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Fearless and Meticulous.

Fragile and melancholy.

Forthright and mighty.

F&M (Edmonton's Ryan and Rebecca Anderson) is a baroque-pop outfit with a penchant for dark lyrics and mesmerizing melodies. For more than 10 years, the couple have been indispensable stalwarts — releasing six of their own albums and touring through Canada and Europe. F&M’s forlorn cover of “Maybe Tomorrow” from TV’s The Littlest Hobo was featured in the modern hockey classic, GOON. All of the band's full length albums have appeared on the Earshot charts — including 2010’s "Sincerely, F&M" (Shameless Records), which was N0.1 on the national folk charts for six weeks. 2014's "At Sunset We Sing, "was shortlisted for the 2015 Edmonton Music Prize, and earned a nomination for a 2015 Edmonton Music Award. In 2018, F&M was featured at a sold out concert at The National Music Centre; recorded live for CBC Radio. Their latest release, "Lessons From Losers" won Best Adult Alternative Recording at the 2019 Edmonton Music Awards.

F&M’s Lessons From Losers is a shot in the dark – a bold Hail Mary awakening full of heavy hues and bittersweet, emotive melodies. Thought-provoking and life-enhancing.” – Atwood Magazine, New York


It’s been a while, let's put on our dancing shoes. Just for fun.

Dance Danse (out April 7, 2023) is a reminder that F&M is still alive and kicking. Well, dancing to be precise. But, you know, like F&M dancing - some kind of melancholic shuffle with a few spastic bursts.

The first two songs were recorded in 2017 and were intended for the "Lessons from Losers" release. F&M's Rebecca and Ryan Anderson decided to hold onto them instead for release as follow-up singles.

The first track and single, "Extension of Silence," includes a special bilingual guest, and good friend, Ariane Mahryke Lemire. It's a song for those days when the dancing is only in your head. Track two, "Joyful Melancholy" is a nod to an older era of pomp and stately indifference. Leave your lonely soul and move that body to the drone—or Ryan may chop off your head.

The last track, "Dance Dance Dance," came about as a result of the pandemic when the world paused. Not a word was heard from long-time collaborator Bryan since the release of "Lessons From Losers." He had retreated into the woods of Kimberley, BC. The world went dark, and one day through the cold internet, a track and an invitation to sing came in. Nothing was left but for Ryan and Rebecca to take up the call.

F&M is currently working on a decidedly non-dance album. So dance while you can, while Rebecca and Ryan work on new ways to touch your soul.


All songs © Ryan C. Anderson and /or © Rebecca D. Anderson. All rights administered by SOCAN.

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