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Born in the bleak isolation of the secluded prairie city of Edmonton, Canada, Homeshake’s Peter Sagar worked with friends in a number of local bands before picking up and moving to Montreal in 2011 to begin recording under the Homeshake moniker. Following two self-released cassettes (The Homeshake Tapes and Dynamic Meditation) and two acclaimed full lengths (In The Shower and Midnight Snack), Sagar cracks a window open with his third album for Sinderlyn – Fresh Air.
Started immediately following the recording of Midnight Snack, Fresh Air continues Sagar’s exploration of dreamy, downtempo bedroom R&B and draws inspiration from such disparate artists like Sade, The Band, Broadcast, Prince, and Angelo Badalamenti. As the title Fresh Air suggests, Sagar’s songs were created to clear his listeners’ minds of negativity. Full of smokey, laid back love songs and airy productions, Sagar’s decidedly stoned sound is a breath of fresh air.
Up Is The Down Is The is headed by multi-instrumentalist Andrew Martin, who blends elements of rock and roll, latin groove, R&B, and Jazz. He performs by looping percussion/samples in multiple layers to create an energetic sound that is unique to him. The first self released EP entitled, “An arrow shot from a distance can always pierce the skin, but time, the ever-turning wheel, won’t turn back again”, was released in Feb. 14′. His first full length album, “Mantra” was released in Feb. 2015.
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