The Juno award-winning Wooden Stars both epitomized and transcended the sound of mid-90s indie rock. One of Canada’s greatest bands, they helped build a scene whose members would go on to be associated with some of the country’s most revered acts including Julie Doiron, Islands and Arcade Fire. With Wooden Stars: Innocent Gears, Malcolm Fraser tracks the highs and lows of this totally unique and influential band.
Malcolm Fraser is a writer, musician and filmmaker based in Montreal. He’s made two music documentaries, Everything’s Coming My Way: The Life and Music of Gordon Thomas (co-directed with Stacey DeWolfe) and Corpusse: Surrender to the Passion. He writes regularly about film and culture for Cult MTL, and plays music with The World Provider, Lion Farm and other projects.