Taken By Canadians
Continuing to soar high above the golden coast with genre-defying sincerity and timeless Rock & Roll, Taken By Canadians third release, Self Titled (Blind Owl) is a starkly beautiful and vitreous immersion into the unmistakable swagger of Southern California. (Imagine Sticky Fingers performed in its entirety by The Velvet Underground at A Flaming Lips concert.) Determined to put songwriting before genre and heart before perfection, Self Titled was recorded straight to 2” tape at Lost Ark Recording Studio, capturing the urgency of the band’s live performances.
After forming in 2012 around the roaring transparency of Ambrosini’s songwriting, the group quickly gained major regional attention, including regular airplay at 91X FM. With three albums under their belt and the wind at their backs, Taken By Canadians are leading a new era of California Rock & Roll, one that is flagrantly honest, elegantly melodic, blissfully contrary and loud as all hell. Because classic rock wouldn’t sound classic if it were made today and Taken By Canadians ain’t singing about yesterday.