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You may have seen the name Silkken Laumann popping up here and there since their NXNE show last week. Not to be confused with Canadian champion rower Silken Laumann, this 3 piece from Ottawa is Rolf Klausener and Pat Johnson from The Acorn, and experimental musician Adam Saikaley (they also have an extra ‘k’ in the band name. See, different!) 

The group is influenced by Ottawa’s underground dance nights and, lyrically, their collective romantic experiences in the summer of 2011. The forthcoming album covers it all – heartbreak, commitment, deception, sexiness and lack thereof (sounds like they had quite the summer last year.)