MISE EN SCENE
SIGNS WITH LIGHT ORGAN RECORDS FOR
SOPHOMORE LP STILL LIFE ON FIRE OUT JUNE 30
UNLEASH YOUNG LEO W/ IMPOSE MAGAZINE
CATCH THEM LIVE AT THE FOX CABARET IN VANCOUVER TONIGHT
TORONTO, ON - APRIL 7, 2017 - Winnipeg’s emotive garage pop-rock trio Mise en Scene has returned with their sophomore full-length album, Still Life On Fire, due out June 30 on Light Organ Records - their official label debut. The band’s tireless tour and promotion schedule leant inspiration to the creative process for this new collection, begging the question “are you awake in your happiness?” Accepting certain negative realities of life allowed for the conscious choice to lead with light and positivity over darkness and negativity. Still Life On Fire is a 12-track reflective tour de force of irresistible hooks, rib-rattling guitar, vocal melodies that range from lush and playful to biting and raw. The group premiered their fiery grunge-pop anthem track, Young Leo, with Impose Magazine. Please listen and share HERE. To celebrate the release of the new song and recent signing with Vancouver's Light Organ Records, the band will play at The Fox Cabaret in Vancouver TONIGHT. Details can be found at: http://bit.ly/LOSecretSigningShow.
Recorded in Winnipeg and produced by Montréal-based mastermind Mike Nash (who has worked with everyone from members of The Dears, Blue Rodeo and Ladies of the Canyon), Still Life On Fire is a full, sonic delight capturing a full portrayal of the band’s journey. From the opening snarl, album single Closer is a blistering punk powerhouse questioning the human ability to connect in this age of technological disconnect. Guts/Glory is a pleading punk ballad critiquing false reality and desirability on social media in an effort to merge your true self with your digital presence. Waster is a scorching, effortless catchy whirlpool of fuzzed-out guitars, blissful xylophone and irresistible vocal hooks that encourages self-respect and mutual respect.
“Still Life On Fire is the name of the album and that whole world…the songs, the band members, the album art, it’s a living thing,” Stefanie Blondal Johnson (vocals & guitar) says. “It’s not just the music. What is our intention. What do we want to say. ”
What's The Story about Mise en Scene?
A nod to the 90s riot grrrl in both prose and punk prowess, Mise en Scene was founded by art school friends Stefanie Blondal Johnson and Jodi Dunlop (drums). The duo are joined by Corey Hykawy (bass) for their latest effort. Following their critically acclaimed 2012 debut, the band received a 2014 Sirius XM Indies Award nomination and toured extensively, making appearances at Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, a show in downtown Paris to over 15,000 people and SXSW just last month. Vinyl Mag declared them as "one act you definitely do not want to miss” at SXSW 2017. West coasters will have another chance to see the band live on April 10th at Resident in LA. Stay tuned for more opportunities to experience Mise en Scene’s explosive live show throughout North America coming soon
Still Life On Fire track list
1. Intro (Nothing)
3. Light In The Night (Lies)
5. I’m Ok
7. Still Life On Fire
9. Young Leo
11. Same Hearts
12. Outro (Everything)