Pittsburgh Event

American Songwriter Premieres The First Single From Bend Sinister’s New album, Animals/ Pittsburgh Date March 19

“One helluva-party.”
– Phoenix New Times
“They’ve got a sound and style that is likely to catch on with millions of listeners. The more we spin this the more we dig it.”
– Babysue


Vancouver’s Bend Sinister (Daniel Moxon, Jason Dana, Matt Rhode, Joseph Blood) have partnered up with the folks at American Songwriter to premiere the first single – “Fancy Pants” – off their upcoming album, Animals. The 10-track album will be released on March 11, 2014 via File Under: Music and is the follow up to the band’s critically acclaimed and American debut, 2012’sSmall Fame.  The quartet recorded Animals in San Diego at Signature Sound.  They teamed up with Grammy-nominated producer Joe Marlett who turned out to be a perfect match for the band. He worked closely with them, allowing the band to continue their penchant for infectious melodies mixed with soaring guitars and a crushing B3 organ. Recording in San Diego with Marlett granted the band a renewed sense of creative focus that was channelled into their most ambitious work to date. Bend Sinister cut complex paths through vinyl jungles of classic rock, punk, metal, psychedelic, and pop to emerge victorious with Animals.
Before heading into the studio to begin working on Animals, Bend Sinister had quite a busy 2012-2013.  Their North American tour in support of Small Famebrought them to CMJ and SxSW, as well as other major markets across the U.S.  The band toured constantly behind Small Fame hitting Los Angeles, Portland, Seattle, San Diego, Chicago, Nashville and more. Radio and press became fans of the band instantly.  Bend Sinister saw adds come in across the U.S. including plays on KROQ (Los Angeles), KCXX (San Bernandino), KTCL (Denver), KXTE (Las Vegas) and more.  The band premiered the album on AOL Spinner and with a feature in Alternative Press.  Shortly after they were stopping by and performing at Daytrotter in Iowa, Playboy Radio and AXS TV in Los Angeles, Acoustic Cafe in Ann Arbor and JB TV in Chicago.  Paper Magazine premiered the band’s first video from the album for their song “Quest for Love” which featured adult film star James Deen.  The video was quickly picked up by other outlets seeing additional coverage at Death and Taxes, Alt Sounds, Culture Brats and more.
Bend Sinister plan to tour around the release of Animals and have already confirmed a handful of dates.  Stay tuned for additional dates to be announced shortly!
“Some of the most infectiously hooky songs in recent memory.”
– The Indie Machine
March 18 – Fubar – St. Louis, MO
March 19 – The Smiling Moose – Pittsburgh, PA
March 27 – PJ’S Lager House – Detroit, MI
March 28 – Juniors Sports Bar – Chicago, IL
March 29 – Underground Lounge – Chicago, IL
March 30 – Turf Club – Minneapolos, MN
Bend Sinister is:
Daniel Moxon – Vocals/Piano
Jason Dana – Drums/Percussion
Matt Rhode – Bass
Joseph Blood – Guitar/Vocals