The Hello Hello
The Hello Hello wanna invite you to the shindig, but only if you wear your good boots, darlin'. Sincerely, former members of The Dirty Things, The Strange Young Lovers, The Wes Hollywood Show, Bang! Bang!, and Plane.
Originally formed as a trio in 2007 in Regina, SK, the now expansive rock sextet Rah Rah, will release their new record, The Poet’s Dead digitally on October 2, 2012 and physically on October 23, 2012 via Hidden Pony Records. Recorded in the fall of 2011, under the production guidance of indie-rock recording experts Gus Van Go and Werner F (The Stills, Hollerado, Preistess), Rah Rah have fine-tuned the band and refined their sound. Lyrically, The Poet’s Dead showcases some of the finest songwriting from the band and the strongest collective step forward to date.
Known for their energetic, enthralling live shows, where constantly swapping instruments and lead vocal duties is the norm, their shows also feature a parade of balloons, confetti canons, and the constant presence of the band's white, persian robotic mascot cat.
Rah Rah was crowned “Best New Canadian Band” and “Best New Alternative Band” by iTunes Canada in 2009. The band’s songs have also been featured as iTunes Single of the Week and Starbucks Pick of the Week in Canada. The band has toured incessantly behind their previous two albums, sharing tours with the likes of Minus The Bear in Canada and USA, Wintersleep in Europe and Canada, and label-mates Said The Whale.
The Envy Corps
The Envy Corps' indie quasi-anthems, filled with galvanizing arrangements and elasticized melodies have garnered the Des Moines band the affection of the attentive Midwest and fans internationally. Fans have been anxiously awaiting a follow-up to The Envy Corps' major label debut, Dwell (2008), and the Kid Gloves EP (2009). Now Luke Pettipoole (vocals, bass), Brandon Darner (guitar), Micah Natera (synthesizer, guitar) and Scott Yoshimura (drums) return with their sophomore full-length, It Culls You, released in fall 2011 on their own independent imprint, Tempo Club. The new albumredefines their sound by taking the pop melodies of their early work and marrying them with a heightened rhythmic sense and a more stripped down, concise approach to instrumentation. The Envy Corps' first new material in two years have fans and critics embracing the band's exploration into a landscape that stretches the boundaries of the conventional immediate pop song. Content to take the reigns of any and all aspects of their sophomore effort, The Envy Corps are eager to share their new music with those willing to listen.