Imagine the ugly love child of Miles Davis and Radiohead...
The Worst Pop Band Ever is a Toronto based group that tries to combine a love of improvisational jazz music and “indie pop”. Whether it be blending acoustic bass with turntables or analog synths with the saxophone, the WPBE sets out to twist and bend both originals and covers, straddling genres and butting heads with expectation.
"Street wise yet substantive... would appeal to fans of Vijay Iyer, Brad Mehldau, or DJ Logic... hip enough and deep enough for jazzers and non-jazzers alike." - Mark J. Turner, All About Jazz "
(They) might be a little weird but they strike a good balance between accessible and creative, and is one that should be checked out by anyone looking for bands like MMW or The Bad Plus."
-Pico, Something Else!
released 21 September 2009
Drew Birston - Bass, Weird Vocalizations
Chris Gale - Sax, Weird Vocalizations
Dafydd Hughes - Keys
Leo37 - turntables
Tim Shia - Drums
Elizabeth Shepherd - Vox on "Close to You"
Rob Ritchie - Guitar on "Pül"
Rhonda Stakich - Vox on "Yesterday's News"
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