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Age of Electric was a Canadian alternative rock band in the 1990s.

The band, consisting of two pairs of brothers, formed in Lanigan, Saskatchewan in 1989. The members were guitarists Ryan Dahle and Todd Kerns, bassist John Kerns and drummer Kurt Dahle. Ryan, Todd and Kurt all contributed vocals as well.

AOE were one of the most commercially successful Canadian rock bands of the mid-90s. Their commercial breakthrough came with their independent EP Ugly in 1993, which spawned several hits and set the stage for the major label release of The Age of Electric in 1995.

In 1996, the Dahle brothers released an album with the side project Limblifter, which was also commercially successful in Canada.

AOE then regrouped for Make a Pest a Pet later in 1996, which proudced the radio rock hit “Remote Control.” Although the album was a hit, tensions within the band led the group to break up after a 1999 tour as the opening band for Our Lady Peace.

Upon the break-up of Age of Electric, the brothers Kerns would go on to form Static in Stereo with other members including their brother Ryan. Kurt Dahle went on to work with The New Pornographers.


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  • JordanNeo

    Mounties was the first band I saw on Riot Fest Toronto Day 1. Great band, great music, great time! I took pics and wrote words:

    14 Sep 2014 Reply
  • jessthehippie91

    seen them at Stage 13, in Camrose AB back in the early 00s... they were good.

    27 Feb 2013 Reply
  • LetterKill

    Needs MOAR listeners and shouts

    2 Aug 2012 Reply
  • uncleogrimacey

    Similar artists: Limblifter, Gil Scott-Heron ft. Mos Def.

    7 Jul 2011 Reply
  • drmgc99PartII

    Find the s/t disc after assuming it was MIA all these years. Popped it into the laptop. Still sounds excellent.

    23 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Kimberly-Jade

    Oh wow...I miss AOE. I just listened to Ugly, man that brings me back

    7 Jul 2010 Reply

    ...connected to group Canada

    25 Jun 2010 Reply
  • dailyriots

    GAHHHHH!! Only 11 shouts?????!!! I love this band!!!! PSSFFTsbfjhdbfhjh!!!

    19 Apr 2010 Reply
  • suburbanmessiah

    me, too. i kinda wish i didn't sell all of their albums for drug money when i was 17. least there is utoob.

    15 Oct 2009 Reply
  • meVSyouVSthem

    i still remember the last time i saw age of electric. summersault in london, ontario at the western fairgrounds. aoe played along with i mother earth (second last show with edwin), our lady peace, finger eleven (just getting used to not being the rainbow butt monkeys) and the tea party.

    3 Nov 2008 Reply
  • MadeInThe8ies

    They were awesome!!!

    27 Aug 2008 Reply
  • Splash777

    Todd needs to bury his ego call the boys on the phone and get this ship back in the water! AOE reunion, I wish!

    12 Aug 2008 Reply
  • maxshibby

    i was shocked at the low number of plays! make a pest a pet is a great album

    21 Oct 2007 Reply
  • ecidnac

    I cannot believe that Age of Electric has been played so few times. Underrated is right!

    7 Jul 2007 Reply
  • Stanzmastertron

    This band is tragically underrated.

    24 Jun 2007 Reply
  • xcryptonix

    oh sorry, i was cleaning and it fell behind the UGLY couch. I DONT MIND cleaning, i just wish i had something more to use than TINFOIL. oh shit, thats a different band. damn!

    17 Dec 2006 Reply
  • Heinekren

    Where's my REMOTE CONTROL!!?

    15 Apr 2006 Reply

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