Age of Electric

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Age of Electric
Origin Lanigan and Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Genres Hard rock, alternative rock
Years active 1989–1999, 2015
Labels Gods Teeth Ethel! Records, Mercury Records
Associated acts Limblifter, Static In Stereo, The New Pornographers, Mounties
Past members Ryan Dahle
Todd Kerns
John Kerns
Kurt Dahle

Age of Electric is a Canadian hard rock band founded in 1989 with members from Lanigan and Regina, Saskatchewan. The members are singer/guitarist Todd Kerns, guitarist Ryan Dahle, bassist John Kerns and drummer Kurt Dahle. Ryan and Kurt also provide backing vocals.

AOE were a commercially successful Canadian rock band of the mid-90s.[1] Their commercial breakthrough came with their independent EP Ugly in 1993, which spawned several hits and set the stage for the major label release of The Age of Electric in 1995.

In 1996, the Dahle brothers released an album with their side project Limblifter, which was also commercially successful in Canada.

The band then regrouped for Make a Pest a Pet in 1997. The album produced the radio rock hit "Remote Control", which peaked at No. 9 on Canada's Singles Chart[2] and was later featured on MuchMusic's diamond certified compilation album, Big Shiny Tunes 2. Although the album was a hit, tensions within the band led the group to break up after a 1998 tour as the opening band for Our Lady Peace.

Upon the break-up of Age of Electric, the brothers Kerns would go on to form Static in Stereo with other members including their brother Ryan. Kurt Dahle went on to work with The New Pornographers. Todd Kerns is now the bass player and backup vocalist with Slash's band The Conspirators.

In July 2015, Age of Electric performed a reunion show scheduled in Calgary on August 29, 2015 ( with opening act, Zuckerbaby), marking their first public performance together in over 17 years.[3]

Discography[edit]

  • Electric (1990)
  • The Latest Plague (1991)
  • Ugly (1993)
  • The Age of Electric (1995)
  • Make a Pest a Pet (1997) No. 78 CAN[4]

Singles[edit]

Year Song Chart peak Album
CAN
[5]
CAN
Alt

[6]
1991 "Aphrodisiac Smile" - - The Latest Plague
1995 "Ugly" 80 - The Age of Electric
"Untitled" 50 24
"Enya" - -
1997 "Remote Control" 9 10 Make a Pest a Pet
"I Don't Mind" 59 -
"Don't Wreck It" 42 -
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Age of Electric reunites". Calgary Sun. Retrieved 2015-09-05. 
  2. ^ "Top Singles - Volume 65, No. 14, June 09 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2010-10-18. 
  3. ^ "Age of Electric Reunite for Live Show". Exclaim!. Retrieved 2015-07-20. 
  4. ^ "Top Albums/CDs - Volume 65, No. 23, August 11, 1997". RPM. Retrieved 2011-03-10. 
  5. ^ Peak positions for Age of Electric's singles on Canadian Singles Chart:
  6. ^ Peak positions for Age of Electric's singles on RPM Alternative 30 Chart:

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