Counterfeit Jeans formed in Edmonton back in 2014. Within a year they released a four track EP, garnering positive reviews across the country and in the US, leading to a string of shows and festival dates throughout 2015. Their music is melodic, with serpentine guitar lines married to a driving rhythm section. This all results in a massive sound that you’d be shocked to know is made by only a group of three. Named one of Edmonton’s hidden gem bands by CBC in 2015; popping up on the “Best of 2015” lists by the Edmonton Journal, Cups n’ Cakes podcast, and Harder Harmonies podcast; and receiving two 2016 Edmonton Music Award nominations for Indie Rock Recording of the Year and Artist to Watch, Counterfeit Jeans are one not to be missed. Catch them again this year at UP+DT!