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The Hour Grows Darker - Album

Released: August 5th, 2017
Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Andre Nault
Mastered by CloudBounce
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THE HOUR GROWS DARKER

Combining the most powerful songs from the band’s previous three EP’s into one fully memorable experience in all its remastered indie-rock glory!

The cohesive threads in their emotionally-explorative songwriting over the past three-years led to a lineup of tunes that represents the very best of what Stand Up And Say No is all about.  Pumping out melancholy melodies with authentic heart & passion has always been a large part of their charm & enigmatic style – and the songs that have made them one of Canada’s most exciting underground rock bands have never sounded better than they do now, revitalized for the new record, The Hour Grows Darker.

Previous Releases


Machines and Museums - EP

Released: October 7th, 2016
Written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Andre Nault
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The Fawn - EP

Released: May 11th, 2016
Written, performed, recorded, mixed and mastered by Andre Nault
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Assuming Loyal - EP

Released: May 6th, 2014
Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Andre Nault, Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio – Nashville, TN
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Stand Up and Say No - Album

Released: August 13th, 2013
Written, performed, recorded and mixed by Andre Nault in the spring and summer of 2013.  Back Vocals on “We Make It Right” Mireille Nolet Vocals on “The Ah-Ah Song” Andre Nault, Mireille Nolet, Emilie Nolet, Myriam Nolet and Vincent Nolet. Mastered by Steve Corrao at Sage Audio – Nashville, TN
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Videos

Dancing on a Crooked Floor

Tame the Wild

We Make it Right

Can You Feel

Shows

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Past Shows 2017

05 AUG: Rivoli – Toronto, Canada
27 JUN: Horseshoe Tavern – Toronto, Canada
12 JUN: Le Ritz PDB – Montreal, Canada
06 JUN: Le Cercle – Quebec City, Canada
21 APR: Canadian Music Week – Toronto, Canada

About

Upon hearing the four songs from Stand Up and Say No’s "The Hour Grows Darker", one is reminded of New York City post-punk bands: driving guitars and catchy melodies abound, and there is just enough swing to win over those brave enough to dance. However, unlike those purveyors of NYC fashion and sex appeal who made their name in part by living the fast life, front man and creative mastermind Andre Nault is a one-man songwriting machine and family man who is fighting the widely held belief that men like him must give up a career in music for the sake of adopting a more traditional lifestyle.

Nault, frustrated by the initial lack of interest in his music, followed his last gig in Quebec City in 2011 by selling all his instruments – except for one guitar. Nault used this guitar to write a collection of jingles that soon caught the ear of a Los Angeles-based licensing company. After his songs were placed in a series of popular car commercials, Nault was inspired to form Stand Up and Say No.

The project soon became Nault’s personal protest against the conventions of 9-5 workdays and nights spent sitting on the couch in front of the TV. He recalls the moment clearly: “I remember one evening watching television and thinking to myself ‘Is this how you want to spend the rest of your life? Is this how you want your family to remember you?’” The answer was a resounding “NO!”

Rather than write songs that try to appeal to a fleeting perception of cool, Nault has made The Hour Grows Darker into a collection of songs that he thinks are good and worthy of releasing. In an industry that glamorizes empty and conditional relationships, Nault seeks to redefine the meaning of it all: “Now when I write about love, I know what love is.”