Tegan and Sara present the Let's Make Things Physical Tour with My Midnight Heart, The Courtneys- The Vic June 17 and June 18

Tegan and Sara

Tegan and Sara’s 13-year career has seen them build an avid global following of fans and fellow musicians alike. Their unique ability to bridge the pop and indie worlds has allowed their music to cross all traditional boundaries of genre, from being covered by
The White Stripes to collaborating with superstar DJs such as Tiesto and David Guetta. Having sold nearly 1 million career albums and toured with acts from The Killers to Neil Young, Tegan and Sara have now released their 7th studio album – Heartthrob – as internationally-celebrated songwriters, performers, and artists.---

The Courtneys

All-girl trio The Courtneys deliver a special blend of fuzzy slacker pop that draws comparisons to Pavement, Dinosaur Jr, and The Clean. Sydney Koke (Shearing Pinx) plays driving post punk inspired basslines, while Courtney Loove's jangly washed out guitar lays down blazing solos. Drummer Jen Twynn Payne (of Mac DeMarco's Makeout Videotape) locks everything down with a strong 4/4 presence, and energetic vocals about celebrity men, television shows, and insufficient bank accounts. Their music videos have aired on MuchMusic and Rage, and the track "90210" was featured in an episode of MTVs Awkward in May 2013.
The Courtneys drift back to the sound of the early '90s while reflecting a fun-in-the-sun west coast mentality - delivering a special blend of fuzzy slacker pop that draws comparisons to Sonic Youth, Dinosaur Jr. and The Clean. The musicianship is tight, the hooks are sharp, and the songcraft is dynamic. You gotta hear their latest single "Lost Boys" (available on tape now via Burger Records) and catch 'em on the road this spring with Tegan and Sara - additional US and Canadian dates of their own are in the works; so keep your eyes open! 
The Courtneys stem from Vancouver's thriving music scene - their debut and self-titled full length is on its third pressing after last year's release via Hockey Dad Records. You can also catch it on tape from Burger Records and Gnar Tapes. Recorded over one weekend on Vancouver Island, The Courtneys exudes vibes of the ladies' strong sun-drenched Flying Nun / New Order / 90's grunge influence and has gained critical acclaim from Rookie, Pitchfork, NME, Noisey plus many more.
Introducing The Courtneys:
Jen Twynn Payne - Drums/Lead Vocals
Sydney Koke - Bass/Vocals
Courtney Loove - Guitar/Vocals

My Midnight Heart

MY MIDNIGHT HEART is a sonic exploration of constantly shifting landscapes. Through her music, Puerto Rican/American songwriter Angélica Marie describes her dreams and nightmares with haunting realism. With intensely vivid lyrics, lush arrangements, and the ever-changing lilt of her voice, Angélica weaves tales of wandering hearts, and whispered secrets. Though her dreamscapes have drawn comparisons with Kate Bush, Bat For Lashes, and Bjork; My Midnight Heart stands a world apart.

"There was never a 'beginning' for My Midnight Heart", Angélica says, "I had been gigging and writing songs as long as I can remember, but eventually I noticed them shifting and taking a more defined shape--so I decided to let go of the acoustic singer/songwriter thing and start a band." Following the direction of her music, the group--then a trio , began playing under Angélica's first name at NYC's rock bars in 2010 with a massive Noise Pop sound. However, the project came to a halt, when Angélica began touring with the Trans Siberian Orchestra in 2011. "Singing with TSO was difficult honestly", she says, "It was such an intense schedule that I really had to put my music completely aside; let it die for a while."

Although the band started performing again after she returned to New York months later, the project didn't fully resurrect until almost a year after a period of concentrated song writing and experimentation. Previously heavily guitar based and strongly influenced by PJ Harvey's "Rid of Me" and The Kills' "No Wow"; Angélica now turned to echoing pianos, dreamy synths, and parred down, washy vocals. "I began to realize that the songs and the sound weren't really about 'me' anymore." Angélica comments, "They had taken the shape of something darker inside me. I knew couldn't call the band 'Angélica' anymore."

My Midnight Heart takes it's name from the first single "Midnight Heart". "It was the first thing I thought of when someone asked me what I was calling the project--and probably just because it's in the first line of the lyrics." Angélica says, "But now it seems perfect to me." My Midnight Heart is about the dreams and fears hidden deep inside us. Things we hide even from ourselves. "And when you say "My Midnight Heart", it becomes 'yours'. The name forces you to identify with the music. That's what it's all about", Angélica adds, "Empathy."

Puerto Rican singer/songwriter Angelica Allen creates music that is profoundly pop undercut with a surrealism that speaks to the subconscious. Through her project, My Midnight Heart, we enter a world comprised of layered vocals, dreamy synths, and the foreboding cadences of forgotten rituals.

My Midnight Heart’s debut Chest Of Hearts EP was released last fall to critical acclaim and today she kicks off a national tour with Tegan and Sara in Minneapolis, MN. It also includes a hometown NYC show at Hammerstein Ballroom!

Don’t miss your chance to see My Midnight Heart’s epic live show in a city near you and stay tuned for info on a new release coming soon!
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