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Patrick Watson

Though he was born in California, Canadian singer and pianist Patrick Watson was raised outside Montreal, in Hudson, Quebec, singing in local church choirs as a boy, studying jazz and classical piano performance, composition, and arrangement, and singing and playing keyboards in the ska band Gangster Politics in high school. Watson left the band after graduating and began to explore other types of music, including electronica and ambient. He released Waterproof9 in 2001, an experimental music accompaniment to a photo book by Brigitte Henry titled Waterproof. In 2002, after returning from a trip to Vietnam, he decided to start a four-piece chamber pop group, bringing in bassist Mishka Stein, drummer Robbie Kuster (both of whom he had met at university), and former Gangster Politics guitarist Simon Angell. The group (which was technically a solo project with a backing band) released Just Another Ordinary Day independently and began performing around Canada, including at the 2005 Pop Montreal Festival, a show that led to the formation of Secret City Records, the label that issued Watson's sophomore album, Close to Paradise (which featured the same band), in the fall of 2006, with a release in the U.S. the following year. Watson's third full-length album, Wooden Arms, arrived in spring 2009, and was nominated for that year's Polaris Music Prize. The emotional yet pared-down Adventures in Your Own Backyard followed in 2012, and the ambient-leaning Love Songs for Robots arrived in spring 2015. The latter featured prior collaborator Joe Grass on guitar in place of Angell. ~ Marisa Brown
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  1.   Song
  2.   Adventures in Your Own Backyard
  3.   Blackwind
  4.   Into Giants
  5.   Bright Shiny Lights
  6.   Lighthouse
  7.   Where the Wild Things Are
  8.   Mary
  9.   The Quiet Crowd
  10.   Weight of the World
  11.   Gealman
  12.   Nine Lives
  13.   Hypnosis
  14.   Underwater to Cave
  15.   Dead for Two Hours
  16.   Know That You Know
  17.   Hearts
  18.   Bollywood
  19.   Places You Will Go
  20.   Love Songs For Robots
  21.   Turn Into the Noise
  22.   Swimming Pools
  23.   Noisy Sunday
  24.   Things We Do
  25.   Words in the Fire
  26.   Wooden Arms
  27.   Big Bird in a Small Cage
  28.   Close to Paradise
  29.   Slip Into Your Skin
  30.   Luscious Life
  31.   Drifters
  32.   Man Under the Sea
  33.   The Great Escape
  34.   Mr. Tom
  35.   Forbidden Kiss
  36.   Strange Crooked Road
  37.   Just Another Ordinary Day
  38.   Clouds
  39.   Sleeping Beauty
  40.   A Hamster's Death
  41.   In Circles
  42.   Beijing
  43.   Helicopter
  44.   Machinery of the Heavens
  45.   Daydreamer
  46.   Louis Drax
  47.   The Darkest Place
  48.   Brigitte's Theme
  49.   Resurrection
  50.   Tracy's Waters
  51.   Alone In This World
  52.   Shame
  53.   Machinery of the Heavens/Outro
  54.   Giver
  55.   Step Out for a While
  56.   Grace
  57.   Before I Met Your Father
  58.   The Red Dress
  59.   Fireweed
  60.   Fall
  61.   Good Morning Mr. Wolf
  62.   Sunday
  63.   Down at the Beach
  64.   Morning Sheets
  65.   Silent City
  66.   Woods
  67.   Creature in the Hallways
  68.   The Bridge
  69.   The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  70.   Man Like You
  71.   The Storm
  72.   Traveling Salesman
  73.   Hommage

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