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The Worst Pop Band Ever

With influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to Levon Helm to J Dilla, The Worst Pop Band Ever is a Toronto based quintet that tries to combine a love of improvisational jazz and indie pop. Featuring two Juno award winners, the members of the WPBE have worked with a who's who of Canadian and international musicians, including Ernie Watts, Brad Goode, Feist, Blue Rodeo, Quique Escamilla, Laila Biali, Brandi Disterheft, Kevin Clarke and the Shuffle Demons. Together, whether it be blending acoustic bass with turntables or analog synths with the saxophone, the WPBE sets out to twist and bend both originals and covers, straddling genres and butting heads with expectation

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Blackout

Label: PPF House
Released: 2016

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The Worst Pop Band Ever: Sometime Things Go Wrong (and other songs we shouldn't play)

Read "Sometime Things Go Wrong (and other songs we shouldn't play)" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Recorded live at Cory Weed's Cellar Jazz Club in Vancouver, The Worst Pop Band Ever's Sometime Things Go Wrong (and other songs we shouldn't play) is music for people, whether they dig jazz or not. The group delivers a set that cares less about genres, as heard in its breezy cover of Sly and the Family ...

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Dost Thou Believeth in Science?

Label: PPF House
Released: 2010
Track listing: House For His Heart; If Only My Name Was Steben and I Believed in Science; Man Down; Bonita; Minor Bruise; V1; (They Long To Be) Close to You; Pul; Bits and Pieces; Yesterday's News.

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Worst Pop Band Ever: Dost Thou Believeth in Science?

Read "Dost Thou Believeth in Science?" reviewed by John Patten


The Worst Pop Band Ever may not live up to its name, but this Canadian combo is working hard to produce some innovative sounds melding jam-band jazz with sound effects, courtesy of turntablist Leo37, on Dost Thou Believeth in Science?. The release features nine original compositions and makes use of Leo37's skills to varying degrees. Bassist ...

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Worst Pop Band Ever: Dost Thou Believeth in Science?

Read "Dost Thou Believeth in Science?" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


The Worst Pop Band Ever's title displays a sense of humor and frivolity, but in name only. The Toronto based group consists of a talent pool whose members have performed on the fringes (groups like The Shuffle Demons) or with traditionalists (Wynton Marsalis). And since WPBE's formation in 2005 they've taken it to the streets with ...


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