Canadian Invasion

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As if handed some imaginary baton from the late, great Bigger Lovers, the five-piece Canadian Invasion has inherited the title of Philadelphia’s best power-pop band. The proof is in sophomore album Three Cheers For The Invisible Hand (Transit Of Venus), a smartly written critique of—and ode to—suburbia. Three Cheers doesn’t rock the suburbs with rote teenage angst or anti-sprawl tirades, however; the voice of singer/guitarist Andy Canadian is coming from inside the ranch house, detailing the funny and sad lives of the members of an American family lost in their own bland anonymity. The clever lyrical conceit is held up by sturdy guitar-pop songwriting; Canadian Invasion sounds like Fountains Of Wayne with considerably less cheese, swapping regressive teenage fantasies and gimmicky Cars keyboards for Kinks-like character sketches and Teenage Fanclub guitar chime. -- Magnet Magazine

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ARTIST INFO

NAME
Canadian Invasion

FROM
Jersey, Philadelphia PA

INFLUENCES
Catholic guilt, REM, Ultra-violent 80s action films, The Beatles, good pitching, 60s tube amps, Twin Peaks, Fleer baseball cards, one hand clapping, slow decay of American values, sod rustling in a cool suburban breeze

CONTACT
andy@canadianinvasion.org
www.canadianinvasion.org
www.myspace.com/atcoghost

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