Fans of Canadian indie rock group The Most Serene Republic will soon get the chance to look (or is that listen?) back in time at the inception of the band. Home Of The Rebels, a new label with affiliates to Arts & Crafts, with release a compilation of re-mastered material from their Pre Serene Republic days. The album, called Pre Serene: Thee Oneironauts, will include eight songs which were written when marvellous albums such as Population were but a twinkle in their eye.
Made in the summer/winter of 2003 at the capricious age before twenty, Thee Oneironauts wrote from their experience on the very edge of the Greater Toronto Area in the small suburbs of Milton, Ontario before leaving their separate ways for university. Including friend and songstress Emily Hunt on saxophone and backup vocals, all the odes are born from the illusion of love and the illusion of life in general.
The album will be released on May 24th and shows the initial spark and curiosity that would become one of the more explosive and experimental bands of the past half-dozen years. You can stream the track ‘Zoltar Speaks’ underneath, which was inspired by the movie Big, a perfect example of the band’s still bright-eyed nature.