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Amos the Transparent

A band's name often indicates the genre of music they represent. Not so in the case of Amos the Transparent, the creative new force in the Canadian music scene. The group's versatile songwriting is on full display for their debut album, Everything I've Forgotten To Forget - a compelling collection of songs rooted in folk, immersed in harmony and indie-pop overtones. Amos the Transparent is the brainchild of Ottawa songwriter Jonathan Chandler - a soft-spoken talent with a faultless ear. Along with drummer and primary collaborator Christopher Wilson, the duo refined material that was written over a period of several years. One of Amos the Transparent's most defining characteristics is their authentic delivery and ability to capture a mood. Lyrical themes of love and loss, hope and despair channel the spirit of Elliott Smith while the songwriting evokes the minimalist charm of Wilco. Everything I've Forgotten To Forget also features a guest vocal appearance by Amy Millan of Stars on the stunning duet "After All That, It's Come To This". Millan agreed to perform the track after Chandler and Wilson captivated her with an a cappella version of the song backstage at Bluesfest 2006 in Ottawa. Garnering a wave of early momentum, the enigmatic Amos The Transparent is emerging as a Polaris-worthy talent in the making.