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Patrick Watson

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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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  2.   Adventures in Your Own Backyard
  3.   Blackwind
  4.   Into Giants
  5.   Lighthouse
  6.   Dead for Two Hours
  7.   Places You Will Go
  8.   Bright Shiny Lights
  9.   Sleeping Beauty
  10.   Mary
  11.   Man Under the Sea
  12.   Luscious Life
  13.   Woods
  14.   A Hamster's Death
  15.   Helicopter
  16.   Know That You Know
  17.   Bollywood
  18.   Good Morning Mr. Wolf
  19.   The Storm
  20.   Mr. Tom
  21.   Drifters
  22.   The Great Escape
  23.   Machinery of the Heavens
  24.   Big Bird in a Small Cage
  25.   Hypnosis
  26.   Things We Do
  27.   In Circles
  28.   Machinery of the Heavens/Outro
  29.   Underwater to Cave
  30.   Shame
  31.   Where the Wild Things Are
  32.   Hearts
  33.   Resurrection
  34.   Just Another Ordinary Day
  35.   Tracy's Waters
  36.   Louis Drax
  37.   Silent City
  38.   Clouds
  39.   Sunday
  40.   Swimming Pools
  41.   Step Out for a While
  42.   The Bridge
  43.   Beijing
  44.   Brigitte's Theme
  45.   Down at the Beach
  46.   Daydreamer
  47.   Turn Into the Noise
  48.   Words in the Fire
  49.   Close to Paradise
  50.   Noisy Sunday
  51.   Slip Into Your Skin
  52.   Nine Lives
  53.   Alone In This World
  54.   Man Like You
  55.   Hommage
  56.   Giver
  57.   Grace
  58.   Morning Sheets
  59.   Fireweed
  60.   Wooden Arms
  61.   Fall
  62.   The Red Dress
  63.   Strange Crooked Road
  64.   Traveling Salesman
  65.   Gealman
  66.   Forbidden Kiss
  67.   Weight of the World
  68.   Before I Met Your Father
  69.   The Darkest Place
  70.   Creature in the Hallways
  71.   The Quiet Crowd
  72.   The 9th Life of Louis Drax
  73.   Love Songs For Robots

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