ARTS & CULTURE
NOV. 19 - 25, 2009
Sex. Drugs. Glory and dancing. You Say Party! We Say Die! at the eBar ZACK MACRAE The eBar was alive last Thursday night as Think About life and You Say party! We Say Die! played to what became a sweaty and smelly audience of dancing young people. Headliner, You Say Party, We Say Die came all the way from Vancouver BC in support of their
The new album, released in September is a more focused and produced sound for the band, taking them out of the garage and placing them where they belong in a more full and encompassing sound. new album XXXX . The new album, released in September is a more focused and produced sound for the band, taking them out of the garage and placing them where they belong in a more full and encompassing sound. After several albums and seemingly endless tours the group was looking for some new inspiration for the new album. On
You Say Party! We Say Die! and Think About Life play the eBar last Thursday night. a once in a lifetime opportunity, the band got to tour through China and Japan and found that inspiration. Feeling closer and more uniﬁed, they put out XXXX. Produced by Howard Redekopp, who worked with The New Pornographers on their 2007 Polaris Award winning album Twin Cinema, XXXX gives you a little more substance to sink your teeth into. With lines like “my
heart needs a lap dance” from “Laura Palmer’s Prom,” even in the more sombre moments of the album, how could you resist their attitude? Montreal’s Think About Life opened up the night, and were the best openers I’ve seen at the eBar. Think About Life have a unique sound, fusing pop punk, house and rock into their set; their sound is complimented by hip hop style
sampling set behind exuberant vocalist Martin Cesar’s crooning and dynamic voice. The four piece hyped the crowd from their ﬁrst song, often venturing into the audience to groove and spray silly string. Their new album Family was on sale at the merch table, pressed on beautiful green vinyl, but if you want to ﬁnd this album in stores you will have to wait until May 26 to give your ears the pleasure.
As You Say Party! We Say Die! took the stage, four giant and brightly lit X’s surrounded the band at the front of the dark and narrow corridor that is the eBar. The already hyper crowd really got moving to new tracks from XXXX, including the single “Glory” in which front woman Becky Ninkovic bellows the iconic sounding verse of “Sex. Drugs. Glory.” The crowd went pretty crazy at this point for some reason. The ﬁve piece also played older songs that have been making people dance since the mid 2000s including my personal favourite from their 2005’s album Hit The Floor called “The Gap”. You Say Party! We Say Die! continue on their tour, heading back west bringing energy and their new wave sound to crowds all over Canada.
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