ARTIST / BAND: The Most Serene Republic
SONG (MP3): The Men Who Live Upstairs
FILE UNDER: Indie / Experimental / Progressive
LABEL: Arts & Crafts
INFO: he Most Serene Republic is a Canadian indie rock band formed in Milton, Ontario, most members having left post-secondary studies to pursue more artistic ventures. It takes its name from the sobriquet of formerly independent Venice under the Doges, which was regarded as "The Most Serene Republic of Venice".
Originally formed in mid-2003 by Ryan Lenssen and Adrian Jewett under the name Thee Oneironauts (O-nye-rawn-nauts), the pair recorded and self-released an EP entitled Night of the Lawnchairs on Lenssen's GROK Studios imprint, based on the concept band Rushing to Redlights started by Lenssen. Thee Oneironauts grew to trio status with the addition of Nick Greaves on guitar.