Montreal’s Wake Island is an exchange between four musicians from Lebanon, the USA and Canada. Drawing inspiration from their own cultural differences and enlisting the help of long-time producer Jace Lasek (The Besnard Lakes, Wolf Parade, Suuns), the band crafted an inherently modern sound, informed by eclectic artists such as Grizzly Bear, Talking Heads and Joy Divison. Throughout their work, they examine the devastating impact of comfort on our modern lives and propose cultural dialogue as a necessary solution. They have just released Use It as a Weapon // Uncomfortable B-sides, a companion to their latest LP, It Takes Time To Be Uncomfortable.
Wake Island have shared the stage with: The Besnard Lakes, Cloud Nothings, Suuns, Widowspeak, Beach Fossils, Oberhofer, Eight and a half, Craft Spells, Kinsky, Deleted Scenes, Medications, Shapes and Sizes, and many more.