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Sunday, June 01, 2008

The Organ - Live in Toronto

The organAttempting to separate themselves from the new millennium surge of post-punk bands, the ladies of the Organ came together in 2001 to design their own original modern sound. Katie Sketch (vocals), Deb Cohen (guitar), Jenny Smyth (organ), Shelby Stocks (drums), and Ashley Webber (bass) hail from Vancouver, and each has an appreciation for bands such as the Cure and the Smiths. In summer 2002, the Organ introduced their dark style with the release of the Sinking Hearts EP. The Canadian press and indie publications across America praised the Organ's dream pop-inflected presentation. By January, the Organ signed to Chad Kroeger's 604 imprint and Mint Records. Plans for a full-length player got on their way almost immediately, with the Organ asking producer/New Pornographers drummer Kurt Dahle to produce the album. Unfortunately, those sessions proved difficult, forcing the Organ to scrap the material and start over. Producer Paul Forgues soon jumped on board to complete Grab That Gun, which arrived in spring 2004. Dates for an international tour quickly took shape, but shifts in personnel once again prevented the Organ from getting Grab That Gun off the ground. Bassist Ashley Webber left in December due to creative differences, only to be asked back shortly thereafter so that the band could fulfill previously scheduled European dates. Singles such as "Brother" and "Memorize the City" seemed to get things back on track; each were well-received in the press in mid-2005 while "Brother" appeared in an episode of The L Word during its second season. Webber eventually left the band for a second and final time while performing in Europe, and was later replaced by Sketch's young sister, Shmoo. With a revived lineup and a brand new distribution deal with Too Pure, the Organ continued their treck through the U.K., performing new songs on BBC6 Radio in November 2005. By the following summer, rumors of a split started to circulate after the Organ canceled the final dates of their UK tour, including appearances at the Reading and Leeds festivals, due to an illness within the band. But such rumors proved true come December 2006 when the Organ announced their break up via their myspace and official site. It's A Shame For Such A Good and Promising Band.


Tracklist:
01 intro
02 love, love, love
03 there is nothing i can do
04 i am not surprised
05 a sudden death
06 sinking hearts
07 basement band song
The Organ - Live in Toronto 200408 memorize the city
09 we've got to meet
10 steven smith
11 it's time to go
12 brother
13 no one has ever looked so dead
14 let the bells ring


SOURCEFMSOUND QUALITYA+ FORMATMp3 BITRATE192 TRACKS #14 
LOCATION / VENUE Toronto, ONThe Horseshoe Tavern  DATESaturday, June 12, 2004
NOTES:

That is a very good Cure – Smith Herzatz band. This show was air live on CBC's Radiosonic

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

seems to be something wrong with the files from We've Got To Meet onwards ...???

12:36 PM  

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