Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, electronic, and r'n'b, First Rate People bump, grind, and bounce like nothing that came before them. And after touring sold-out theatres and festivals across the northeastern US and Canada, the world began to take notice: glowing reviews from indie-tastemakers Pitchfork and la Blogotheque reflected a growing global fan base; the Guardian declared them "the best band in Canada" for November of 2011.
Encouragement from people like Luke Lalonde (Born Ruffians), Jens Lekman, Chad Valley, and Matt Berninger (The National) blew the group's collective mind. And that was just the beginning. "You Won't Get This Joke At All" demonstrates a newfound confidence; it reflects all the emotional upheaval and maturity that comes with one's mid-20's.
Few artists can make you laugh, think, and move at the same time; First Rate People accomplish all of this and then some.
- Zachary Stockill (The Huffington Post)
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