Spotlight: Paradise Animals
Meet Paradise Animals.
With Tuesday night’s Red Bull Sound Select coming up, we figured we may as well turn the spotlight on one of the three bands playing the $3 show ($3 assuming, of course, that you RSVP.) But never fear if you can’t see them tomorrow night – they’re also, coincidentally enough, playing NXNE in June alongside these other artists.
Formed: There was general playing together throughout the 2000s in various formats, but the band began taking its more familiar shape in 2011.
Band Members: Mark Andrade (vocals, synth, guitar, bass, drums, electronics) / Gary Pereira (bass, guitar, synth, saxophone, vocals) / Kerri Silva (guitar, drums, vocals)
From: Toronto. We hear that place is very nice.
Album(s): Paradise Animals EP (February 2012)
For Fans Of: M83, Sigur Rós, Peter Gabriel, Yo La Tengo, Nick Drake, Gang of Four, Sun Ra, and synthesizers
Talking Point: Mark Andrade and Gary Pereira first met at the University of Guelph; Kerri Silva knew Andrade in her oh-so-formative teenage years thanks to a family connection.
Badges + wristbands for NXNE 2014 are available here.