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hey man don't bring yourself down

by Pender

We're roots rock, modern rock, with a touch of psychedelia and 80's keyboard fun.
Genre: Rock: Roots Rock
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1. Laundry in London
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2. Spirit of Sam
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3. Albert
2:29 $0.99
4. Suitcase
4:21 $0.99
5. Goldstone
3:01 $0.99
6. Take
2:49 $0.99
7. Politics
4:15 $0.99
8. Hey Man, San Fran
3:22 $0.99
9. Fragile
2:49 $0.99
10. Airport
7:08 $0.99
11. Hold Me
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Album Notes
Pender is a street in Vancouver. Pender is a band. Pender is the surname of Harold Pender, the University of Pennsylvania’s Moore School of Electrical Engineering Dean under whose leadership the general-purpose electronic digital computer was invented.

What do these things have in common?! Well, legend has it the band That Kelly Boy used to practice on Pender Street in Vancouver. That Kelly Boy was formed by singer/songwriter Chris Kelly and guitarist/keyboardist Ryan Ogilvie in 2001 after the demise of their first band, Dorothy. (Another Dorothy alumni, Cameron Dilworth, would go on to form the Neins Circa). That Kelly Boy showcased at New Music West and the Western Canadian Music Awards. They performed stripped down sets that got back to basics. Their 2003 release for Copperspine Records “Lonely Lake”, did the same. Over time, they added drummer Brett Galliford, keyboardist Lara Farcasan, and bassist Derrek Kittson while Ogilvie became a part time member. From the ashes of That Kelly Boy the mighty phoenix of Pender had officially risen. As for the connection with that other Pender – the engineering dude – well, all if not most members of Pender the band own, or have at one time operated, a computer. And Chris is a whiz at the Super Nintendo.

But why should you listen to Pender when there are so many other fine sounds vying for your attention? Sounds like birds singing, children laughing, and the wind rustling through the trees on a lazy Sunday afternoon? I’ll tell you why, because those sounds have got nothing on Pender. Imagine if you will, Neil Young’s Crazy Horse and Wilco having a potluck with Nirvana and Evan Dando. Pender’s a gathering of influences of country through punk rock, 80’s synth to brit pop beats, and a side of grunge for good measure served on unpretentious white paper plates. You have just imagined the sound of Pender. But why stop there? Why not take the next step and actually listen to their new CD “hey man don’t bring yourself down”? Do it for your ears, do it for your soul, do it to drown out those annoying birds, kids and trees.



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Rupert Xiang-Chui from Kalamazoo Michigan

Coincidences cause Chui concerns?
Very good music.I like it alot. The blessed sounds are engaging and happy! Chui stumbled onto this band by accident. So from Chui to U this music is Chui-tastic!! Like champage with shrimp dip. You shuold buy soon. Chui says do these guys really live near Salt Springs Island? Chui totally confused now. Chui putting away his Bong now...Help?

Muze @7

Straight shootin'
Nope,nope, nope they neither reside nor vacation on the southern gulf islands.Pender's proud posse hails from parts unknown. Leave the dribble,the politics and the manure for the speculators.Pander just rocks!!

langley's finest citizen 57

they played their hearts out
If yo'all enjoy the refer man(like weze do)helps after junior cries through the night. without the IP nightly routine of course. then summon Pender to yo Cabaret. pender band are cool and cerebral. the band was confident and they were not high on themselves either. they just played their bestest songs so we could enjoy. thanks Pender band.

Ms. Pippy "Two Circles" K' Aereola

When friends get together and support you like a soft undergarment(Naming no names)good things usually happen. Case in point:this gaggle of canadian geese. Pender is, a by most accounts, a medium worth tuning for for. Their lyrics are both poetic and captivating. Combined that with what one would only call "underwire worthy musicianship." These guys are not reinventing the wheel here but rather accentuating the chassie! This band is going to take off very soon. So don't get all tangled up while jogging down to the cd store. Respect,like clasps and buttons only adheres to the listeners physique.


folksy fellows
just saying this stuff is mighty special. sort of a throw back with a modern twist. precisely what you crave after all the hip hop slop. you'll be impressed with their spot on vocals.