4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs

Eaten by Canadians

San Diego band Taken by Canadians releases its creepiest set yet

Taken by Canadians embrace their creepy on their latest release, We Eat You Like a Person.
Taken by Canadians embrace their creepy on their latest release, We Eat You Like a Person.

Based in Oceanside, Taken by Canadians features fiddler/keyboardist Anna Zinova, bassist Marco Savoia, drummer Tristan Faulk-Webster, and singer/guitarist Ben Ambrosini, who’s currently prepping Oceanside’s Silver Cloud Lounge for a grand re-opening.

Video:

Taken by Canadians

...live at Casbah in January of 2015

...live at Casbah in January of 2015

We Eat You Like a Person will be our second full-length release,” says Ambrosini of the band’s upcoming album, set to debut (vinyl, digital, and cassette) on June 2 at the Casbah via End of Impressed Records. “Our favorite dark lord, DJ Lexicon Devil, will deejay the entire evening, and we really plan on eating everyone like a person that night. We have some pretty twisted ideas. There might be a cover or two. A beautiful girl will sing 'Selena' in a red dress.”

Asked about the title, Ambrosini explains, “We used to rent a practice space in Oceanside that was a former insurance company. When we first walked into the building, it had a die-cut sticker on the front window that read ‘We treat you like a person, not a policy.’ Well, as time went on, the place became infested with cockroaches and, as our sweat penetrated the thin walls and reflective mirrored windows overlooking Wisconsin Avenue, we noticed that the sticker had peeled, revealing only the phrase ‘We eat you like a person.’ Kind of creepy, but then we realized that we are really creepy, so we embraced it.”

As for the new music, “The record features a more dynamic, electric sound. It’s the sound of us getting our rocks off and kind of freaking out a bit, saying fuck it and letting loose....”

Past Event

Taken By Canadians and Badabing

  • Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+

Ambrosini looks forward to test-driving the tunes on the road, though perhaps not at this one place in Washington.

“We played a brewery on our last tour and went on at 7 p.m. to a packed dinner crowd. Let’s just say they didn’t much enjoy ‘Stay Home and Fuck’ as well as our other songs. They eventually told our drummer to turn everything down, but they weren’t aware that the dude always plays with an intensity of 11 and leaves everything on the stage, even if there’s no real stage and he’s just playing under a grain silo....

“To top it off, the two ladies in the group got on the same period cycle.”

Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all

Previous article

Is Normal Heights' Orchid complex ugly or cool?

13 one-bedroom apartments on Adams and 36th
Next Article

Why are these Zoom moms wined up?

If only we knew the cooks behind the ghost kitchens
Taken by Canadians embrace their creepy on their latest release, We Eat You Like a Person.
Taken by Canadians embrace their creepy on their latest release, We Eat You Like a Person.

Based in Oceanside, Taken by Canadians features fiddler/keyboardist Anna Zinova, bassist Marco Savoia, drummer Tristan Faulk-Webster, and singer/guitarist Ben Ambrosini, who’s currently prepping Oceanside’s Silver Cloud Lounge for a grand re-opening.

Video:

Taken by Canadians

...live at Casbah in January of 2015

...live at Casbah in January of 2015

We Eat You Like a Person will be our second full-length release,” says Ambrosini of the band’s upcoming album, set to debut (vinyl, digital, and cassette) on June 2 at the Casbah via End of Impressed Records. “Our favorite dark lord, DJ Lexicon Devil, will deejay the entire evening, and we really plan on eating everyone like a person that night. We have some pretty twisted ideas. There might be a cover or two. A beautiful girl will sing 'Selena' in a red dress.”

Asked about the title, Ambrosini explains, “We used to rent a practice space in Oceanside that was a former insurance company. When we first walked into the building, it had a die-cut sticker on the front window that read ‘We treat you like a person, not a policy.’ Well, as time went on, the place became infested with cockroaches and, as our sweat penetrated the thin walls and reflective mirrored windows overlooking Wisconsin Avenue, we noticed that the sticker had peeled, revealing only the phrase ‘We eat you like a person.’ Kind of creepy, but then we realized that we are really creepy, so we embraced it.”

As for the new music, “The record features a more dynamic, electric sound. It’s the sound of us getting our rocks off and kind of freaking out a bit, saying fuck it and letting loose....”

Past Event

Taken By Canadians and Badabing

  • Thursday, June 2, 2016, 8 p.m.
  • Casbah, 2501 Kettner Boulevard, San Diego
  • 21+

Ambrosini looks forward to test-driving the tunes on the road, though perhaps not at this one place in Washington.

“We played a brewery on our last tour and went on at 7 p.m. to a packed dinner crowd. Let’s just say they didn’t much enjoy ‘Stay Home and Fuck’ as well as our other songs. They eventually told our drummer to turn everything down, but they weren’t aware that the dude always plays with an intensity of 11 and leaves everything on the stage, even if there’s no real stage and he’s just playing under a grain silo....

“To top it off, the two ladies in the group got on the same period cycle.”

Sponsored
Here's something you might be interested in.
Submit a free classified
or view all
Previous article

Stand-up paddleboarders can be tiresome

"I’m not going to try to drop in on someone"
Next Article

San Diego's vinyl records surge, but why?

A talk with owners of Re-animated, Folk Arts, Lou's, Beat Box
Comments
0

Be the first to leave a comment.

Sign in to comment

Sign in

Art Reviews — W.S. Di Piero's eye on exhibits Ask a Hipster — Advice you didn't know you needed Best Buys — San Diego shopping Big Screen — Movie commentary Blurt — Music's inside track Booze News — San Diego spirits City Lights — News and politics Classical Music — Immortal beauty Classifieds — Free and easy Cover Stories — Front-page features Excerpts — Literary and spiritual excerpts Famous Former Neighbors — Next-door celebs Feast! — Food & drink reviews Feature Stories — Local news & stories From the Archives — Spotlight on the past Golden Dreams — Talk of the town Here's the Deal — Chad Deal's watering holes Just Announced — The scoop on shows Letters — Our inbox [email protected] — Local movie buffs share favorites Movie Reviews — Our critics' picks and pans Musician Interviews — Up close with local artists Neighborhood News from Stringers — Hyperlocal news News Ticker — News & politics Obermeyer — San Diego politics illustrated Of Note — Concert picks Out & About — What's Happening Overheard in San Diego — Eavesdropping illustrated Poetry — The old and the new Pour Over — Grab a cup Reader Travel — Travel section built by travelers Reading — The hunt for intellectuals Roam-O-Rama — SoCal's best hiking/biking trails San Diego Beer — Inside San Diego suds SD on the QT — Almost factual news Drinks All Around — Bartenders' drink recipes Sheep and Goats — Places of worship Special Issues — The best of Sports — Athletics without gush Street Style — San Diego streets have style Suit Up — Fashion tips for dudes Theater Reviews — Local productions Theater antireviews — Narrow your search Tin Fork — Silver spoon alternative Under the Radar — Matt Potter's undercover work Unforgettable — Long-ago San Diego Unreal Estate — San Diego's priciest pads Waterfront — All things ocean Your Week — Daily event picks
4S Ranch Allied Gardens Alpine Baja Balboa Park Bankers Hill Barrio Logan Bay Ho Bay Park Black Mountain Ranch Blossom Valley Bonita Bonsall Borrego Springs Boulevard Campo Cardiff-by-the-Sea Carlsbad Carmel Mountain Carmel Valley Chollas View Chula Vista City College City Heights Clairemont College Area Coronado CSU San Marcos Cuyamaca College Del Cerro Del Mar Descanso Downtown San Diego Eastlake East Village El Cajon Emerald Hills Encanto Encinitas Escondido Fallbrook Fletcher Hills Golden Hill Grant Hill Grantville Grossmont College Guatay Harbor Island Hillcrest Imperial Beach Imperial Valley Jacumba Jamacha-Lomita Jamul Julian Kearny Mesa Kensington La Jolla Lakeside La Mesa Lemon Grove Leucadia Liberty Station Lincoln Acres Lincoln Park Linda Vista Little Italy Logan Heights Mesa College Midway District MiraCosta College Miramar Miramar College Mira Mesa Mission Beach Mission Hills Mission Valley Mountain View Mount Hope Mount Laguna National City Nestor Normal Heights North Park Oak Park Ocean Beach Oceanside Old Town Otay Mesa Pacific Beach Pala Palomar College Palomar Mountain Paradise Hills Pauma Valley Pine Valley Point Loma Point Loma Nazarene Potrero Poway Rainbow Ramona Rancho Bernardo Rancho Penasquitos Rancho San Diego Rancho Santa Fe Rolando San Carlos San Marcos San Onofre Santa Ysabel Santee San Ysidro Scripps Ranch SDSU Serra Mesa Shelltown Shelter Island Sherman Heights Skyline Solana Beach Sorrento Valley Southcrest South Park Southwestern College Spring Valley Stockton Talmadge Temecula Tierrasanta Tijuana UCSD University City University Heights USD Valencia Park Valley Center Vista Warner Springs
Close