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Tuesday, 22 April 2014

WHOOP-Szo - Wolves, Strawberries and Strangers

"men will fight for superstition as quickly as for the living truth -- even more so, since a superstition is intangible, you can't get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable" - 
Hypatia of Alexandria ( taken from Dark Lark liner notes/Construction & Destruction)

Arty, spastic, dynamic and entirely unique, you won't find another band like WHOOP-Szo. With a cast of members roaming in and out of Guelph, this band of creative counterparts combines sound collage, disjointed parts, complex arrangements, and supreme momentum to weave sonic stories, all at once disorienting and enjoyable. Their most recent release is a double-album entitled Qallunaat/Odemin (via Out of Sound Records), which was recorded during a purposeful visit to the Northern Village of Salluit, QC. Sipping on the psychedelic sound of WHOOP-Szo, one can delight in a far-reaching rainbow of tones. 

WHOOP-Szo partake in the tangible this spring:

Apr 24 @ Cafe Oxymel, Quebec City
Apr 25 @ Pantoum, Quebec City w/ Craig Lewis (punk rock, mental illness and recovery conference)
Apr 27 @ Douglas St. School, Truro
Apr 29 @ Claude's House, Moncton
Apr 30 @ Pub Down Under, Saint John
May 1  @ Odell Park Lodge, Fredericton
May 2  @ Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal (Loose Fit Collective Presents) w/ babysitter, jlk, oblique
May 3  @ Raw Sugar, Ottawa w/ RAAS (Debaser Presents)
May 4  @ Artel, Kingston
May 15 @ Baltimore House, Hamilton (Perdu Presents) w/ Allegories, GGHGF
May 20 @ Smiling Buddha, Toronto (PPOP Presents) Toronto Homicide Squad release party
May 24 @ Paddy's, Sarnia w/ Serf Kanata *

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