We Need Surgery

We Need Surgery isn’t exactly your average hometown-buddies-start-a-band type of band.  It took five guys from five corners of the earth to collide in Korea to make it happen....

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We Need Surgery

We Need Surgery isn’t exactly your average hometown-buddies-start-a-band type of band.  It took five guys from five corners of the earth to collide in Korea to make it happen. On a Wednesday in January 2007, Valentino Avignoni joined in on a few jam sessions with band SunRadio composed of vocalist Miso Stefanac, drummer Brandon Butler and bassist Adam Brennen. Once the group agreed on their desire to tailor songs designed to make girls dance, they called themselves We Need Surgery. That following Friday, the band had their first gig.

That first night the band wrote their songs “Simon Says”, “Sisters and Brothers”, and “Go Go Go.” Clearly, they had some precious chemistry— the instant success of the first show was to start a new wave of “indie electro rock” in Seoul city and also to set the band and new musical vision in stone. With one ramshackle demo, We Need Surgery had become local media darlings, appearing on magazine covers, TV shows, radio interviews and scoring a slot on almost all of Korea’s major music festivals.

Upon returning to Canada, Light Organ Records went and stuffed the five-piece into Vancouver’s Armory Studios with legend Dave “Rave” Ogilvie and Fake Shark! Real Zombie! main man Kevvy Maher for another seven tracks—including the retro-future death disco of “Just like a Lion” and “Sisters and Brothers”, and the animal nitrate-juiced first single “Go Go Go,” a song that seems to explore the territory between the Killers and Hot Hot Heat. Not insignificantly, a wildly impressed Steve Bays elected himself to mix the entire album. Truly We Need Surgery were meant not just to be, but to do and to get things done.

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