Down The River: Vancouver Indie Heavyweights The Belle Game, Bear Mountain, and Dralms (plus Toronto’s The Darcys) Pour It On
Four Canadian Bands Rock The Vogue In One High Energy Night
Photography by Christopher Edmonstone
This was a blockbuster night for indie rock fans at Vancouver’s Vogue Theatre. Not surprisingly, it was completely sold out.
How’s this for some stats:
- 4 bands on 1 bill
- 3 of 4 are Vancouver bands (the 4th is Toronto’s The Darcys)
- All 4 bands are celebrating new albums (or at least relatively new: Bear Mountain‘s XO was released August 2012. All others are 2013 releases)
- 3 of 4 are debut albums (The Darcy‘s Warring is their 3rd)
- 1st Christopher Edmonstone photo gallery for VANDOCUMENT. (If you haven’t checked out this incredibly talented & versatile Vancouver-based photog, do it now: edmonstonephotography.com)
- 1 solid night of high energy indie rock n’ roll
The Belle Game
The Belle Game have just released their debut full length, Ritual Tradition Habit. Their single “The River,” is irresistible.
“Bear Mountain’s electro/dance style blends syncopated bass lines and arpeggiated synth chords with live instrumentation and soaring vocals to produce a style that is unmistakeably fresh and powerfully captivating.” (from Bear Mountain’s Bandcamp)
We’re big fans of this band, especially with this repeat-worthy song off their new album (also called ‘The River,’ strangely & awesomely)
Newcomers Dralms, whose debut album Crushed Pleats has literally just been released, is produced by local music & art superstar Andy Dixon.