Tuesday, January 26, 2010

An ominous turn

Well, I'm pretty much out of new year gimmicks, so we're back to the regularly scheduled stab-in-the-dark-and-hope-I-draw-blood method. As is the case with every year, 2010 is suffering winter depression with only a handful of good releases being introduced right now. Fortunately, I've got a bit of a backlog I can dip into for just such an event.

Looking back over a year in that backlog is a band from Vancouver (ok... by way of Kelowna) called Bend Sinister. While this band was formed in 2001, it wasn't until 2006 that they started gaining any attention (proving once again how difficult this business can be). However, in 2006, it wasn't just anyone who payed attention... it was CBC R3... and you'd be amazed what a nationally funded, internationally broadcast medium can do for your popularity.

Unfortunately, over so many difficult years. the band has cycled through quite the lineup. Still, a few core members have kept the sound strong, and as you'll see in the video below... lots of fun (with a touch of strange).

-When the lights shine from suns you've never seen