Where We Are Today
Paint was formed by singer/guitarist and social activist Robb Johannes in Toronto in 2009. They quickly accumulated critical praise and a devoted audience for their infectiously energetic live performances and shoegaze-pop hooks. Since the release of their debut Can You Hear Me?, they have played over 100 shows including North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, Hamilton Music Awards and New Music West, and been voted a listener-favourite on 102.1 The Edge. Paint's new album, Where We Are Today, was recorded and produced by Ian Smith at Catherine North Studios (City and Colour, Feist, Gord Downie) and mastered by Joe Lambert in Brooklyn, NY (Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, Social Distortion, Bright Eyes, The Trews). Influenced by Britpop and New Wave, Where We Are Today is dynamic and pop-focused. It's a step away from the 'wall of sound,' and towards more intricate and mature musicality and songwriting. 'Combining UK-flavoured pop-jangle with an indie-rock swagger, this is an ode to hook-driven gems with splashes of exuberant energy, soaring melodies, and a star-crossed retro spirit.' - The Lonely Vagabond 'The harmonies alongside pop hooks really drive the sound, balanced with an indie rock edge... (Paint) delivered their pop rock sound with enthusiasm and skill.' - Rachel Gordon, Buying Shots For Bands 'Paint's music can be an exclamation point to the world. But in it's quietest moments it is introspective and haunting... Can Paint be the next U2?' - Joe Mac, Midnight Matinee.