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Hey girls, happy new year, and welcome to 2017! Thank you again for taking the ride with us here on the I M U R derpletter : Issue 0000000003. We put all those zeros there because we fully intend to release over a billion bi-weekly newsletters. Derpletter Issue 1billion will be  41.6 million years from now. I wonder how many soundcloud followers we’ll have by then.
Us after new years/the holidays...

2016 was a crazy year for us! Some cool things happened like passing a million plays on Spotify, our track Trippin On Feet came in at #5 on the Global Viral Billboard charts, releasing our first music video, we added a 3rd member to the band, got to work with some people that we look up to A LOT (more on that in subsequent Derpletters, but let's just say their band name rhymes with Mohato-Shed Steeple), played a shitload of festivals and shows, and got to release some new music with a collective we have MAD respect for! 

Some really fucked up stuff happened in 2016 though... especially worrisome stuff that makes orange coloured skin come to mind and CHYNA! ring in our ears. It got us to thinking about how we can be using our music to help out with the situation. If any of you were at our New Years show at the Anza club, you might have gotten a taste of what we’re scheming on.

Us playing at the Groundwerk New Year's Party. Such a great night. 
In anticipation of the potential soiling of the British Columbia coastline in wake of certain political decisions, we have started working with Pacific Wild, a really cool non-for-profit conservation society based out of Denny Island, BC, in the heart of the Great Bear Rainforest. They develop and implement conservation solutions for the pacific coast of BC in conjunction with First Nations communities, and engage in global advocacy in regards to what is at risk in the GBR. The founder of Pacific Wild, Ian McAllister, is also a wicked photographer and videographer. He’s spent a LOT of time in the GBR photographing and filming this absolutely magical place. Check out some of his work featured in this video Sitka did a few years ago called Fortune Wild : 
Fortune Wild was a colab between Sitka and Pacific Wild.
So in collaboration with Pacific Wild and local VJ extraordinaire Laine Butler, I M U R has incorporated footage provided by Pacific Wild as the basis for the visual aspect of our live performances. Video clips of the breathtaking GBR landscapes (and its woodland creatures) shot by Ian are manipulated live by Laine to set the mood for our psychedelic groovy electronic soul music. Our aim is to show people the beauty of the pacific coast, and get them thinking about what exactly is at stake here. We are also donating a portion of our proceeds from every show that we play to Pacific Wild to further assist their efforts. I am literally so excited about this I can't sit still because the visual rig that we are designing for our new live show around this footage is unreal. We’ll be debuting it at our album release party in early March.

But In the meantime, we have 2 shows coming up this January :

Shake Shake Shake : January 27th @ The Imperial, Vancouver

Fireside Sessions : January 29th @ BNA Brewing Co, Kelowna. Tickets

We'd love to see you there! 


PS Free tickets to Shake Shake Shake to the person who tells us their best moment of 2016. 

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