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New Canadiana :: Various Artists – Bloodstains Across the Prairies

Various Artists - Bloodstains Across the Prairies

Mammoth Cave gives us another great ’stain of the nation — the fourth entry of their barely-registers-before-it’s-gone, minute-long song-a-thon. This time, Saskatoonians and Winnipeggers each take a side of the 7”, drawing a line on either side of a border called ‘garage rock’. Members of the keystone province crank their amps to 17 with absolutely no nonsense, but the Toontowners are taking mad trips left and right, getting bleary-eyed and psyched-out with post-hardcore hangovers. Neither side is taking prisoners. Think you’re tough? Listen to Atomic Don’s diamond dog doo-wop or Auld Beak’s top-of-the-lung laments without crying. Think you’re solid? Listen to This Hisses’ chilling post-punk gallop or Trees’ auditory existential crisis without trippin’. But the majority of these tunes, like the Haunted Souls’ hyper-speed wooly bully or Plague Rats Throughout History’s warped pogo-proto-punk, will leave your rug cut into confetti. WC mainstays Feral Children and Microdot have also included cuts of their usual shimmering/pummeling weirdo ephemera. Srsly, grippppppppit.

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Stephen Cooley – Gets Us Nowhere

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Atomic Don and the Black Sunrise – Evelyn

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Haunted Souls – Hairy Prairie

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Plague Rats – Poison Noise Saintdom

New Canadiana :: Feral Children – Feral Children

Saskatchewan’s bosonic youth continue their fluorescent acceleration into celestial pop abandon. Dirty boots tumble in an Electrolux spin cycle of voltaic hiccups and stadium-sized axe swings, swirling atop candy-coloured halos to illuminate the cranium of feral brainchild Ryan Davidson. Church of the Kaos Pad cult is in session, so leave your reductions at the gate and get cleansed.

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Feral Children – Free Fantasy

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Feral Children – This Is Where The Sun Is Now

New Canadiana :: Feral Children – Reverb b/w Ancient Videotape

If you’ve ever seen Ryan Davidson (a.k.a. Feral Children) perform, you’ve watched the life cycle of a cosmic organism; layers upon layers of unsullied resonance and yearning psychedelic beauty. Now surrounded by a trio of musicians, Davidson has a freshly decadent invitation to discovery. A-side “Reverb” (re: BANGER) sublimates into a driving, noisy cluster of Britannian modernity. “Ancient Videotape” is a slow, virgin treasure awash on vespertine beaches — submerged, languished and innocent. The very first (of hopefully many more) releases from Saskatoon’s Leaning Trees Records

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Feral Children – Reverb

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Feral Children – Ancient Videotape

Wyrd MTL :: Official Announcement!!!

This month, Montreal’s seminal experimental music festival Suoni Per Il Popolo announced a partial lineup for 2011, including the first wave of WYRD MTL. Today, we open the floodgates for a full announcement, including information on the MEGA MERCH BAZAAR.

Much like our daily operation and its Western Canadian festival counterparts, this year’s inauguration of Wyrd’s expansion into Montreal will spotlight a coast-spanning cross-section of the Northernly subterranean. Over the course of a single jam-packed evening, 11 artists will bounce back and forth between the main stage and a special floor stage built specifically for this show. The infamous Grumman Taco Truck will be on-site all night after doors open at 7 pm, so come early and chow down on the best tacos in town!

WYRD MTL will also include a MEGA MERCH BAZAAR featuring visual art, purveyors of printed matter and Canada’s finest record labels. These will include Arbutus, Divorce, Fixture, Scotch Tapes, Bruised Tongue, Campaign For Infinity, Fluorescent Friends, Electric Voice, Hobo Cult, Fadeaway Tapes, Los Discos Enfantasmos, They Live We Sleep, Vintage Violence, Totally Disconnected, Planet of the Tapes, Dream Sequence and many more TBA.

p.s. Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement of TWO MORE SURPRISE ARTISTS in the coming weeks!

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La semaine dernière, le festival de musique expérimentale Suoni Per Il Popolo a lancé sa programmation partielle pour l’édition de 2011, incluant une brève mention à propos du WYRD MTL. Aujourd’hui, nous levons le voile sur la programmation entière de l’événement, incluant le MEGA BAZAAR. Dans l’esprit de weirdcanada.com et des WYRD FEST de la côte pacifique, cette édition inaugurale montréalaise mettra l’accent sur un éventail de sonorités underground nordiques, d’un océan à l’autre. Le WYRD MTL, c’est onze artistes qui se succéderont en un soir seulement, alternant entre la scène principale et une scène de parterre spécialement conçue pour l’événement. De plus, l’excellente taqueria ambulante Grumman sera aussi sur place toute la soirée, dès l’ouverture des portes à 19h. Arrivez tôt et profitez des meilleurs tacos en ville !

p.s. Gardez les yeux ouverts pour DEUX AUTRES ARTISTES incontournables qui seront annoncés d’ici les prochaines semaines.

/////////////////// WYRD MTL ///////////////////

Weird Canada et Suoni Per Il Popolo

… présentent…

WYRD MTL
June 20, 2011
La Sala Rossa
Montréal, QC

D’EON (Montreal, QC)
—> Terry meets Teddy Riley on a g-funk rollercoaster

Lantern (Montreal/Halifax/Philadelphia)
—> Psych-blues freak-outs from the Zachary Fairbrother smoke ring

Dreamcatcher (Montreal, QC)
—> Mind-smudging experimental spookery

Duzheknew (Halifax, NS)
—> Jittery pop charisma and fourth world whirligigs

Ultrathin (Montreal, QC)
—> Scab-blasting noise-rock from three skinny dudes

Feral Children (Saskatoon, SK)
—> Lysergic bounce to the ounce and full-throated croons

Hobo Expanding Cult Band (Montreal, QC)
—> A one-off collaboration from Hobo Cubes, Femminieli, JLK, Sundrips, Element Kuuda and more

Headaches (Toronto, ON)
—> Cortex dream jams from the cyborg mind of Landon Speers

Shortpants Romance (Montreal, QC)
—> Blitzkrieg garage punk and femme fatale charms

Rob Feulner (Montreal, QC)
—> Will be providing his signature VHS warped visuals throughout the show.

Wyrd III :: Traveling Line-Up Announcement!

Today is your last day to vote. These final hours are ripe to give you one more reason to believe. BOOM: our keystrokes are bursting with galvanized fervor as we present the official traveling line-up for Wyrd III and the brand new Wyrd Montreal:

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Red Mass
Dirty Beaches
GOBBLE GOBBLE
Wyrd Visions
Sex Church
Famines
Long, Long, Long
Hobo Cubes
Bernardino Femminieli
Velvet Chrome
Feral Children
Silver Dapple
Ketamines
Makeout Videotape
Role Mach

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???Secret Surprise Guest??? (TBA May 10, 2011)

This wyld traveling caravan (plus local shreddery and other surprises) will be bursting through the following cities:

MAY 20 :: EDMONTON @ Dinwoodie
MAY 21 :: CALGARY @ No. 1 Legion
MAY 22 :: VANCOUVER @ Waldorf Hotel

Tickets for Wyrd III will be available April 1st, 2011! Full band bios, schedule, and other details will be posted next week! Please help us tell the world!

PS – We are doubly excited to let a little secret loose: many of these bands will be tearing through Montreal for a new incarnation of Wyrd. Details soon!

Hearts,

Aaron Levin & Paul Lawton
Wyrd III

Promotions :: WYRD FEST

Yes, Edmonton finally got its first underground music festival. It’s starting out small, with just 16 bands in one evening across two-stages, but I’m sure Wyrd Fest will become the revenue generating, gold-tank driving, investment masterpiece of Obey Convention, Sled Island, and Pop Montreal in no time!

In the meantime, see the full details here: WYRD FEST

Wyrd Fest 2009 :: Poster

I was up all night making this stupid press-release.

Which is why there hasn’t been any new reviews over the weekend. I assure you, there will be some nice reviews coming monday night!

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Weird Canada VS Slice of Life Edmonton == Double Blog Launch Party :: THUR JULY 23!

Well, it’s time to take this little blog out and into the infinity. Thankfully, I will not be making this adventure on my own. Thanks to the folks behind Edmonton’s only pizza blog, Slice of Life Edmonton, Weird Canada and Slice of Life Edmonton will be having a double blog launch party with live music inside a pizza place. It will be fun, exciting, and delicious. Joins us and guests for a slice of life in Edmonton. Details below!

Weird Canada & Slice of Life Edmonton

… PRESENT …

Double Blog Launch Party!!! At STEEL WHEELS!!!

http://www.weirdcanada.com

http://sliceoflifeedmonton.wordpress.com

… WITH …

Holzkopf (Edmonton, AB / Vancouver, BC)
Feral Children (Saskatoon, SK)
Sans AIDS (Edmonton, AB)
swwords (Edmonton, AB)

Come and celebrate the double-launch party of the century. Weird Canada, a new endeavor by musical enthusiast Aaron Levin, is an attempt at reviewing some of the sparkling commodities of the Canadian underground. On the other hand, Slice of Life Edmonton is simply a pizza blog; Edmonton’s only pizza blog with a flair for the obscure and unknown.

What better way to celebrate these new projects than by discovering the sounds of the underground and eating a pizza at the same time!! Oh, did we mention it’s happening at Steel Wheels?! When was the last time you ever saw a show there?

Holzkopf
weird canada review
File Under: Dual-Cannon Pony-Tail Noise Dance

Feral Children
weird canada review
File Under: Drum-Machine Psych

Sans AIDS
weird canada review
File Under: Solo Lo(ner)-Fi

swwords
swwords on myspace
File Under: Burnt lo-fi wannabe.

Monies: $8
Doors: 7:30pm
Bands Start: 8pm (sharp)

Weird Canada & Slice of Life Edmonton Present FERAL CHILDREN + HOLZKOPF + SANS AIDS + SWWORDS

Drum machine psych.

Feral Children - Hits and Improv (Self Released, Saskatoon, SK, 2008) Feral Children
Hits and Improv
(Self Released)
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
::web/sounds::

Viewing the Feral Children spectacle is a truly singular experience; emotional bellowing from the bottoms of a psychedelic vortex. Creating detailed lysergic textures on the fly with the usage of a looping pedal and sampler whilst strumming his uniquely tuned, de-strung guitar. This album got heavy play while I was finishing my thesis, putting out a record, and working full-time. I managed to avoid dropping acid but the album was a certified trip each time I took a break from hell to listen. Highly recommended. A top release from 2008.

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