Bio

How Sad started out in Montreal as the nom de guerre attached to a handful of Harris’ personal bedroom recordings, but quickly morphed into a band playing hook-laden synth pop tailored towards live performance. There’s an underlying sombre tone to the lyrics, but having those themes juxtaposed with relentlessly energetic music makes for an explosive combination.

Their unpredictable live setup finds them pounding on drums, passionately shouting over sampled beats and screeching with warped guitars. After building a reputation for themselves in their hometown they set off to tour Canada and the U.S. in 2012 playing alongside acts like Purity Ring, Twin Sister, Rich Aucoin, Darwin Deez, and many more. Having played NXNE in Toronto, Sled Island in Calgary, Evolve festival in Nova Scotia, and Pop Montreal and M for Montreal, they released their first E.P. in August 2013.








Tour

Upcoming
May 4th – @ Divan Orange – Montreal, QC w/ NOBRO
May 6th – @ Oak 45 – Winooski, VT WAKING WINDOWS FEST
May 26th – @ L’anti Bar – Quebec City, QC w/ THUS OWLS

Past
January 29th – Montreal, QC @ Theatre Fairmount w/ Neon Indian
February 13th – Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen w/ Vundabar
February 17th – NYC, NY @ Cake Shop w/ Feels
March 5th – Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right w/ Ski Lodge
Nov 21 – M for Montreal – Casa Del Popolo
Nov 22 – Toronto, ON – Handlebar
Aug 28 2015 – PASSOVAH SUMMER FEST 2015 – La Vitrola, Montreal

May 23 – Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz PDB
Nov 21 – M for Montreal – La Sala Rossa
Sept – Pop Montreal – Divan Orange
Aug 8 – Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubien
Aug 31 – Beirut, Lebanon – Radio Beirut
Sep 7 – Beirut, Lebanon – Wickerpark festival
June 8th – NYC @ Pianos 10pm
June 9th – NYC @ Pianos (New Music Seminar) 8pm
June 10th – Brooklyn @ Cameo Gallery w/ Clementine and the Galaxy 9:30pm
June 11th – Montreal @ SAT w/ The Nowtist
June 19th – Toronto @ The Dakota Tavern (NXNE)
March 1st: Signal Kitchen w/ Cayucas
March 12: BANNERS at The Side Bar (3:15pm) *SXSW*
March 12: Bond Music Showcase at The Majestic (8pm) *SXSW*
March 14: The Wild Honey Pie unofficial party at The Side Bar (3pm) *SXSW*
March 14: Channel3 at The Aquarium (7:20pm) *SXSW*
March 15: The Beehive (Squarespace) at Cheer Up Charlie’s (2:30pm) *SXSW*
February 23rd: Divan Orange w/ Seoul
January 27-30: On The Mountain festival w/ Snowmine, Alex Winston, Misterwives, Small Black, White Sea
September 1st: Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo
September 13th: Burlington, VT @ Angioplasty Studio
September 14th: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery
September 26th: Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre (POP MONTREAL show w/ PORTUGAL. THE MAN)
June 1st 2013: Montreal, QC @ The Plant w/ Hooded Fang
June 4th 2013: New York, NY @ Pianos
March 31 2013: Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen w/ Darwin Deez, Caged Animals
March 30 2013: Montreal, QC @ Casa del Popolo w/ Darwin Deez, Caged Animals
March 6 2013: Philadelphia, PA @ Silk City
March 4 2013: NYC, NY @ Pianos
March 3 2013: Brooklyn, NY @ Cameo Gallery w/ Pink Drink
March 2 2013: Burlington, VT @ Signal Kitchen w/ Hess Is More
March 1 2013: Burlington, VT @ BCA
February 22 2013: Montreal, QC @ Il Motore w/ Young Galaxy, Miracle Fortress, Valleys
December 23 2012: Montpelier, VT @ Positive Pie w/Ben Arsenal, Mad Men 3
November 17 2012: M for Montreal showcase @ Casa Del Popolo w/ Moon King, Man Forever
November 7 2012: Toronto, ON @ Double Double land w/ Grounders
October 1-3 2012: Pop Montreal w/ Rich Aucoin + Various artists
July 2012 east coast tour: Evolve Festival, Duckstock Festival, Halifax, NY, Brooklyn, Portland, Burlington
June 15-30 2012: Canadian Tour w/ Hooded Fang + Parlovr: Toronto (NXNE), Winnipeg, Regina, Edmonton, Calgary (Sled Island), Medicine Hat, Saskatoon, Chicago, Detroit, Kingston, Montreal

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