Republic of Safety

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Republic of Safety
Republic of Safety.jpg
Republic of Safety, November 2007
Background information
Origin Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2005 (2005)–2008 (2008)
Labels Sonic Unyon (2005)
Ta Da! (2006)
Website Republic of Safety
Past members Maggie MacDonald
Kat Gligorijevic
Kate McGee
Evan Davies
Jonny Dovercourt
Marlena Kaesler
Steve Sidoli
Martin Eckart

Republic of Safety was a Canadian indie rock band from Toronto, Ontario, known for including political content in their performances and recordings.[1]

History[edit]

Republic of Safety was formed in 2005. The original members were vocalist Maggie MacDonald,[2] guitarist Jonny Dovercourt,[3] bassists Kat Gligorijevic and Kate McGee and drummer Evan Davies. The final lineup featured MacDonald and Dovercourt with Marlena Kaesler, a vocalist, bass and guitar player from Caledonia, Ontario,[4][5]Steve Sidoli (drums) and Martin Eckart (saxophone).[6]

The band's first EP, Passport, was released on Sonic Unyon Records in 2005, and their follow-up release, Vacation came out on Ta Da! Records in 2006.[7][3] The latter release included guest appearances by Owen Pallett and Reg Vermue,[8] and was produced by Don Pyle. Both EPs received airplay on Canadian campus radio and CBC Radio 3.

Citing creative differences and day jobs, the band ended as of early 2008.[9] Their final gig on January 26, 2008 also doubled as a release for their third and final EP entitled Succession.[10]

Kaesler, who had studied music management and also performed with the band Hidden Cameras, later began to design embroidered clothing, and contributed articles about makeup to the National Post.

Band Members[edit]

  • Maggie MacDonald
  • Kat Gligorijevic
  • Kate McGee
  • Evan Davies
  • Jonny Dovercourt
  • Marlena Kaesler
  • Martin Eckart

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Passport (2005)
  • Vacation (2006)
  • Succession (2008)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "New Republic - Republic of Safety make politics sexy". Now Toronto, by Jered Stuffco. March 17, 2005
  2. ^ "I Am The Rat King". Torontoist, January 25, 2007 By Carly Beath
  3. ^ a b "Republic Of Safety — Vacation EP". Chart Attack - May 9, 2006
  4. ^ "Republic of Libraries". Torontoist, by Sam Sutherland
  5. ^ Republic of Safety | NOW Magazine. Addi Stewart, January 24, 2008
  6. ^ Republic of Safety | NOW Magazine. Addi Stewart, January 24, 2008
  7. ^ "Republic of Safety To Call It Quits". Exclaim!, By Scott A. Gray Jan 16, 2008
  8. ^ "Republic of Safety - Vacation". Pop Matters, by Jason MacNeil, 2 October 2006
  9. ^ "Republic of Safety talk about their break up". Chart Attack - Jan 22, 2008
  10. ^ "Republic of Safety". Exclaim!, By Vish Khanna, Feb 04, 2008

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