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HOMETOWN: Vancouver, BC
GENRE: Post rock/instrumental/ambient
MEMBERS: Isaac Jeffs (guitar), Kai Furugori (percussion), Eric Furugori (guitar/bass)

PRESS: Adam Sharp - adam@bigsmokevancouver.com - 604.715.4457
BOOKING: Isaac Jeffs - isaackjeffs@gmail.com - 778.388.9356


Spruce Trap is a Vancouver-based post rock band formed in 2012 by guitarist Isaac Jeffs and drummer Kai Furugori. True to their west coast roots, the pair would twice-weekly hike their city’s celebrated north shore trails before returning home to experiment with ambient music inspired by their adventures, and quickly they recruited Eric Furugori on bass and second guitar to expand their tonal options.

On December 2nd, 2016, Spruce Trap released a follow up to their 2014 debut EP: a full-length ominously titled The Wise Prefer To Perish. The occasion was marked with a free show to over 300 guests at Vancouver’s beautiful Christ Church Cathedral, with support coming from local sound artist, Holy Hum, and Pitchfork darling, Ian William Craig. The performance was recorded in 5.1 surround sound and will be released later this year.

Despite clocking in at 42 minutes, The Wise Prefer To Perish features only four tracks and sets a dark mood that matches its evocative title, which takes cue from the irreversible damage we have caused to our planet. Sonically, the album sits somewhere between the prodigious film scores of Trent Reznor and Hans Zimmer, and the quasi-classical instrumental rock of fellow Canadians, Godspeed You! Black Emperor.

The Wise Prefer To Perish is available on limited edition vinyl through Big Smoke, and for download through all major digital retailers.


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ARTIST: Spruce Trap
TITLE: The Wise Prefer To Perish
LABEL: Big Smoke / Eagle Time Records
RELEASE DATE: December 2nd, 2016
FORMAT: 200 x 150g 12" black vinyl / digital via iTunes, Spotify, Bandcamp, etc.
FFO: Explosions In The Sky, Trent Reznor, The Antlers, Godspeed You! Black Emperor

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