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May 25, 2009
Dearest friends, family and all you good people who have supported us,
Let me begin by saying THANK YOU (!!!) to every single person who came out to the Mod Club on May 23rd to see us off into band retirement. It was truly an amazing night that we will never forget. I could feel something very special and positive in the air about the night - having been a band for 7 years, playing hundreds of shows, meeting great people, and playing with amazing musicians from all over the world, really culminated in the best way we could imagine. Also thanks to Over The Top Fest and Eric Warner for allowing us to celebrate the occasion as part of the festival, to Oh No Forest Fires and Boys Who Say know for their impassioned sets that night, and to every musician who we were lucky enough to have help us out that night - Chelen Hilmi, Rajiv Thavanathan, Robert Shortill, Peyton Leung, Reg McLean, David Kates and Shawn Jurek - thanks so much! If you were not able to make it to the show for some reason but have supported us in the past, thank you to you as well. You were still there with us. This will be our last email communication as I'm sure you've received too many notes leading up to the show (sorry- we were excited to be with you one last time). Here is where Five Blank Pages lives on ...in you. Please enjoy the music we've created as we've thoroughly enjoyed creating and performing it for you. And pick up a copy of our new 4-song mini-album if you weren't able to get one at the show! Here's info on where to get it, and some links surrounding the final show:
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Noyan, Pinar & Michael
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In becoming acquainted with Toronto, Ontario’s Five Blank Pages, one cannot help but think of the proverbial weekend cottage, indulging in long strolls by a lapping shore or drawing closer to loved ones by camp fire on cool Canadian nights.
The honesty and innocence of Five Blank Pages is conveyed through pop strains of delicate harmonies, bursts of crackling distortion and irresistible melodic hooks – yet it isn’t this that melts your heart as much as the bond this real-life family cultivates on stage. Formed in 2003 in Brampton, Ontario, Five Blank Pages consists of singer/songwriter Noyan Hilmi (vocals, guitars), then girlfriend (now wife), Pinar Ozyetis (vocals, keys), Noyan’s sister Chelen Hilmi, (drums, vocals) and friend of longstanding, Rajiv Thavanathan. Combining expressive melancholic chord structures with often buoyant and uplifting rhythms, Five Blank Pages conjure sketches of artists such as The Weakerthans, Pedro The Lion, Hayden, Death Cab For Cutie, and many East-Coast indie groups of the early 90’s, while recontextualizing this canon with their own originality and mark.
Their debut 6-song EP “Spaces to Occupy and Abandon” (distributed by Universal Music) has allowed the quartet to garner a sizeable following, playing showcases such as the Halifax Pop Explosion, CMW, NXNE, S.C.E.N.E. Fest, Brampton Indie Arts Fest and Over the Top Fest. The long-awaited full-length follow-up, “Last Blush”, is the sonic equivalent of an explosion of indie-pop styling and colour. This said, please don’t misconstrue this band as some calculating denizen of the commercial world of some latter day Partridge Family. This is a group in their earnest creating solemn heartfelt songs that capture the poignancy of Canadian independent lo-fi/hi-fi rock. Understood? Good. Now come warm yourself by the fire.
Sat May 23 2009
TORONTO, Ontario @ The Mod Club Theatre
All ages/licensed. $10 in advance, $12 at the door. OVER THE TOP FEST 2009 with special guests OH NO FOREST FIRES & BOYS WHO SAY NO. We're on at 9pm sharp! Show will be over by 10pm.
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