Kasador press photo 2019

Kasador – “High Rise”

Back in April, I told y’all to put Kasador on your list of bands to see at CMW 2019. I hoped my friend Kate would be in town so I could see them with her, as the universe intended. The stars aligned — Kate made it up from NYC and then promptly forgot her ID and was not allowed into the Horseshoe Tavern. HOWEVER, she sent me in solo so I wouldn’t miss out on the experience. I’m so glad she did.

First off, the universe is weird. Right off the bat, Will & I realized we’d met before. We lived in the same residence at Queen’s during my brief stint as a university student (shout out to Gord-Brock!) which is only made weirder by the fact that I did not leave my room for 8 months and met maybe 7 people who didn’t live on Brock 3. Spooky.

I’ve had “High Rise” stuck in my head all day, despite not knowing all the words yet… so mostly it’s just on a hiiiiigh riiiiiise on a loop. But this track was written “from the perspective of feeling pressure, self-doubt, and questioning your future through that wave of midnight anxiety” and it is definitely a perspective that I share. I appreciate being able to process these feelings in a positive environment — listening to a song I enjoy and being like “yep that sucks!” instead of only at midnight mid-meltdown. Reminds me we’re all human.

I also love this song so if you’ve got another 3:31 free… highly suggest listening to this too.

I love Kasador, I’m so glad I finally got to see them live! If you’d like to do the same, they’ve got a bunch of tour dates coming up at the end of July. If they’re not coming to a city near you, make sure you follow them on socials (the links are below the next photo) to keep track of when they’ll be around.

July 23, 2019 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Pyramid
July 24, 2019 – Saskatoon, SK @ Capitol Music Club
July 25, 2019 – Edmonton, AB @ Rec Room
July 26, 2019 – Calgary, AB @ Rec Room
July 27, 2019 – Oliver, BC @ Tinhorn Creek Vineyards
July 28, 2019 – Vancouver, BC @ The Railway
July 30, 2019 – Kelowna, BC @ Fernando’s

Kasador press photo 2019

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Paige Williams

Paige is a writer & creative multi-hyphenate living in Hamilton, Canada. Every band she loves breaks up eventually, but she can't find the witch who cursed her to this life. You can find more of her work on Billboard, Consequence of Sound, A.Side, and Paige Backstage.

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