Counterfeit Jeans formed in Edmonton in 2014. Within a few months they released a four-track EP, which gained positive responses across Canada and the U.S., leading to a string of shows and festival dates in their first year as a band.

“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,” Sled Island Music Festival.

Counterfeit Jeans made the Polaris Music Prize 2017 longer list; was featured on Thrasher Magazine’s King of the Road; has been named one of Edmonton’s hidden gem bands on CBC; popped up on numerous “Best of” lists; received 2016 and 2017 Edmonton Music Award nominations; spent weeks on national campus charts; was shortlisted for the 2017 Edmonton Music Prize; was the first artist to appear on CKUA radio/Capital City Records’ podcast highlighting Edmonton-area music; and was number six on CJSR FM’s top 200 of 2016.

The band released their debut LP in Canada through Edmonton indie label, Sometimes Music and in the United States through Brooklyn indie label, Broken Circles in 2016. Their second full-length record will be released in 2019.

Since forming the band has played Sled Island Music Festival, Up+Dt Music Festival, BIG Winter Classic, Massif Festival, Bermuda Festival, Golden West Festival and played shows with bands from across North America including: The Bronx, Holy F*ck, Speedy Ortiz, The Pack AD, Choke, Our Mercury, Surf Dads, Radioactivity, The Wet Secrets, Moon King, The Dudes, Hurry Up, Faith Healer, I Hate Sex, Fury Things and many, many more.

Band Members

Jed Gauthier (guitar/vocals)
Spencer Heykants (bass/vocals)
Tyler Bedford (drums/vocals)


Four-track EP: Self-titled (2015)
Full length LP: Self-titled (2016)
Full length LP: Passover (2019)

Upcoming Shows

October 6 – Up & Downtown Music Festival, Freemasons’ Hall
Local Spotlight Showcase at Rec Room West Edmonton Mall – DETAILS SOON!



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Local Spotlight Podcast - Counterfeit Jeans

Originally Aired: September 1, 2018


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Counterfeit Jeans - No Desire

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Counterfeit Jeans - Gemini

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Counterfeit Jeans - Nervous Wreck

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