PS I Love You (band)

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PS I Love You
Origin Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Genres indie rock, garage rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Paper Bag, Rocket Girl
Website myspace.com/psiloveyouband
Members Paul Saulnier, vocals/guitar
Benjamin Nelson, drums

PS I Love You are a Canadian indie rock duo based in Kingston, Ontario, consisting of Paul Saulnier on vocals/guitar/bass pedals and Benjamin Nelson on drums.[1] The band is signed to Canadian independent record label Paper Bag Records. The band's is known for its forceful themes, guitar effects, and loud percussion.[2]

History

PS I Love You, a play on lead-singer and guitarist Paul Saulnier's initials, formed in Kingston, Ontario in 2006 as a solo project. Drummer Benjamin Nelson joined in 2008. Saulnier and Nelson had previously worked together in another Kingston band, Magic Jordan. The band gained notoriety as a result of a split 7" with artist Diamond Rings, which led to both groups gaining favourable reviews.[3][4]

The band's debut album, Meet Me at the Muster Station, was released in October, 2010 to favourable reviews from Pitchfork Media,[5] who praised the track "Facelove" as "Best New Music".[6], and also from Exclaim! Magazine, which included it on its list of Top Pop & Rock Albums of 2010.[2] Meet Me at the Muster Station appeared on the !Earshot National Top 50 Chart,[7] and was longlisted for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[8]

Their second album, Death Dreams, was released on May 8, 2012, on Paper Bag Records. The record was also included on the Polaris Prize Long List.[9]

The band released their third studio album, For Those Who Stay, on July 22, 2014, on Paperbag Records.[10]

Band members

Members

Touring members

  • Tim Bruton – bass, rhythm guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2011–present)

Discography

Studio Albums

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Meet Me at the Muster Station
Death Dreams
  • Released: May 8, 2012
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
For Those Who Stay
  • Released: July 22, 2014
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download

Live albums

List of live albums
Title Album details
Muster Sessions
  • Released: February 16, 2012
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: digital download

Extended plays

List of extended plays
Title Album details
EP
  • Released: June 1, 2008
  • Label: Apple Crisp Records, Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Diamond Rings / PS I Love You
  • Released: January 8, 2009
  • Label: Hype Lighter
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Starfield
  • Released: January 3, 2010
  • Label: Thing Itself Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Leftovers (ft. Diamond Rings)
  • Released: January 3, 2011
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Figure It Out (A Collection of Singles and EPs by PS I Love You)
  • Released: March 8, 2011
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

References

  1. ^ "PS I Love You: When shy guys form a band". The Globe and Mail, April 6, 2011 Brad Wheeler
  2. ^ a b Alex Hudson. "Pop & Rock Year in Review". Exclaim!.
  3. ^ Diemert, Sabrina (September 29, 2010). "Feature Interview - PS I Love You". cavacool.com. Ca Va Cool. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  4. ^ Stafford, Tori (June 18, 2012). "Band feeling the love — and deservedly so". thewhig.com. Kingston Whig Standard. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  6. ^ "Pitchfork: The Playlist: PS I Love You - "Facelove"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  7. ^ "The National Top 50 For the Week Ending: Tuesday, October 26, 2010". !Earshot.
  8. ^ "Polaris Music Prize 2011 Long List". Polaris Music Prize. Archived from the original on 2011-11-12.
  9. ^ "Polaris Music Prize 2012 Long List". Polaris Music Prize.
  10. ^ Tom Breihan, Stereogum (2012-07-22). "PS I Love You – "For Those Who Stay" + Teen Daze Remix". Paper Bag Records. Retrieved 2014-07-16.

External links

  • PS I Love You at AllMusic
  • A scary Q&A with Paul Saulnier re. "Death Dreams" (via Talk Rock To Me) May 30, 2012
  • Inescapable...in a good way: A feature interview with Paul Saulnier (via Talk Rock To Me) July 29, 2011
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