Bend Sinister to Release Small Fame on July 10, 2012 via File Under Music

“Bend Sinister is one of Canada’s most powerful and most underrated bands.
They don’t write songs, they write ANTHEMS.“
– CBC Radio

Since the release of their last full length, 2008’s Stories of Lovers, Tales of Lovers, fans and press have been wondering when Vancouver’s Bend Sinister (Dan Moxon, Jason Dana, Matt Rhode, Joseph Blood) will release another full album. They‘ve teased their audiences with the release of the EP On My Mind, which received great reviews, but fans longed for more. Well, they won’t have to wait much longer. The band heard your calls and on July 10, they will release their first full-length album in 4 years – Small Fame – via File Under Music. Produced by Shawn Cole (You Say Party!, Yukon Blonde), the 12-track album was recorded at Fader Master and Mushroom Studios in Vancouver. Two of the albums tracks come from their prior EP (“Give It a Rest” and “Got You on My Mind”), while the other ten tracks are brand new. All songs carry out the band’s traditional brand of classic rock influenced song writing while maintaining a uniquely modern twist. The first single off the new album will be “One Shot” and will impact at Triple A on June 25, 2012. The band will spend the summer touring throughout Canada and plan to grace audiences in America with their music in late summer, early fall.

“Dan Moxon will leave your jaw on the floor “
– Now Toronto

Forming in 2001, Bend Sinister seem to almost revel in their ability to confound listeners and industry types. They churn out blisteringly fast prog influenced songs, followed by chirpy and cheerful Beach Boys soaked melodies. They are the kind of musicians who have both Hall and Oates and Iron Maiden in their vinyl collections and are not afraid to admit any influence or try any new sound. At the heart of Bend Sinister sits vocalist and keyboard player Dan Moxon. His soft spoken and warm demeanor belie the frenetic stage antics and vocal gymnastics that have made him one of the most unforgettable front men in the Canadian indie scene. The rest of the band is just as dynamic. If Moxon is the heart, drummer Jason Dana is the gut. Channeling the best beats of Thin Lizzy and Led Zeppelin, Dana propels the band through their live set like a twin-engine jet. At the flanks are guitar wizard Joseph Blood and newcomer, bassist Matt Rhode. For the last three years, Bend Sinister have been a tornado of activity on the music scene. Their most recent single, “Things Will Get Better” (produced by Howard Redekopp), was added to commercial radio stations across Canada and reached number 2 on the CBC radio 3 chart. The band has played a ton of festivals throughout Canada including POP Montreal, Olio Festival and Live at Squamish and has opened for METRIC, Hot Hot Heat, Minus the Bear and more.

“Their level of musicianship is top-notch“

She Don’t Give It Up
Don’t You Know
Man of Faith and Virtue
One Shot
Got You On My Mind
My Lady
We Know Better
Give it a Rest
Hot Blooded Man
Black Magic Woman
She Lost Her Rock and Roll
Quest For Love

Bend Sinister is:
Daniel Moxon – Vocals/Piano
Jason Dana – Drums/Percussion
Matt Rhode – Bass
Joseph Blood – Guitar/Vocals

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