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Yes We Mystic

A five-piece group from Winnipeg, Yes We Mystic grabs ideas and aesthetics from all over the map and ventures to morph them into something entirely different. They take their favorite bits of folk, rock, and R&B, hurl strings and mandolins together with synthesizers, pedals, and samples, and come up with music that can mellow and groove but climb in an instant to towering, frenzied heights. Throwing opposites together creates a space. Yes We Mystic prides itself in living in these spaces.

In 2014, Yes We Mystic toured the country multiple times on their Head in the Sand release Floods and Fires, including highlight performances at NXNE, M for Montreal, and Breakout West, sharing the stage with Dan Mangan. Amidst the touring and writing, they found time to record a 7” record entitled Vestige with John Paul Peters (Tanya Tagaq, Royal Canoe) mixed by Jonathan Anderson (Aidan Knight, We Are the City, Andy Shauf) which was released in May to nationwide acclaim. 2015 will be their biggest year yet. Besides releasing Vestige, they have completed work on their debut LP and will tour across Canada many more times.

Their 2013 EP Floods and Fires was hailed as “a complexly orchestrated masterpiece of the blossoming indie folk genre” (Willow Grier, Beatroute Magazine). Yet it was in Vestige that Yes We Mystic began to reveal what they had long been planning. music with the same heart, but with a different face. The folk of Floods is an element still incorporated, if de-emphasized, in their newer work. by approaching genre as a tool rather than a barrier, a wider swath of sounds is available to convey the same style and emotion that the band has valued since the start. The result of this “fearless creative energy” (Sarah Murphy, Exclaim Magazine), was hailed as “simply gorgeous” (Julijana Capone, Beatroute Magazine). Their debut record was recorded this summer in Montreal by Jace Lasek (Besnard Lakes, Patrick Watson, Wolf Parade,
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