Yes We Mystic at Halifax Pop Explosion

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October 20, 2017 - October 20, 2017 - 7:00 pm (B3J 2B5 Halifax Canada)

Winnipeg’s Yes We Mystic brings their intense, cinematic art rock to Halifax for the very first time.

October 20th, 7:00 PM at The Carlton //


“utterly enthralling’ – Laura Stanley, Exclaim!

“a creative tour de force” – Judith Lynch, CBC Music

“immersive and consuming” – Mike Bell, Calgary Herald

“art pop transformers” – Julijana Capone, BeatRoute Magazine

“[an] intoxicating mix of heartrending and exhilarating sounds” – The Ottawa Citizen

Delivering at times like a dive into a dark, warm ocean, and at others like a blast of icy water on bare skin, Yes We Mystic is a dynamic and emotional musical powerhouse originating out of Winnipeg, Canada. Approaching genre as a tool rather than a barrier, the band takes instruments, ideas, and sounds from wherever they can to craft something that is all at once exhilarating, heartrending, pummelling, and grand. Hurling rock together with folk, hip-hop, and R&B, strings and mandolins together with synthesizers, pedals, samples, and vocal effects, they come up with songs that can mellow and groove but climb in an instant to towering, frenzied heights. Throwing opposites together has been a practice that they keep coming back to. The result is both unconventional and weirdly relatable.

Praised as “the purest orchestral pop”, and charged with a “fearless creative energy”, Yes We Mystic has in recent years become a steadily growing force on the Canadian indie scene. Touring tirelessly across Canada since the 2013 release of their “complexly orchestrated masterpiece” (Willow Grier, Beatroute) debut EP Floods and Fires, they have since performed in 10 countries, including shows at SXSE, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, NXNE, M for Montreal, Breakout West, and the Orange Blossom Special. Their HPX appearance comes as they wind down promotion for their 2016 album Forgiver. They will perform new music as well as selections from Forgiver, which was produced in Montreal and Winnipeg by Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Patrick Watson, Land of Talk).