"...catchy and beautiful and brilliant" -Vague Space '...if Noah Lennox spent his childhood at the Renaissance Fair and hung out with a lot of classical musicians and Alec Onsworth.' -Elena Levin, Elephantitis "definitely an act to keep an eye on" -Oceans Never Listen 'All the f***ing hipsters or whatever you call them in your respective country will be bumming this band pretty soon.' -No Name-Bebop 'The band's quirky pop-rock-esque sound has caught the ear of a number of music aficionados, and catching them in such a small venue this early in their career should be a real treat...' -Capital Sounds '..one of the best bands I've heard this year.' -Assorted Jazzbeans '...recalls images of Neutral Milk Hotel and Grizzly Bear... a unique sonic experience.' -B3nson Recording Group 'It is only a question of time until they sign to some credible label and are given even more appreciation.' -Let's Pretend We're Bunny Rabbits [Sweden] 'These guys deliever... Guenevere even sounds like it wouldn't be out of place on The Aeroplane Over The Sea... It's a bit lazy to call this folk, it feels more than that, this almost sounds like what I wanted Arcade Fire to sound like...' -These Archives Are Monuments 'Take a pinch of Neutral Milk Hotel's bracing songcraft, add hefty helpings of sonic whitewash à la Sigur Ros, pepper that with a sprinkling of Polyphonic Spree-esque irreverence, and you have something roughly approximating The Crown Vandals. The freakier-than-thou duo has generated a healthy amount of buzz in it's adopted hometown of Montréal, eliciting comparisons to each of the three aforementioned acts as well as freak-folk's reigning weirdo Devendra Banhart.' -Seven Day Vermont The two Tims - Beeler and Keen - are from opposite sides of the world, and following a chance meeting in Montreal their quirky freak-folk-pop-rock music has quickly caught the public eye. Within weeks of recording, their music received attention from blogs and critics all over the world, including Said The Gramophone. With an average age of 19, these two young musicians have insight and ability beyond their years. Hailing from the rustic hillsides of Southern New Hampshire, Tim Beeler's (vocals/acoustic guitar) catchy acoustic tunes draw on his folk roots while his cryptic and inventive lyricism--as well as his curious third nipple--put the "freak" in "freak-folk." Tim was raised by wolves, giving him his characteristic "wolf-like" lisp. While this speech impediment is quite obvious (and debilitating) in conversation, it does not affect him while he is singing. Tim is forced to sing his everyday conversations in order to avoid constant humiliation. He hopes to someday return to his wolf kind. Tim Keen (violin/drums/bass/synth/backing vocals) is a long way from home. A native of Melbourne, Australia, Tim, despite being only 19, has 14 years of classical training in as many instruments as you can name. As a young violinist and percussionist, he has played solo, in bands, and in orchestras on stages all over Australia. As well as his extensive solo work, which is influenced by Dirty Three, Sufjan Stevens and Radiohead, he has composed and performed scores for plays ranging in style from Shakespeare to postmodernism. As hard as it may be to believe, he was not cool in high school. He was recently described by two separate blogs as "from New Zealand". Influenced equally by the quirky, overdriven folk of Elephant 6 bands, the violin stylings of the Dirty Three, the gripping lyricism of Destroyer and Jeff Mangum, combined with a penchant for sing-alongs, catchy melodies, and evocative vocals, The Crown Vandals do folk like no-one else.