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The Skinny: Sprouting from Montreal’s back alleys, Emery Street has grown and morphed from a simple four-piece into a multilayered gutter orchestra. With arrangements featuring screaming brass, raunchy guitars, powerful rhythm sections and raw country strings, Emery Street delivers a unique hybrid of Americana and gritty modern sounds.

The band’s debut album, No Regrets, No Apologies, was released in 2009, mixed by Pierre Bazinet (Celine Dion, Arcade Fire, Jean Leloup) and produced entirely by singer-songwriter Seb Schwartz in his Montreal studio located on the very street that inspired the band’s moniker.

Frontman Seb Schwartz embarked on a quest to form a professional band and countless songs and line-up changes ensued until, in 2010, Schwartz was able to finally establish the Emery Street he had always know was possible and that he had been so ardently searching for. Since then, Emery Street has gone on to play some of Montreal’s most respected venues (Club Soda, Café Campus, Le National) and is about to unveil its second full-length album this summer, which is bound to deliver their greatest eclectic masterpiece to date.


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