Toronto-based band Tearjerker was born from the shared mindset that allowed for each member to play an equal part in the creative process.
Since 2009, the band has released two albums, an EP, a few remix projects, and a handful of singles, completely independently. The trio released the well-received Hiding EP in 2014, which featured the track “You Can,” that Pitchfork described as “a soccer chant, something huge and relentlessly simple designed to ripple out over festival masses.”
Their newest full-length record, Stay Wild, follows that same homemade ethic that Tearjerker is known for, and since its former label SQE closed its doors earlier in 2015, the band will be releasing the record completely independently.
Stay Wild picks up where Hiding left off, as the band has again created a rich climate of atmospheric noise, that’s more than just distortion.
"The band seems to know they've designed a lethally powerful hook, so they reinforce it with keyboards and a guitar, pumping it full of air until it takes to the sky, a great
big orange blimp floating overhead. " - Pitchfork
With blissed-out melodies and plenty of feedback loops, Tearjerker's Hiding feels like a dreamy chant--totally authentic and exactly the thing you'd want playing on repeat for a full moon celebration or a chill car ride up the PCH." - NYLON
"If Sigur Rós went through a shoegaze period, it would sound a bit like Toronto's
Tearjerker." - Flavorwire
Vocals, Guitar / Micah Bonte
Drums, Sampling / Trevor Hawkins
Guitars, Bass, Keyboards, Vocals / Taylor Shute
PHOTOGRAPHY BY DAN ROBB