Show Review – Yes We Mystic

Artist: Yes We Mystic
Genre: Orchestral rock
Venue: The Drake Underground, Toronto
When: June 19, 2016

Winnipeg based orchestral rock group Yes We Mystic hit the Drake Underground in Toronto while on their cross Canada tour to close off NXNE. Fresh off the release of their latest album, Forgiver the band played a number of moving, skillfully crafted tunes at the Drake to end NXNE on a high note. Longing melodies, rich textures, and progressive themes characterized Yes We Mystic’s set as every musical layer effortlessly intertwined together.

“Ceilings”, a single from Forgiver stood out live due to it’s subtle progression into the exploration of darker themes. A minimalistic intro persists through the song as more themes are added. Marked accents, delayed beats, eerie synth and soft vocals build off of each other to add a hint of tension and dissonance. As performers the band is captivating on stage, playing with authenticity and passion. If you can, check out the band as they come to the end of their national tour and be sure to take a listen to Forgiver!

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