After forming in 2012 around the roaring transparency of Ambrosini’s songwriting, the group quickly gained major regional attention, including coverage from publications such as No Depression & Relix. With three albums under their belt and the wind at their backs, Taken By Canadians are leading a new era of California Rock & Roll, one that is flagrantly honest, elegantly melodic, blissfully contrary and loud as all hell. Because classic rock wouldn’t sound classic if it were made today and Taken By Canadians ain’t singing about yesterday.
Taken By Canadians’ third release, Self Titled [Blind Owl] is a starkly beautiful and vitreous immersion into the unmistakable swagger of Southern California. Putting sincerity before genre and heart before perfection, the album was recorded straight to 2″ tape, capturing the urgency of the group’s live performances and earning them a nomination for “Best Rock Album” by the San Diego Music Awards.