We Are The City

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We Are The City - Rock Pop Rock Live Act in Vancouver

We Are The City Short Info

We Are the City creates their own brand of pop music. The band’s sophomore release, Violent, is a sonic roller coaster filled with ups and downs, louds and quiets. The title’s implications are both positive and negative, straddling the line between the beautiful and the abrasive and encompassing the full scope of We Are the City’s musical maximalism. Violent has garnered positive reviews from Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Exclaim!, and many more as well as premieres on Noisey, Huffington Post, MuchMusic, Chart Attack, CBC.

High school friends Cayne McKenzie (vocals/keyboards) Andrew Huculiak (drums) and David Menzel (guitar) began plotting this album almost as soon as the first one was done. Their future looked bright, as they won $150,000 in January of 2010 by placing first in 102.7 The Peak's prestigious PEAK Performance Project contest. Things got put on hold, however, after Menzel left the band in the summer of 2010. The new songs were abandoned, and We Are the City released their stopgap High School EP in 2011. Although not the album they originally envisioned, High School earned rave reviews and helped to expand their following, with The Vancouver Sun giving it five stars and declaring it a mini masterwork.

Most recently, they have finished Violent, a feature-length film written by We Are the City and filmed by Vancouver's Amazing Factory Productions in Norway. With a script penned entirely in Norwegian despite the fact that the band members don't speak the language this subtitled film is a companion piece to the record; the score utilizes melodic motifs from the songs, while the story shares themes with the lyrics. The film goes as a companion to the record, but it's not a must-have. They both stand alone. They've received Best Canadian Film and Best BC Film from the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF).

We Are the City creates their own brand of pop music. The band’s sophomore release, Violent, is a sonic roller coaster filled with ups and downs, louds and quiets. The title’s implications are both positive and negative, straddling the line between the beautiful and the abrasive and encompassing the full scope of We Are the City’s musical maximalism. Violent has garnered positive reviews from Vancouver Sun, Georgia Straight, Exclaim!, and many more as well as premieres on Noisey, Huffington Post, MuchMusic, Chart Attack, CBC.

High school friends Cayne McKenzie (vocals/keyboards) Andrew Huculiak (drums) and David Menzel (guitar) began plot...

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Past Gigs We Are The City

  • 11 | 2014 Victoria, BC, Canada After Halloween Show
  • 08 | 2014 Squamish, BC, Canada Squamish Music Festival
  • 03 | 2014 Austin, Texas, USA SXSW

Discography We Are The City

  • 2013 Violent Album |
  • 2011 Mourning Song/Morning Song EP |
  • 2011 High School Album |
  • 2009 In A Quiet World Album |

Media

  • Video We Are The City — Baptism (...
  • Sound

Origin

  • Vancouver CA

Founded

  • 2008

Members

  • Cayne McKenzie vocals/keyboards
  • Andrew Huculiak drums
  • David Menzel guitar

Downloads / Press Releases