Backrow Records, a student-operated, not-for-profit, independent record label out of Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario is set to release their first album; Anderson Council’s Under Auditorium EP on Friday, April 3, 2009. The six-song EP not only marks the first release for Backrow Records, but also the first for Anderson Council; a psychedelic-influenced, independent, Canadian jam band. Backrow Records will be hosting the Under Auditorium release, with an acoustic performance from the band, at E.P. Taylors Pub in Oshawa on Friday, April 3 at 6 pm.
Backrow Records’ aim is to bring local talent to the forefront of the Durham region music scene. The debut release from Anderson Council will be the first CD ever to be recorded, distributed, and released by the label. The release is part of Rock N’ Reel 2009, an annual music and film festival also put on by the Music Business Management students at Durham College. After the release party, the band will perform as a full band with One Divided and London Swagger later that night at E.P. Taylors.
The album combines rock and funk influences, ranging from Pink Floyd to Jack White, with hook-laded choruses and achieved musicianship. The four-piece group from Ajax, Ontario has been recording at the student-run Push Play Studios at Durham College and is poised to increase their profile amongst the indie rock scene. Stand out tracks from the six-song EP include “Pinned & Posted”, “Amanda Lynne”, and the instrumental track “Wake-Up Wonder”. Under Auditorium was mastered by producer Iain McPherson (“DJ Iain”), whose credits include remixes for U2 and Madonna.
The Backrow Records release of Under Auditorium will take place on Friday, April 3 at E.P. Taylors, located at 2000 Simcoe Street North in Oshawa, Ontario. The album release begins at 6 pm with a special acoustic performance of the album, followed by opportunities to speak with the band and members of the label. Anderson Council will also be performing a full band set later that night at E.P. Taylor’s as part of Rock N’ Reel 2009.