“throwaway year” By Knitting

Montreal group knitting is led by Mischa Dempsey, known for their work in Canadian band post-punk group Lonely Parade, the band (which also features guitarist Sarah Harris, bassist Piper Curtis, and drummer Andy Mulcair) have played shows with Julie Doiron, Nap Eyes and Gulfer and began attracting wider attention with a self-titled cassette they self-released last year, which led to appearances at POP Montreal and Sled Island. In 2023 the band are going to be venturing outside of Canada for the first time, appearing at festivals like SXSW, Treefort and New Colossus, and today they are sharing a new single in advance of those dates entitled “throwaway year.”

“I wrote ‘throwaway year’ about the year when I was 18,” Dempsey explains. “It was a really rough one, I moved out of home for the first time and lost a lot of friendships and ended the year feeling it was irredeemable, and just needed to be thrown out. Fast forward to this year, I found myself thinking about this song again, in relation the pandemic and feeling like so much of my year had already been wasted, or thrown away. This song is significant because it’s the first song we’ve arranged and recorded together as a full band – I think this brings a feeling of relief to the song, like the worst of the isolation is hopefully over, and we have each other and a sense of community again.”

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