Two Hours Traffic

Two Hours Traffic

To all of our friends and fans

After 12 years of making music together we have decided that ‘Foolish Blood’ will be our final album. We want to make it clear that we are not breaking up due to any personal problems within the band or because of any creative issues – it is just the right time. We want to thank all of you from the bottom of our hearts for the love and support we have received over the past decade. We have travelled farther and met more wonderful people than we could have ever imagined. When we started playing music together in our parents’ basements in 2001 our only intention was to write our own songs and hopefully get to play them for an audience. We truly feel fortunate that we have been able to do that for as long as we have.

We can’t say goodbye without taking a moment to thank some of the people who made all of this possible for us:

Our wonderfully supportive families, Larry and Sheryl Wanagas, Tim Des Islets and everyone at Bumstead Records, Joel Plaskett, Ken Beattie, Adam Countryman, Dwight Ireland, Caitlin North, Sean Russell, Matt McQuaid, Jim Scarth, Nathan Gill, Dan Griffin, Darryl Neudorf, Alec, Judi and Jerry O’Hanley, Grant Lawrence and everyone at CBC Radio, FACTOR, Music PEI, SOCAN, ECMA, Popup Records, ABC Music, Geoff Trio, Manish Raval, Smothered in Hugs/ English Words, Mardeen, The Danks, Pat Deighan, The Dudes, Rah Rah, The Golden Dogs, The Meligrove Band, Wintersleep, Hey Rosetta!, The Jezabels, Dead Letter Chorus, In-Flight Safety, Zeus and all of the other great musicians and bands that we have met and that have inspired us.

We are all music junkies and will never stop writing and playing music so rest assured we will see all of you again. Thank you so much. Rock on.

After countless spirited live shows, old demos circulating the web, relentless tinkering, and additions in personnel, GROUNDERS are finally releasing their first official recordings. And it was worth the wait. Wreck of a Smile confirms that GROUNDERS have successfully sidestepped the dangers of local hype to actually hone in on something to call their own. It's lush, melodic and charmingly idiosyncratic. Like an encounter with an eerily incandescent circus tent in the backwoods, Wreck of a Smile is enchanting, steeped in sublime wonderment.

Led by frontman Andrew Davis and joined by multi-instrumentalist Daniel Busheikin, guitarist Evan Lewis, bassist Mike Searle and drummer Rob Canali (who also created the gorgeous album artwork), GROUNDERS is a group of friends that coalesce into something simultaneously natural and incongruous.

With the production help of Marcel Ramagnano at BoomBox Sound in Toronto, the band has neatly distilled their two years of playing everything from boozy hole-in-the-wall gigs to packed POP! Montreal shows into four songs of unabashedly weird avant-pop.

Wreck of a Smile is comprised of the jubilant "Along The Line," the serene "Speedboats," the flag waving "Crown Land," and the explosive "Grand Prize Drawl." Sonically, it could be likened to Mercury Rev or Grizzly Bear, but why draw comparisons with a band so cohesive and realized? Just listen.

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Thursday, December 12 · Doors 8:30 PM / Show 9:00 PM at Lee's Palace