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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.   Into Giants
  4.   Blackwind
  5.   Slip Into Your Skin
  6.   Good Morning Mr. Wolf
  7.   Lighthouse
  8.   Man Like You
  9.   Machinery of the Heavens
  10.   In Circles
  11.   Turn Into the Noise
  12.   Swimming Pools
  13.   Sunday
  14.   Giver
  15.   Gealman
  16.   Know That You Know
  17.   Bollywood
  18.   Love Songs For Robots
  19.   Noisy Sunday
  20.   Morning Sheets
  21.   Step Out for a While
  22.   Traveling Salesman
  23.   Down at the Beach
  24.   Daydreamer
  25.   Weight of the World
  26.   Drifters
  27.   The Great Escape
  28.   Silent City
  29.   Wooden Arms
  30.   Man Under the Sea
  31.   Things We Do
  32.   Luscious Life
  33.   The Quiet Crowd
  34.   Big Bird in a Small Cage
  35.   Woods
  36.   The Storm
  37.   Mr. Tom
  38.   Just Another Ordinary Day
  39.   Machinery of the Heavens/Outro
  40.   Tracy's Waters
  41.   Brigitte's Theme
  42.   Strange Crooked Road
  43.   Sleeping Beauty
  44.   Mary
  45.   Alone In This World
  46.   Words in the Fire
  47.   Where the Wild Things Are
  48.   Fireweed
  49.   Bright Shiny Lights
  50.   Places You Will Go
  51.   Close to Paradise
  52.   Hommage
  53.   Grace
  54.   Hearts
  55.   Beijing
  56.   Shame
  57.   Fall
  58.   Gnossienne 1
  59.   Firweed
  60.   Interference from the Sky
  61.   Hearts in the Park

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