We are Excited to announce our official Vinyl Release Party for our Debut Album, EscaPe.
We will be joined by The Pale Light and Lizzy and the Fanatics for a great Evening.
Free Digital Download of the album for all people that attend as well as Some Free Album Copies (vinyl!)
Paragon Cause Music
The Pale Light
Lizzy and the Fanatics
Bio of Paragon Cause
Paragon Cause is a songwriting, production and musical duo based out of Canada’s Capital, Ottawa. Dutch Orange and Cape Breton Green combine to bring their love of Hip-hop, jazz piano, 80's synthesizers and 50's guitars to create music that is mysterious yet familiar. Flowing vocals with dense harmony mix with dark modal guitar playing, all set to retro drums.
Marnie, from southern Ontario, Canada is a trained Jazz singer and pianist whose strong songwriting skills set the base for many of the tunes the duo produce together. Influences include Mamma Cass, The Beatles and Beethoven. Her songs often discuss topics that can challenge the average listener to embrace deeper meaning and emotion.
Kirwan, originally from Cape Breton, Nova Scotia shied away from the Celtic influence of growing up in Cape Breton and was drawn to bands such as Tribe Called Quest, Digible Planets and early Ice Cube. Juxtaposed with his love of The Cure, Janes Addiction and The Raveonettes, his guitar playing and production skills pull together all his influences to create dense and dark arrangements.
Reviews of Escape
Paragon Cause’s new dream pop single, “Away from Me” represents the sonically optimistic daydream coda to their dark and cheerfully pessimistic debut album Escape. The genre bending song equips an array of dreamy rhythm guitar with tastefully executed vocal harmonies, resulting in a unique sound that is both optimistic and immersive enough to get lost in. The melancholic piano motif of the song maintains the theme of the entire album but pushes the haunting vocal melody along. The song starts soft but expands with each measure, building layers of guitars, synthesizers and melody. The song is further accentuated by a classic 808/909 drum beat that moves well with the song and comfortably supports a set of emotionally exposed lyrics and vocals. A song that leaves you wanting more. Watch out for this track on the duo’s upcoming album, Escape, coming this May.
— Spill Magazine Exclusive Premier for 'Away from Me'
Sometime in the 90s alternative hit upon some amazing and startling electronic landscapes that have rarely been taken foreword. For Paragon Cause, they manage to tap into this sound with endless ambition for an album that will inspire and invigorate. With a tempered crawl the album opens on the silky vocals and deep bass of «Next Time» as Paragon Cause mix Lynchian atmosphere with a rock grime. «Fear» mixes a little bit of ominous vocal delivery with a haunting guitar line that lets every harmony within the song feel like some remnant of what once was. They tap into a fiery and smoky energy on «Consequence» as their Western guitar riffs kick out to create a dangerous sense of tension within the song. «Sunny» brings something a little brighter however as their drums become a little more synthetic to let them focus on an angelic push of vocals that makes the track soar.
— Ottawa Life Magazine, May 21, 2018
Paragon Cause's new single, “Consequence," equips an array of dreamy surf guitar lines and tastefully executed harmonies, resulting in a unique sound that is dark, immersive, and gritty, both sonically and thematically. With bluesy splashes and undertones of garage rock, “Consequence’s" darkness and depth is further accentuated by a reverberant drum beat that moves well with the song and comfortably supports a raw set of lyrics and vocals that are sure to please
— New Noise Magazine 2018
Paragon Cause’s new single, ‘Sunny,’ is a Canadian shoegaze daydream.
The Ottawa-based duo Paragon Cause channels the darkness of ’80’s synth music and the lightness of dreamy female harmonies to form a sound completely unique to the pair. The lyrics ruminate on our innate fear of separation, and the potential for music to release these consuming emotions. Check out ‘Sunny’ from Paragon Cause for a glimpse of brightness through the shadows. Paragon Cause writes, records and produces all their songs to control all aspects and create a deliciously dark sound with vibrancies and mystery.
— Indie Pulse Music — 2018
Ottawa, Canada’s Paragon Cause delivered some rays of light with their ethereal sound-scape single “Sunny”. The song moves in ways like an out of body experience, where one imagines themselves floating high above their environment & gaining a unique perspective that they have never before witnessed.
— Impose Magazine 2018
‘Consequence’ is a single that combines multiple angles of different genre elements, including pulp, rock, surf, and pop to make linear the sound of the dark and the hidden. The bluesy theme of a single comes at us with the malaise of the summer heat, coupled with the un-atoneable detriment to the highlight of a nice iced tea after a thought – your moment in celebrity.
Hailing from Canada’s Capital, Ottawa dynamic duo Paragon Cause produce dreamy track ‘Consequence’. The musical duo combine their love of Hip-hop, jazz piano, 80’s synthesizers and 50’s guitars to create music that is mysterious yet familiar. Flowing vocals with dense harmony mix with dark modal guitar playing, all set to retro drums.