Monday, May 5, 2014

Canadian alternative band Royal Canoe playing Philly this week

Six-man Winnipeg group Royal Canoe bring the atmospheric textures of Death Cab For Cutie, '80s synth excess, and the beats and hip-hop sensibilities of Gorillaz. These South by Southwest and Bonnaroo Festival alumni are fresh off a Juno Award and touring behind a new album, "Today We're Believers." They're opening for Bombay Bicycle Club at 8:30 p.m. Wednesday May 7 at Union Transfer, 1026 Spring Garden St., Philadelphia. Tickets are $22.

Oh, and they have a penchant for crazy videos!