The Mean Red Spiders' new third album, entitled "Still Life Fast Moving", is the band's most engaging and mature work to date. With a new clarity of arrangement, these songs are imbued with a melancholic, baroque-pop sensibility. Accordions, glockenspiels and moogs wash and soar over signature guitars, melodic bass and expressive percussion. The group's sound has evolved into a unique distillation of their diverse and ranging influences; The Velvet Underground, Stereolab, 13th Floor Elevators, Love, Can, Brian Eno, Sonic Youth, Spacemen 3 and Beach Boys.
Toronto's Mean Red Spiders have been performing spacious, psychedelic, avant-pop since 1995 and have played numerous shows across Canada and the United States. Mean Red Spiders has opened for such notable international headliners as, Super Furry Animals, Blonde Redhead, Bardo Pond, Mojave 3 & Brian Jonestown Massacre.
In 1998 their debut full-length release, "Places You Call Home", garnered them praise from local and international press, perpetuating a strong following across North America. Their sophomore release in 2000, "Starsandsons", cemented their reputation as a premiere dream pop band, charting in CMJ's Core Top 50 and sending them on their first tour of the eastern United States. Mean Red Spiders were profiled #50 in Alternative Press's March cover story, "100 New Bands You Need To Know in 2001", and their song "Compromise" was featured on Fox TV's hit series "24".
"Still Life Fast Moving" is now available in Canada from Teenage USA Recordings and is exclusively distributed in Canada by Outside Music.