SaskMusic // M for Montreal 2020

SaskMusic // M for Montreal 2020

November 18-20/20

by SaskMusic

November 16, 2020 in SaskMusic News

M for Montreal is back for its 15th year, offering a unique virtual edition for industry professionals, November 18-20/20.

M for Montreal is internationally renowned for its showcase festival and conference held annually in November, as well as for its recurring satellite events in the main music markets around the world. M for Montreal orchestrates pivotal windows of opportunity for artists as well as essential business development rendez-vous for the local and international music industry

SaskMusic staff will be participating online to build connections with industry colleagues, attend conference activities and garner support our Saskatchewan showcasing artists, The Garrys and Patient Hands. These two export-ready artists were selected by M for Montreal organizers after applying directly through the festival’s own submission process. SaskMusic then facilitated the filming of live performances by the artists using local venues and crew, to create unique viewing experiences for conference delegates. These M showcase performances will be premiered and available to registered M badge holders only from Friday November 20 at 2pm EST until Sunday November 22 at 11:45pm EST.

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Patient HandsThe Garrys

Saskatchewan artists – Official M for Montreal showcases:

Patient Hands is the solo-project of ambient musician & songwriter Alexander Stooshinoff. Drawing inspiration from artists such as Grouper, Robbie Basho, and Éliane Radigue, his live show incorporates eurorack modular synthesis, fingerstyle guitar, vocals, and fixed media in the form of drones and field recordings.Early 2020 saw a special Japanese edition of "Stoic" released on Japan's Moonworks label, as well as a 13-date Japanese tour. Patient Hands' sophomore effort, "There Are No Graves Here," will be released November 18 on Moonworks.

Patient Hands was the recipient of Experimental or Contemporary Artist of the Year at the 2019 Saskatchewan Music Awards.

The Garrys bring together layered 3-part blood harmonies, hazy sun-bleached melodies, vintage guitar tones, and syncopated surf beats to create a unique doom-wop sound, dripping with nostalgia and winning over audiences of all ages -- some of whom just have to ask, “Why haven’t The Garrys been on any Tarantino soundtracks yet?” Their wide appeal has put them on bills with the hippest indie rock bands, alongside boot-stomping country acts, in front of barefooted folk festival audiences, and into ear-splitting dive bar shows sandwiched by psych bands. Their music is likely to either leave you with an urge to do the Watusi, bittersweet thoughts about slow-dancing with your middle school crush, or a nagging feeling that it’s not quite safe to go back into the water.

For Halloween 2020, they released an original live score for the cult silent film 'Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages' (1922). Working with producer Dallas Good (of The Sadies) to record their next full-length offering, the upcoming “Get Thee To A Nunnery” has a planned release of spring 2021, and will once again pay homage to The Garrys’ roots, telling stories bourne out of windswept surroundings and rural prairie decay while drawing on a diverse crop of influences including Dick Dale, Ennio Morricone, Kurt Vile, France Gall, and Los Saicos.