Published Oct 05, 2009Naming your band after a Vladimir Nobokov novel might be a risky wager, but progressive indie rock outfit Bend Sinister have made their namesake work, or at least it hasn't done them any harm. And next month, the BC boys will be hopping in a van and hitting the highway with Young Galaxy for a tour across Western Canada.
Since the release of Bend Sinister's sophomore full-length, Stories of Brothers, Tales of Lovers, they have been hard at work: headlining the Dawson City Music Festival in the Yukon, getting nominated for a CBC Radio 3 Bucky Award and writing new songs for their third full-length album, which they hope to record in early 2010.
The band were also selected as one of the top 20 finalists - out of more than 450 applicants - in the PEAK Performance Project: a competition coined as "British Columbia's largest musical talent search" in an effort to help foster the national careers of three emerging BC artists each year.
The public will get the opportunity to choose the project's winners throughout the PEAK Performance Concert Series, which kicks off October 15.
In the meantime, here are Bend Sinister's tour dates with Young Galaxy:
10/18 Winnipeg, MB - Pyramid
10/19 Regina, SK - The Exchange
10/20 Medicine Hat, AB - The Ottoman Empire
10/22 Calgary, AB - Broken City
10/24 Victoria, BC - The Lucky Bar
10/25 Nanaimo, BC - The Queen's Hotel
10/28 Vancouver, BC - The Biltmore Cabaret
10/29 Kelowna, BC - Habitat
10/30 Edmonton, AB - Brixx