“Have you heard about The Murder Plans? I think they would have most Canadians jumping for joy, shimmying across kitchen floors everywhere, hollering in their sedans with the windows up…Ottawa can’t keep these plans and hoard them any longer.”
-Amanda Putz, CBC Radio
The Murder Plans are an Ottawa foursome whose brooding, cathartic sound has garnered them comparisons to the likes of Wilco, Constantines, The Talking Heads and Leonard Cohen.
Formed in a basement apartment in the winter of 2007, Nicholas Descarie (percussion), Joel Jacques (keys), Connor McGuire (guitar, vocals) and Michael Simon (bass, vocals) have become known for their evocative harmonies, vibrant keys and autumnal lyrics inspired by the wind-whipped cityscape of the Nation’s Capital. From their auspicious beginnings - they were awarded Honourable Mentions in both the Best New Artist and Best New Album categories in the Ottawa Xpress 2007 Reader’s Poll for their self-titled EP - The Murder Plans have since played sold-out concerts with The Sadies, Winter Gloves and Hey Rosetta!, and were featured on the CBC Radio 3 Track of the Day podcast in a week that also featured The Deadly Snakes and You Say Party! We Say Die!. Their highly-anticipated first full-length album, Good Omens, is set to be released in September 2010.