36?

*Slaps the top of Artrock* You Can Fit So Many Vibes in This Puppy!


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“Bouncing bravely, brilliantly and effortlessly from the psych of the Flaming Lips to the bearded folk of The Avett Brothers to the quirk pop of Pavement to the lo-fi of Sebadoh to the new glam of The Killers to the space rock of Hawkwind to the alt choral exultations of The Polyphonic Spree to the dirty, sexy, dream funk of Prince to the Canadiana feel of The Rheostatics, the quartet’s newest release Where Do We Go From Here? is an aural experience that is as mind-boggling as it is breathtakingly masterful. And it’s one of the best alt rock records you will hear all year from this or any other city — a modest masterpiece that should have a long, illustrious life.”
– Mike Bell from The Calgary Herald

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36? makes pop-punk-neo-jazz-fusion soul music from heaven and hell. 36? makes ballroom dancing music for the disco. 36? makes stupid idiotic music for dogs and fish. 36? makes music that makes you cry and then stabs you in the back. 36? makes music that gives you the finger after buying you ice cream. 36? makes music that comes from the heart even when the heart feels nothing. 36? makes whatever feels right at the time.

For years 36? have ruled Calgary’s local scene with a whimsical fist. Placing third in the 2014 Peak Performance Project, winning rock recording of the year at the 2015 Western Canadian music awards for their last full length “where do we go from here?”, which the Calgary Herald uhhh heralded as (not) just the best Calgary album of the year, it’s the album of the year, period. They rode this momentum through 2015 to NXNE, and across the pond to the UK’s Great Escape and Liverpool Sound City Music festivals. Another 12 songs came out across the Tiger Tail EP and their half of a split release with The Ashley Hundred, but there’s been no new music from the once prolific band since 2015. That’s all about to change.

“so what?” their first release on Vancouver’s File Under: Music is the lead off for a new batch of songs to be released through 2019. Recorded with Graham Lassard (Stars, Timbre Timbre, Plants and Animals) at the Banff Centre for Artsthe production is a revelation as to what can be accomplished with the prolific DIY output of 36? is given the time and attention to be crafted and polished into a multifaceted musical gem.

Front-man and 36? songwriter Taylor Cochrane on “so what?”:

“so what?” is about when being out with all of your friends can’t stop you from feeling alone. When you’re so down on yourself that it feels disingenuous to even engage with the people who are close with you.

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36? makes pop-punk-neo-jazz-fusion soul music from heaven and hell. 36? makes ballroom dancing music for the disco. 36? makes stupid idiotic music for dogs and fish. 36? makes music that makes you cry and then stabs you in the back. 36? makes music that g...

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“Bouncing bravely, brilliantly and effortlessly from the psych of the Flaming Lips to the bearded folk of The Avett Brothers to the quirk pop of Pavement to the lo-fi of Sebadoh to the new glam of The Killers to the space rock of Hawkwind to the alt...

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