One band that has been generating a big buzz recently, is the Winnipeg band, Imaginary Cities. They formed about a year ago with members Rusty Matyas (from the Waking Eyes and currently a member of the Weakerthans) and Marti Sarbit (The Solutions), who released their debut full length,Temporary Resident in February 2011. They put together a full band last May and debuted live at Toronto's NXNE music festival in June. They have since toured the country and lucked out supporting the Pixies on their current tour.
I previously saw Imaginary Cities before Christmas when they opened for the Weakerthans marathon show. I recorded the show, but I haven't even listened to it yet...I guess I should. I also recorded their set before the Pixies last week and I have had a couple listens and I'm quite impressed. Their sound is tight and their songs are catchy and well crafted. I'm kind of on the fence with Marti's voice, but I'm enjoying the music and I would probably go see them again. Have a listen and let me know what you think. CBC radio is all gaga about the band, so judge for yourself. Enjoy!
IMAGINARY CITIES Centennial Concert Hall Winnipeg, MB April 27, 2011 (Sorry, I don't have a setlist.)