Slow Down Molasses

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Slow Down Molasses - Alternative Shoegaze Dream Pop Indie Live Act in Saskatoon

Slow Down Molasses Short Info

Formed in 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Slow Down Molasses rank among Western Canada’s finest musical exports. Their third album, 100% Sunshine, will be released on September 2, 2016 on Noyes Records, and forges new sonic territory for the band while retaining their unique hybrid of ’90s Anglophilia and contemporary Canadian rock. 2015’s Burnt Black Cars was hailed as “drug-drenched psych-pop” by Q magazine and “immediately memorable and timeless” by The Line of Best Fit, with the band going on to share the stage with Swervedriver, Built to Spill, Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong), Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and the Besnard Lakes. Veterans of festivals across North America (SXSW, CMJ, NXNE, Sled Island) as well as European (Incubate, End of the Road, Liverpool Sound City, Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Nouvelle Prague), the band are renowned as a euphoric live experience, with Exclaim praising their “huge, stadium-ready sound and colourful presence”Their last record, Burnt Black Cars (2015, Culvert Music/Caroline International), was praised as “immediately memorable and timeless” (The Line of Best Fit) and “deftly mixing grit with beauty” (Exclaim).

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“Ready, it seems, to take their place alongside acts such as Metric, Stars and the Darcys, Slow Down Molasses wowed the crowded room with a huge stadium-ready sound, colourful presence and a genuine desire to explore the space created by their songs up there onstage” - Exclaim!

“Canada’s Slow Down Molasses sound like they’ve been swapping notes with London krautrock-heads Toy or The Horrors, thanks to the drug-drenched psych-pop of ‘Summer Sun’, which burns through the stratosphere with star-spangled guitars and heat-shimmer organs” – Q Magazine

“Fusing shoegaze tapestries to a post-punk framework, the band’s songwriting has an Anglophile streak – think New Order, Ride or Swervedriver – but there’s also something deeply North American” – Clash Music

“Young Canadian band Slow Down Molasses blow more than a few minds with a brief but often spectacular set in a small room at the Prince Albert pub. There’s a more than passing musical resemblance to the War on Drugs in what they play, which several times also makes you think this is the kind of sound Toy might be after, achieved with half the grooming and a lot less hair flicking” – Allan Jones, Uncut

“Their spirit of resistance breathes sonic and emotional weight… springs forth as immediately memorable and timeless” – The Line Of Best Fit

Formed in 2006 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Slow Down Molasses rank among Western Canada’s finest musical exports. Their third album, 100% Sunshine, will be released on September 2, 2016 on Noyes Records, and forges new sonic territory for the band while retaining their unique hybrid of ’90s Anglophilia and contemporary Canadian rock. 2015’s Burnt Black Cars was hailed as “drug-drenched psych-pop” by Q magazine and “immediately memorable and timeless” by The Line of Best Fit, with the band going on to share the stage with Swervedriver, Built to Spill, Preoccupations (fka Viet Cong), Wildbirds & Peacedrums, and the Besnard Lakes. Veterans of...

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Past Gigs Slow Down Molasses

  • 11 | 2016 TBA TBA
  • 10 | 2016 Regina O'Hanlons
  • 10 | 2016 Calgary Nite Owl
  • 10 | 2016 Edmonton UP+DT Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Montreal Pop Montreal Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Toronto Monarch Tavern
  • 09 | 2016 Saskatoon Amigo's Cantina
  • 09 | 2016 Tilburg, Netherlands Incubate Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Tilburg, Netherlands Incubate Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Tilburg, Netherlands Incubate Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Tilburg, Netherlands Incubate Festival
  • 09 | 2016 Berlin, Germany Culture Container
  • 09 | 2016 Hamburg, Germany Kukuun
  • 09 | 2016 Cardiff, Wales The Moon Club
  • 08 | 2016 Larmer Tree Gardens End of the Road Festival
  • 08 | 2016 Oxford, England The Cellar
  • 08 | 2016 London, England The Sebright Arms
  • 06 | 2016 Gimli, Mb Real Love Festival
  • 06 | 2016 Regina The Exchange w/ The Besnard Lakes
  • 06 | 2016 Rocky Mountain House, Ab Frog Fest
  • 06 | 2016 Saskatoon Amigo's w/ Built to Spill
  • 10 | 2015 Saskatoon Amigos w/ Dilly Dally
  • 10 | 2015 New York City CMJ Music Marathon
  • 08 | 2015 Saskatoon The Capitol
  • 08 | 2015 Montreal Case Del Popolo - Passovah Festival
  • 08 | 2015 Toronto Camp Wavelength w/ Holy Fuck, Do Make Say Think, The Wooden Sky & more
  • 08 | 2015 London Rum Runners
  • 08 | 2015 Toronto secret!
  • 08 | 2015 Windsor Phog lounge
  • 06 | 2015 Saskatoon Sasktel Saskatchewan Jazzfest w/ New Pornographers and Viet Cong
  • 05 | 2015 Edmonton Starlite w/ Swervedriver
  • 05 | 2015 Calgary Sled Islane w/ Swervedriver
  • 05 | 2015 Edmonton Wunderbar
  • 05 | 2015 Saskatoon Amigos
  • 05 | 2015 Regina The German Club
  • 04 | 2015 Montreal O Patro Vys
  • 04 | 2015 Ottawa Mugshots
  • 04 | 2015 Toronto Canadian Music Week
  • 03 | 2015 Austin, Tx SXSW
  • 03 | 2015 Austin, Tx SXSW
  • 03 | 2015 Austin,. Tx SXSW
  • 03 | 2015 Austin, Tx SXSW

Discography Slow Down Molasses

  • 2016 100% Sunshine Album | Noyes Records
  • 2015 Burnt Black Cars Album | Culvert Music / Kutu Music
  • 2011 Walk Into The Sea Album | Independent

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Origin

  • Saskatoon CA

Founded

  • 2007

Members

  • Tyson McShane guitar/vocals
  • Chris Morin bass/guitar
  • Levi Soulodre guitar/bass
  • Aaron Scholz guitar/synth
  • Jordan Kurtz drums