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March 1, 2004

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The Great White North has, of late, been the hot bed of indie-rock. In recent months Canada has delivered onto us not only the quirky Unicorns and the girthy Godspeed, but let’s not forget the spunk-rock of Hot Hot Heat and the ever-earnest Weakerthans. On that note we'd like to welcome our first ever international signing, the Saskatchewan based four-piece [B]DESPISTADO[/B], to the Jade Tree family. Influenced as much by Wire’s artful passion as perhaps Modest Mouse's steadfast quirk, these boys have been devastating every club they play, so by the time we finally caught their live show the results were jawdropping.

We will be releasing their CD EP [I] The Emergency Response [/I] (JT1096) on June 25 (available for pre-order on 4.20.04) and the band will be stepping in the studio with Phil Ek (Pretty Girls Make Graves, Modest Mouse, The Shins) late next month to begin work on their debut full-length due sometime late Fall.

[URL]|Official Despistado Site|EXTERNAL[/URL]


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Please consult the [b]Despistado[/b] [URL]/tours/artist/despistado|tour page[/URL] for current dates.