After spending almost 3 years slowly and carefully crafting an alternative yet vaguely loungey, blues influenced live sound, LOAD emerged with a strong 9 song debut CD in 1996 they called “Delicates”.
Thanks to the jazz chords by guitarist Yvhan Kindrachuk and bassist Stefan Gislason and their bluesy punk abandon, this CD boasts the sort of post punk ultra confidence and over the top performances you rarely hear come from humble prairie towns. There is a mystery track on the CD actually making it 10 tracks. A live acoustic version of Summertime Rolls, Jane’s Addiction, performed by Luce, Tate and Kindrachuk, recorded by Jason Tate.
One of the more ambitious rock bands in Winnipeg, LOAD went on to be nominated for a Prairie Music Award in 1997 along with Wide Mouth Mason and Crash Test Dummies.
Carrie Luce Forsythe (vocals), Yvhan Kindrachuk (guitar / vocals), Stefan Gislason (bass / vocals), Jason Tate (drums)
Contributors: 1997 – 1998 Remy Stand (organ / vocals), 1998 – 1999 Darrin Achorn (drums)
“Laced with an eclectic and moody sound LOAD is among the better smelling and sounding bands in this city.”JOHN LYONS, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, OCTOBER 4TH, 1996
“Luce’s singing is crazily reminiscent of Janis Joplin and Jane Siberry, with a touch of Holly Cole. Her performance is a combination of absolute artistic control and wild musical abandon.”MICHELLE LETOURNEAU, WINNIPEG FREE PRESS, OCTOBER 24, 1996
“I’m a big fan.” Doug Holmes Host / Producer CBC Radio CityDOUG HOLMES HOST/PRODUCER CDC RADIO CITY
“I love the music that we do.”LUCE QUOTED IN NOW MAGAZINE, 1996
The first track on Delicates, Too Close To The Noise, was the 8th song the band wrote together – an almost country song symbolizing the need to have quiet time.
Only video for the CD “The Pacific”
- The Pacific is about a girl drowning only to learn to communicate with the sea creatures.
- Cold, a ballad of strength and fortitude, was the first song Luce and Kindrachuk wrote together.
- Slow Train, which was to be rerecorded with a chorus and re-released on their second CD Encoded & Dirty, is metaphorically about the holocaust (with a nod towards drug addiction) and the feeling of complete abandonment.
- Apr. 24th from Delicates (about Luce’s back yard and one of our favourites to perform to this day) is slotted to reappear on the soon to be released Luce Over LOAD recordings … some pretty beautiful changes to the already gospel feel of this song raise it to new heights.