PS I Love You (band)

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PS I Love You
Origin Kingston, Ontario, Canada
Genres indie rock, garage rock
Years active 2006 (2006)–present
Labels Paper Bag, Rocket Girl
Website myspace.com/psiloveyouband
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.

History[edit]

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.[1][2]

Critical acclaim[edit]

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".[3] As well, their track "Facelove" received an 8 and was branded "Best New Music" by Pitchfork Media.[4]

Meet Me at the Muster Station received Exclaim!'s No. 4 spot for Top Pop & Rock Albums of 2010.[5] 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."

Meet Me at the Muster Station was placed on the longlist of nominees for the 2011 Polaris Music Prize.[6]

Their second album, Death Dreams, was released on May 8, 2012, on Paper Bag Records.[7] The record was their second consecutive nomination to the Polaris Prize Long List.[8]

The band released their third studio album, For Those Who Stay, on July 22, 2014, on Paperbag Records.[9]

Band members[edit]

Members

Touring members

  • Tim Bruton – bass, rhythm guitars, keyboards, backing vocals (2011–present)

Discography[edit]

Studio Albums[edit]

List of studio albums
Title Album details
Meet Me at the Muster Station
Death Dreams
  • Released: May 8, 2012 [11]
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, digital download
For Those Who Stay
  • Released: July 22, 2014 [12]
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, LP, cassette, digital download

Live albums[edit]

List of live albums
Title Album details
Muster Sessions
  • Released: February 16, 2012 [13]
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: digital download

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays
Title Album details
EP
  • Released: June 1, 2008 [14]
  • Label: Apple Crisp Records, Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Diamond Rings / PS I Love You
  • Released: January 8, 2009 [15]
  • Label: Hype Lighter
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Starfield
  • Released: January 3, 2010 [16]
  • Label: Thing Itself Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Leftovers (ft. Diamond Rings)
  • Released: January 3, 2011 [17]
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
Figure It Out (A Collection of Singles and EPs by PS I Love You)
  • Released: March 8, 2011 [18]
  • Label: Paper Bag Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download

References[edit]

  1. ^ Diemert, Sabrina (September 29, 2010). "Feature Interview - PS I Love You". http://www.cavacool.com. Ca Va Cool. Retrieved April 18, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  2. ^ Stafford, Tori (June 18, 2012). "Band feeling the love — and deservedly so". http://www.thewhig.com/. Kingston Whig Standard. Retrieved April 18, 2015.  External link in |website= (help)
  3. ^ "Pitchfork: Album Reviews: PS I Love You: Meet Me at the Muster Station". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  4. ^ "Pitchfork: The Playlist: PS I Love You - "Facelove"". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2010-11-09. 
  5. ^ "Pop & Rock Year in Review". Exclaim!. 
  6. ^ "Polaris Music Prize 2011 Long List". Polaris Music Prize. 
  7. ^ 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. 
  8. ^ "Polaris Music Prize 2012 Long List". Polaris Music Prize. 
  9. ^ Tom Breihan, Stereogum (2012-07-22). "PS I Love You – "For Those Who Stay" + Teen Daze Remix". Paper Bag Records. Retrieved 2014-07-16. 
  10. ^ "PS I Love You – Meet Me at the Muster Station LP". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  11. ^ "PS I Love You – Death Dreams LP". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  12. ^ "PS I Love You – For Those Who Stay LP". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Paper Bag Records – Free Album: PS I Love You 'Muster Sessions'". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  14. ^ "PS I Love You – EP". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  15. ^ "PS I Love You – Diamond Rings / PS I Love You 7". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  16. ^ "PS I Love You – Starfield 7". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  17. ^ "PS I Love You – Leftovers 7". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 
  18. ^ "PS I Love You – Figure It Out EP". Retrieved June 11, 2016. 

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