Thursday, February 23, 2012

Christopher Reimer, 1986-2012.

Christopher Reimer, guitarist of the Canadian noise-rock band Women, passed away at the young age of 26. Women have released two critically acclaimed albums including their self-titled debut and Public Strain.  After Women went on indefinite hiatus, Reimer joined the Dodos as a touring guitarist.

I became a fan of Women after hearing their excellent track, "Black Rice" from their debut album.  Their follow up album Public Strain was one best albums of 2010, due in large part to the stellar guitar work.  If you haven't checked out one of their records, I highly recommend both albums.

Christopher Reimer's sister, Nikki, created a memorial website for him. The National Post in Toronto also had an article in tribute of him.