Robots!Eveywhere!!/Bloody Boy Blue – Split – 7″
For fans of B.A. Johnston, Atom and His Package and early BTMI!. Two songs from each artist, limited to 300 copies on maroon coloured vinyl. Robots! Everywhere!! (Ottawa, ON) on Side A and Bloody Boy Blue (Peterborough, ON) on Side B. http://robotseverywhere.bandcamp.com/
The Blendours / Old Wives – split – LP
Iowa’s pioneering pop punk proteges THE BLENDOURS team up with Edmonton’s finest pop punk outfit OLD WIVES to deliver one of the best records I’ve heard in years! I don’t say this lightly – this is one of the best pop punk records to come out of North America in the 21st century! Eccentric Pop Records http://eccentricpoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/old-wives-the-blendours-split-lp-and-cd
Parasites / Jetty Boys / The Outrights / BraceFace – 7″
SIDE A: Parasites – “Never Mean That Much to You” BraceFace – “Cold Feet” SIDE B: The Outrights – “Lets Dance” Jetty Boys – “Stranger” Eccentric Pop Records http://eccentricpoprecords.bandcamp.com/album/4-way-split-7
BoySetsFire – This Crying, This Screaming, My Voice Is Being Born – LP
green/brown half and half vinyl
PJ Bond/Brian Bond – Brother Bones/Baby Bones – 12″
The “Brother Bones/Baby Bones” split, comprised of four new songs each, ranging from lush, full band arrangements to the quiet, intimate and beautiful. Fans of honest, real music will find a home with this record and will enjoy spending late night spins picking through its many layers. While PJ has kept quite the profile up doing 300+ shows a year, Brian has fronted arguably one of the best kept secrets in New Jersey music, New Brunswick’s Communipaw. Black Numbers – … Read More
Tightrope / Brutal Youth – 10″
01. Tightrope – Notes About Nothing
02. Tightrope – Quandary
03. Tightrope – Denouement
04. Tightrope – Pouzza Song
05. Tightrope – 100 Unagi
06. Brutal Youth – Deathbed
07. Brutal Youth – Heart and Soul
08. Brutal Youth – Glass House
09. Brutal Youth – Living with Ghosts
10. Brutal Youth – Postman
11. Brutal Youth – Dumb Luck
My Fingers! My Brain! Records
Banquets / Mayflower – Cassette
Dust off your cassette players and take a listen to this. Two great bands on one shiny icy blue cassette. Two new songs from each band, plus a cover song each. Banquets takes on ‘Versatility’ by Hot Rod Circuit and Mayflower covers ‘Travelin’ Band’ by CCR.
Side A: Banquets
1. “Sexy Ghosts ”
2. “Unforgiven V”
3. “Versatility” (Written by: Hot Rod Circuit)
Side B: Mayflower
1. “Cork High”
3. “Travelin’ Band” (Written by: John Fogerty)
These are limited ‘icy blue’ cassettes (/100) with incredible artwork. I highly recommend picking this up! Both bands are incredible and compliment each other very well on this release.
This is a co-release between Shouting Street Audio Cassettes (Shout#04) and Black Numbers (BN-025)
Kevin Kerby & Battery – Beautiful And Bright – LP
Special limited release vinyl pressing by Last Chance Records! Each album includes a free MP3 download.
1. Beautiful & Bright
2. You & Your Chemical Smile
3. Last Word On A Situation
4. Cast It All Aside
5. Untrue Juggernaut
6. Soon To Be Replaced
7. Dip It In Shellac
8. The Great Swimming Pool Debate
9. Fallback Crutch
10. The Devil Is Real
Bangers – Small Pleasures – LP
The new BANGERS album “Simple Pleasures” packs intelligent lyrics and tight musicianship into a mid-tempo punk rock melee. The record is littered with subtle hooks, head-bobbing breakdowns, and endearingly gruff vocals. Couple those components with an amazingly warm sound it makes this full length incredibly authentic sounding. It’s hard to put a finger on what one thing that makes you want to listen to “Small Pleasures” on repeat but I guess that is what makes it so darn perfect. Great music for drinking to, or driving to, just try not to do them both at the same time.
Benito Band – Caterpillar Pantomine – CD
Two strangers meet in the gutter one rainy evening. The streets of Brussels – no place to raise a family – are nonetheless drenched with the creative energy that birthed Benito Band.
From their humble beginnings as a raucous party band, fitting equally into either a backpack or hatchback, Benito Band, with simple music and dense lyricism, have shaken asses and taken minds across Europe, playing over 150 packed and sweaty shows since mid-2008 in Belgium, France, Spain, Italy, Germany and the UK, as well as in their native Canada.
Founding members Scott Hamilton (Keys, Vox) and Dexter Davies (Drums, Vox) were joined in 2010 by Icelandic multi-instrumentalist and all around bag of tricks, Knut Greenfjord (La Fanfare du Belgistan), adding a new level of saxophone-tuba-harmonica-Theremin madness to the already difficult-to-describe blend of Lumberjack Ska, Carnival Blues and Power Folk Vintage which is ascribed to the group. The music is at all times fresh and feel-good; exhilarating and poignant; dense and inspired.
Influenced by, though barely referencing, contemporary party bands such as Man Man, the Slackers and progressive video game music acts, Benito Band are like Bob Dylan and the Band in a jam session with the Skatalites after a night heavy with Hawaiian girls, old Canned Heat records and too many fugues. Though other excited comparisons could be made, the reality is that the group is none of these predecessors but a fresh breath of crisp northern air blowing through smoky, overcrowded clubs and raising the voices and spirits of a jaded generation of concertgoers who scream for more and more and more.
Through their self-produced, cave recordings on the now nearly vanished ‘Two Man Gentleman Band Mini-LP’ (2008), to their first full-length, independent release ‘Sarsaparilla Jacuzzi’ (2009), to the recently completed demo: ‘Caterpillar Pantomime’ (2010), Benito Band forges forth into the musical unknown, packing only a toothbrush and a bottle of forgotten tomorrows.
2. Honest Monster
5. The Corsair
6. St. Sebastien