The DoneFors | Canadian Independent Band | Lush Life Below the Poverty Line | Award Winning Album | How to have sex with Canadians

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The DoneFors – You can forgive this eclectic (sm)art/pop quartet for their new album’s rather presumptuous title — this is, after all, the band that titled their debut album How to Have Sex With A Canadians…singer/songwriter Janine Stoll and partner Paul MacDougall are the creative go-to’s of this incessantly clever, always unpredictable Toronto outfit // Release: Award Winning Album (Just Out in Canada; US: TBA) // Sounds like: the band has a self-described “Canadiana Vanguard” sound: “a musical expression that spans genres, stretches boundaries, and stays rooted in an instrument’s organic sound”…DoneFors songs draw on some off-kilter pop melodies, jazz-inflected backing, odd time signatures, cabaret folk/pop harmonies and some engagingly witty lyricism for an album that’s darker in tone that you might expect — but doing the unexpected (and doing it well) is what they’re all about…

Quote:”My favorite records…and favorite bands…are the ones that can give you glimpses of different things in the music, pull from different musical sources and create something…I may be old enough to say that I love the ‘album’ and we live in a day and age where as a band can put out singles and could survive off of one song for an allotted period of time…” — Paul MacDonald // What we like: the Steely-Dan-styled shifting, scattershot rhythms, brass highlights and stream-of-consciousness lyrics of “Shot of You”…the shimmering, chilled “Cherry Season” spins through a maze of can’t-sit-still moods, Stoll’s warm, inviting vocal dancing to it’s own particular drummer…”Berlin”, possibly the most traditionally grounded of the bunch, pulses with a rare steady beat and a comforting lead vocal from MacDougall…