Len (band)

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Len
OriginToronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres
Years active
  • 1991–2005
  • 2011–present
Labels
Associated acts
Members
Past members
  • Brendan Canning
  • Planet Pea
  • Drew "You're You" Lidkea
  • Drew MacEachern
  • Jody Mayne
  • Mike Ramsay
  • Craig Bennett
  • Matt Kelly
  • Malcolm Sweeney

Len is a Canadian alternative rock duo from Toronto, Ontario. The band consists of siblings Marc Costanzo (vocals, guitar) and Sharon Costanzo (vocals, bass) and a revolving lineup of touring and studio musicians.

History[edit]

After releasing their hit single "Steal My Sunshine" in 1999, the pair were nominated for a 2000 Juno Award as best new group.[1] Len was never able to repeat this success, but continued to release albums until 2005 before a seven-year hiatus.

During the height of their popularity, the band's lineup included Brendan Canning,[2][3] who co-founded the indie rock band Broken Social Scene shortly after leaving Len.

The group became active again in 2011.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
CAN
[4]
UK
[5]
US
[6]
Superstar
  • Release date: November 1995
  • Label: Funtrip Records
Get Your Legs Broke
  • Release date: 1996
  • Label: Funtrip Records
You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
(US: Gold)
32 177 46
The Diary of the Madmen
  • Release date: April 19, 2005
  • Label: Venus Corp.
It's Easy If You Try
  • Release date: October 16, 2012
  • Label: EMI

Promotional albums[edit]

Title Details Peak chart
positions
CAN
[7]
UK
[5]
US
[6]
We Be Who We Be
  • Release date: 2002
  • Label: Linus Entertainment

Extended plays[edit]

  • Len (1992)

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
CAN
[8]
UK
[5]
US
[9]
1994 "Slacker" Superstar
1995 "Candy Pop"
"Showoff"
1996 "Smarty Pants" Get Your Legs Broke
1997 "She's Not"
"Trillion Daze"
1999 "Steal My Sunshine" 3 8 9 You Can't Stop the Bum Rush
"Feelin' Alright"
2000 "Cryptik Souls Crew" 28
"Kids in America" Digimon: The Movie
2002 "Bobby" We Be Who We Be
2003 "It's a Brother Sister Thing" The Diary of the Madmen
2012 "It's My Neighbourhood" It's Easy If You Try

Awards[edit]

Ceremony Year Award Song
MuchMusic Video Awards 1999 Best Video "Steal My Sunshine"
Best Pop Video
Favourite Canadian Video

References[edit]

  1. ^ Larry LeBlanc (12 February 2000). "Morissette leads Canada's Juno nomination list". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.: 45–. ISSN 0006-2510.
  2. ^ "Brendan Canning Something for All of Us - Review of Brendan Canning's Album Something for All of Us". Altmusic.about.com. 2008-07-22. Archived from the original on 2014-07-11. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  3. ^ "Video Hangover: "Drinking In L.A." / "Steal My Sunshine"". Stereogum. Retrieved 2014-08-11.
  4. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Albums". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  5. ^ a b c Roberts, David (2006). British Hit Singles & Albums (19th ed.). London: Guinness World Records Limited. ISBN 1-904994-10-5.
  6. ^ a b "John Cafferty Album & Song Chart History - Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  7. ^ "Results - RPM - Library and Archives Canada - Top Albums". RPM. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
  8. ^ "Results: RPM Weekly - Library and Archives Canada". Retrieved 15 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Len Album & Song Chart History - Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2010.