PS I Love You (band)
|PS I Love You|
|Origin||Kingston, Ontario, Canada|
|Genres||indie rock, garage rock|
|Labels||Paper Bag, Rocket Girl|
|Members||Paul Saulnier, vocals/guitar
Benjamin Nelson, drums
PS I Love You are a Canadian indie rock duo consisting of Paul Saulnier on vocals/guitar/bass pedals and Benjamin Nelson on drums. The band is signed to Canadian independent record label Paper Bag Records.
PS I Love You, a play on lead-singer and guitarist Paul Saulnier's initials, formed in Kingston in 2006 as a solo project. Drummer Benjamin Nelson joined in 2008. Saulnier and Nelson had previously worked together in another Kingston band, Magic Jordan. The band gained notoriety as a result of a split 7" with artist Diamond Rings, which led to both groups gaining favourable reviews from Pitchfork Media.
The band's debut album, Meet Me at the Muster Station (released October 5, 2010), was reviewed favorably (8.1) by Pitchfork Media, who called it "a compact debut that nonetheless feels momentously epic". As well, their track "Facelove" received an 8 and was branded "Best New Music" by Pitchfork Media.
Meet Me at the Muster Station received Exclaim!'s No. 4 spot for Top Pop & Rock Albums of 2010. Writer Alex Hudson describes the band's debut as "fully formed." Hudson goes on to say, "this Kingston duo delivers its catchy hooks with brute force, pummeling listeners with fuzzy guitars and thundering rhythms."
The band released their third studio album, For Those Who Stay, on July 22, 2014, on Paperbag Records.
- Paul Saulnier – lead vocals, guitar, bass, bass pedals
- Benjamin Nelson – drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Tim Bruton – bass, rhythm guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2011–present)
- 2008 - EP - CD Apple Crisp Records (2010 re-release on Paper Bag Records)
- 2009 - Diamond Rings / PS I Love You - 7" Hype Lighter
- 2010 - Starfield - 7" Thing Itself
- 2010 - Meet Me at the Muster Station - CD/LP Paper Bag Records
- 2010 - Leftovers (feat. Diamond Rings) - 7" Paper Bag Records
- 2011 - Figure it Out (A Collection of Singles and EPs by PS I Love You) - LP Paper Bag Records
- 2012 - Muster Sessions - digital Paper Bag Records
- 2012 - Death Dreams - CD/LP Paper Bag Records
- 2014 - For Those Who Stay - CD/LP/download/Cassette Paper Bag Records
- Diemert, Sabrina (September 29, 2010). "Feature Interview - PS I Love You". http://www.cavacool.com. Ca Va Cool. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- Stafford, Tori (June 18, 2012). "Band feeling the love — and deservedly so". http://www.thewhig.com/. Kingston Whig Standard. Retrieved April 18, 2015.
- "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- "Pitchfork: The Playlist: PS I Love You - "Facelove"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- "Pop & Rock Year in Review". Exclaim!.
- "Polaris Music Prize 2011 Long List". Polaris Music Prize.
- Kevin Finlayson, Dust and Mold Design (2012-02-08). "New release from PS I LOVE YOU on May 8th!". Paper Bag Records. Retrieved 2012-03-22.
- "Polaris Music Prize 2012 Long List". Polaris Music Prize.
- Tom Breihan, Stereogum (2012-07-22). "PS I Love You – "For Those Who Stay" + Teen Daze Remix". Paper Bag Records. Retrieved 2014-07-16.
- PS I Love You at AllMusic
- A scary Q&A with Paul Saulnier re. "Death Dreams" (via Talk Rock To Me) May 30, 2012
- Inescapable...in a good way: A feature interview with Paul Saulnier (via Talk Rock To Me) July 29, 2011