Royal Canoe @ Cameo Gallery (Brooklyn, NY)
Words by Matthew Schuchman and Evan La Ruffa
Images by Matthew Schuchman and Armando Alvarez
Royal Canoe were in town and we wanted to have a listen. Between the Bedford L stop and the Williamsburg Waterfront on North 6th street, lies a little nook called Cameo. Walk in the doors and you’ll find a bar surrounded by a handful of wooden tables, and not much else. Head past a curtain in the back and into the single white door beyond the bathroom, and you’ll find yourself in the Cameo Gallery, an intimate performance space with a two foot raised stage, underneath a simple yet captivating ceiling fixture made of woolen string.
On Tuesday July 2nd, experimental Canadian rockers, Royal Canoe packed their myriad of electronic to analog instruments onto the Cameo Gallery stage for a special show filled with energetic highs and mellow breaks. The band hails from Winnipeg and recently released ‘Today We’re Believers“, a record in which they play every part you hear on the record, live on stage. It’s impressive, and their sound is wide-ranging. Royal Canoe sounds like a variety of great bands, which makes their ability to do it all, incredibly impressive. IPMM is squarely on their bandwagon, and they deserve it. Their upcoming nationwide tour was kicked off with a few shows on the East Coast to coincide with the vinyl release of TWB, and digital will be released in September.
Let your ears have a taste:
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