by Tiana Feng

Hopeful Monster is a project started by Nova Scotian, Jason Ball. Jason had toured Norway and UK to promote the European release of the debut album by Norwegian indie label Hype City Recordings, traveling and performing with Sufjan Stevens, Emil Nikolaisen of Sereena Maneesh and label owner Frode Stromstad. While in Oslo, he was invited to perform at the wedding party for Of Montreal star couple Kevin and Nina Barnes. I saw them perform at the end of the night one night at NXNE to an audience of 10 (mostly to the people like me working the night and the band that was on before them), I had no idea they were already so well known. Stars are Photomagnets comes from their debut self-titled album.

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