We Were Lovers (WWL) tour across Western Canada this summer to preview material from their forthcoming album, Pyramids. Dates are listed below.
Dancey beats, swirling atmospheric guitars, and dynamic synths convey a wide array of moods and themes, as strong female vocals wrap stories of love and loss around catchy melodies. With comparisons such as “… Stevie Nicks-meets-The Cure pop.” byThe Austinist.com – The Polite Invasion: Canada Bands at SXSW, Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have mastered a pop balance infusing electro, dreamy, rock and disco elements. Known for their heart-pumping, high energy live show, this duo’s undeniable connection radiates from the stage pulling you to the dance floor.
No stranger to the road, WWL has spent many months on tour across Canada and much of the U.S. with travels to NYC, Las Vegas, and Los Angeles where they showcased at the legendary Viper Room. They’ve shared the stage with Janelle Monae, Tegan and Sara, Mother Mother, Handsome Furs, Diamond Rings, Awol Nation, The Arkells, Land Of Talk, and theNew York Dolls, have showcased at the WCMAs, CMW, NXNE, SXSW and recorded their last self-titled EP in NYC with Engineer / Producer Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV On The Radio, Beach House, Grizzly Bear, etc). WWL are set to open for Metric at the 2013 Sasktel Jazz Festival, followed by a Western North American tour and are currently preparing to release their full length, Pyramids.
Music makers all over the world are invited to remix We Were Lovers’ single “Islands” for it’s official upcoming release. The selected winner will receive $200 plus have their remix released nationally with the single. The runner up will have their remix released nationally as well and the Top 10 remixes with receive a copy of Pyramids as well as be featured on WWL’ websites. The contest deadline is Monday, June 24 and stems are available for download at: http://wewerelovers.bandcamp.com/album/we-were-lovers-remix-contest
Praise for We Were Lovers:
“Saskatoon indie-electro dance-rockers Ash Lamothe and Elsa Gebremichael have a penchant for post-punk guitars which lands them squarely in Bloc Party, Yeah Yeah Yeahs territory.” – NXNE.com
“A little bit of 80s new wave with a little bit of New York grit… We Were Lover’s new self-titled EP shines over four songs, capturing the attention of club kids and Brooklyn beat followers every where.” – Amy Dittmeier, www.heavemedia.com
“Sure to be Canada’s sweetest export since Maple Syrup, We Were Lovers combines their solid pop sensibilities with an untamed rock and roll edge… WWL create popular music with an original twist..”
– CMJ Magazine
“Hands down, Saskatoon duo We Were Lovers stole the show with their addictive brand of dance rock and rhythmic energy…”
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