Amidst the outer reaches of Toronto's endless sprawl, hugging the shores of a breezy Lake Ontario, a cozy rehearsal room hums, warmly illuminated by standby switches, candles and ambient light. Raveled around by patch cables, the warm tones of vintage guitar amps, old echo pedals and pinot noir, you will find 5th PROJEKT, weaving their atmospheric, psychedelic art-rock and making preparations for what will be their fifth release, aptly titled ‘V’.
Shaped by a world in the throes of qualitative change, 'V' is a reflection upon the raw energy present in and around our daily lives and how we use that energy to shape our beings, societies and environments. Taking on themes of equality, freedom, and revolution, the album blends influences of post rock, psychedelia, math rock and grunge, while retaining 5th PROJEKT's signature ambient, ethereal quality.
Recording of the album coincidentally commenced on the anniversary of John Lennon's birth and ended on the anniversary of his death, October-December 2010. Recorded at Chemical Sound by Dean Marino & Jay Sadlowski (Black Keys, Utopium, Tokyo Police Club), the album was produced by Tara Rice & Sködt McNalty, Mixed by Dean Marino, and Mastered by Noah Mintz (Broken Social Scene, The Dears, Emm Gryner) at Lacquer Channel, Toronto.
'V', 5th PROJEKT's second full length album, was released August 9th, 2011 on the band's own Organik Rekords. The album was supported by an initial tour of central to eastern Canada covering Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward island, and Nova Scotia. 5th PROJEKT was selected amongst the first 100 bands to play Canadian Music Week in March 2012.
Best Indie Band - Ontario Independent Music Awards, Canada
Best Alternative Artist - Toronto Independent Music Awards
Best International Artist - Orange County Music Awards, California
Best Rock Song for 'In a Coma' by Toronto Exclusive Magazine
Best Alternative - Just Plain Folks Awards, California
ROCKRGRL Conference Seattle 2006
Toronto Underground Arts Festival 2006
Indie Week Toronto 2007
Ontario Independent Music Awards 2007
Harry Potter: Deathly Hallows Book Launch Party - Casa Loma, Toronto 2007
Speak Up! Film Festival Gala 2007
Music for MS Fundraiser Toronto 2009
Earth Day Festival Montreal 2010
Indie Week Toronto 2010
Dia De los Muertos Arts Festival 2010
OTHERfolk Festival, Owen Sound 2011
Lupercalia, Owen Sound 2012
Featured on Alan Cross's Explore Music radio show and Exploremusic.com
CBC Television’s ‘Sounds Like Summer’ Music Series
CBC Radio’s Definitely Not the Opera - Independent Artist of the Week
Circadian debuted at #5 on CIUT FM
Song ‘In a Coma’ licensed to New Zealand mountainbike film ‘How About It’
Songs ‘TV’ and ‘Feel’ commissioned & licensed to the film, ‘Good People, Bad Things’; winner Best International Film "suspense" NY International Film and Video Festival '08
Featured on ‘Hope Volume One’ compilation CD with Lisa Loeb and Joanne Cash & Johnny Cash with proceeds benefiting Suicide Awareness Voices of Education (SAVE)
Live acoustic performance on ‘The Verge’, XM Satellite