Anagram (band)

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Origin Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Genres Post punk
Years active 2003 (2003)–2012
Labels Dead Astronaut
Members Clayton Churcher
Matt Mason
Willy Mason
Jeff Peers

Anagram was a Canadian punk rock band from Oshawa, Ontario, Canada based out of Toronto.

The band saw extensive personnel changes since Matt Mason founded the band with his fraternal twin Willy Mason,[1] but it eventually settled into its current membership: Matt Mason, lead vocals; Jeff Peers, bassist; Clayton Churcher, drummer;and Willy Mason, guitarist. Their self-titled debut EP was released in late 2003. Their first full length album, After Dark, was released in early 2006. They have also released a split 12" with The Creeping Nobodies of Toronto as well as a 7" single in mid-2007. The band released their third album in 2010 Majewski on record label Dead Astronaut.

Some critics have referred to Anagram as "Toronto's best live band",[2] and Now wrote, "Their droning hypnotism has been known to arouse urges to violence and maybe a house fire or two."[3] Andrew Steenberg of Exclaim! wrote that their album is "a lesson in how music should be played."[4]

Anagram played their final show at The Silver Dollar Room on April 13, 2012.[5] In 2013, three members of Anagram's final lineup reconvened as Surinam.[6]


  1. ^ Perlich, Tim (2006-01-12). "Punk puzzle: unravelling the enigma of Anagram". Now. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  2. ^ Hamilton, Mark (2006-07-06). "Translate! The beautiful mess of Toronto's Anagram". Fast Forward Weekly. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Extermination Music Night, August 19". Now. 2006-08-24. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  4. ^ Steenberg, Andrew (February 2006). "Anagram: After Dark". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2008-02-11. 
  5. ^ Levack, Chandler (2012-04-16). "RIP Anagram (2003-2012)". A.V. Club Toronto. Retrieved 2012-04-23. 
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