Boats makes music songs in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Sometimes their songs are about fictional performing duos who have holes in their bodies and/or have a belief that they will one day give birth to a flock of birds. Sometimes they are about winning the Superbowl and finding treasure before encountering colossal failure. Often they are about a string of unrelated concepts disguised as coherent thought. A noisy indie-pop band with high-end hopes but low-end equipment, Mat Klachefsky’s bizarre vocal chords mixed with his infectiously catchy pop songs and boundless energy have been freaking out audiences ever since they released their critically acclaimed first album “Intercontinental Champion” to local audiences in October 2007. Since then they have embarked on several North American tours, played packed houses at SXSW, NXNE, Pop Montreal, Halifax Pop Explosion and Sled Island, and charted solidly all across Canada.
Boats will release their 2nd full length album Cannonballs, Cannonballs on Kill Rock Stars on March 1, 2011.
Cannonballs, Cannonballs was recorded over several hot summer days in Winnipeg at Prairie Recording Studio by Ryan McVeigh (Hot Panda) and Mixed by Cam Leoppky and Shawn Dealey (The Weakerthans). The band did most takes in their underwear. Pizza was provided.