Montreal Duo Bring New Album to East Coast

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Jitensha will make their east coast debut in November with New Brunswick dates in Fredericton, Oromocto and Saint John. 

Matt Carter

The Montreal-based husband and wife duo Jitensha are heading to the east coast in support of their sophomore album, Periscope

The duo’s David Martinez and Erin Rose Hubband have both toured the east coast in the past as part of a school tour organized by the Canadian charity Live Different but this tour will be their first to include public performances as Jitensha.

We decided to head out east to simply get ourselves out there,” said Martinez. “We have been out east before but not exclusively. We joined with a non-profit organization called Live-Different in 2014.  One facet of the organization tours across the country, giving presentations in elementary, secondary school, and skill trade schools about youth empowerment.  Part of the presentation includes songs from the band which was us during this time. So in sense we’ve been out east, but in a different capacity.”

Periscope is a completely self-produced venture with Martinez and Hubband writing, performing and recording the album’s 10 tracks, while at the same time reinforcing the fact that simple doesn’t have to mean thin. The band’s songs more forward with catchy, poppy melodies that are full of vocal harmonies and hooks. Lots of hooks. 

Seeming to continue on the path set by the band’s previous east coast adventure, Periscope is a loosely structured concept album that deals with overcoming everyday challenges and hurdles.  

Periscope reflects the point of view of a keen yet dejected soul – an outcast introvert looking through a window onto a modern world, fighting the urge to shut the curtain, and reaching out with the hope of being understood,” said Martinez. “Overall the album is upbeat and peppy. We hope the music conveys the feeling that a positive bedrock can keep you grooving even through life’s sad moments.”

Upcoming Performances: 

Nov. 1 | Grimross Brewing Co. | Fredericton, NB
Nov. 2 | Griffin’s Pub | Oromocto, NB
Nov. 3 | Bunkhaus Hostel and Cafe | Saint John, NB
Nov. 5 | Baba’s Lounge | Charlottetown, PEI
Nov. 6 | CAVOK Brewing | Dieppe, NB
Nov. 7 | New Scotland Brewing | Dartmouth, NS
Nov. 8 | FirkinStein Brewing | Bridgewater, NS
Nov. 9 | Schoolhouse Brewing | Windsor, NS
Nov. 10 | Gus’ Pub and Grill | Halifax, NS

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