After touring sold-out theatres and festivals across the northeastern US and Canada in 2011, the world began to take notice: glowing reviews from indie-tastemakers Pitchfork reflected a growing global fan base; the Guardian declared them “the best band in Canada” for November of 2011. Encouragement from people like Jens Lekman, Chad Valley, and Matt Berninger (The National) blew the group’s collective mind. And that was just the beginning.

Mastered by Milan Schramek at the Lacquer Channel, “You Won’t Get This Joke At All” demonstrates a newfound confidence; the songs reflect all the emotional upheaval and maturity that comes with one’s mid-20’s. Few artists can make you laugh, think, and move at the same time; First Rate People accomplish all of this and then some

First Rate People release new single "Dark Age"

First Rate People Premiere Single

Drawing on a diverse range of influences from pop, electronic and R&B, the Torontonians bump, grind and bounce like nothing that came before them. First Rate People enjoyed early success with their first self-released single, they toured the U.S. and Canada in 2011

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