At the heart of Bend Sinister sits singer 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. His song writing draws from a wealth of influences and he is as equally at home softly singing over a piano ballad as he is wailing over crushing drums and guitars. Not to be outshined however, 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 player Joseph Blood and bassist Matt Rhode. Although often categorized as a “prog” band, the group strives to be more than just guitar solos and technique. While always looking to challenge themselves as players and writers, the band also tries to keep a classic pop sensibility in mind. “There are definitely ‘holy grails’ in terms of pop writing” says Joseph Blood, “records that perfectly balance songwriting with concepts, the Beach Boys and the Beatles did it and newer bands like Dr Dog or the Flaming Lips are able to get close. I think that’s where Bend Sinister hopes to get as each record goes by.”
PandaCorn is the lovechild of dance floor fantasy and unabashed lyricism with a kick-drum heartbeat and rock n roll soul. It is the brilliant result of the combined creative restlessness of a country sweetheart and a ’70s-inspired guitar hero. Imagine Neko Case jamming with The Pixies.
Originating early December 2013, Tangean Wall came together from necessity of three individuals who were fed up with unprofessional lifestyles. Taking the heart and soul of Lords Kitchner and the creative constructs of a 18 year old, we are like the supergroup nobody heard of, ready to bring life to the deadest areas you have to offer!