"Avant-rock with a classical touch"
Square is a modern avant-rock band based in Vancouver that epitomizes the ethos of the Canadian middle-aged experience. Multicultural, overeducated, and ironically trying to justify art-making in our current (dis)information age, Square asks a unique musical question: what happens when you know all the rules, and where all the roads in life lead, and somehow still get lost?
Square began in 2017, after three well-established composers in the Canadian contemporary music scene, James Maxwell, Edward Top, and Alfredo Santa Ana, imagined a new creative output for their work. Together with Vancouver's indie-music scene legend Nathan Dillon, the songs they have created are powerful, complex, and uniquely wrought out, resulting not as an experiment of their combined musical lives but as a staunch statement of musical mastery.
"Square has constructed an excellent, provocative eclectic progressive rock EP, one that is packed full of fun, energy and ideas"
Progressive Rock Fanatics, April 2021
“The captivating & expansive title track of their most recent EP (Elsewhere) answers the question: what if The Dishes had jammed with Leonard Cohen?”