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About The Assistants: The Assistants are a dream-pop band that was formed in Toronto in 2004 by songwriters, Ciaran Megahey and Kiley Meehan. Originally an electro-pop three piece featuring a drum machine, their sound has since evolved through several lineup changes, into more sophisticated musical territory. They have been described as jangle pop, glam, psychedelic and decidedly different from what most would expect from a contemporary outfit. With songs narrated by God, and the devil, titles like The Fall, and Handful of Heaven it may have just as much to do with a lyrical bravado not typically associated with contemporary "indie" bands, as anything musical.

The band's 2007 eponymous debut album provided their first recorded account of this, receiving a warm critical response, and drawing countless comparisons to many of their musical touchstones like The Smiths and The Go-betweens. Their 2008 follow up, Fiction(EP) leans more heavily on the bands pure pop sensibilities. Fiction’s offbeat, punchy title track, along with Stop Dead are the first recordings by the band to feature a horn section. Fiction has already exploded it’s way onto playlists such as that of taste making US radio station WOXY as well as the always hip CBC radio 3.The folk rock shuffle of When the Rain Falls ascends into a beautiful harmonic crescendo. Finally, The Ghost in Your Skin closes the book with an electrifying disco thump. Fiction was released December 2008.

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