Federal Lights // Ptarmigan // The Hope State

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Federal Lights // Ptarmigan // The Hope State
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Monarch Tavern says
Friday, February 26
$10, 9pm

Winnipeg’s Federal Lights isn’t a love song kind of band. Rather, songwriter Jean-Guy Roy, pens lyrics that yearn for the romantic. Produced by Rusty Matyas (Imaginary Cities, Sheepdogs), Coeur de Lion (out Jan. 29 2016) finds a sense of beauty by examining the gravity of everyday moments. A song might be about riding transit and overhearing a kid say something obvious that feels profound; it might be about experiencing the harder edges of city life and the emotional toll that can take. What ties it all together is hope – in even the most haunting tracks there’s a morsel of it. “I find it uplifting that there’s some hope in the saddest of situations,” says Roy.

Check out Federal Lights new singles + videos from their latest album Coeur de Lion!

"Into The Ground": https://youtu.be/-ZrbAH_RsAQ

"Amelia": https://youtu.be/GzMUWmI3ihg


Ptarmigan is an indie-folk band based in Toronto and Guelph. Formed in 2010 as a collaboration between old friends, the members of Ptarmigan craft dynamic and highly melodic songs inspired in equal measure by the organic and the fantastic. Emphasizing musicality, inventive songcraft, and creative dialogue between members, their music is at once experimental and familiar. Innovative use of sound and musical form is grounded in the textures and sensibilities of traditional folk music, including a focus on melody, lyrical storytelling, and skillful songwriting.
https://ptarmiganmusic.bandcamp.com/

The Hope State (solo)
A band conceived in Los Angeles, CA, Born in Saskatoon, SK and currently being raised in Toronto, ON. We'll either make you really sad or really happy.
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By: Monarch Tavern