For four Tuesdays in October, Yes We Mystic will present their intense, cinematic art rock at The Rivoli with special guests.
OCTOBER 10: Little Kid (solo), TV SETS
OCTOBER 17: Sly Why: Kid, Jeremie Albino Music
OCTOBER 24: Will Whitwham (Wilderness of Manitoba), Century Thief
OCTOBER 31: Hungry Lake, Rayannah
Doors 8, Show 9
YES WE MYSTIC
“an utterly enthralling listen” – Laura Stanley, Exclaim!
“[an] intoxicating mix of heartrending and exhilarating sounds” – The Ottawa Citizen
“immersive and consuming” – Mike Bell, Calgary Herald
“art pop transformers” – Julijana Capone, BeatRoute Magazine
Delivering at times like a dive into a dark, warm ocean, and at others like a blast of icy water on bare skin, Yes We Mystic is a dynamic and emotional musical powerhouse originating out of Winnipeg, Canada. Approaching genre as a tool rather than a barrier, the band takes instruments, ideas, and sounds from wherever they can to craft something that is all at once exhilarating, heartrending, pummelling, and grand. Hurling rock together with folk, hip-hop, and R&B, strings and mandolins together with synthesizers, pedals, samples, and vocal effects, they come up with songs that can mellow and groove but climb in an instant to towering, frenzied heights. Throwing opposites together has been a practice that they keep coming back to. The result is both unconventional and weirdly relatable.
Praised as “the purest orchestral pop”, and charged with a “fearless creative energy”, Yes We Mystic has in recent years become a steadily growing force on the Canadian indie scene. Touring tirelessly across Canada since the 2013 release of their “complexly orchestrated masterpiece” (Willow Grier, Beatroute) debut EP Floods and Fires, they have since performed in 10 countries, including appearances at SXSW, NXNE, M for Montreal, The Great Escape, Reeperbahn, Orange Blossom Special, Breakout West, and Big Fun. Their debut album Forgiver was produced by Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Patrick Watson, Land of Talk) and was released last year. At these special Toronto shows, they will be performing brand new music alongside selections from Forgiver.