Four Haida bands rocked T’agwan Vancouver in an all-Haida show at Fairview Pub Friday March 16. Kristi Lane Sinclair arranged the show, bringing together Chris Williams, Sister Says, and Jason Camp and the Posers to celebrate the release of her new album.
Sinclair recorded her fourth album “The Ability to Judge Distance” at Jukasa Studios, located on Six Nations Territory in Oshweken, Ontario. Her five-song EP wrestles with love and anger. Lyrical overtones describe a world in political chaos. As lead singer and guitarist, Sinclair brings an admirable vulnerability to each track. Driving post-punk rhythms featuring violin lend the work strong tension and a melancholic mood. The album has been nominated as one of the Best Rock Albums of the Year for the CBC Indigenous Music Awards. In 2017 she won Best Rock Album at the Indigenous Music Awards for her album “Dark Matter”.
The event brought friends, Haida expats, and long-lost relatives together in T’agwan to dance all night in the Haida way. Fans can listen to Sinclair’s new album “The Ability to Judge Distance” at Coaxrecords, Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp.