Pick A Piper cites elements from various styles of music and blends them together creating an eclectic mixture of groove-able organic indie electronic fusion. Their sound is unique, cohesive, and quickly becoming their own in it’s polyrhythmic plethora. The Toronto Canada based band is made up of multi-instrumentalists Angus Fraser, Dan Roberts, and Brad Weber who also appears live with Caribou. The 3 members hold together the core of the group while many different singers lend their talents to embellish these songs in a verbal manner with warm poetry and soothing tones.
In 2013 Pick a Piper’s self titled debut album was released via Mint Records (CAN), City Slang Records (Germany), and Abandon Building Records (US), containing songs featuring guest vocalists from an array of bands including The Ruby Suns‘ Ryan McPhun, Ra from Braids, and John Schmersal of Vertical Scratchers, Crooks on Tape and touring member of Caribou. It was held in high regard by the likes of Spin, Vice’s Thump, MTV’s hive channel, Pop Matters, Pigeons and Planes, DIY magazine, The Line Of Best Fit, and more…
Pick a Piper returned on April 7th, 2015 with a collection of 16 remixes reimagined by bands and DJs from all over the world. The tracklist contained reworkings from Pick A Piper’s musical friends to whom they’ve become acquainted with over the years. All proceeds from sales were (and still are) donated to The Steve Reid Foundation, a charitable organization, who assists independent artists during times of hardship. It was started by Gilles Peterson and dedicated to the late Jazz Percussionist, Steve Reid.
Remixers included well known artists such as Caribou, Teen Daze, The Ruby Suns, Little People, Sun Glitters, Chancha Via Circuito, and Jeremy Greenspan (Junior Boys), alongside a slew of fresh upcoming artists with whom we will soon become familiar.
Pick a Piper continue to work on their follow-up to their 2013 self-titled album.
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