A Primitive Evolution

Genre rock, alternative, Grunge, Canadian, alternative rock

Music was the spark that drew us together, that has allowed us to create and to evolve. A Primitive Evolution occurred in that moment and a new band was born.

Visit http://aprimitiveevolution.com to preview the album check out all of our music videos and more.

Recent News:

* Featured on the rapidly growing music social network Reverbnation for the months of September and November 2010.

* Artist Spotlight for Canadian Music Fest 2011 - http://bit.ly/adCPsd

* Finished 2nd place out of 150 bands for Indie Week 2010 in Toronto, ON - Oct 17th 2010

* Made it to the Regional Finals in the Hard Rock Battle of the Bands - Feb 2011

* With their intense live show they have built a strong local and online following that has fans travelling from the states and other areas around the world to come and see them. The band has also shared the stage with Billy Talent, The Creepshow, The Birthday Massacre, Black Lungs, The Artist Life, Carpenter and more.

* Completed 4 self-produced Music Videos

* 1) Empty Holes http://bit.ly/vemptyholes
* 2) Show Me http://bit.ly/vshowme
* 3) Death on Wheels http://bit.ly/DOWnew
* 4) Beyond True http://bit.ly/BTruevid

* -"Death on Wheels" was used on "Degrassi: The Next Generation" Season 10 Episode 15. Aired on CTV (Canada) Teen Nick (USA) + Internationally (airs in 140 different countries) -Aug 2010

* Featured on Explore Music as the Indie Track of the Day for the song "Beyond True" Alan Cross calls A Primitive Evolution "The offspring of Grunge… A very promising act to come out of Toronto" -May 2010

* "Death on Wheels" featured on Alan Cross's "Five Songs You Gotta Hear Today" on Explore Music.com -March 2010

* "Beyond True" this a featured song on the animated series "Stoked", Episode 38. Aired on Teletoon (Canada) Cartoon Network (USA) -Fall 2010

* "Beyond True" received airplay on the Strombo show on CBC2 Radio in June 2010

* Debut album “A.P.E.” released digitally worldwide in Early 2010 through iTunes, Amazon and more. The album has received great reviews from Rue-Morgue magazine as well as many online publications.

The Story:

Everything about A Primitive Evolution boils down to instinct. From their roots in Toronto’s cult rock scene to their unrivaled, uninhibited stage show, this band takes hard rock and grunge and pumps groove and sex back into it.

Encapsulating the best of horror and romance, A Primitive Evolution have just released their debut album A.P.E. containing 11 tracks of drippy rock’n’roll.

Their self-produced debut video for “Death on Wheels” solidified the band and captured their enigmatic stage presence alongside Frankenstein cheerleaders as part of the 2007 L’Oreal Fashion Week. Voiced by the late, Martin Streek,a highly respected Toronto DJ, the video caught the attention of the vampire musical movie Suck. The production crew of the film were inspired by the performance setup of the video and wanted to use it in the movie. Iggy Pop made a cameo in the Playdead Mansion as the recording engineer for the fictional band, showcasing A Primitive Evolution’s jam space and home in the cult landmark.

Formed in the fall of 2007 out of the ashes of Toronto band Lye, vocalist Brett Carruthers and bassist Steph Seki began jamming with Playdead Cult owner and drummer Stu Dead. They have spent the last 3 years working on building their sound, image, fan base as well as producing their own music videos for the debut album "A.P.E." released worldwide on iTunes and via their website in early 2010. Recently they have added a new guitarist, Scott Carruthers who helped them to win the first round of the Hard Rock Cafe Battle of the Bands in February 2011 proving himself to be the perfect addition to the group. Since their inception they have performed as part of the Queen Street Fire fundraiser alongside Billy Talent and the Creepshow. What initiated as fun turned into an organic drive to create something fresh – something with its own experimental ideas. In 2009 the group put their live act networking skills to the test and founded a new music festival VIVA LOS MUERTOS (2009 line-up featuring The Birthday Massacre). The festival had an overwhelmingly good response and the group plans to do it again in 2010, hoping to further secure the creation and maintenance of a dynamic death rock scene in Toronto.

“Creation is evolution” Carruthers says. “That’s what I figure we were trying to say with A Primitive Evolution. As evolved as we think we are as humans or animals, we are very much in the beginning of the evolution of mankind. We have so much to learn and yet so much has changed in the last hundred years; we have a long way to go as a species. We wanted our band to reflect that too, to just go off of what we feel, do it out of instinct and evolve naturally. Have some fun existing on this planet.”

Produced by Carruthers and Matthew Von Wagner, who has produced U.S.S. and Alpha Galates as well as worked alongside Joe Barresi and Bob Ludwig, A.P.E. is grounded on a few common themes. “Death on Wheels” draws inspiration from classic grindhouse horror films, while others like “Dead End” are thinly veiled love songs. “War B.” explores political undertones and the Western view of war. “Beyond True” and “Still Waiting” draw influences of Radiohead and U2 with an amped up feel uniting the main themes of the album and capturing the romanticism of human interaction. Prepare yourself for a band that is as primal as they are passionate, as convicting as they are creative, and as solid as they are sinister. As CHARTattack stated, "If you're not from Toronto or you don't know what I'm talking about, I feel sorry for you, because A Primitive Evolution are a rock 'n' roll wet dream and they're sexy as f#&k."

Contact: Brett Carruthers


Publicity: Sheena Lyonnais


Top Tracks

Beyond True 1

Beyond True

Dead End 2

Dead End

Show Me 3

Show Me

I Feel It All 4

I Feel It All

Death on Wheels 5

Death on Wheels

Empty Holes 6

Empty Holes

Coming And Going 7

Coming And Going

Train Wreck 8

Train Wreck

War B 9

War B

Just Begun 10

Just Begun

Top Albums

The Prize
The Prize
Alternative Rock Vol. 19 (Summer Deluxe Edition)
Alternative Rock Vol. 19 (Summer Deluxe Edition)