Vancouver indie-rock trio The Autumn Portrait brings its Friends and Animals tour to Abbotsford in April.
Frontman Freddie Mojallal met drummer Sean Lavoy through a Craigslist ad two years ago and teamed up with bassist Patrick Jacobson. The trio released their first EP, The Light, in October 2009 and set their sights on recording a full-length album. With the help of producer Tom Dobrzankski, The Design is Over was released a year later.
The Autumn Portrait has been compared to bands such as Radiohead, Kings of Leon and Muse. The group worked with War Child Canada’s Busking for Change in December 2009 to raise money for war-affected children. Last year, they also raised funds and performed at benefit concerts for the Red Cross’ Haiti earthquake relief efforts.
The trio now embarks on a two-month national tour, which kicks off on Feb. 25 in Vancouver. The schedule includes a performance at El Mocumbo during Canadian Music Week in Toronto on March 10.
The Autumn Portrait performs with local blues-rock trio Harma White on April 22 at Air Fair Lounge, 33790 Essendene Ave. There are no advance tickets for the show and cover is still to be determined.