The Renderers & Myriam Gendron
Active since 1989, The Renderers inhabit the dark side of the New Zealand indie scene, playing a brooding country-infused style of distortion-laced psychedelia. A Renderers song creates its own space, one that threatens dissemblance at every turn. With two of the most distinct voices in Kiwi rock, core members Maryrose Crook and her husband Brian (of The Terminals) trade off vocal duties, and both contribute toward burying their gothic Americana in layers of swelling guitars. The band have released 8 studio albums on labels like Flying Nun, Merge, and Siltbreeze, and 1998's A Dream Of The Sea is considered a crown jewel in the Dunedin sound legacy.
Montréal-based Québécois singer Myriam Gendron was working as a book dealer when her discovery of a 1936 first edition anthology of Dorothy Parker's poetry inspired her to write her first songs based on Parker's poems, setting them to acoustic guitar playing that for Byron Coley "has the same spare, rhythmic circularity as Leonard Cohen's 1960s recordings, creating harmonic density inside of a small, rich palette of emotional colors". The resulting nine-track album, Not So Deep as a Well, was recorded and mixed in Gendron's bedroom and released by Feeding Tube in 2014.
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