Collapsing Opposites

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Collapsing Opposites
Collapsing Opposites @ The Western Front in East Vancouver (3405347078).jpg
Collapsing Opposites live at the Western Front, East Vancouver - March 27, 2009
Background information
Origin Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Years active 2002 (2002)–present
Associated acts They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (band), Apollo Ghosts, Anni Rossi, The Wind Whistles, Bad Fate, Half Chinese, Brave Irene, Role Mach, Organ Trail, Ok Vancouver Ok, Unreliable Narrator, Greenbelt Collective, Better Friends Than Lovers, Bible Belts / Chris-a-riffic, Slight Birching, Synthcake.
Past members Jason, Aaron, Enzio, Cody, Jarrett, Jessica, Sean, Chris, Patrick, Jeff, Geoff, Jason, Caitlin, Adam, Kristine, Tristan, Wenzel

Collapsing Opposites is an indie rock group and music project from Vancouver, BC. It was founded in 2002 by artist and musician Ryan McCormick and has subsequently included over 18 different members.[citation needed]


Collapsing Opposites released their first EP Demonstration[1] in 2002 and followed it up with five full-length albums including Sincerity/Sarcasm (2004), Mean Letters (2005),[2] Inside Chance (2007)[3][4] In Time (2010),[5][6][7] and Real Moving (2011). The group has also released one other EP (The Story of the Rocks in 2008[8]), two compilations (Microchips Implanted In Your Brain in 2005 and Music and Words in 2007) and a split 7" record with the band Bible Belts in 2008.

The band's 2007 album Inside Chance reached number 16 on the Canadian National Campus and Community Radio charts;[9] In Time reached number 37[10] and Mean Letters reached number 128.[11] The band has been covered in a variety of sources such as Exclaim!,[8] BeatRoute,[6] The Georgia Straight,[12] Front Magazine,[13][14] Tom Tom Magazine,[15] Discorder,[4][7][16][17] Weird Canada,[5] Splendid Ezine,[18] and Broken Pencil.[3]

Members of Collapsing Opposites have collaborated with other art and music projects such as Whose Museum,[13][16] Music Waste,[12] Four on the Floor Projects[14][15] and the Safe Amplification Site Society.[17]




  1. ^ Elbe, Sean. "Music/Interview/Concert: A d.i.y. lullabye", The Peak, Burnaby, 16 January 2006.
  2. ^ Lynn, Tyson. "splendid > reviews", "Splendid" Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine., 4 June 2005.
  3. ^ a b Bonham, Karyn. "Music Review: Collapsing Opposites, Inside Chance", Broken Pencil.
  4. ^ a b Brown, Mono. "Collapsing Opposites", Discorder, Vancouver, 1 February 2007.
  5. ^ a b Lawton, Paul. "Review :: Collapsing Opposites - In Time", "Weird Canada", 8 February 2010.
  6. ^ a b Candela, Andrew. "It ain't fiction, but a natural fact", BeatRoute, Vancouver.
  7. ^ a b Dickson, Claire. "Collapsing Opposites" Discorder, Vancouver, 30 November 2009.
  8. ^ a b Hughes, Josiah. "Collapsing Opposites Carry On They Shoot Horses Legacy, Release EP, Tour Canada", Exclaim!, 3 July 2008.
  9. ^ "Top 50", !earshot, 10 April 2007
  10. ^ "Top 50", !earshot, 18 May 2010.
  11. ^ "Top 200", !earshot, July 2005.
  12. ^ a b Varty, Alexander. "Music Waste aims to make Vancouver fun again", The Georgia Straight, Vancouver, 11 June 2009.
  13. ^ a b Hatfield, Laura. "Whose Museum", "Front Magazine", Western Front Society, Vancouver, March/April 2009.
  14. ^ a b Hatfield, Laura. "Object for Passive Light Show / Four on the Floor Projects", "Front Magazine", Western Front Society, Vancouver, September/October 2009.
  15. ^ a b "Drum Kit Gallery: Four on the Floor Projects". Tom Tom Magazine. 28 November 2009. 
  16. ^ a b "Hatfield, Laura. How Many Art Projects Can You Fit in a Mini-van?", Discorder, Vancouver, November 2008.
  17. ^ a b Yow, Jordie. "Safe Amplification Site Society", Discorder, Vancouver, 30 June 2009.
  18. ^ Lynn, Tyson. "splendid > reviews", "Splendid" Archived 6 October 2014 at the Wayback Machine., 4 June 2005.
  19. ^ "Music", "Collapsing Opposites [official website]".