Roll Call Records Sign Royal Canoe
The band garnered serious buzz at the 2012 CMJ Music Marathon, where KCRW named them the "Sleeper Hit" of the festival, stating "their super inventive sound is unbelievably rich and catchy," and landed on "Best of CMJ" lists from Consequence of Sound, New York Times and more.
In 2012, Royal Canoe released two EPs (Purple & Gold, Extended Play) which both received critical acclaim.
Royal Canoe is a group of musicians on a mission to construct ambitious, inventive music. Armed with falsettos, guitars, effects pedals, tambourines, shakers, two drummers and a six-keyboard super-weapon, their sound is thick with catchiness, rich in rhythm and are consistently pushing against the boundaries of pop music. The band is Matt Peters (vocals, keyboards, acoustic guitar), Bucky Driedger (electric guitar, vocals), Matt Schellenberg (keyboards, vocals), Brendan Berg (bass, keyboard, vocals), Derek Allard (drum kit), Michael Jordan (electronic drums).