Century Thief is a six-piece indie rock group based in Toronto, Ontario. They are a blend of introspection and energy, sometimes soft, sometimes noisy experimental indie rock featuring brass, woodwinds, keys, guitars, bass, drums and multi-layered vocal harmonies.
Century Thief released their first full-length album, Reverie, in the fall of 2015. Reverie received airplay and positive reviews by critics in Europe and North America. In the months since its release, Reverie garnered over 200,000 listens on Spotify and has maintained thousands of monthly listeners.
While writing and recording, they embarked on tours throughout Ontario, Québec, and many East Coast provinces. They have participated in multiple Ontario music festivals such as NXNE, Canadian Music Week, Indie Week, In the Soil, Toronto Festival of Beers, TWiMfest, and Out of the Box.
The band maintains an active relationship with arts and music communities around Ontario. They collaborate with visual artists, performance artists, filmmakers and other artisans for various projects. In 2016 they released their first music video for the single Pillar which was created by Shawn Robertson.
In the spring of 2016 they isolated themselves at a farmhouse in Northern Ontario for a week and a half to record new material, some of which will make up their sophomore record. This was made possible with funding from FACTOR, The Government of Canada and Canada’s Private Radio Broadcasters. In November 2016 they released the first single You are here, which is about the struggle to grasp beyond the limitations of our perception, our linear experience of space and time, to find a larger meaning. In October 2017 they will release their second single “Science of Solace” which is about waking up submerged in a lake and deciding whether to return to the surface, to grow some gills and start a new life, or just sink into the next world. Mortality and human limitations will be a reoccurring theme on their sophomore record.