Beachwave / Heavy Metal
Year of Glad began as the brainchild of A.P. Bergeron. It was founded in the dilapidated mills and derelict houses he played in as a kid. For a time, he performed solo and made vague and emotive bedroom recordings. He has since moved to Montreal where he is joined by drummer Nick Laugher and multi-instrumentalist Aaron Johnstone. With an emphasis on spontaneity and feeling, they make sprawling worship songs about murderous dads and the occult.
Rock & Roll / Folk / Rustic
"Billie Dre & The Poor Boys is an eclectic collaboration of rock & roll and old school ideals paired with haunting, nautical themes. What began as Billie Dre's lyrics and song skeletons was later realized with the help of Dylan Ryan, Corey Henderson and a rotating cast of Poor Boys. These boys bring a refreshing, charismatic presence to the stage while still delivering what seems like their deepest, darkest secrets."