Toronto electro-wizards The Cansecos spring out of studio seclusion to hit the road with Edmonton scissor kicking, all-rhythm homies, Shout Out Out Out Out, forming a double bill that will have Canada’s finest electro outfits locked in bass drenched battles on dance floors from London to Montreal. The usual dressed to impress enthusiasts are expected to hit the dance floor for the rapture of The Cansecos.
The Cansecos have earned praise from Pitchfork Media, Uncut Magazine and the NY Observer for their unique musical soundscapes and visionary production. On their sophomore release Juices! (Upper Class Recordings) they enlisted the help of Adam Nunn (Radiohead, Air) at Abbey Road Studios. The result was heavily textured sounds, layered in 70’s funk rock production that marked a departure from their debut. The Cansecos remain true and comfortingly familiar, but with an absolutely modern style all of their own.
In keeping with their visionary antics, The Cansecos initially released a full-length bootleg version of Juices! aptly entitled, Juiced! The disco mash-up project, remixed tracks from Juices! “Raised By Wolves”, “Fight Yellow”, “Seen The Sun Rise” were ambitiously blended with original disco jams of the 70’s. Juiced!, available only on the band’s website and circulated through live shows, peer portals, and blogs, caused more of a stir than most traditional releases of 2007. That led The Cansecos to release a 70-minute disco mix tape, Showers. Showers displayed the musical inspiration behind Juiced! and made the All Music Guide’s Top 10 Mixes of 2008 alongside Santigold, Diplo and Simian Mobile Disco. Both Juiced! and Showers are available as free downloads at www.thecansecos.com
The buzz surrounding the back to back releases of Juiced!, Juices! and Showers had music heads celebrating the redefined concept of an album, as well as attracting attention from their music peers, which landed The Cansecos back in the studio for most of 2008 producing and remixing some of the finest artists of the electronic dance and indie scenes (The Russian Futurists, Sally Shapiro, Black Kids)
Once in a while The Cansecos step away from the keys and knobs in their lab, and assemble their four-piece lineup; “The Billionaire” and “Generous G” are writing/production duo Bill Halliday and Gareth Jones with rhythm aces “Princely P” Paul Prince (bass) and “Stealy” Dan McCormick (drums) to jump on stage and reveal their live prowess. Next month, The Cansecos are confirmed for one such rare outing to perform 5-dates with Shout Out Out Out Out and Smalltown DJs. The Cansecos will be jamming out music from their two studio albums, their disco mash up Juiced! and live versions of their famed remixes
THE CANSECOS on tour
04.25.09 – Toronto, ON – Lee’s Palace w/Shout Out Out Out Out & DVAS
04.27.09 – London, ON – Call The Office w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
04.28.09 – Kitchener, ON – The Starlight w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
04.29.09 – Ottawa, ON – Babylon w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
04.30.09 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rosa w/Shout Out Out Out Out & Smalltown DJs
This exciting tour announcement comes hot on the heels of the band’s newest accolade, for the most celebrated song-writing competition in the world, The International Songwriting Competition. The Cansecos “Raised By Wolves” (Juices! Upper Class Recordings), is short-listed in the top ten finalists for Best Electronic/Dance Song of 2008. Over 15,000 songs were considered by a secret judging panel, stacked with legends (last year’s judges included T-Pain, Robert Smith, Tom Waits, Black Francis, Weird Al Yankovic, Tiesto). The admiration bestowed on The Cansecos is a great honour and accomplishment
The winner of the 2008 ISC will be announced at the end of April