Canada duo Mise en Scene will release their raucous new album Winnipeg, California this Friday, October 9 on Light Organ Records. Out of the fifty songs that the core duo of guitarist/vocalist Stef Johnson and drummer Jodi Dunlop had written, the ten that incorporate Winnipeg, California highlights their ever-evolving sound. The attitude of their live show emerges with swagger and grit along the emotive grunge-pop authenticity they possess. Today, Mise en Scene share the third single off Winnipeg, California, “Unsolicited Advice” along with an accompanying video.
Born from the idea that “no one receives more unsolicited advice than a woman“ the band worked with women in their community for the video. Shot safely during quarantine, the band shares: “These remarkable women had a lot of years of unsolicited advice to blow off and this song helped them do that!” Early singles “Dollar Dreams” and “High School Feeling” were released to acclaim spanning from several outlets, including NPR. Don’t be too shocked if you found yourself twisting the volume the farthest right possible when you listen the singles.
Core duo of Johnson and Dunlop established a signature sonic foundation with their heralded debut Desire’s Despair and its follow-up Still Life on Fire. Winnipeg, California boasts the purest distillation of Mise en Scene’s undeniable blistering punk prowess, irresistible hooks, rib-rattling guitar, and vocal melodies that range from lush and playful to biting and raw. Joined by Anna Ruddick (The Dears, Kevin Drew of Broken Social Scene) on bass, the new collection was produced by Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Arkells) and Dave Genn (54-40, Marianas Trench), whose respective fingerprints add a slick sheen to the band’s gritty swagger. Mise en Scene has turned heads at major international festivals like SXSW, Reeperbahn, The Great Escape, and Primavera Sound and shared stages with acts such as The New Pornographers and Best Coast.