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The Sands, Rodney DeCroo

Thu. May 14th 2015 LanaLou's Vancouver BC $10

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The Sands, Rodney DeCroo

The Sands had their The Beast to Bone Release at the China Cloud VancouverBC Feb...
Event can be attended in person In-Person Event
Thu. May 14th 2015 LanaLou's (All Ages)
4:00pm - 12:00pm  Doors at: 7:00pm $10.00

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The Sands had their The Beast to Bone Release at the China Cloud VancouverBC Feb 6th:

"What a fantastic show! Hauntingly beautiful, achingly honest and super cool music performed flawlessly.

Garnering great reviews across the country and beyond, the music of Beast to Bone hits Vancouver.

“Vancouver singer Julie McGeer and cellist/pianist-about-town Peggy Lee have created a charmingly idiosyncratic little keeper in their first joint foray as The Sands. Beast to Bone, produced with the help of West Coast violin iconoclast Jesse Zubot — who helmed Tanya Tagaq’s Polaris Music Prize-winning Animism last year — flutters between indie folk, jazz and experimentalism in beguiling fashion, its breathy vocals and lilting, gossamer melodies belying an undercurrent of toughness that occasionally manifests itself in knotty guitar tones and lyrical darkness. It’s quite a unique piece of work, casting a spell.” Hold On” is pure, sighing, brassy pop pleasure.”
-- Ben Rayner, The Toronto Star

“**** “Astonishing!! Peggy Lee and Julie McGeer have great synergy and they pretty well create a whole new sonic language."
"The Sands brings a new caress of folk and jazz, vivid and fresh.
Brad Simm, Beatroute

"Between them, they have created the most seductive local recording of 2014"
Tom Harrison, The Vancouver Province

".more than enough of meat on Beast To Bone to warrant multiple listens.'
-Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun

“The album has elegance accentuated by the contributions of a crack up team of musicians… eloquently poetic and demure.”
-Gregory Adams, The Georgia Straight

The Sands is a rare confluence of Western Canada's foremost players from the jazz and indie scene including JP Carter (Inhabitants, Destroyer, Dan Mangan), Paul Rigby (Neko Case, AC Newman), Cole Schmidt (Pugs and Crows), Darren Parris (Frazey Ford) and Barry Mirochnik ( Neko Case, Veda Hille).
Collectively, the ensemble comprises over a hundred years of musical experience -- a vintage imbedded in the music.

For Lanalou's we have Julie McGeer vocals, Peggy Lee keys, Paul Rigby guitar, Cole Schmidt guitar, Patrick Metzger bass, Barry Mirochnick drums,

The Sands Web

I little about Rodney.... for his return to the studio as a singer-songwriter after 5 albums, DeCroo has produced something as beautiful on the surface as a dusk-painted reflecting pool, as shadowy below as his own tumultuous psyche. The gap between his inner and outer life has always been slender, but Campfires on the Moon—his debut release with Tonic Records—gives us DeCroo at his most intimate.
The arrangements are fragile—three acoustic instruments and two voices; one glue, one honey—and so is the mood. DeCroo is wrestling with regret, loss, aging, love, memory, death, art—always with his own ongoing recovery embedded in the background. Gradually the album takes on an emotional force all its own, through its combination of quivering intimacy and DeCroo’s greatest natural resource—his poetry.



The Sands
indiefolkrockexperimentaljazz from Vancouver BC
Available for Shows/Gigs
Rodney DeCroo

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The Sands, Rodney DeCroo @ LanaLou's May 14 2015 - Dec 1st @ LanaLou's

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