We would like to extend a special thank you to Shain Shapiro for the cover story on yours truly in this week’s edition of View Magazine.
One of Canada’s strongest musical markets, both domestically and internationally, is alternative country, or what has been labeled “Canadiana”. With a history that rivals any country – featuring the likes of Gordon Lightfoot, Joni Mitchell and Ian Thomas – a generation of new bands have taken the influences of old to heart, and created a community of roots music that consistently churns out unique and original material. So, without further ado, here’s an introduction to Canada’s next great export, Toronto’s Warped 45s. The quintent, obvious phonophiles and well aware of the history of the music they are appropriating, have created a well–worn tribute to the past, while offering sonic suggestions of what the genre is going to sound like in the future.
Though their debut full–length, titled 10 Day Poem For Saskatchewan, The Warped 45s have a distinctly Canadiana release on their hands, complete with alcoholic ballads, tales of travel and of course, a provincial shout–out to round it all off.
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