Recording a new EP, touring across Canada, playing alongside Mother Mother, City and Colour, Weezer and more are only several highlights from Rend’s 2013 experience. Now with the mark of a new year this Canadian, 5 piece, electrifying alternative rock band is gearing up to tour their brand new EP “Winter to Summer”.
Picture a dash of Metric and Muse, a scoop of Paramore, a layer of Alanis Morissette, a pinch of the Foo Fighters, topped off with The Yeah Yeah Yeahs. When you listen to Rend you get a new experience with every song. You will hear driving rhythms, Zeppelin worthy guitar solos, synth pop hook lines, and dynamic, soulful vocals.

The Unfortunates

The Unfortunates are an alternative-rock band from Edmonton, Alberta comprised of Tanner Gordon, Bryce Thornton, Tim Plamondon, Brendan Urban and Nathan Stamhuis.

The band formed in 2009 when Tanner, a local solo folk musician, met Tim, a former punk band front man, through work. The two began to practice and write material for a planned future release. When it was time to take the songs into the studio, it was realized that they needed a drummer. Tim had been playing in a band called Stick Figure with Brendan Urban for over 10 years and introduced him to Tanner. Brendan made the transition into the group seamless and the album 'Calm Down This Is Only The End' (2010) was released under the name Tanner Gordon.

After the album release, the group wanted to add another layer to fill out their sound. Tanner introduced guitarist Bryce Thornton to the group, a musician of many years from within the Edmonton scene. The four began to practice and write new material immediately. Over the course of only a few months, the band had written enough material to go into the studio. On November 22nd, 2011 the band released their first collective album 'We Talked Of Shadows' (2011) under the name Tanner Gordon & The Unfortunates. Along with the album release, the band was named local radio station Sonic 102.9's Band of the Month for November.

Over the next 18 months the band continued to develop their live act and write new material. In the spring of 2013, the group went back into the studio to record their 2nd full-length album. While in the studio the band had an epiphany that the project was truly a reflection of the four musicians coming together and growing as one. It was then that the band name was simplified to just 'The Unfortunates' and Nathan was added to the group.

The band has released of their second collective album, Indie Films on May 27th, 2014. And have completed a two-week Eastern Canadian tour promoting their album.



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