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band whose members included Julian Kado, Roman Harrison, Livingston Fagan, Aidan Koper, Steven Lappano, Jesse Foster, Michael Rozenberg, and Leon Taheny."A Completely Biased Ranking of the 60 Best Canadian Indie Rock Songs of the 00s Part II"
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Portland, Oregon
-based label Arena Rock Recording Co. Based in
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Toronto
, the bandmembers are from various nearby
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, Richmond Hill, and
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Guelph
. Critics have noted that the music is reminiscent of 1990s indie rock, and, in their "Artist of the Day" feature, ''
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'' magazine compared the band's music to 1990s indie rock band
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. Taheny has cited the band Pavement as a significant influence. Most of the band members contributed to the 2006
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-winning album ''
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'' by
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, which Taheny produced. Their track "I Am the Teacher" has been in rotation at
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, and played on the CBC Radio 3
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podcast
. The band is touring the U.S. and Canada in early 2007. Band member Aidan Koper appeared on the ''
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'', performing a "Stupid Human Trick" in which he contorted his body through a tennis racquet while juggling. No one from the band is
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, and, despite their debut album being named '' Cape Fear'', no band member has been to Cape Fear or has seen the Robert De Niro film -except for Livingston Fagan, but he had nothing to do with the naming or concept of the album.


Discography

*2007: '' Cape Fear'' *2013:
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