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Heading to Harrisburg for MMC

Heading to Harrisburg for MMC

The Sole Pursuit is happy to announce that it will be performing its first US shows in Harrisburg, PA as part of the annual Millennium Music Conference. The band will be performing on Thursday February 19th at O'Reilly's Taproom, and on Saturday February 21st at Susquehanna Ale House 22 at 12 MIDNIGHT.

Both of these shows are Free (21+), so we encourage who can to come on out and throw down with us! Check out more about the Millennium Music Conference at the event's official website.


"Opposing Force" & "Ocean Floor" Now Available on iTunes! And Many More Online Outlets!

Kyle Dawe via "The Sole Pursuit Writes":

Today – Tuesday November 4th 2014 – our EP’s “Opposing Force” and “Ocean Floor” are released via iTunes and many other online retailers and streaming services. I and the other members of the band are very happy to have our music available once again through these accessible and excellent outlets.

Now, those of you who have been following the band since shortly after its inception will be aware that “Opposing Force” was already available via iTunes for most of 2013 before disappearing without much explanation. Now, thanks to the very wonderful TuneCore, “Opposing Force” and “Ocean Floor” are again available for purchase, with proceeds going directly to the band. “But wait!” you might exclaim, “Ocean Floor was a free release! Now you want me to pay for it?!”

Well skip, the answer to that is yes. While that 4 song EP has also been available for free on Bandcamp since May, the awful truth is nothing lasts forever. If you like what you hear, or what you heard, support us and purchase a copy. If you are just totally against that, you can still stream the EP on Bandcamp, or listen to the audio via YouTube in a couple different formats.

We are not expecting anyone who purchased “Opposing Force” once to purchase it again, but if you were happy with your purchase, tell a friend. That rhymes. Jesus Christ that rhymes. Cheers, friends.

Get "Opposing Force" Now!

Get "Ocean Floor" Now!


Ladies and Gentlemen..."The Sole Pursuit Writes."

Ladies and Gentlemen...

Kyle Dawe has re-launched The Sole Pursuit's official Tumblr, now dubbed "The Sole Pursuit Writes." Head on over and check it out. This should be an interesting space to watch.

And, if you find you're in the mood, catch up on Infinite Regress too! We'd also be remiss if we did not mention the ongoing Sole Pursuit Podcast and it's companion series of recordings Podcast Sessions vol.1 - both very much worth your time.

Much and more exciting developments in the weeks ahead. "The Abyss Gazes Also."


The Sole Pursuit Enter Studio to Record Full Length Album / Announce Web-Series "Infinite Regress."

The Sole Pursuit Enter Studio to Record Full Length Album / Announce Web-Series

The Sole Pursuit are happy to announce that this week they enter the studio to begin recording their first Full Length Album with producer Mike Langford at the helm. The album will see release in the first quarter of 2015. Singer/Songwriter Kyle Dawe says that the band is excited "to share a longer story than we've previously been able to tell" with their EP's "Opposing Force" and "Ocean Floor."

The band is equally excited about the impending launch of their documentary web-series "Infinite Regress." This series will follow the band and its indivdual members while the full length album is being recorded and beyond. Count on new episodes appearing on Tube Sole Pursuit, the band's YouTube channel every Thursday. The inaugural episode of "Infinite Regress" will be available on Thursday October 2nd 2014.

Additionally, the band has relaunched it's podcast with Episode 7: "How I Spent My Summer Vacation." In this episode many album details are revealed and a new, alternate, version of "Sedan" is featured. The Sole Pursuit Podcast has now been fully resumed, with new episodes being posted on the band's soundcloud every Tuesday.

Newburgh, NY
The Wherehouse
Shelburne Falls, MA
Maya's Mocha
New York City, NY
The Bowery Electric
Fiction of the Future
Burlington , NJ
Big Shot's/Hebe Music Lounge
9:30 Set time.
Fairfax, VA
Dogfish Ale House
2 Sets - 9-12 PM
Cincinnatti, OH
Rake's End
A City on Fire, AM Nice, Class President
Canton, OH
Buzz Bin


At some point – we don’t know exactly when or exactly why – aggressive, guitar-based rock music seemed to become excluded from the gauntlet of art and genre typically considered sophisticated or, indeed, even thoughtful. Presenting a new and exciting counterpoint to this movement is Toronto’s The Sole Pursuit. The band’s songwriting is as strong and earnest as its attack is raw, while its contemplative moments are nuanced and beautiful.

Established in late 2012, The Sole Pursuit began as the recording project of front-man Kyle Dawe who, after gigging steadily since his early teens, wanted to immerse himself in the studio unbound from the practicalities of a rehearsing rock band. “Opposing Force,” The Sole Pursuit’s 2013 debut EP, is a testament to that vision.

Oddly enough, it was the process of assembling a band to perform “Opposing Force” that led Dawe back to the redemptive power of live rock and roll. Joined by AJ Perry on lead guitar and background vocals, Chad MacKay on bass, and the formidable Brad West on drums, the band began to write new material in the spirit of collaboration. This collaborative spirit is captured on their 2014 follow up EP “Ocean Floor.”

In October 2014 The Sole Pursuit entered the studio to begin work on their debut full-length album with producer Mike Langford. That same month they launched Infinite Regress, an ongoing web-series that will document the recording process and beyond. Additionally, Kyle Dawe and AJ Perry host a weekly podcast – The Sole Pursuit Podcast – that is as much about comedy and pop-culture as it is the inner-workings of the band. In 2015 The Sole Pursuit will tour extensively in support of their as-yet-untitled debut full-length album.

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