Hear|Here Video Series Vol. 1 featuring The Famines & OPOPO

November 17th, 2011 by

Over the years we’ve had the chance to play with some great bands, and outside of archived show listings we’ve never truly documented the lineups.

We’ve started a Hear|Here video series that will feature clips and a brief write-up for every band that we play with. Simply put, there are way too many bands out there not to share with you. Support these artists when they roll through your town.

Band: The Famines
Hometown(s): Edmonton/Montreal
Website: thefamines.ca
Label: mammothcaverecording.com

Is this one song or three? In the end it really doesn’t matter. These guys are all about intensity. One of them lives in Edmonton, the other in Montreal. We were told they practice trough Skype, which clearly shows their dedication to the sport. Nice guys to boot, and they had a wicked graphic design aesthetic for all their albums, including a newly minted 12-inch that compiles tracks from 2008-2011.

 

Band: OPOPO
Hometown: Toronto
Website: opopo.ca
Label: urbnet.com

OPOPO sound like a two-piece garage rock band that only ever listens to house music. Pretty intense live set, too. We told them they had a lot in common with The Stone Roses and Screamdelica-era Primal Scream. They had never heard either band before. We made them vow to rectify this tragic mistake. Grab their entire catalogue here.

 

The whole night was put on by Two Way Monologues.

 

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