitting a classically-trained group of musicians.

Alternative / Rock

Though the suburban Montreal native is only just in his thirties, he’s already gone through more experiences, turmoil and hardships than a person twice his age. All of these experiences have shaped who he is today and are reflected in the eclectic and colourful musical landscapes he’s created for his The Death of Reason debut solo album for Shoreline Records/Fontana North.