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Biography

Overview

Formed in Edmonton, Canada (Alberta) in 1999 by Marc Simao and Janie Cranfield, litterbug has had numerous line up changes, while maintaining its two original members. In 2002, the band released its debut album pablo on its own record label monkey-bar-records gaining positive reviews. A second full-length album kaiser and EP hollis followed in 2004. In 2004, litterbug recorded "oh, you are so beautiful" for a CBC Radio 3 session, which appears on the New Music Canada compilation New Music Canada, Vol. 1. litterbug has appeared on two other CJSR compilations: Ralph Nader Was Here released in 2003, and Get Out of Your Basement released in 2007.

Both Marc and Janie moved the band to Vancouver, Canada (British Columbia) in late 2005, and in the Fall of 2006, Spencer Rose and Amelia Mori joined the band to work on new material. litterbug is currently producing a full-length album entitled zero hour to be released in early 2009.

Style

Some commentators have compared litterbug's style to artists such as Yo La Tengo, Half Japanese, Feelies, Danielson Family, and The Velvet Underground. Marc Simao of litterbug also credits punk pioneers like Jonathan Richman and Patti Smith.

Comprising both musical neophytes and veterans since litterbug's inception, band members have contributed to songs using a wide range of instruments.

Official band website: www.litterbug.net.

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