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Treble Charger

Begun while nc-17, this Canadian alternate pop/rock and roll group changed its name after an American music group using the same moniker threatened to sue. Greig Nori (vocals, acoustic guitar, keyboards), Expenses Priddle (acoustic guitar, vocals), and Rosie Martin (bass, keyboards) fulfilled in senior high school in Sault St. Marie, Ontario, and paid the 5,000-buck cost of liberating nc-17 alone Smokin’ Worm label because the band’s full-length debut in 1994. After partnering with indie label Sonic Unyon and re-releasing nc-17, the recording became Canada’s best-selling indie record as well as the ballad “Crimson” received weighty play on university radio and far Music (Canada’s music tv network). The next year, the music group released the self-titled EP, which doubled being a CD-ROM zine focused on 30 of its preferred Canadian indie rings. The record was afterwards released as Treble Charger within the U.S. and highlighted American indie rings. Treble Charger produced its major-label debut with Probably It’s Me on BMG’s Canadian imprint, Vik Information, in 1996. The record experimented with a complete sound that included horns, keyboards, organs, Spanish electric guitar, and Mellotron. Drummer Trevor MacGregor of Calgary, became a member of shortly after, changing Morris Palter. RCA afterwards released the record within the U.S., but, after slow sales, offered the band’s following record, Wide Awake Tired. After problems with BMG pressed the album’s Canadian discharge to 2000, the melody “American Psycho” became popular north from the border however, not, ironically, within the U.S. The melody helped force Wide Awake Tired to silver in Canada. Treble Charger spent the summertime of 2000 touring on Canada’s Summersault with Foo Fighters, Smashing Pumpkins, and Our Female Peace. Nori creates and manages Canadian punks Amount 41. In 2003, the music group resurfaced with Cleansing, their most constant material yet.

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