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So is the Sea EP

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1977 is singer-songwriter Julie Kendall, an independent artist from Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Motivated by the impending demolition of her childhood home, So is the Sea EP was recorded during the spring of 2011 in Kendall’s hometown of Port Credit, Ontario, in a barn above her father’s workshop.

"What an infectious little concoction this is... this
beguiling slice of gently psychedelic sweetness
... it’s a doozie." - So is the Sea EP song review “Alright”
Ben Rayner (The Toronto Star)

"All five songs are instantly catchy. They march forward with a blend of twee-pop, surf-rock and a vintage rock n roll style." Kat Dornian (!earshot)

"1977 serves up surfy, synthy diamond-cut pop ballads" QRO Magazine

"The songs have a quirky sophistication that makes them infectious and memorable. " Dave Bookman (The Grid)

“Kendall's output is miles away from punk, but it
does come through like a blast from the past. Her
sunshiny Beach Boys pop is cuter than any
school's head cheerleader. With 1977, the music
comes in churning waves (which, these days, are
sounding more psychedelic than they have in the
past). The songs from their upcoming sophomore
record tended to be more memorable than the
older material. It's a good bet the next album will
top her Juno-nominated debut LP.” - CMW 2011
Scott Bryson (CHARTattack)


released November 15, 2011

Vocals, organs, keyboards - Julie Kendall
Guitars, tambourine - Brent Hough
Bass - Owen Marchildon
Drums - Jordan Bruce
Tambourine on "You Got A Way" - Ian McGettigan

Recorded at The Barn, 1236 Cawthra Road, Port Credit, Canada
March 2011 - May 2011
By Jordan Bruce, Brent Hough, and Julie Kendall

Mixed by Ian McGettigan at Parkdalian Sound Space in Toronto, ON, Canada

Mastered by Harris Newman at Grey Market Mastering in Montreal, QC, Canada

Deepest thanks to my family and friends. May the barn and Kendall homestead live in our hearts forever.

©2015 Julie Kendall


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1977 Toronto, Ontario

Soft Surf Soul.

1977, more Beach Boys than Stereolab and more Carole King than Karen Carpenter from Toronto, Canada. The self-produced, debut record, Nineteen Seventy-Seven, was nominated for a 2010 Juno Award for Adult Alternative Album of the Year. The latest release Twister tastefully adds their RnB and rock influences to the soft psychedelic sounds 1977 is becoming known for. ... more

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