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.

Mammoth Cave nous donne une autre grande tache du pays— la quatrième entrée dans leur toune-a-thon d’une minute qui est tout juste entendu avant qu’il disparaisse. Cette fois-ci, les Saskatonians et les Winnipégois prennent chacun une face du vinyle, en dessinant une ligne sur chaque côté de la frontière qui s’appelle le garage rock. Les membres de la province en forme de clef de voûte augmentent leur ampli avec aucunes bêtises, mais les Toonvillois font les trips fous dans toutes les riections, en devenant sonnés et camés avec les gueules de bois post-hardcore. Aucune face font des prisonniers. Tu crois être robuste? Écoute la doo-wop chien-diamant d’Atomic Don ou les lamentations à tue-tête d’Auld Beak sans pleurer. Tu crois être fiable? Écoute le galop effrayant de post-punk de This Hisses ou la crise existentielle auditoire de Trees sans avoir un trip. Mais la plupart de ces tounes, comme la brute foutue hyper-rapide de Haunted Souls ou le pogo-proto-punk tordu de Plague Rats Throughout History, va déchirer ton tapis en confettis. Les piliers de WC Feral Children et Microdot ont inclus en plus les extraits de leurs éphémères chatoyantes/ tabassantes bizarres comme d’habitude. Sans déc, sautez dessus.

Stephen Cooley – Gets Us Nowhere

Atomic Don and the Black Sunrise – Evelyn

Haunted Souls – Hairy Prairie

Plague Rats – Poison Noise Saintdom




file under: 7", alberta, New Canadiana.

birthed: 2012-11-15

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  1. That trees song on this 7inch is maybe one of THE worst songs I have ever heard in my entire life. It sounds like it was recorded in one take, which isn’t a bad thing if its a good song/band. And its not even a real band either.

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