A Canadian alternative rock unit based out of Winnipeg, Manitoba, the Watchmen's muscular, roots-based pop sound drew comparisons to bands like the Tragically Hip, R.E.M., and the Wallflowers.
Founded in 1988 around the talents of vocalist Danny Greaves, guitarist Joey Serlin, bassist Peter Loewen, and drummer Sammy Kohn, the band hit their commercial stride in the mid- to late '90s via gold- and platinum-selling studio triumphs like McLaren Furnace Room (1992), In the Trees (1994), Brand New Day (1996), and Silent Radar (1998). In 2001 the group issued their final studio album, the double-LP Slomotion, which included a greatest-hits collection. The album peaked at number six on the Canadian charts, and like the majority of its predecessors, eventually went gold. ~ James Christopher Monger, Rovi