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Premiere: Thus Owls Mixtape (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Edition)

Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Runs June 26-July 6

Jun 23, 2014 Festival International de Jazz de Montréal 2014
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Festival International de Jazz de Montréal kicks off this Thursday, June 26. We’ll be in the city, eating too much poutine and checking out the legions of Under the Radar-friendly acts performing. Yes, it’s called a “jazz” fest—but we’re in it for artists such as Beck, Rufus Wainwright, and Thus Owls, who were kind enough to contribute to our ongoing mixtape series.

“Thus Owls is often described as a transatlanitc band with roots in both Sweden and Canada because we started out in Stockholm and then slowly made our way to Montréal,” says the band of their history/mix picks. “Along the way we’ve managed to create this beautiful little collective of musicians around us. So we thought we should give you a little taste of what these two countries is all about musically, from our perspective. So we wanted to introduce you to our friends and the amazing music they make. They have all been a great inspiration, advisors and have supported us throughout the years. There are obviously also the bands we’ve been or are part of, like Patrick Watson, Josef & Erika and The Moth, but this time we wanted to show you something else. So here you go! Sweden VS Canada!!”

Listen below. The band’s new album Turning Rocks is out now on Secret City Records.

Thus Owls Mixtape For Under the Radar Magazine (Festival International de Jazz de Montréal Edition) by Under_Radar_Mag on Mixcloud


1. Suuns: Armed for Peace

2. Niki & the Dove: The Fox

3. Timber Timbre: Curtains!?

4. Mariam the Believer: Blood Donation

5. The Luyas: Montuno

6. The Tiny: Burn

7. Marie-Pierre Arthur: Encore là

8. Ane Brun: These Days

9. Leif Vollebekk: Photographer Friend

10. Junip: Always

11. Plants & Animals: Kon Tiki

12. Midaircondo: Come With Me

13. Royal Canoe: Nightcrawlin

14. Fire!: f I Took Your Hand…

15. The Besnard Lakes: Disaster

16. New Tide Orquesta (formerly New Tango Orquesta): The Swan Crash Concert: Still 17. Life : The Decay






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