The Most Serene Republic @ Mercury Lounge 8-24-05
The Most Serene Republic

Above photo from kathryn's set at Flickr

The Most Serene Republic "About three years ago, and virtually out of nowhere, Broken Social Scene appeared like some refreshingly talented blip on the indie music radar. Until this rogue band of Canadians started popping up on so many "wish I'd heard of them last year" lists, it was no stretch to say that not many people (especially outside of Canada) had heard of Arts & Crafts Productions.

Now, a mere three years after the fact, BSS has been elevated to household name status in new rock circles, played massive festivals like Coachella, and has a highly anticipated new album set to drop in the fall. As such, Arts & Crafts has expanded somewhat, offering up releases from other bands such as Stars, Feist and Apostle of Hustle. Each has garnered its own respective heaps of critical praise, but each has also contained a member of BSS, as have all A&C artists. That is, until The Most Serene Republic." [Popmatters]

The MSR CD is called Underwater Cinematographer. You can buy it at Insound.

* Music for Robots has a CD Review & MP3.
* Prefix also reviewed the CD.
* Sixeyes as well.
* HeartonaStick reviewed their show at Mercury Lounge.
* Coolfer said they played a great set.
* Loose Record says good show too.
* They're doing well in the Canadian Charts

The Most Serene Republic is touring with Metric. That means you can see them at Bowery Ballroom in NY on October 5th, and at Southpaw in Brooklyn on the 6th. They're also at Hiro Ballroom for CMJ as part of the Arts & Crafts 2005 showcase.