Thanya Iyer


Thanya Iyer is both a person and a band. Thanya Iyer the person, is 1/3 of Thanya Iyer the band. The other 2/3s are made up of Alex, Dan, and other great friends. Thanya Iyer (the band) has done a lot (released an album, released a mixtape, played at festivals, played in every time zone in North America, etc). Thanya Iyer (the person) has done all this and then some. Thanya Iyer (the person) is a very busy person. Thanya Iyer (the band) is a very busy band and the sound has evolved to reflect this. Thanya Iyer (the band) struggles to define their music (only when asked, they don't think about it the rest of the time) and rather than recite a list of genres and sub-genres, they would rather you just listen and tell them. But for the lazy (or busy) people out there maybe Future-Folk is accurate (or vague) enough? Thanya Iyer (the person and the band) will continue her and their never-ending quest to bring joy to those they come in contact with. Using music, conversation, green tea, and miscellaneous.


Thanya Iyer est une personne autant qu'une entité légale. Thanya Iyer, la personne, compose le tiers de Thanya Iyer l'entité légale (que nous appellerons band à partir de maintenant). Les deux autres tiers sont Alex, Daniel ainsi que d'autres merveilleureux complices. Les délits/délires de Thanya Iyer (le band) sont nombreux (deux albums, plusieurs prestations en festival, des shows dans tous les fuseaux horaires de l'Amérique du Nord, et encore...) Thanya Iyer (la personne) en a fait autant, sinon plus.. C'est une personne très occupée. Une grande personne (parfois). Thanya Iyer (le band) est un band en mouvement et cela s'entend dans l'évolution de leur son. Thanya Iyer (le band) se casse la tête à définir leur son (quand on leur pose la question bien entendu, sinon ils n'y pensent même pas) et plutôt que de dresser une liste exhaustive de genres et de sous-genres ils préfèrent qu'on écoute leur musique et qu'on leur explique à eux le casse-tête de leur propre style. Mais pour les paresseux (ou les Grandes Personnes Parfois) peut-être que folk-futuriste suffira? Thanya Iyer (la personne et le band) continueront à partager le bonheur avec tous ceux et celles qu'ils rencontreront en route; à l'aide de leur musique, de discussions, de thé vert et d'et-cetera…



Do You Dream? Mixtape (Out on Topshelf Records)

Do you Dream?


February 9th

Ottawa, ON

Origin Arts & Community Center

Megaphono Festival

With Delorca and Mal/aimé


February 14th-17th

Hamilton, ON

New Vision United Church

Hamilton Fringe Frost Bites Festival

With Lisa Emmons


February 23rd

Montreal, QC

Resonance Café

Explorations en Musique Nouvelle Series

With Sam Shalabi



Past Events

2019-01-11 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo – With No Cosmos and

2018-09-21 Portland, ME Waking Windows

2018-09-20 Northampton, MA Venue TBA

2018-09-19 Brooklyn, NY The Glove

2018-09-17 Toronto, ON Burdock Music Hall

2018-09-15 Guelph, ON Guelph Jazz Festival

2018-09-14 Guelph, ON Guelph Jazz Festival

2018-09-12 Detroit, MI SpreadArt

2018-09-11 Chicago, IL Venue TBA

2018-09-11 Chicago, IL Audiotree Live

2018-09-09 Cincinatti, OH Outdoor Show

2018-09-08 Windsor, ON The Phog Lounge

2018-09-07 Hamilton, ON Into the Abyss – With Haolin Munk

2018-09-06 Wakefield, ON The Blacksheep Inn/Mouton Noir – With Sparklesaurus

2018-08-17 Montreal, QC Love Bubble

2018-08-12 Montreal, QC House Show

2018-08-09 Moncton, NB COCO fest "Clementine Edition"

2018-07-29 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo

2018-07-26 Greenfield, MA Hawks & Reed Performing Arts Center

2018-07-19 Montreal, QC La Plante

2018-07-14 Montreal, QC La Plante

2018-07-06 Montreal, QC Resonance Café

2018-07-05 Montreal, QC Quai des Brumes

2018-06-21 Montreal, QC Resonance Café

2018-06-16 Montreal, QC La Sotterenea

2018-05-12 Montreal, QC Resonance Café

2018-05-03 Montreal, QC The Living Womb

2018-04-06 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB – Opening for Kevin Devine

2018-03-26 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo – Opening for Klaus

2018-03-24 Montreal, QC The Plant

2018-03-05 Chicago, IL Happy Gallery

2018-03-01 to 04 Columbia, MO True False Film Festival

2018-02-27 St. Louis, MO FOAM – w/ Dubb Nubb

2018-02-26 Cincinnati, OH Warsaw room

2018-02-25 Windsor, ON The Phog Lounge

2018-02-24 Montreal, QC The Phi Centre – Opening for Raveen, Look Vibrant

2018-02-23 Ottawa, ON The Record Centre

2018-02-22 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place

2018-02-21 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar

2018-02-20 Burlington, VT Light Club Lamp Shop – w/ Ivamae

2018-02-16 Montreal, QC Gender Advocacy Fundraiser House Show

2018-02-01 Montreal, QC La Sala Rossa – Corey Gulkin Album Launch

2017-11-25 Montreal, QC Resonance Café

2017-11-22 Burlington, VT Light Club Lamp Shop

2017-11-21 Rochester, NY

2017-11-20 Pittsburgh, PA Welcome bak Studios

2017-11-18 Cincinnati, OH Listing Loon

2017-11-17 St. Louis, MO Foam – With Dubb Nubb

2017-11-16 Columbia, MO Café Berlin

2017-11-08 San Diego, CA Soda Bar – With Hovvdy, Holling & Boxx Office

2017-11-07 Los Angeles, CA

2017-11-06 San Francisco, CA Sofar Sounds

2017-11-05 Sacramento, CA Colonial Café

2017-11-02 Portland, OR

2017-11-01 Eugene, WA Sam Bond's Garage – Opening for Adam Hill

2017-10-31 Seattle, WA

2017-10-29 Vancouver, BC Gold Saucer

2017-10-28 Kelowna, BC

2017-10-15 to 2017-11-28 Banff, AB Banff Center for the Arts Residency

2017-10-12 Calgary, AB Festival Hall – Calgary Folk Festival –
Opening for The Moulettes

2017-10-10 Winnipeg, MB Good Will Social Club – Winnipeg Jazz Festival –
Thelonious monk Tribute Concert

2017-10-07 Chicago, IL Hungry Brain – With Half Gringa, Ze'ev & Ohmme

2017-10-06 Ann Arbor, MI Canterbury House, University of Michigan –
With David Ward's Cool Socks

2017-10-05 Detroit, MI Spread Art – With Matthew Daher & Lexi

2017-10-04 Sault Ste-Marie, ON Gore Street Café

2017-10-03 Windsor, ON The Phog Lounge

2017-10-02 Toronto, ON Burdock – With Merival & Omhouse

2017-09-30 Hamilton, ON HAVN, local arts collective – With Annie Shaw &
Sarah Good

2017-09-29 Ottawa, ON Bar Robo – Organized by local arts collective Debaser –
With Sparklesaurus & Novusolis

2017-09-28 Montreal, QC CJLO Fall Folk Fest: Nomad Live, 9:30 PM

2017-09-19 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo – With Deqn Sue + Krystale

2017-09-14 Montreal, QC POP Montreal: Quai Des Brumes, 9:30 PM –
With Magnolian, Max Comeau & The Rising Few

2017-09-13 Montreal, QC Blanc de Blanc, 7 PM – With MAWMZ + Eric Seguin

2017-07-17 to 20 Shigawake, QC COCO FEST – Shigawake Music Festival

2017-07-12 Moncton, NB COCO FEST – With SHYRE & Kyle Hutchines

2017-07-12 Fredericton, NB Reads Café – With Jane Blanchard & Will Pacey

2017-07-10 NYC, NY Trans-Pecos – With Wizard Apprentice, Real Clothes & ShaRa

2017-07-09 Baltimore, MD The Bun Shop – With Envy the Animals & Sugar Glass

2017-07-08 Montreal, QC The Plant – With DF and Gnomedad

2017-07-07 Philadelphia, PA Kung Fu Necktie – With Gobbie Ghoul,
Randy Scott Carroll & Weekend Athlete

2017-07-06 Woodstock, NY Paul's House

2017-07-06 Montreal, QC Voskins

2017-06-29 Montreal, QC Resonance Café, 6 PM – With Dan Misha Goldman

2017-06-27 Toronto, ON D-Beatstro – With Tip-Toes

2017-06-25 Detroit, MI Light Box

2017-06-24 Chicago, Il

2017-06-23 Cincinatti, OH The Listing Loon – With the crew: Blossom Hall, Xoh,
Jennifer Simone

2017-06-22 Columbus, OH Apt show @ Cameron's House!! – With Hello Emerson

2017-06-20 Philadelphia, PA The Pharmacy – With Eliza Edens & Lawn Talk

2017-06-19 New York, NY Rockwood Music Hall

2017-06-18 Ridgewood, NY Trans-Pecos – With Common Holly, Small Wonder &
Thanks for coming

2017-06-16 Allston, MA House show – With Katsu & Ploy

2017-06-15 Boston, MA Neuroscience & Music Conference

2017-06-14 Portland, ME Local Sprouts

2017-06-10 Montreal, QC Brasserie Beaubien – With Future States, Manners & Betty
& Veronica

2017-06-09 Montreal, QC The Plant – With livestalk,lucashuang,sayton

2017-05-29 Montreal, QC Resonance Café – With Renée Yoxon Quartet

2017-05-10 Montreal, QC Resonance Café – With Nomad

2017-05-03 Montreal, QC Bar Le Ritz PDB – Blue Skies Turn Black : Sara-Danielle
Lancement d'album

2017-04-29 Montreal, QC La Plante – Bouteloua présente : Une soirée pour
Chez Doris

2017-04-08 Montreal, QC La plante – with / Rakam, Sparklesaurus, Thanya Iyer,
Matty Parker at La Plante

2017-03-06 Cincinnati, OH The Comet – with Ofir and Loathing and Shadow band

2017-03-02 to 05 Columbia, MO True/False Film Festival

2017-02-28 Asheville, NC Isis Music Hall

2017-02-26 Cincinnati, OH Dada House

2017-02-25 Baltimore, MD The Bun Shop

2017-02-24 Brooklyn, NY Moose Lab

2017-02-23 Manhattan, NY Rockwood Music Hall

2017-02-21 Brooklyn, NY Muchmore's – Desert Foxx EP Release show
w/ Drama Section

2017-02-19 Montpellier, VT Buch Spieler Records – w/ Johnny Morris

2017-02-18 Burlington, VT Light Club Lamp Shop – w/ Lina Tullgren &
Bethlehem Steel

2016-12-10 Montreal, QC Brasserie Beaubien – with Snooker Emporium & Loon

2016-11-02 Montreal, QC The Living Womb – with Anna Atkinson

2016-10-22 Chicoutimi, QC Bar à Pitons – with Marianne Poirier

2016-10-21 Quebec, QC House Show TBA – with Marianne Poirier

2016-10-18 Montreal, QC Divan Orange – with Own Eerie & Sunburn freezerburn

2016-10-14 Montreal, QC La Plante – with Jack, Bethlehem Steel, Common Holly

2016-09-30 Montreal, QC Reggies Bar – CJLO Fundraiser show with The Frisky Kids
& Nice Jacket

2016-09-22 Montreal, QC Le cagibi – POP Montreal

2016-09-03 Montreal, QC Resonance – ALBUM LAUNCH!

2016-08-27 Trois-Rivières, QC Zénob – with Cosmophone

2016-08-11 to 14 Shigawake, QC Shigawake Music Festival & Agricultural Fair

2016-08-07 Moncton, N-B Coco's House

2016-08-05 Fredericton, N-B Same as Forever – with Sparrow

2016-08-04 Halifax, N-E The Centre – with Shadow

2016-08-02 Quebec, QC Le Knockout – with Marianne Poirier

2016-07-30 Toronto, ON Burdock – with Julie Arsenault and Merival

2016-07-29 Hamilton, ON HAVN – with Haolin Munk

2016-07-28 Kitchener, ON The Boathouse

2016-07-27 Guelph, ON The Cornerstone – with Bronwen Olson

2016-07-26 Peterborough, ON The Garnet – with Still looking!

2016-07-25 Ottawa, ON The Record Centre – with Lucila al Mar

2016-07-23 Montreal, QC Cagibi – with Cosmophone and Helena Deland

2016-07-20 Montreal, QC Bar le Ritz PDB – Concert bénéfice pour "Mavericks and
the Monokini; PLAY BALL!"

2016-07-18 Montreal, QC Divan Orange

2016-07-16 Montreal, QC Ateliers Jean Brillant – Samedis St Henri

2016-07-14 Montreal, QC Blanc de Blanc – Kickdrum Backyard Sessions

2016-07-10 Montreal, QC Marche des Possibles

2016-06-23 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo

2016-05-25 Montreal, QC Blanc de Blanc – Kickdrum Backyard Sessions

2016-04-11 Montreal, QC Casa Del Popolo – Opening for Michelle Willis

2016-03-18 Montreal, QC Resonance Cafe – With the Bombadils

2016-01-16 Montreal, QC Kahwa Café – With Common Holy (Brigitte Nagar) and
N0rth KickDrum Winter Marathon

2016-01-09 Montreal, QC Cagibi – With Ada Lea (a.k.a Ali Levy)

2015-09-17 Montreal, QC Cagibi – Pop Montreal

2015-09-16 Montreal, QC Vanier College – Princess Project

2015-09-06 Montreal, QC Princess Project – Festival Les Escales Improbables
de MTL

2015-08-27 Montreal, QC Coop Le Milieu – Princess Project

2015-08-13 to 16 Gaspesie, QC Shigawake Music Fair

2015-08-02 Montreal, QC Jazz in the Parc

2015-07-17 Montreal, QC O Patro Vys – Opening Act for Reuben War

2015-07-08 Montreal, QC Divan Orange – With Sweet Roger & Jesse Speed

2015-06-26 Montreal, QC Resonance

2015-06-24 Toronto, ON Holy Oak – With Emily Rockarts

2015-06-22 Stratford, QC Montforte

2015-06-21 Toronto, ON House Show @ Fiddy Ceen – With Merival

2015-06-20 Hamilton, ON Homegrown Hamilton

2015-06-20 Peterborough, ON Gallery in the Attic

2015-06-19 Ottawa, ON Pressed – With Claude Munson

2015-06-18 Montreal, QC Campagnons de Montreal Vernissage (18, rue Beaubien)



1.In life there are highs and lows
     (True/False Music Presents: Cellar Attic Live)

2.Water (ThrdCoast Blue Room)

3.Daydreaming (Live at Redpath Hall)

4.Painting (Live at Redpath Hall)



Iyer — whose eponymous project also includes Alexander Kasirer-Smibert and Daniel Gélinsas — writes songs that flow seamlessly across textures and styles, never staying in one place too long. Across the Montreal-based group's Do You Dream? mixtape, moments of gauzy dream- pop gradually succumb to ambient experimentation, which cycles into jazz- inflected folk ... like sunlight filtered through a canopy of leaves; gentle percussion sneaks in to gently drive the song forward before it ends in atmospheric entropy.

— Marissa Lorusso, NPR All Songs Considered


Ever-changing throughout, the new mixtape is a gloriously skewed beast, the tempo and tone leaping between vivid moments of sparkling pop junctures, all simmering vocals and gently lapping instrumentals, and then disappearing in to a void of white-noise and experimentation, before the clouds clear once again, just long enough to feel warmth emanating through.

— Tom Johnson, Goldflakepaint


Expérimentation folle et zigzag entre nombreux styles, Do You Dream? témoigne d'une maturité singulière et captivante… Car c'est ce que nous offrent les fils tissés entre les rêves de Thanya Iyer et nous, des morceaux de prodigalité.

— Marie-Pier Frappier, Le Devoir


"Iyer is that atmospheric indie sound I associate with Wes Anderson films: dreamy, evocative of a life I never had with lacy dresses and summer bows and punting on the river at Oxford University. I was transported to a wonderful, imagery-rich world. She had a great sense of play and wonder. What a magical band!

— Rachel Levine, Montreal Rampage


Iyer gives us a soundtrack for our subconscious. A complex labyrinth of sounds that morphs to the uniqueness of an individual's mind.

— Laura Stanley, Grayowl Point


Thanya Iyer certainly struck musical gold during their year of experimentation. The result is a prolonged, blissful slumber, and comes about about as close as you'll get to experiencing dream-like sensations while fully awake.Do You Dream?'s idyllic, experimental folk songs will make you a dreamer and believer.

— Jim Di Gioia, Dominionated


Layering glitchy electronic melodies over Iyer's radiant voice, paired with synthy-experimental noises, it was clear that the band won't stop evolving after the LP.

— Ocean DeRouchie, The LINK newspaper



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Painting: Flore de Ris
Design: Andres Miramontes
Website Design: Léonie Clermont






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