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Canadian Culture Reject has been called a creator of Bedroom Pop, Urban Folk and Lo-Fi Soul music. While drawing comparisons to Broken Social Scene, Sebadoh, John Lennon, Stevie Wonder, Frank Black, Feist and the real soundtrack to a Wes Anderson film, Culture Reject is a truly original musical offering. Starting out as the pop experiment of Michael O’Connell in his 100 year oldToronto apartment, Culture Reject released its fresh collection of prose-induced, 60′s soul inspired, lo-fi pop songs on Whitewhale Records in 2009. The debut was soon characterized as “epitomizing the boldness of the new Canadian sound.” Much of the attention came from the underground hit “Inside the Cinema” — an understated anthem that revealed a taste for early Modest Mouse as much as for the syncopation of Afro-Cuban ensembles.
After extensive touring throughout the US, Europe and Canada with festival appearances at Canada’s Hillside, New York’s CMW, POP Montreal and Reykjavik’s Iceland Airwaves, Culture Reject caught the attention of French label, Specific Recordings. That relationship culminated into the 2013 release Forces.
Culture Reject is set to release its 3 full length release, Breaking with the World, (March 7) a digital/vinyl collection of 10 new understated pop anthems that are already grabbing the attention of critics throughout France and Germany. Culture Reject is available on all streaming platforms and on Specific Recordings/Whitewhale Records.
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Ansley Simpson is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe singer-songwriter known for holding audiences spellbound with her intricate guitar playing, haunting vocals and poetics. Her much anticipated debut album “Breakwall” received two Indigenous Music Award nominations and won the BullsEye Media Emerging Artist award from ImagineNATIVE and Slaight Music. Ansley’s lyrical hymns to love, perseverance, and possibility entwine you in an unfolding, sonic world of her own making. This is music to guide you back to the shore, when you’ve been lost too long in the waves. Ansley is currently finishing her sophomore album, “She Fell from the Sky” an 11 track journey to indigenous reclamation set for release in 2019.
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