Len (band)

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Len
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active
  • 1991–2005
  • 2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Members
Past members
  • Brendan Canning
  • Planet Pea
  • Drew "You're You" Lidkea
  • Drew MacEachern
  • Jody Mayne
  • Mike Ramsay
  • Craig Bennett
  • Matt Kelly
  • Malcolm Sweeney

Len is a Canadian alternative rock duo from Toronto, Ontario. The band consists of siblings Marc Costanzo (vocals, guitar) and Sharon Costanzo (vocals, bass) and a revolving lineup of touring and studio musicians.

History

After releasing their hit single "Steal My Sunshine" in 1999, the pair were nominated for a 2000 Juno Award as best new group.[1] Len was never able to repeat this success, but continued to release albums until 2005 before a seven-year hiatus.

During the height of their popularity, the band's lineup included Brendan Canning,[2][3] who co-founded the indie rock band Broken Social Scene shortly after leaving Len.

The group became active again in 2011.

Discography

Studio albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
CAN
[4]
UK
[5]
US
[6]
Superstar
  • Release date: November 1995
  • Label: Funtrip Records
Get Your Legs Broke
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Funtrip Records
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
(US: Gold)
32 177 46
The Diary of the Madmen
  • Release date: April 19, 2005
  • Label: Venus Corp.
It's Easy If You Try
  • Release date: October 16, 2012
  • Label: EMI

Promotional albums

Title Details Peak chart
positions
CAN
[7]
UK
[5]
US
[6]
We Be Who We Be
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Linus Entertainment

Extended plays

  • Len (1992)

Singles

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[8]
UK
[5]
US
[9]
1994 "Slacker" Superstar
1995 "Candy Pop"
"Showoff"
1996 "Smarty Pants" Get Your Legs Broke
1997 "She's Not"
"Trillion Daze"
1999 "Steal My Sunshine" 3 8 9 You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
"Feelin' Alright"
2000 "Cryptik Souls Crew" 28
"Kids in America" Digimon: The Movie
2002 "Bobby" We Be Who We Be
2003 "It's a Brother Sister Thing" The Diary of the Madmen
2012 "It's My Neighbourhood" It's Easy If You Try

Awards

Ceremony Year Award Song
MuchMusic Video Awards 1999 Best Video "Steal My Sunshine"
Best Pop Video
Favourite Canadian Video

References

  1. ^ Larry LeBlanc (12 February 2000). "Morissette leads Canada's Juno nomination list". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 45–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ "Brendan Canning Something for All of Us - Review of Brendan Canning's Album Something for All of Us". Altmusic.about.com. 2008-07-22. Archived from the original on 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  3. ^ "Video Hangover: "Drinking In L.A." / "Steal My Sunshine"". Stereogum. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Albums". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ a b "John Cafferty Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Albums". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  8. ^ "Results: RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Len Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
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