Tallest to Shortest
with Mandaku and Pine Barrens
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TALLEST TO SHORTEST
Tallest to Shortest surfs genres and bends rules with unpredictable, reckless abandon. The power trio turns heads at every show and then makes those heads bounce with gratitude.
Made up of members of The Uncas, Red Ram, Switchmen and The Fails – Sean Brewer, Mark Feduk and Corey Motz never fail to sway the crowd. Brewer and Feduk are no strangers to the Canadian music scene, having toured the country multiple times with previous bands. The experience garnered from these endeavours has helped create Tallest to Shortest.
This band is about getting back to basics and simply writing catchy, crafty tunes and then belting them out in a fresh way that almost anyone can get behind. On one tune you may hear grungy rock mixed with hip-hop beats and then Tallest to Shortest will blindside you with a pop-punk ditty that breaks into an alt-country bridge. This band doesn’t have an identity crisis though – there is a consistent theme of mayhem and catchiness that runs throughout their repertoire.
Tallest to Shortest released its debut, self-titled E.P. in the spring of 2015 and has received positive reviews and campus radio play in various Canadian cities. The band will be touring throughout western Canada and working on a full length album over the rest of 2015. Don’t miss Tallest To Shortest on the road.
After playing several instruments in several projects over the years I have stumbled upon a sound that I am proud to call Mandaku. At its core Mandaku isn't far from what I have always done, only this time the sound is lead by an Irish Bouzouki or Mandolin. Such instruments instantly give the music a sort of compelling brightness to what might have been something more aggressive. At first listen you might say it’s some sort of Alternative Folk music. And you might be right. But let it be known that Mandaku is not born of folk. Its influences would more likely include genres of the Chiptune, Progrock, MTV unplugged variety. The stripped down version, called Mandaku Instrumentals, features only a mandolin and acoustic guitar and lends itself quite nicely to more formal affairs and wedding ceremonies. The full band experience however is so versatile that it is able to play harmoniously alongside musical outfits of countless backgrounds and styles. Either way I believe it safe to say that both Mandaku’s music and its performances are inspired and finally ready to be heard.
- Daniel John Jaycock
Edmonton-based band made up of former members of Krang and other rad bands. Their monumental wall of sound evokes images of Crazy Horse riding a fiery hovercraft on a blazing hot sandy dune.