Formed in the late '90s in Darmouth, Nova Scotia, Slight Return began like many young bands do. Singer Jonathan Samuel and Devon Code-McNeil met when they were nine, enrolled in violin class. From there, the friendship blossomed as did their musical interests. In high school the two joined forces and added bassist Chris Pennell and guitarist Matthew Kennedy. With a sound resembling an early Radiohead and, perhaps more accutely, Sunny Day Real Estate, the group released a five-song EP in 1999, The Peril of Aries. The group, known for their awkward and off-kiltered tempo and arrangements, the group performed at the 2000 East Coast Music Awards. In 2001, the group released their debut full-length album, You Are Not Our Demographic, on Matlock Records. The group has also opened for Moneen and the Weakerthans.
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