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Featurette :: Rétrospective Weird Canada 2013

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Looking back on 2013, it’s hard to believe how much we crammed into a calendar year. Thanks to the backroom handshakes of our shadow lizard government and the incredible work of Wyrdians across the country, this ramshackle project started almost five years ago is slowly becoming a well-oiled machine. Countless WC initiatives took shape in the last 12 months, from full bilingual content to the launch of new sections to a podcast to All Toronto’s Parties to the forthcoming Wyrd Distro. To celebrate this momentous year, here’s our annual wrap-up.

2013 Things We Missed
2013 Music We Wish Was Released Physically
2013’s Most Memorable Packaging
2013’s Biggest Surprise
2013 Offering From The Most Obscure Location
2013’s Most Prolific
2013’s Most Stoned Dudettes / Dudes
2013’s Most Face-Melting Video
2013’s Softest Softy
2013’s Heaviest Heavy
2013’s Geographical Hotbed
2013’s Most Flowetic Poetic
2013’s Most Absurd Sentence
2013’s Most Untranslatable Piece
2013 Lifer Award
2013’s Worst Lizard-Based Conspiratorial Moment
2013’s Best Crowdsurf / Live Experience
2013’s Best Blog (Fisherman’s Friends-Related Or Otherwise)
2013 Dearly Departures (Favourite Older Release / Reissue)
2013’s Furthest Outsider / Weirdest Weirdo

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2013 Things We Missed

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Nihilist Spasm Band – Breaking Wind

The overlooked innovators (and, arguably, true founders) of modern noise improvisation and anti-composition release another typically ignored record as they approach their 50th year of existence in London, Ontario. Pressed by the equally obscure and cultish private label Rekem Records from Athens, Greece. While you’re scoring this, pick up Nothing Is Forever released on wax last year by our home and native land’s Wintage Records & Tapes. Kevin Hainey

Phèdre – Golden Age (Daps Records)

Awesome follow-up album from the Toronto offshoot of Hooded Fang. Plus Daniel Romano – 11 Great Mosey Originals (You’ve Changed) A rare collection of great original “don’t-call-them-country” tunes. Johnny Regalado

Surveillance – Go Fuck Yourself

Zero-fi slacker-pop jammers from Halifax. Top of the “to write” pile. Jesse Locke

CITADEL – Aquarian

Music for night walks in the Inglewood train yard. – Sander Cohen

WERMAGGETERMITE WAGON

Best band in North America. Point Finale. Alex Moskos

Some YlangYlang

I suppose, and plenty of other things, but we do our best don’t we? Hugo Hyart

Kindest Cuts – Kindest Cuts

Gothy electronica released on Dub Ditch Picnic late in the year. Taylor Burgess

Tigerwing

I was supposed to write about this. I messed up. Coming soon! Aaron Levin

  • Girls Rock Camp Toronto 2013 Comp (James Lindsay)
  • Bobby Draino – Brain Drain 12″ (Will Anderson)
  • Lunch Lady / Shearing Pinx split tape (Will Anderson)
  • Underpass – About Violence tape. (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: William Dereume – Baby Hair (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: Rob Ondzik – Searching 4 tha Perfect Beat (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: Genevieve Castree – Susceptible (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: Late Cuts zines (Will Anderson)
  • Doldrums – Lesser Evil (Javier Fuentes)
  • Moon King – Obsession I-III (Javier Fuentes)
  • Lubomyr Melnyk / James Blackshaw – The Watchers (Javier Fuentes)
  • Un Blond – Un Blone (Pavan Brar) [Ed’s note: Coming soon!]
  • Velvet Glacier’s massive bandcamp party (Catherine Debard)
  • Echo Beach and Sebastian Trafalgar’s hommage to Russell Crowe (Catherine Debard)

2013 Music We Wish Was Released Physically

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Faux Fur – Faux Fur

I want to wear this thing down searching for the resolution that is maybe just never there. Claire Guimond

The Soupcans’ stage banter: tour edition. The LP.

The sounds of Blake Hargreaves and Katherine Kline as they dream on as Dreamcatcher. Moskos’ Montreal Disco Mixes on wax, multi volumes. Kevin Hainey

Chanson D’Amour

Chanson D’Amour is the best band in Quebec, holmes. Alex Moskos

Real talk

In the darkest northern night. Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Moonbahn – Ville 11 + Chepa Sh

Music for when your best friend vomits. Sander Cohen

Soooooooooooo many many many.

Téléphone Maison Live, Hazy Montagne Mystique, TonstartssbandhtRys Øfe and The Feenickes bootleg, more Mavo. Hugo Hyart

AudioOpera – s/t and Virtual Fetish.

Some more gothy electronica. Taylor Burgess

Corridor – Un magicien en toi

at least I don’t think this was released physically. Pavan Brar

  • Puppy! (Catherine Debard)
  • Hazy Montagne Mystique! (Catherine Debard)
  • Terrarbor! (Catherine Debard)
  • Frog Eyes – Carey’s Cold Spring (Johnnie Regalado)
  • Mold Boy (Javier Fuentes)
  • Kiss Painting demos (Will Anderson)
  • Valerie demos (Will Anderson)
  • Sa Tires – Serious Sneer (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Quasar UK (Simon Frank)
  • Thomas – “Kissing” (James Lindsay, Aaron Levin, and the world)

2013’s Most Memorable Packaging

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Broken Deer – Unseen World

In all of its night-dream glory, these songs embedded in watercolour parables speak to the undeniable splendour of our somnambulist creativity. Joshua Robinson

Georgia Weber’s Dumb comics

Both number one and two, have a really simple, crisp, beautiful aesthetic. I felt like she created such a rich emotional context with a very minimal use of line and colour. I love it. Christina Bell

Healing Power Records

Healing Power Records’ awesomely psychedelic fold-out and elaborately die-cut and printed cassette boxes of eye peeling joy for Petra Glynt, Mas Aya, and Pachamama, and that’s just for starters… Wowza! Kevin Hainey

U.S. Girls – Free Advice Column (Bad Actors Inc.)

A stylishly simple circular die cut provides the portal into Meg Remy’s latest. Four songs of soul strut and late night lament from the boards of blunted beatsmith Onakabazien. Can’t wait for a full album of this magic dust. Jesse Locke

Capital Region – Meares

The Custom CD-R that Capitol Region put together for Weird Canada. Johnnie Regalado

Aerosol Constellations / Bird Costumes – Untitled

Music for cutting out the pages in a book to hide your favourite indulgence from prying eyes. Released in 2006 but gripped in 2013. Sander Cohen

Police des Moeurs’ cover art for Les Mécanismes de la Culpabilité

“Le Salaire de ton Péché c’est l’Enfer !” Hugo Hyart

Surprise Party’s “Weird Canada limited edition” of Animal Kingdom / Continents of the World.

Pretty sure that was a one-off, even though it had an edition number of “1 of 666.” Taylor Burgess

  • Beard Closet // Primate Pyramid’s hairy split cassette (James Lindsay)
  • The Courtneys – s/t LP (Will Anderson)
  • Ex Libris: Michael DeForge – Lose 5. (Will Anderson)
  • Mine swollen and infected – hospitalized three dayuns. (Alex Moskos)
  • Out of Sound Records – Pie-002 (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Soupcans – Parasite Brain EP (Telephone Explosion) (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Petra Glynt – Of This Land (Healing Power) (Rachel Weldon)
  • Mi casa tu casa – Mi casa tu casa (God Athletics)
  • JLK – Old Stuff (Self released) (Catherine Debard)

2013’s Biggest Surprise

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Cityscape :: Québec City: I was pleasantly surprised to learn about some of the rad things that are going on in Québec City, because I admittedly knew nothing about its arts scene prior to reading that piece. Christina Bell

Carlyle Williams performing live in Montreal. Wolfcow being interviewed by NOW Magazine. Wolfmania in 2014? Kevin Hainey

Sugar Boys refusing to play more than one riff per song (up to 18 minutes sometimes) and it doing the opposite of suck. The Bad Nerves singlehandedly getting Jesse Locke to reconsider his policy on bands with ReverbNation accounts. Rob Ford’s noise tape leaking, then getting played in full on CKUW 95.9 FM’s Nonsense as Salvation. Taylor Burgess

FACTOR giving us $50, 000 to start an online store and distribution service for DIY and independent music. Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Viet Cong! The influence of Calgary’s Women is still being felt three years after the high water mark of 2010’s Public Strain. This new project featuring bassist Matt Flegel and drummer Mike Wallace (joined by shred dog Danny Christ and the great Scott Munro) is only getting started, but their spine-tingly live shows and self released Cassette point to some seriously great things for the future. Jesse Locke

The IDEAS section. It’s good. Damn good. Jenya Doudareva

Majical Cloudz – Music for the obvious but well deserved. Sander Cohen

AroarA – In the Pines AnneMarie Papillon

I can Nollie (woah). Alex Moskos

2013 Offering From The Most Obscure Location

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Headless Owl Records (Whitehorse, Yukon)

Headless Owl is beginning to emerge as a northernly lighthouse, not only in the sense of reminding people that Whitehorse is loud and proud, but that it is working on cultivating and developing a label presence in the North! I really hope Headless Owl continues to outreach to the rest of the country, and that it also continues to narrow its sights on the development of what is undeniably a rich, diverse artistic community just waiting for exposure. Also, Arctic Radio by EONS is an incredible album. Joshua Robinson

Carl Didur’s attic

If Carl Didur’s attic and Oxford, England count as obscure, I’d like to nominate Zacht Automaat. Their monolith of a double LP from Calico Corp. serves as a young person’s guide to the past vastness of these outernational travelers. Hop on the caravan and learn some new means of organisation. Jesse Locke

The Fire Breathing Dragon (Duncan, BC)

Not a lot of musicians hail from Duncan, BC (or at least only a few admit they do), but there was lots of love for Zuzu’s Petals and their album, The Fire Breathing Dragon. Johnnie Regalado

Gulfer – Transcendals

Music for those unique and devoted scenes in big cities that don’t get much attention but deserve the world. Sander Cohen

  • “I live in Toronto. When someone tells me they live in the east end, I get surprised. When I tell someone I live north of Bloor Street, they get surprised.” (Kevin Hainey)
  • Mount Pleasant Skatespot, Ukrainian Church front steps/rotunda at 14th near Cambie. (Alex Moskos)
  • Mary’s Wedding (Woodslee, ON) (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Fog Lake from St. John’s, Newfoundland. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Open Letters from Abbotsford, BC. (Will Anderson)
  • Amok Recordings from Elliot Lake, ON. (Rachel Weldon)
  • Rob Ford’s house. (Hugo Hyart)

2013’s Most Prolific

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Jeunesse Cosmique

Archeologists will still be finding things we weren’t aware of this year for the next few decades. Hugo Hyart

Healing Power Records

The Healing Power catalogue is meteoric in terms of quality, and their output in the year 2013 was staggering in its delivery of sonorous goodies. From the conscious poetics of Brodie West to the anthropological origami or Mas Aya, Healing Power is quickly developing diverse roots in the deep earth of the Canadian sound, mood, and landscape. Joshua Robinson

  • Man Made Hill, Wolfcow, Fleshtone Aura, Arachnidiscs, Pleasence Records, Healing Power Records and events, Tad Michalak, Inyrdisk? (Kevin Hainey)
  • Ottawa’s Organ Eyes, Saskatoon’s Shooting Guns, Victoria’s Babysitter. I can’t truly decide. (Taylor Burgess)
  • Jean-Sebastian Audet (Faux Fur, Un Blonde) and Barnaby Bennett (Umor Rex). Music for friends that record non-stop. (Sander Cohen)
  • John “Brenz” Brennan. If you don’t know you better axe somebody. (Alex Moskos)
  • Hobo Cubes / Hobo Cult – So much great stuff! (Christina Bell)
  • Michael DeForge (Will Anderson)

2013’s Most Stoned Dudettes / Dudes

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Man Made Hill

Always takes you higher. His photon’s beaming in from way beyond our galaxy… and I like it. Kevin Hainey

Wizards – Loser Surf Death

Loser Surf Death = LSD. Tricky, but it gets the point across. Prairie surf and lysergic nostalgia encourage me to nominate these Saskatoon homeboys as the most stoned dudes. Joshua Robinson

Nacomi – Nacomi Drums

Music for all day, everyday. Sander Cohen

Home Alone

– Bandcamp tag: blunts. Javier Fuentes

  • Snaps, Seeeguns, Doom Alexxxander a.k.a. the Three Tenors. (Alex Moskos)
  • Crosss (Will Anderson)
  • Babysitter (Will Anderson)
  • Bobby Draino (Will Anderson)
  • Tired (James Lindsay)
  • Average Times (AnneMarie Papillon)
  • Thom Huhtala Band (Rachel Weldon)
  • Seizure Salad (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Really, the most stoned ones make the most unlistenable shit, and I’ve got the Soundcloud links to prove it. (Taylor Burgess)

2013’s Most Face-Melting Video

Babysitter – “Cemetery House” [Director: Phil Osborne]

Quite literally the most face-melting video of 2013. Johnnie Regalado

Sugar Boys – “First Taape (Bike Ride Version)” [Director: Jason Harvey]

Face-melting and ear-melting. Javier Fuentes

HAPPY TRENDY – “January 6”

Music for when you make a ridiculous found-YouTube footage video and then “Merlin KVZ Digital” blocks it on copyright grounds. Sander Cohen

Tonstarttbandht’s tour promo video

To this day I still shiver in excitement when I watch this, but I don’t remember how Canadian they were at the time, and don’t want to restart the old debate. Hugo Hyart

Jay Arner – “Out To Lunch”

The triumphant return of Fred and Sharon. Jesse Locke

Ketamines – “Line By Line” [Director: C. Askey]

I can’t even begin to express the face-melting that is induced by the gratuitous awesomeness that is this video. Joshua Robinson

A La Mode – “Just a Boy” [Director: Dominique Lemoine]

If by ‘melt face’ you mean ‘melt heart.’ Taylor Burgess

  • Jade Ryan Skate 2013 (Alex Moskos)
  • Anything by Winston Hacking. (Kevin Hainey)
  • White Poppy – “Dizzy” [Director: Strawberry Jacuzzi] (Will Anderson)
  • Soupcans – “Parasite Brain” [Director: Lindsay Cavanaugh] (Joel E. Thibert)
  • HSY – “Tartar Mouth” [Director: Chris Chamii and Anamai] (James Lindsay)
  • Petra Glynt – “Sour Paradise” (coming soon!) (Aaron Levin)

2013’s Softest Softy

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Fixture Records

Montreal’s Fixture Records remain an unheralded beacon of fleecy soft pop that’s fine beyond belief. Kicking off in January with cassettes from Homeshake, Night Sides and Sheer Agony, they stepped up into the vinyl game with a rarified 7” from Mavo, plus fantastic LPs from Freelove Fenner and Chevalier Avant Garde. Years from now, their “sampler” CD will be looked back on as a modern day C81. Jesse Locke

Sheer Agony – “Confident Pony Ride”

Plus Freelove Fenner zip zoop in my heart. Hugo Hyart

Lab Coast – Walking On Ayr

Music for walking on ayr. Sander Cohen

Sean Nicholas Savage – Other Life

Sean Nicholas Savage’s Other Life takes this one for sure. Johnnie Regalado

  • Coventry Music, Hobo Cubes (Kevin Hainey)
  • Toronto’s Anamai, a.k.a. Anna Mayberry, also of HSY. (Taylor Burgess)
  • Broken Deer. So soft it hurts. (Pavan Brar)
  • Langdo Calrissian (Alex Moskos)
  • The Weather Station – Duets Series #1-3 (AnneMarie Papillon)
  • Bernice (Javier Fuentes)
  • Where You’ve Been, That’s Where You’re Coming From (Will Anderson)
  • Wolfs (Joshua Robinson)

2013’s Heaviest Heavy

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Shooting Guns

Literally the heaviest heavy band in Canada. I swear these guys get bigger every time I see them! Jared Majeski

Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is The Devil (Zoo Music)

Whether joined by Shub Roy and Femminielli on Drifters’ beat-driven soundscapes, mutant blues and melancholy synth-pop, or setting out alone on the gut-wrenching instrumentals of Love Is The Devil, Alex Zhang Hungtai and co. delivered a heavy-hearted masterpiece. For my money, no one put it better than this piece from Kevin Hainey Jesse Locke

  • Weird Stage: PIG (Jenya Doudareva)
  • It’s a battle between War Baby and Crosss. Hopefully there’s never a winner and they both keep thrashing forever. (Johnnie Regalado)
  • Sugar Boys – Rys Øfe and The Feenickes bootleg (Hugo Hyart)
  • Das Rad – “Silver Latrine” (Hugo Hyart)
  • Krang – Rats Flying Planes (Hugo Hyart)
  • Cheval Fou on J’m le Fuzz (Hugo Hyart)
  • Construction & Destruction live – Music for being way too stoned. (Sander Cohen)
  • The mighty MITOCHONDRION, Maddy. (Alex Moskos)
  • Tired from Montreal… Major slaying ahead. (Kevin Hainey)
  • Toronto’s HSY, including Anna Mayberry a.k.a. Anamai. (Taylor Burgess)
  • Termina – Let This Rotting World Empty (Aaron Levin)
  • Systematik (Will Anderson)
  • Hawkeyes (Javier Fuentes)
  • Weed (Joel E. Thibert)
  • WTCHS (James Lindsay)
  • Wolfs (Joshua Robinson)

2013’s Geographical Hotbed

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Vancouver, BC

I could write a whole other piece about Vancouver’s greatness in 2013. Tough Age, Jay Arner and the comeback of Mint. The Courtneys, Shearing Pinx, N.213, Aerosol Constellations and their many permutations (plus the endless spools of Isolated Now Waves). More: Weed, Cindy Lee, White Poppy, Soft Serve, Rec Centre, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Lié, Nervous Talk, Needles//Pins, the Ballantynes, the Stolen Organs, Secret Pyramid, No UFOs, Ross Birdwise, Mongrel Zine, Kingfisher Bluez, Green Burrito, whatever Nardwuar is up to, whatever Tom Whalen is up to, and The Steve and John Power Hour with Steve and John. That’s just the stuff on my radar. Jesse Locke

Halifax, NS

Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver are hotbeds for frantic fervour. Often left out, however, are those coastal cities that exists on the geographical afterthought of Canada’s creative splendour. Halifax is booming with a community that has seen bands and musicians such as Broken Deer, The Everywheres, Long Weekends, Corner Organs: Off and Dyscontrol roll into the welcoming arms of insatiable basement drone-ers the country over. Not to mention the marvellous output of labels such as Divorce, Noyes, and Electric Voice. Halifax has all the pieces needed to piece together a warm quilt of success. Joshua Robinson

Victoria, BC

Gotta give some love to Victoria, BC. 2013 saw awesome new stuff from Babysitter and Blackout Beach / Frog Eyes, plus breakout releases from The Backhomes and Cleopatra and the Nile. Johnnie Regalado

Saksatoon, SK

Saskatoon! Caves, Shooting Guns, Powder Blue, the Foggy Notions, The Wizards, Stephen Cooley, etc etc. Taylor Burgess

Sackville, NB

The weird-punk scene of Sackville, NB. James Lindsay

Zane Electric, MK

The Zone formerly, currently we Zane Electric, and ONELOVE-247BLAMCOUVER. Alex Moskos

  • London, Ontario! (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Canada (Sander Cohen)

2013’s Most Flowetic Poetic

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Crosss

“Look now, it’s past twelve. The witching hour is nigh. Use the evil eye.” Not just this line. Crosss’ Obsidian Spectre is chock-full of ritualistic elements that get my higher being churning. Taylor Burgess

Aaron Levin

“The grip is out there.” – Aaron Levin Simon Frank

Josh Robinson

“No means bound to the hallowed grounds of the dimly lit streets and fractured skylines rendered so by the sonic stirrings of frantic limbs” – Josh Robinson Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Hugo Hyart

“Listening to this handful of songs lasting almost 11 minutes put together, you’ll be heartened and ready to have a wonderful afternoon in style, be it sunny or cloudy/rainy.” – Hugo Hyart Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

The Pink Noise

“Hey so-and-so / I think you’re really beautiful.” – The Pink Noise, “Obsession” James Lindsay

Police des Moeurs

“Quand toute cette frénésie / Qui faisait tant de sens / Arrive à l’échéance” – Police des Moeurs “Echéances” Hugo Hyart

David Steinberg

I particularly like this sentence from David Steinberg: “The Lifeguard Suite projects a subconscious internal dialogue onto your parents’ surreal post-war summer holiday, featuring the titular everyman, Death, Death’s Wife, unseen teenage ne’er-do-wells, and traditional gender roles.” I think it’s because I thought for so long that he was referring to Death as the “titular everyman.” Either way, it’s a great sentence. Christina Bell

Benoit Poirier

I love Benoit Poirier’s erudite working-class beat-boxing prose. Thank God he writes in French and I don’t have to translate him. Nicolas Coutlée

Dirty Beaches

I stopped listening to lyrics around the time when people stopped writing them. Was it 2003? Actually, that’s not entirely true: I was pretty moved by some of the lyrics on Dirty Beaches’ Drifters / Love Is The Devil. Kevin Hainey

  • Alden Nowlan, every year. (Alex Moskos)
  • Alex Moskos (Javier Fuentes)
  • Lunch Lady (Will Anderson)
  • Sean Nicholas Savage (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Catherine Debard (Joshua Robinson)
  • Joshua Robinson (Aaron Levin)
  • Joshua Robinson (Catherine Debard)

2013’s Most Absurd Sentence

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Pavan Brar on BRR

“Directing its (de)constructive will inwards, BRR is the aestheticization of the triumphs over itself as a spatiotemporally located and embodied entity, situated in and confronted by the world and the impinging conditions of material existence.” David Steinberg

Catherine Debard on Manuel Armidas – No Lights, Loud Music.

Absurd in its amazing awesomeness. And all of the sentences are so absurdly amazingly awesome that I just HAVE TO include the entire post. Joshua Robinson

From the submission form

in the “Do you have anything else to say” field: “i quit smokings weed, but i smoke weed again” Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Javier Fuentes on Hawkeyes’ Poison Slows you Down

“The illusion creeps closer and closer, yet the real image barely takes a step forward.” Taylor Burgess

Javier Fuentes on Gretchen

“Three Calgarians trapped in constant motion.” Calgary is the most still and static but completely comfortable place I know. Sander Cohen

Moskos

Dunno, prob wrote it me own darn self, doe. Alex Moskos

2013’s Most Untranslatable Piece

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  • Anything by Joshua Robinson is a fucking challenge I’ll take on any day. (AnneMarie Papillon)
  • I bet it was one of Joshua Robinson’s, but can forgive these little difficulties because they’re a pleasure to read. (Hugo Hyart)
  • Joshua Robinson’s complicated and inextricable poetic flow. Those magnificent images that are impossible to describe in french without writing a novel drive me crazy. (Catherine Debard)
  • Swing La Bacaisse d’lfond d’l’boiteaboit DEUX MILLE – An oral history of Lumbering Basement Ladies dans la Bas Canada. (Alex Moskos)
  • I know that at least 3 different translators were defeated by Moskos this year. One even tried to translate from Moskonian to English, then English to French. (Marie LeBlanc Flanagan)

2013 Lifer Award

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Strange Attractor

Sudbury’s finest delivered in spades with their latest barrage of troglodyte virtuosity. Mammoth Cave (lifers in their own right) capped off a great year with Back To The Cruel World. Jesse Locke

  • Michael Snow and CCMC, the Nihilist Spasm Band (Runners-up, no consolation prize). (Kevin Hainey)
  • Jon Shapiro – Disguises, Induced Labour, now Tired. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Chris Dadge – Lab Coast, Bug Incision, etc ad infinitum. (Sander Cohen)
  • Jarrett Evan Samson from Tough Age. (Will Anderson)
  • Shearing Pinx (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Don Pyle (James Lindsay)

2013’s Worst Lizard-Based Conspiratorial Moment

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  • FACTOR acknowledging the #FordNoiseTape. (Javier Fuentes)
  • The whole of Normal Canada has to win this one, with a special mention to everyone who contributed such ridiculous work on such short notice. (Christina Bell)
  • “We hate on stuff. We’re into fragmentation of community. We burn libraries. Fuck you.” -Marie LeBlanc Flanagan’s motto for Normal Canada (Hugo Hyart)
  • Krang’s continued stranglehold on the “Most Stoned Dudes” award. Truly, this should be measured in bowls, and likewise the “Softest Softy” and “Heaviest Heavie” should be measured in decibels. Wake up, laypeople readers! Wyrdian lizardpeople have a stranglehold on shaping your reality! (Taylor Burgess)

2013’s Best Crowdsurf / Live Experience

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  • Zachary Fairbrother’s throat-singing / feedback fest at the Music Gallery in Toronto. (Simon Frank)
  • Renny Wilson’s microphone-though-the-jean shorts hip gyrations at Baby Seal Club, Edmonton. (Jared Majeski)
  • Induced Labour’s reunion show at Double Double Land with Brian Ruryk, BIll Orcutt and Chris Corsano. So much beautiful, harsh noise in a scorchingly hot venue during NXNW. I shared hugs with a hundred people that night. (James Lindsay)
  • Dirty Beaches in Lyons, France. I was uneasy, though the show was great and I found a drink of absinthe. When they played “Holding the Devil’s Hand” by Cindy Lee as an encore it was a great unveiling moment. (Hugo Hyart)
  • This one-off collab at the WC showcase at Halifax Pop. Members of Moon, Dirty Beaches, Yellowteeth, Diana and yours truly gettin’ gone… (Jesse Locke)
  • Good Party a.k.a. Freelandia in Victoria, BC was an unreal night of free and awesome tunes. When bands from Victoria and Vancouver team up something magical happens. Some highlights from the late night/multi-day performers included: Fountain, Babysitter, Needles//Pins, Oops and Movieland. (Johnnie Regalado)
  • Josey Wales / Yellowman DESTROYED Montreal. Possibly the best gig EVER! (Alex Moskos)
  • During my winter exams, I saw Special Noise play at a Montreal house show. People were crowdsurfing like I’ve never seen people crowdsurf. It ruled. (Christina Bell)
  • Moonhag / Teenanger / Soupcans / Odonis Odonis, November 30th at the Blackshire Pub, London, Ontario. (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Absolutely Free, Kitchener/Waterloo. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Freak Heat Waves / Crosss / Weed @ Lion’s Den, Vancouver. (Will Anderson)
  • Dancing motionlessly to Freak Heat Waves. (Taylor Burgess)

2013’s Best Blog (Fisherman’s Friends-Related Or Otherwise)

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Plenty of Fisherman’s Friends

POFF captures the paradox of meaninglessness perfectly: it is both inescapable and impossible. This is enough to entertain, but Phil Deane’s unique voice (a combination of innocent, obsessive, self-aware, neurotic, and grandiose) pushes it way over the top, drawing us in, wondering how on earth we started talking about couch drops, and ended up receiving obscure variations of (what appears to be) a constrained hide-and-seek. David Steinberg

2013 Dearly Departures (Favourite Older Release / Reissue)

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Bernard Gagnon – Musique Electronique 1975-1983 (Tenzier)

The only thing more amazing than the timelessness of this music is the fact that this music is still timeless. Joshua Robinson

The Simply Saucer frisbee

Though really just getting into Cyborgs Revisited! Simon Frank

Lubomyr Melnyk – KMH

Music for bed. Sander Cohen

  • The New Creation – Troubled (Kevin Hainey)
  • CCMC – Vol. 3 (Kevin Hainey)
  • The Jarvis Street Revue – Mr. Oil Man (Kevin Hainey)
  • Police des Moeurs’ 7″, FET.NAT. and many other things. (Hugo Hyart)
  • Chanson D’Amour boxset, all tapes on wax. (Alex Moskos)
  • Zacht Automaat from Calico Corp. (James Lindsay)
  • Lightdreams – Islands in Space (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Hot Nasties – Invasion of the Tribbles EP (Ugly Pop) (Taylor Burgess)
  • The Nihilist Spasm Band – No Record (Joel E. Thibert)

2013’s Furthest Outsider / Weirdest Weirdo

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Chik White

Salt marsh loner folk. James Lindsay

Gimcrack

“Original derivatives” from Lachute, QC launched directly into your dome. Jesse Locke

Margret – You’re Weird

Music for being weird and being OK with it. Sander Cohen

Jacques “Le Drift”

Dude, Jacques “Le Drift” Le Dreff… the MONSTER the HERO. Alex Moskos

Inyrdisk / Kevin Hainey

For keeping the CD format alive and well. Javier Fuentes

Robert Dayton

Robert Dayton, quite possibly our country’s warmest heart, leaves Toronto. Hundreds of thousands lose their power after an ice storm. Coincidence? I think not… Kevin Hainey

(Traduit par Weird Canada)

En revenant sur 2013, il est difficile de croire tout ce qu’on a réussi à couvrir en une année. Or grâce aux tractations secrètes menées par notre organisation reptilienne de l’ombre ainsi qu’au travail incroyable des Wyrdiens partout au pays, ce projet chambranlant, amorcé il y a presque cinq ans, devient peu à peu une machine bien huilée. Un grand nombre de nouvelles initiatives ont vu le jour au cours des douze derniers mois, qu’il s’agisse de notre contenu entièrement bilingue, du lancement de nos nouvelles sections, d’un balado, du All Toronto’s Parties ou de la Wyrd Distro qui sera prochainement lancée. Afin de célébrer cette année importante, voici notre rétrospective annuelle.

Ce que nous avons manqué
Les albums numériques qui méritaient une sortie physique
Le visuel le plus mémorable
Les plus grosses surprises
Offrandes musicales des lieux les plus obscurs
Les plus prolifiques
Les plus défoncés
Les vidéos les plus abrasifs
Les plus tendres des tendres
Les plus durs des durs
Pépinières d’artistes les plus fertiles
Le flot le plus poétique
Les phrases les plus absurdes
Les textes les plus difficiles à traduire
Mention d’honneur pour l’ensemble de l’oeuvre
Les pires moments de conspiration reptilienne
Meilleure expérience de bodysurfing / spectacle
Meilleur blogue (en relation avec Fisherman’s Friends ou autres)
Rééditions et vieux albums préférés
L’outsider le plus lointain / La ou le plus bizarre des bizarres

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Ce que nous avons manqué

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Nihilist Spasm Band – Breaking Wind

Alors qu’ils fêteront bientôt leur 50e anniversaire d’existence à London en Ontario, ces novateurs négligés (et, sans doute, fondateurs) de l’improvisation noise moderne et de l’anti-composition ont sorti un autre album ignoré (comme à l’habitude), pressé par une étiquette tout aussi obscure et culte, soit Rekem Records d’Athènes en Grèce. Et pendant que vous y êtes, mettez la main sur Nothing Is Forever, sorti sur vinyle l’année dernière sur notre étiquette nationale Wintage Records & Tapes. Kevin Hainey

Phèdre – Golden Age (Daps Records)

Excellent second album de cette sous-division du groupe Hooded Fang de Toronto. Daniel Romano – [11 Great Mosey Originals] (You’ve Changed) Une rare collection d’excellentes chansons « surtout-pas-country ». Johnny Regalado

Surveillance – Go Fuck Yourself

Jams de pop-glandeuse zéro-fi en provenance d’Halifax. Au sommet de ma pile « à écrire ». Jesse Locke

CITADEL – Aquarian

De la musique pour les promenades nocturnes sur les voies ferrées d’Inglewood. Sander Cohen

WERMAGGETERMITE WAGON

Meilleur groupe en Amérique du Nord. Point final. Alex Moskos

Some YlangYlang

je suppose, et beaucoup d’autres trucs, mais on fait de notre mieux, n’est-ce pas? Hugo Hyart

Kindest Cuts – Kindest Cuts

Électro gothique sorti sur Dub Ditch Picnic à la fin de l’année dernière. Taylor Burgess

Tigerwing

I was supposed to write about this. I messed up. Coming soon! Aaron Levin

  • Girls Rock Camp Toronto 2013 Comp (James Lindsay)
  • Bobby Draino – Brain Drain 12″ (Will Anderson)
  • Lunch Lady / Shearing Pinx split tape (Will Anderson)
  • Underpass – About Violence tape. (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: William Dereume – Baby Hair (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: Rob Ondzik – Searching 4 tha Perfect Beat (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: Genevieve Castree – Susceptible (Will Anderson)
  • Ex-Libris: Late Cuts zines (Will Anderson)
  • Doldrums – Lesser Evil (Javier Fuentes)
  • Moon King – Obsession I-III (Javier Fuentes)
  • Lubomyr Melnyk / James Blackshaw – The Watchers (Javier Fuentes)
  • Un Blond – Un Blone (Pavan Brar) [Ed’s note: Coming soon!]
  • Velvet Glacier’s massive bandcamp party (Catherine Debard)
  • Le méga party bandcamp de Velvet Glacier, Echo Beach et l’hommage à Russell Crowe de Sebastian Trafalgar (Catherine Debard)

Les albums numériques qui méritaient une sortie physique

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Faux Fur – Faux Fur

Je veux écouter cet album au maximum pour me faire à l’idée que peut-être jamais il ne sortira. Claire Guimond

The Soupcans’ stage banter: tour edition. The LP.

Les conneries des Soupcans sur scène : l’album. La musique onirique de Dreamcatcher formé de Blake Hargreaves et Katherine Kline. Les mixes disco montréalais de Moskos sur vinyle, en plusieurs volumes. Kevin Hainey

Chanson D’Amour

Chanson D’Amour est le meilleur groupe au Québec, dude. Alex Moskos

Real talk

au plus profond de la noirceur d’une nuit nordique. Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Moonbahn – Ville 11 et Chepa Sh

De la musique pour quand votre meilleur ami vomit. Sander Cohen

Teeeeeeeeellllllleeeeeement de choses

Téléphone Maison Live, Hazy Montagne Mystique, le bootleg de Tonstartssbandht Rys Øfe and The Feenickes et plus de Mavo. Hugo Hyart

AudioOpera – s/t and Virtual Fetish.

Un peu plus d’électro gothique. Taylor Burgess

Corridor – Un magicien en toi

en tout cas, je crois pas que ce soit sorti physiquement Pavan Brar

  • Puppy! (Catherine Debard)
  • Hazy Montagne Mystique! (Catherine Debard)
  • Terrarbor! (Catherine Debard)
  • Frog Eyes – Carey’s Cold Spring (Johnnie Regalado)
  • Mold Boy (Javier Fuentes)
  • Kiss Painting demos (Will Anderson)
  • Valerie demos (Will Anderson)
  • Sa Tires – Serious Sneer (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Quasar UK (Simon Frank)
  • Thomas – “Kissing” (James Lindsay, Aaron Levin et l’univers)

Le visuel le plus mémorable

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Broken Deer – Unseen World

Dans toute leur gloire onirique, ces chansons, paraboles peintes à l’aquarelle, s’adressent à l’indéniable splendeur de notre créativité somnambule. Joshua Robinson

Georgia Weber’s Dumb comics

Les numéros 1 et 2 de la bande dessinée Dumb de Georgia Weber sont d’une simplicité et d’une vivacité magnifique. Elle est parvenue à créer un riche contexte émotionnel à partir d’une utilisation minimale du trait et des couleurs. J’adore. Christina Bell

Healing Power Records

Les incroyables encarts psychédéliques de Healing Power Records et leurs boîtiers de cassette en carton confectionnés avec minutie pour Petra Glynt, Mas Aya, Pachamama, et ce n’est que le début. Un décapant délice pour les yeux… Watatatatow! Wowza! Kevin Hainey

U.S. Girls – Free Advice Column (Bad Actors Inc.)

Un simple disque en carton stylisé constitue le portail du dernier album de Meg Remy. Quatre chansons où l’âme s’épanche et se lamente dans la nuit, gracieuseté des platines haschischin de l’alambiqueur de beats Onakabazien. J’attends impatiemment un album complet de cette poussière magique. Jesse Locke

Capital Region – Meares

Le CD-R que Capitol Region a préparé spécialement pour Weird Canada. Johnnie Regalado

Aerosol Constellations / Bird Costumes – Untitled

De la musique pour découper les pages d’un livre et dissimuler des regards indiscrets vos vices favoris. Sorti en 2006 mais trouvé en 2013. Sander Cohen

La pochette de l’album de Police des Moeurs Les Mécanismes de la Culpabilité

« Le Salaire de ton Péché c’est l’Enfer ! » Hugo Hyart

L’édition limitée Weird Canada de l’album Animal Kingdom / Continents of the World de Surprise Party

Je suis pas mal sûr que c’est l’unique copie, même si elle porte le numéro « 1 de 666 ». Taylor Burgess

  • Beard Closet // Primate Pyramid’s hairy split cassette (James Lindsay)
  • The Courtneys – s/t LP (Will Anderson)
  • Ex Libris: Michael DeForge – Lose 5. (Will Anderson)
  • Mine swollen and infected – hospitalized three dayuns. (Alex Moskos)
  • Out of Sound Records – Pie-002 (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Soupcans – Parasite Brain EP (Telephone Explosion) (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Petra Glynt – Of This Land (Healing Power) (Rachel Weldon)
  • Mi casa tu casa – Mi casa tu casa (God Athletics)
  • JLK – Old Stuff (Self released) (Catherine Debard)

Les plus grosses surprises

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Paysage Urbain :: Ville de Québec J’ai eu la belle surprise d’en apprendre davantage sur la scène artistique de Québec. Je dois dire que je n’y connaissais rien avant d’avoir lu cet article. Christina Bell

Carlyle Williams en concert à Montréal. Wolfcow en entrevue dans NOW Magazine. Doit-on s’attendre à une Wolfmania en 2014? Kevin Hainey

Le groupe Sugar Boys qui refuse catégoriquement de jouer plus d’un riff par chanson (jusqu’à atteindre le 18 minutes) et ce faisant, est à l’opposé d’être de la merde. The Bad Nerves qui amène Jesse Locke à revoir son approche vis-à-vis des groupes qui ont un compte ReverbNation. La cassette bruitiste de Rob Ford qui s’échappe dans l’internet, et qui est ensuite diffusée dans son intégralité à l’émission Nonsense as Salvation sur CKUW 95.9 FM. (Taylor Burgess)

FACTOR nous accorde 50 000 $ pour lancer un magasin et un service de distribution en ligne pour la musique DIY et indépendante. Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Viet Cong! L’influence de Women (Calgary) se fait toujours sentir depuis l’excellent Public Strain de 2010. Ce nouveau projet avec le bassiste Matt Flegel et le batteur Mike Wallace (accompagnés du torcheur-de-guit Danny Christ et de l’incroyable Scott Munro) fait ses premiers pas, mais leur performance live et leur Cassette ne présagent que des bonnes choses pour l’avenir. Jesse Locke

La section IDEAS. C’est bon. Vraiment bon. Jenya Doudareva

Majical Cloudz – Musique bien connue, ce qui est bien mérité. Sander Cohen

AroarA – In the Pines AnneMarie Papillon

Je peux faire des nollies (woah)! Alex Moskos

Offrandes musicales des lieux les plus obscurs

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Headless Owl Records (Whitehorse, Yukon)

Headless Owl émerge tel un phare boréal, non seulement parce qu’il nous rappelle que Whitehorse est fière de sa musique, mais aussi parce qu’il oeuvre à développer et à cultiver une présence dans le Nord. J’espère que Headless Owl continuera son travail de sensibilisation vis-à-vis du reste du Canada, et qu’il continuera à aider et à développer cette culture artistique arctique riche et diversifiée. En plus, Arctic Radio by EONS est un album incroyable. Joshua Robinson

Si le grenier de Carl Didur

Si le grenier de Carl Didur et Oxford en Angleterre peuvent être considérés comme des lieux obscurs, j’aimerais nominer Zacht Automaat dans cette catégorie. Le double vinyle monolithique de Calico Corp. sert de guide de l’adolescent pour la découverte de l’ancienne immensité de ces voyageurs extranationaux. Embarquez dans la caravane et apprenez de nouveaux modes d’organisation. Jesse Locke

The Fire Breathing Dragon (Duncan, BC)

On connaît peu de musiciens originaires de Duncan en Colombie-Britannique (du moins, il en existe peu qui avouent en être originaires), mais Zuzu’s Petals et son album The Fire Breathing Dragon ont généré beaucoup d’amour. Johnnie Regalado

Gulfer – Transcendals

Musique pour les scènes uniques et dévouées des grandes villes, moins connues mais non moins méritantes. Sander Cohen

  • « 1 de 666 »Je vis à Toronto. Quand quelqu’un me dit qu’il vit dans l’est de la ville, je suis surpris. Quand je lui dis que je vis au nord de Bloor, à lui d’être surpris. » (Kevin Hainey)
  • « Spot de skate sur Mount Pleasant, rotonde/marches devant l’église ukrainienne au coin de la 14e rue et de Cambie. » (Alex Moskos)
  • Mary’s Wedding (Woodslee, ON) (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Fog Lake à St. John’s, Terre-Neuve. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Open Letters d’Abbotsford, C.-B. (Will Anderson)
  • Amok Recordings d’Elliot Lake, ON. (Rachel Weldon)
  • La maison de Rob Ford. (Hugo Hyart)

Les plus prolifiques

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Jeunesse Cosmique

Les archéologues du futur vont déterrer des trucs de cette année dont on ne soupçonnait même pas l’existence au cours des décennies à venir. Hugo Hyart

Healing Power Records

Le catalogue de Healing Power est météorique en termes de qualité et leur cuvée sonore de 2013 est tout à fait stupéfiante. De la poésie consciente de Brodie West jusqu’à l’origami anthropologique de Mas Aya, Healing Power étend profondément ses racines dans la terre sonore du Canada, parcourant ses ambiances et ses paysages multiples. Joshua Robinson

  • Man Made Hill, Wolfcow, Fleshtone Aura, Arachnidiscs, Pleasence Records, Healing Power Records and events, Tad Michalak, Inyrdisk? (Kevin Hainey)
  • Organ Eyes d’Ottawa, Shooting Guns de Saskatoon et Babysitter de Victoria. J’peux pas décider. (Taylor Burgess)
  • Jean-Sebastian Audet (Faux Fur, Un Blonde) et Barnaby Bennett (Umor Rex). De la musique pour nos amis qui enregistrent sans cesse. (Sander Cohen)
  • John « Brenz » Brennan. Si tu le connais pas, demande à quelqu’un, ça presse. (Alex Moskos)
  • Hobo Cubes / Hobo Cult – Tellement de bonnes choses! (Christina Bell)
  • Michael DeForge (Will Anderson)

Les plus défoncés

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Man Made Hill

Vous tire toujours un peu plus haut. Ses rayons photoniques nous arrivent de par delà notre galaxie … et j’aime ça. Kevin Hainey

Wizards – Loser Surf Death

Loser Surf Death = LSD. Pas évident, mais on finit par comprendre. Leur surf des prairies empreint de nostalgie lysergique me pousse à sélectionner ces gars de Saskatoon comme étant les plus défoncés. Joshua Robinson

Nacomi – Nacomi Drums

Musique pour toute la journée, toutes les journées. Sander Cohen

Home Alone

Bandcamp mot-clé : blunts. Javier Fuentes

  • Snaps, Seeeguns, Doom Alexxxander alias les Trois Tenors. (Alex Moskos)
  • Crosss (Will Anderson)
  • Babysitter (Will Anderson)
  • Bobby Draino (Will Anderson)
  • Tired (James Lindsay)
  • Average Times (AnneMarie Papillon)
  • Thom Huhtala Band (Rachel Weldon)
  • Seizure Salad (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Pour vrai, les plus défoncés font la pire musique, et j’ai les liens Soundcloud pour le prouver. (Taylor Burgess)

Les vidéos les plus abrasifs

Babysitter – “Cemetery House” [Director: Phil Osborne]

Le vidéo qui a fait littéralement fondre le plus de visages en 2013. Johnnie Regalado

Sugar Boys – “First Taape (Bike Ride Version)” [Director: Jason Harvey]

Fait fondre le visage et les oreilles. Javier Fuentes

HAPPY TRENDY – “January 6”

De la musique pour quand vous faites un vidéo avec des archives ridicules trouvées sur YouTube et qu’alors “[Merlin] KVZ Digital” le bloque à cause des droits d’auteurs. Sander Cohen

Le vidéo promotionnel de la tournée de Tonstartsbandht.

Encore aujourd’hui, je frissonne d’excitation quand je le regarde, mais je ne me souviens plus à quel point ils étaient Canadiens à ce moment-là, et je ne veux pas relancer ce vieux débat. Hugo Hyart

Jay Arner – “Out To Lunch”

Le retour triomphal de Fred and Sharon. Jesse Locke

Ketamines – “Line By Line” [Director: C. Askey]

Je ne peux même pas commencer à essayer d’exprimer la stupéfaction que m’a procuré la coolitude complètement gratuite de ce vidéo. Joshua Robinson

A La Mode – “Just a Boy” [Director: Dominique Lemoine]

Si par “faire fondre le visage”, vous voulez dire “faire fondre le coeur”. Taylor Burgess

  • Jade Ryan Skate 2013 (Alex Moskos)
  • Anything by Winston Hacking. (Kevin Hainey)
  • White Poppy – “Dizzy” [Director: Strawberry Jacuzzi] (Will Anderson)
  • Soupcans – “Parasite Brain” [Director: Lindsay Cavanaugh] (Joel E. Thibert)
  • HSY – “Tartar Mouth” [Director: Chris Chamii and Anamai] (James Lindsay)
  • Petra Glynt – “Sour Paradise” (sortie à venir!) (Aaron Levin)

Les plus tendres des tendres

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Fixture Records

Fixture Records de Montréal reste un phare méconnu en matière de pop douillette plus douce que douce. Donnant le coup d’envoi en janvier avec des cassettes de Homeshake, Night Sides et Sheer Agony, ils se sont lancés dans l’aventure du vinyle avec un 7 pouces rarissime par Mavo et de fantastiques albums par Freelove Fenner et Chevalier Avant Garde. Dans bien des années, on se rappellera leur compil « échantillonnale » comme d’un C81 des temps modernes. Jesse Locke

Sheer Agony – “Confident Pony Ride”

Freelove Fenner zip zoup dans mon coeur. Hugo Hyart

Lab Coast – Walking On Ayr

De la musique qui donne l’impression de flotter sur un nuage. Sander Cohen

Sean Nicholas Savage – Other Life

C’est certain que ce titre revient à Other Life de Sean Nicholas Savage Johnnie Regalado

  • Coventry Music, Hobo Cubes (Kevin Hainey)
  • Toronto’s Anamai, a.k.a. Anna Mayberry, also of HSY. (Taylor Burgess)
  • Broken Deer. So soft it hurts. (Pavan Brar)
  • Langdo Calrissian (Alex Moskos)
  • The Weather Station – Duets Series #1-3 (AnneMarie Papillon)
  • Bernice (Javier Fuentes)
  • Where You’ve Been, That’s Where You’re Coming From (Will Anderson)
  • Wolfs (Joshua Robinson)

Les plus durs des durs

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Shooting Guns

Incontestablement le groupe au son le plus lourd au Canada. Je suis certain que ces gars-là gagnent en puissance chaque fois que je les vois. Jared Majeski

Dirty Beaches – Drifters/Love Is The Devil (Zoo Music)

Qu’il s’associe à Shub Roy et Femminielli pour les ambiances sonores rythmées, le blues mutant et la synth-pop tristounette de Drifters’, ou qu’il s’aventure seul pour les poignantes pièces instrumentales de Love Is The Devil, Alex Zhang Hungtai et cie nous ont livré un chef-d’oeuvre d’une intense mélancolie. Selon moi, personne ne l’exprime mieux que Kevin Hainey dans ce texte. Jesse Locke

  • Weird Stage: PIG (Jenya Doudareva)
  • C’est un duel entre War Baby et Crosss. Avec un peu de chance, jamais il n’y aura de gagnant et ils continueront à bûcher pour toujours. (Johnnie Regalado)
  • Sugar Boys – Rys Øfe and The Feenickes bootleg (Hugo Hyart)
  • Das Rad – “Silver Latrine” (Hugo Hyart)
  • Krang – Rats Flying Planes (Hugo Hyart)
  • Cheval Fou on J’m le Fuzz (Hugo Hyart)
  • Construction & Destruction live – De la musique pour quand on est trop défoncé. (Sander Cohen)
  • Le tout-puissant MITOCHONDRION, Maddy. (Alex Moskos)
  • Tired de Montréal… Préparez-vous à tout un massacre. (Kevin Hainey)
  • HSY de Toronto, comprenant Anna Mayberry alias Anamai. (Taylor Burgess)
  • Termina – Let This Rotting World Empty (Aaron Levin)
  • Systematik (Will Anderson)
  • Hawkeyes (Javier Fuentes)
  • Weed (Joel E. Thibert)
  • WTCHS (James Lindsay)
  • Wolfs (Joshua Robinson)

Pépinières d’artistes les plus fertiles

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Vancouver, BC

Je pourrais écrire un texte au complet sur la grandeur de Vancouver en 2013. Tough Age, Jay Arner et le retour de Mint. The Courtneys, Shearing Pinx, N.213, Aerosol Constellations et leurs nombreuses permutations (en plus de la bobine sans fin d’Isolated Now Waves). Et aussi : Weed, Cindy Lee, White Poppy, Soft Serve, Rec Centre, Shawn Mrazek Lives!, Lié, Nervous Talk, Needles//Pins, the Ballantynes, the Stolen Organs, Secret Pyramid, No UFOs, Ross Birdwise, Mongrel Zine, Kingfisher Bluez, Green Burrito, tout ce que Nardwuar peut manigancer, tout ce que Tom Whalen peut manigancer, et The Steve and John Power Hour with Steve and John. Pour ne citer que ceux qui apparaissent sur mon écran radar. Jesse Locke

Halifax, NS

Toronto, Montréal, Vancouver…. Pépinières pour ferveurs frénétiques. Les villes côtières, qui existent dans l’arrière-pensée géographique de la splendeur créative du Canada, sont souvent laissées pour compte. Halifax est en effervescence avec une communauté qui a porté des musiciens comme Broken Deer, The Everywheres, Long Weekends, Corner Organs : Off et Dyscontrol sont enveloppés dans les bras accueillants d’insatiables droners de sous-sols à travers le pays. Sans compter l’apport énorme des étiquettes de disques comme Divorce, Noyes, et Electric Voice. Halifax a toutes les pièces nécessaires pour constituer un douillet patchwork de succès. Joshua Robinson

Victoria, BC

Il faut aimer Victoria, C.-B. En 2013, on y a vu l’excellente nouvelle production de Babysitter et de Blackout Beach / Frog Eyes, en plus des sorties remarquées de The Backhomes et de Cleopatra and the Nile. Johnnie Regalado

Saksatoon, SK

Saskatoon! Caves, Shooting Guns, Powder Blue, the Foggy Notions, The Wizards, Stephen Cooley, etc., etc. Taylor Burgess

Sackville, NB

La scène punk étrange de Sackville, N.-B. James Lindsay

Zane Electric, MK

Anciennement The Zone, désormais we Zane Electric, et ONELOVE-247BLAMCOUVER. Alex Moskos

  • London, Ontario! (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Canada (Sander Cohen)

Le flot le plus poétique

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Crosss

« Regarde, il est minuit passé. L’heure des sorcières approche. Utilise le mauvais œil. » Pas juste cette ligne. La critique complète d‘Obsidian Spectre de Crosss déborde de références ésotériques qui m’excitent les puissances surnaturelles. Taylor Burgess

Aaron Levin

« L’emprise est aux frontières du réel.» – Aaron Levin Simon Frank

Josh Robinson

« D’aucune façon confinés au sol béni des rues faiblement éclairées et des horizons fracturés par les vibrations acoustiques de membres effrénés.» – Josh Robinson Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Hugo Hyart

« Cette poignée de titres dépassant à peine les 11 minutes vous réchauffera le coeur et vous disposera à passer avec classe un merveilleux après-midi, qu’il fasse beau ou qu’il fasse moche..» – Hugo Hyart Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

The Pink Noise

« Hey so-and-so / I think you’re really beautiful. » – The Pink Noise, « Obsession » James Lindsay

Police des Moeurs

« Quand toute cette frénésie / Qui faisait tant de sens / Arrive à l’échéance » – Police des Moeurs Hugo Hyart

David Steinberg

J’aime particulièrement cette phrase de David Steinberg: « Dialogue intérieur subconscient sur fond de vacances estivales d’après-guerre, The Lifeguard Suite met en scène l’homme de tous les jours, la mort et son épouse, une espèce nouvelle d’adolescents bons à rien, des hommes et des femmes prisonniers de leurs rôles traditionnels. » Je crois que c’est parce que j’ai longtemps cru qu’il faisait référence à la Mort en parlant de « l’homme de tous les jours ». Dans tous les cas, c’est une excellente phrase. Christina Bell

Benoit Poirier

J’adore le joual érudit de Benoit Poirier sur fond de beat-box. Une chance qu’il écrit en français et que j’ai pas à le traduire. Nicolas Coutlée

Dirty Beaches

J’ai arrêté d’écouter les paroles des chansons à peu près au même moment où on a arrêté de les écrire. En 2003? En fait, c’est pas tout à fait vrai : j’ai été assez ému par certaines paroles sur Drifters / Love Is The Devil de Dirty Beaches. Kevin Hainey

  • Alden Nowlan, comme d’habitude. (Alex Moskos)
  • Alex Moskos (Javier Fuentes)
  • Lunch Lady (Will Anderson)
  • Sean Nicholas Savage (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Catherine Debard (Joshua Robinson)
  • Joshua Robinson (Aaron Levin)
  • Joshua Robinson (Catherine Debard)

Les phrases les plus absurdes

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Pavan Brar on BRR

« Dirigeant sa volonté (dé)constructive envers lui-même, BBR est le triomphe esthétique d’une entité spatio-temporelle, située dans le monde et confrontée par celui-ci et par la nature envahissante de son existence matérielle. » David Steinberg

Catherine Debard à propos de No Lights, Loud Music de Manuel Armidas

C’en est absurde tellement c’est bon. Toutes les phrases sont tellement absurdement géniales que je DOIS inclure la critique en entier. Joshua Robinson

Tiré d’un formulaire de soumission

à la question « Avez-vous quelque chose à rajouter? » : « J’ai arrêté de fumer du pot, mais je fume encore du pot ». Marie LeBlanc Flanagan

Javier Fuentes à propos de Poison Slows you Down de Hawkeyes

« L’illusion se rapproche de plus en plus près, mais l’image réelle avance à peine. » Taylor Burgess

Javier Fuentes à propos de Gretchen

« Tout en étant la ville la plus figée et statique, Calgary demeure l’endroit où je me sens le plus confortable. » Sander Cohen

Moskos

Je sais pas, mais y’a des chances que je l’aie moi-même écrite. Alex Moskos

Les textes les plus difficiles à traduire

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  • Tout ce qu’écrit Joshua Robinson est un sapré défi que je suis prête à relever n’importe quand. (AnneMarie Papillon)
  • Je parie que c’était un texte écrit par Joshua Robinson, mais on lui pardonne ces petites difficultés parce que c’est toujours un plaisir de le lire. (Hugo Hyart)
  • Ce flot poétique compliqué, inextricable de Joshua Robinson. Ces images magnifiques difficiles à décrire en français sans écrire un roman me rendent dingue. (Catherine Debard)
  • Swing la baquaisse dans l’fond d’la boîte à bois DEUX MILLE – Une histoire orale des Lumbering Basement Ladies du Bas-Canada. (Alex Moskos)
  • Je sais qu’au moins trois traducteurs différents ont jeté l’éponge devant un texte de Moskos cette année. Il y en a même un qui a tenté de traduire du moskonien à l’anglais, puis de l’anglais au français. (Marie LeBlanc Flanagan)

Mention d’honneur pour l’ensemble de l’oeuvre

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Strange Attractor

Crème de la crème de Sudbury, Strange Attractor a plus que livré la marchandise avec son dernier déluge de virtuosité troglodytique. Mammoth Cave (qui mériterait tout autant cette mention) a couronné leur bonne année avec Back To The Cruel World. Jesse Locke

  • Michael Snow et CCMC, the Nihilist Spasm Band (Pour les autres, aucun prix de consolation). (Kevin Hainey)
  • Jon Shapiro – Disguises, Induced Labour, et maintenant Tired. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Chris Dadge – Lab Coast, Bug Incision, etc ad infinitum. (Sander Cohen)
  • Jarrett Evan Samson from Tough Age. (Will Anderson)
  • Shearing Pinx (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Don Pyle (James Lindsay)

Les pires moments de conspiration reptilienne

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  • FACTOR reconnaît le #FordNoiseTape. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Tout le contenu de Normal Canada gagne dans cette catégorie, avec une mention spéciale à tous ceux et celles qui ont contribué à cette entreprise absurde en si peu de temps. (Christina Bell)
  • « On haït tout. On fractionne la communauté. On brûle des librairies. Fuck you. » – Marie LeBlanc. La devise de Flanagan pour Normal Canada. (Hugo Hyart)
  • Le monopole de Krang sur le titre des « plus défoncés ». Honnêtement, on devrait mesurer ça en termes de joints fumés, tout comme les mentions de « plus tendre » et de « plus dur » devraient être attribuées en fonction du niveau de décibels. Réveillez-vous, lecteurs insouciants! Les Êtres-Lézards du Wyrd ont le contrôle de votre réalité! (Taylor Burgess)

Meilleure expérience de bodysurfing / spectacle

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  • Les chants de gorge/le festival de feedback de Zachary Fairbrother à la Music Gallery de Toronto. (Simon Frank)
  • Les coups de hanches suggestifs et le microphone-à-travers-les-shorts-jeans de Renny Wilson au Baby Seal Club, à Edmonton. (Jared Majeski)
  • Le spectacle-retrouvailles d’Induced Labour au Double Double Land avec Brian Ruryk, BIll Orcutt et Chris Corsano. Un nombre incalculable de belles sonorités discordantes dans une salle sensationnelle pendant le NXNW. J’ai fait l’accolade à une centaine de personnes ce soir-là. (James Lindsay)
  • Dirty Beaches à Lyon en France. J’étais mal à l’aise, même si le spectacle était excellent et que je suis tombé sur un verre d’absinthe. Lorsqu’ils ont joué « Holding the Devil’s Hand » de Cindy Lee en rappel, ça été un moment marquant. (Hugo Hyart)
  • Cette collaboration unique à la vitrine WC du Halifax Pop. Les membres de Moon, Dirty Beaches, Yellowteeth, Diana et moi-même partis sur une balloune… (Jesse Locke)
  • Good Party alias Freelandia à Victoria, C.-B a été une soirée fantastique de chansons géniales et gratuites. Quand des groupes de Victoria et de Vancouver s’associent, quelque chose de magique se produit. Quelques moments forts de cet événement qui s’est échelonné sur plusieurs nuits : Fountain, Babysitter, Needles//Pins, Oops et Movieland. (Johnnie Regalado)
  • Josey Wales / Yellowman ont laissé Montréal en ruine. Probablement le meilleur show à ce jour! (Alex Moskos)
  • J’ai vu Special Noise jouer dans une salle de Montréal pendant mes examens d’hiver. Les gens se jetaient dans la foule comme je l’ai jamais vu auparavant. C’était incroyable. (Christina Bell)
  • Moonhag / Teenanger / Soupcans / Odonis Odonis le 30 novembre au Blackshire Pub de London, Ontario. (Joel E. Thibert)
  • Absolutely Free, Kitchener/Waterloo. (Javier Fuentes)
  • Freak Heat Waves / Crosss / Weed au Lion’s Den de Vancouver. (Will Anderson)
  • Danser tout en étant immobile au son de Freak Heat Waves. (Taylor Burgess)

Meilleur blogue (en relation avec Fisherman’s Friends ou autres)

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Plenty of Fisherman’s Friends

Plenty of Fisherman’s Friends saisit le paradoxe de la futilité à la perfection : c’est à la fois inéluctable et impossible. C’est suffisant pour divertir, mais la voix unique de Phil Deane (à la fois innocente, obsessive, pleine de conscience de soi, névrosée et grandiose) le pousse vers des sommets inégalés, nous emportant, et nous faisant demander comment on a bien pu commencer à parler de “couch drops”, pour finir sur d’obscures variations de cache-cache contraint (ou ce qui y ressemble). David Steinberg

Rééditions et vieux albums préférés

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Bernard Gagnon – Musique Electronique 1975-1983 (Tenzier)

La seule chose plus fantastique que l’intemporalité de cette musique est le fait qu’elle soit aujourd’hui encore intemporelle. Joshua Robinson

The Simply Saucer frisbee

Même si je viens tout juste de me mettre à l’écoute de Cyborgs Revisited! Simon Frank

Lubomyr Melnyk – KMH

De la musique pour aller au lit. Sander Cohen

  • The New Creation – Troubled (Kevin Hainey)
  • CCMC – Vol. 3 (Kevin Hainey)
  • The Jarvis Street Revue – Mr. Oil Man (Kevin Hainey)
  • Police des Moeurs’ 7″, FET.NAT. and many other things. (Hugo Hyart)
  • Chanson D’Amour boxset, all tapes on wax. (Alex Moskos)
  • Zacht Automaat from Calico Corp. (James Lindsay)
  • Lightdreams – Islands in Space (Jenya Doudareva)
  • Hot Nasties – Invasion of the Tribbles EP (Ugly Pop) (Taylor Burgess)
  • The Nihilist Spasm Band – No Record (Joel E. Thibert)

L’outsider le plus lointain / La ou le plus bizarre des bizarres

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Chik White

Folk solitaire des prés salés. James Lindsay

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« Original derivatives » de Lachute au Québec, largué directement dans votre dôme. Jesse Locke

Margret – You’re Weird

De la musique pour être bizarre et s’accepter comme ça. Sander Cohen

Jacques “Le Drift”

Dude, Jacques “Le Drift” Le Dreff…le MONSTRE le HÉRO. Alex Moskos

Inyrdisk / Kevin Hainey

Pour garder le format cd vivant et en bonne santé. Javier Fuentes

Robert Dayton

Robert Dayton, sans doute le coeur le plus généreux au pays, quitte Toronto. Des centaines de milliers d’habitants perdent le courant après une tempête de neige. Une coïncidence? Je ne pense pas… Kevin Hainey

New Canadiana :: Toddler Body – 2 Cool 2 Hate / Toblerone Boys

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Toddler Body’s 2 Cool 2 Hate / Toblerone Boys cassette is a beautiful abyss. This collab featuring two of Toronto’s finest musical offerings, Greydyn Gatti (a.k.a. Wolfcow) and Randy Gagne (a.k.a. Man Made Hill), redefines synth-crafted expression. Their sound walks a thin line between noise rock, warped pop and zorched electro, but hits the perfect medium. Even the song titles resemble quasi-teenage inspirations and nostalgia, between “Dinobot 90210”, “Bad Beavis Impression”, and my personal favourite, “Dr. Bitch”. It makes my heart smile and cringe at the same time.

La cassette 2 Cool 2 Hate / Toblerone Boys de Toddler Body est un magnifique abîme qui redéfinit l’expression synthétique, né de la collaboration entre deux excellents musiciens de Toronto : Greydyn Gatti (alias Wolfcow) et Randy Gagne (alias Man Made Hill). À cheval entre le noise-rock, la pop déjantée et l’électro tordu, le son parvient à atteindre un juste milieu. Même les titres de leurs chansons évoquent une inspiration nostalgique ou gamine, notamment « Dinobot 90210 », « Bad Beavis Impression » et ma préférée, « Dr. Bitch », qui enchante mon cœur tout en me faisant grincer des dents.

Toddler Body – Dorked on Earth

Toddler Body – Dr. Bitch

Imprint :: Inyrdisk

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Kevin Hainey looms large in heady Toronto circles — so large that his last name has become a catchphrase/gang chant at live shows when the aktion is heating up. Alongside adventurous forays into music (Disguises, The Pink Noise, Kapali Carsi, etc.), fiction and so much more, he is proprietor of the prolific Inyrdisk, slipping out stacks upon stacks of CD-Rs, 3” CDs and the occasional heavy hitter on wax. Hainey’s katalog is a treasure trove for fans of status quo-challenging sounds, and this interview is long overdue.

DJ Longhorn Grille – Jaunty, Hormonal

Wolfcow – Exsanguination, I Presume

Fossils – Science Tongs

Inyrdisk essentially started with your solo project, Kapali Carsi, right? How did that begin?

Kapali Carsi began with me experimenting and recording alone a little while after Disguises got going. All of a sudden I had hours of music and I didn’t know what I was going to do with it. Some of it I felt strongly about, so I just started releasing it, and that’s how Inyrdisk was born. For the first Kapali Carsi release, I didn’t really want to hassle other dudes to put it out, and didn’t really think it had to come out on cassette. Everyone was doing cassettes at the time, and CD-Rs were easy for me to do from home. I basically just decided to do a small run and not make a big deal out of it.

How long did it take to add more names to the roster?

Women In Tragedy [Bob McCully] was getting prolific with his own CD-Rs to the point of being unable to get them out fast enough to track his evolution, so I thought I would ask him to put something out as well. After that I was standing in 61 Major one day, talking about starting a label, and Andrew Zukerman perked up and was like, “Really? I’ll give you an album to put out.” Being a big fan, I was flattered, and the next thing I knew I had a third release. Then came stuff from Disguises, and Marco Landini, who remains a big supporter, and it went on from there.

Do you feel like you’ve set yourself apart from the pack by releasing CD-Rs?

CD-Rs are a tough sell, and that’s why it has to be a labour of love. People want tapes, especially if they can play them. People are getting rid of CDs right now; they’re really out of fashion. CD-Rs are different from CDs, though, because of the whole handmade aspect. They’re collectible, you get them straight from the group and they’re not mass-produced. Rather than jewel cases, they come in a beautiful hand-printed package that gives it an artist-edition quality. Some people are suspicious of that because they want the big glossy vinyl. It’s not quite a hex, but there are people who say they’re not into CD-Rs at all.

Looking back at your entire catalog, is there one Inyrdisk release that you would consider the furthest out?

That’s tough to say. Sometimes I think it’s my own stuff, or maybe Mama Baer. Some of the harsh noise is pretty far out, and probably alienating to a lot of people. I don’t know though, because it’s all far out. That’s what I want to foster: More people freaking out and not having the fear to do what they feel is appropriate based on their desires or their skill levels. People should feel free to create this kind of music without the thought of making money or making them a star. It’s what I consider to be new, forward-thinking sounds that aren’t necessarily in step with trends, scenes or some flash in the pan. This is a wide spectrum of the underground and people doing weird shit. There’s a need to foster that so it doesn’t get lost, because then all you’ll have is bright lights, big city, bands, bands, eggs, sausage and bands. I love a good band, but only if they’re doing something vital, from the heart and taking it to the next level.

It’s interesting to me how many people run labels in Toronto. Do you feel like each one has its own personal orbit?

Definitely. I think a lot of people have a singular vision in this city, and trouble seeing beyond their own aesthetic preference. I’ve often suggested that all the people who run labels on their own come together. We could call it Postage Blues. But the truth is that people are better at doing different things. If Jacob Horwood was involved, he’d end up being the one screenprinting the covers while other people sat on their computers and got frustrated emailing distros, and other people folded boxes. We’d probably have Greydyn at the front desk.

How did the joke of yelling “Hainey” at shows begin?

That started with Martin Sasseville, who runs Brise-Cul in Montreal. I think we met at an AIDS Wolf or a Pink Noise show, and he started going around to everyone and asking, “Do you know this guy? This is Kevin Hainey!” Before you know it, while some band was playing, he started yelling “Hainey! Hainey!” He was just stoked, and I was kind of weirded out by it. That was the first night I met him, and every time I saw him after that he kept doing the same thing. Other people like Andrew Zukerman, Marco Landini and Deirdre from Pleasence caught onto it, and brought it to Toronto. Brian Seeger and Alex Moskos even brought it to Vancouver. It’s a Canada-wide thing, and good for everyone. Inyrdisk is about doing what I can to support the music that I love. I’m here for the little guy.

Last question: Can you tell me a bit about your new book?

It takes place 80 years from now with a man who used to be a P.I. and is now the head of a peace division. These are men on the street that have resisted the modern conformity of joining camps called the FOLDS. They’ve stayed in cities that have fallen into total anarchy in favour of containment centres, and are trying to bring the reign in future Toronto to a halt. There are a lot of other things going on that they don’t know about, especially with the main character, Clive Dyson. It’s very noir, but also a futuristic, post-dystopian what-have-you. A genre clusterfuck in a desecrated world where one in every 10 buildings has running anything. The meek are scraping together to re-imagine their world into something livable after years of war, pestilence and greed. You follow Clive Dyson as he fights all kinds of spiritual powers, past and future, before the last job. It’s called Nothing Ends Pretty.

Inyrdisk Katalog 2005-2013

All titles released on CD-R unless annotated as LP, 3” disk, or otherwise. Many Inyrdisk limited editions include inserts, booklets, or posters.

2013

(iyd78) KEVIN HAINEY — Space Plays the Bass
(iyd77) SEASHELLS — The Fondness of a Memory
(iyd76) WOLFCOW – Bad to the Rhinestone (3″)
(iyd75) HANDSOME BAND – Raw Poultry Got Sick From Touching My Hands
(iyd74) xNoBBQx – XP / Hot Cat
(iyd73) MAGIC CHEEZIES – Live Bootleg

2012

(iyd72) WINKIE’S FORCE – Winkie’s Force
(iyd71) FOSSILS / BLUE SPECTRUM (split)
(iyd70) ARMPIT – As Drunk As I Can Be
(iyd69) WOLFSKULL – Mighty Ungodly Change
(iyd68/jg02) VOIDFOLK – Dwell (LP)
(iyd67) KAPALI CARSI – Feverish Tears of Our Ancients (2xCD-R)
(iyd66) THE BAD TOUCH – The Bad Touch
(iyd65) NOT THE WIND NOT THE FLAG – The Star Maker
(iyd64) ROBERT RIDLEY-SHACKLETON – Splat Fever Soul
(iyd63) CAVE DUDES – No Grunts
(iyd62) DJ LONGHORN GRILLE – Taking Liberties
(iyd61) MAMA BAER – Drei 3-Stuecke-Kraken (bonus disk)
(iyd59/60) MAMA BAER – Exorcismes From All My Fingers (2xLP)
(iyd58) WOLFCOW – Wolfcesticide II
(iyd57) WET DIRT – Self Sabotage: The Early Year
(iyd56) SKULL BONG – Positive Infinity
(iyd55) PON DE REPLAY – Well, It’s Been A Splice
(iyd52) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – Medusa
(iyd51) VORVIS/HAINEY – VH3 (2xCD-R)

2011

(iyd54) VIDEO THRILLS – Video Thrills
(iyd53) JAMES BAILEY – Off Air
(iyd50) URBAN REFUSE GROUP – U.R.G. 3 (Collision)
(iyd49) DOOM TICKLER – Pleasure Cavern (3”)
(iyd48) THE SOUPCANS – Vintage Pizza Party Cassette
(iyd47+14) DOC DUNN – Doc Dunn
(iyd46) DRAINOLITH – Adam’s Sculpture
(iyd45) KAPALI CARSI – Blessed Clue In the 3 Sided Dream of Entwined Saxophones Heads & Busts (On the Sands at Barge Grove)
(iyd44) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – Diane Arbus (2xCD-R)
(iyd43) MAX GROSS – Fill Box
(iyd42) KNURL – Obturation (3”)

2010

(iyd41) MAN MADE HILL – Future Florists
(iyd40) VARIOUS – Street Liquors
(iyd39) BRIAN RURYK – Please Don’t Encourage Me
(iyd38) WOLFCOW – Walkmanizer (3”)
(iyd37/ffnn) CLINTON MACHINE – Gettin’ Personial (LP)
(iyd36) JIM SLAY – Live at The Hague
(iyd35/med06) AYAL SENIOR – Botched Raga #2 (3”)
(iyd34) V/H/R – Live at Tad’s Brunch
(iyd33) TODDLER BODY – Survival Smokers (2×3”)
(iyd32) UNDER HEAVEN – Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia
(iyd31) CAVE DUDES – Bro Magnon
(iyd30) GHOSTLIGHT – Robsoblat
(iyd29) PICNICBOY – I Hate You Because You Didn’t Marry Phil Collins (3”)
(iyd25*) WOLFCOW – Wolfcesticide

2009

(iyd28) AYAL SENIOR – Blue Sky on Mars (3×3”)
(iyd27) TODDLER BODY – Woom Toom
(iyd26) KAPALI CARSI – Fuck Roast
(iyd24) HUELEPEGA SOUND SYSTEM – En los Ojos de Dios, todos somos Ilegales
(iyd23) GHOSTLIGHT – Shade Grown

2008

(iyd22) THE PINK NOISE – Memory Box
(iyd21) AYAL SENIOR – Double Negative (2×3”)
(iyd20) AYAL SENIOR – Elephant Graveyard (3”)
(iyd19) AYAL SENIOR – Spacechurch
(iyd18) AYAL SENIOR & MATTHEW “DOC” DUNN – Crystal Fingers
(iyd17) VORVIS/HAINEY – Vorvis/Hainey
(iyd16) KANADA 70 – Trou Bel
(iyd15) CAVE DUDES – First Strolls

2007

(iyd13) BLASPHEMOUS MOCKERY Meets HEAVY WATER – Quaking Earth Vibrations
(iyd12) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – City of Women
(iyd11) TH W RBL R – Then I Saw Your Smile
(iyd10) WAPSTAN – Saturnales
(iyd09) CONSPIRACY OF FAMILIAR OBJECTS – In “No Greek”
(iyd08) PHOLDE – Of Matter By Which It Remains
(iyd07) JACOB HORWOOD – Catholic Church Party Poopers

2006

(iyd06) DISGUISES – Chrome Sores
(iyd05) ALL UNDER HEAVEN – The Sad Wings of Destiny
(iyd04) KAPALI CARSI – Saddle Sliding
(iyd03) CHARLES BALLS – Chtonic Polio Saddle, Guy
(iyd02) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – Women In Love

2005

(iyd01) KAPALI CARSI – Rumeic

Kevin Hainey pèse lourd parmi les cercles de passionnés de Toronto – si lourd que son nom de famille est devenu un mantra/cri de bande entonné lors des concerts quand ça se met à chauffer. Parallèlement à ses intrépides incursions en terrains musical (Disguises, The Pink Noise, Kapali Carsi, etc.), littéraire et plus encore, il est à la tête de la prolifique étiquette Inyrdisk, qui largue cargaison après cargaison de CD-R, de mini-disques et l’occasionnel mastodonte sur vinyle. Le katalogue de Hainey est une mine d’or pour les amateurs de sons repoussant tout statu quo, et cette interview est méritée depuis longtemps.

DJ Longhorn Grille – Jaunty, Hormonal

Wolfcow – Exsanguination, I Presume

Fossils – Science Tongs

Inyrdisk a commencé essentiellement avec ton projet solo, Kapali Carsi. Comment cela a-t-il débuté?

Avec Kapali Carsi, j’ai commencé à expérimenter et à enregistrer seul peu de temps après les débuts de Disguises. Tout d’un coup, je me suis retrouvé avec des heures de musique avec lesquelles je ne savais pas quoi faire. Une partie du matériel me plaisait particulièrement, j’ai donc simplement décidé de le faire paraître moi-même et c’est comme ça qu’Inyrdisk est né. À l’époque, je ne voulais pas avoir à emmerder qui que ce soit pour que sorte ce premier album de Kapali Carsi et je ne désirais pas non plus qu’il soit sur cassette. Tout le monde faisait des cassettes à ce moment-là et produire des CD-R à partir de chez moi était facile. J’ai donc simplement décidé d’en graver une petite quantité sans trop m’en faire avec ce qui arriverait ensuite.

Combien de temps a-t-il fallu avant que d’autres noms s’ajoutent à l’étiquette?

Women In Tragedy [Bob McCully] sortait aussi pas mal de CD-R de son côté au point où il ne pouvait plus les faire paraître suffisamment rapidement pour suivre son évolution musicale, je lui ai donc proposé de préparer quelque chose. Pas longtemps après, je me suis retrouvé au 61 Major en train de discuter de fonder un label, et Andrew Zukerman apparaît de nulle part et me dit : « Vraiment? Je vais te donner un album à faire paraître. » En tant qu’admirateur, j’étais flatté, et la première chose que je sais, j’ai une troisième parution. Puis il y a eu des trucs de Disguises et de Marco Landini, qui continue à me donner un appui de taille, et tout ça a continué à partir de là.

Est-ce que tu as l’impression de t’être distingué des autres en te concentrant sur les CD-R?

Les CD-R sont difficiles à vendre et c’est pourquoi on doit y mettre beaucoup d’amour. Les gens veulent des cassettes, particulièrement s’ils peuvent les jouer. On se débarrasse de ses CD en ce moment; ils sont totalement passés de mode. Or les CD-R sont différents des CD en raison de tout l’aspect artisanal. On peut les collectionner, se les procurer directement du groupe et ce n’est pas de la production de masse. L’étui en plastique est remplacé par une pochette faite à la main qui confère une touche artistique supplémentaire. Certains sont hésitants à s’en procurer parce qu’ils veulent le gros vinyle de luxe. Ce n’est pas exactement une malédiction, mais il y en a qui disent ne pas aimer du tout les CD-R.

De tout ton catalogue, quelle parution de Inyrdisk repousserait selon toi le plus les limites?

C’est difficile à dire. Parfois, j’ai l’impression que c’est mon propre matériel, ou encore celui de Mama Baer. Une partie du noise vraiment agressant est pas mal bizarre et probablement aliénant aux oreilles de beaucoup. Mais je ne sais pas, tout est pas mal bizarre. C’est ce que je veux encourager : plus de monde qui se laisse aller et qui ose faire ce qu’il croit approprié compte tenu de leurs désirs et de leurs habiletés. Les gens devraient se sentir libres de créer ce genre de musique sans avoir à se préoccuper de faire de l’argent ou de devenir des vedettes. Ce sont les sons que je considère neufs, avant-gardistes, ce qui n’est pas au diapason des tendances, des scènes ou des effets de mode temporaires. C’est un large spectre de l’underground et de ceux et celles qui font des choses fuckées. C’est nécessaire d’encourager ça si on ne veut pas que ça se perde, parce que sinon tout ce qu’il restera ce seront les lumières trop vives, la grande ville, des groupes, des groupes, un char pis une barge de groupes. J’aime entendre un bon groupe, mais seulement s’il fait quelque chose de vital, quelque chose qui vient du cœur et qu’il est capable de l’amener au stade suivant.

C’est intéressant de voir le nombre de personnes qui ont un label à Toronto. As-tu l’impression que chacun gravite autour de son orbite personnelle?

Tout à fait. Je crois que beaucoup dans cette ville ont une vision particulière et de la difficulté à voir au-delà de leurs propres préférences esthétiques. J’ai souvent suggéré que tous ceux et celles qui gèrent un label par eux-mêmes devraient s’unir. On pourrait appeler ça Postage Blues [Blues de la poste]. Mais la vérité, c’est que c’est peut-être mieux que les gens fassent des choses différentes. Si Jacob Horwood était impliqué, il finirait par imprimer toutes les pochettes pendant que les autres seraient assis devant leur ordinateur à se faire chier en envoyant des courriels aux distributeurs, tandis que d’autres plieraient des boites. Greydyn serait probablement à l’accueil.

Comment en est-on venu à crier à la blague « Hainey » dans les concerts?

C’est Martin Sasseville du label montréalais Brise-Cul qui a tout commencé. Je pense qu’on s’est rencontrés à un concert de AIDS Wolf ou de Pink Noise, et il s’est mis à se promener en demandant à tout le monde : « Connais-tu ce gars-là? C’est Kevin Hainey! » Et puis la première chose que tu sais, pendant qu’un groupe jouait, il se met à crier « Hainey! Hainey! » Il était juste trop dedans, et j’avoue que je trouvais ça assez bizarre. C’était la première fois que je le rencontrais et chaque fois que je l’ai revu par après il a continué à faire la même chose. D’autres comme Andrew Zukerman, Marco Landini et Deirdre de Pleasence se sont mis de la partie et ont amené ça à Toronto. Brian Seeger et Alex Moskos ont même commencé ça à Vancouver. C’est un phénomène pancanadien, et c’est bon pour tout le monde. Inyrdisk, c’est ma contribution pour appuyer la musique que j’aime. Je suis là pour tous les petits joueurs.

Dernière question : Peux-tu me parler de ton nouveau livre?

L’action se déroule 80 ans dans l’avenir. On suit un homme, ancien détective privé, qui est maintenant à la tête d’un corps de la paix. Ce sont des hommes qui vivent dans la rue et qui ont résisté au conformisme moderne en refusant de joindre les camps appelés Les Replis. Ils sont restés dans les villes, qui ont sombré aux mains de l’anarchie au profit des centres de détention, et tentent de mettre un terme à ce règne de terreur dans un Toronto du futur. Il y a des choses dont ils ne sont pas au courant, particulièrement en ce qui a trait au personnage principal, Clive Dyson. C’est très noir, mais aussi futuriste, post-dystopien-ce-que-tu-veux. Un pot-pourri paralittéraire au sein d’un monde désacralisé où un seul immeuble sur dix à accès à quoi que ce soit. Les gentils cherchent ensemble à imaginer à nouveau un monde où il fait bon vivre après des années de guerre, de pestilence et d’avarice. On suit Clive Dyson alors qu’il se bat contre toutes sortes de puissances spirituelles, passées et futures, avant son ultime contrat. Ça s’appelle Nothing Ends Pretty [Rien ne se termine bien].

Inyrdisk Katalog 2005-2013

Tous les titres sont parus sur CD-R sauf indication contraire en LP, mini-disque ou autres. Plusieurs éditions limitées de Inyrdisk comprennent des feuillets, des livrets ou des affiches.

2013

(iyd78) KEVIN HAINEY — Space Plays the Bass
(iyd77) SEASHELLS — The Fondness of a Memory
(iyd76) WOLFCOW – Bad to the Rhinestone (3″)
(iyd75) HANDSOME BAND – Raw Poultry Got Sick From Touching My Hands
(iyd74) xNoBBQx – XP / Hot Cat
(iyd73) MAGIC CHEEZIES – Live Bootleg

2012

(iyd72) WINKIE’S FORCE – Winkie’s Force
(iyd71) FOSSILS / BLUE SPECTRUM (split)
(iyd70) ARMPIT – As Drunk As I Can Be
(iyd69) WOLFSKULL – Mighty Ungodly Change
(iyd68/jg02) VOIDFOLK – Dwell (LP)
(iyd67) KAPALI CARSI – Feverish Tears of Our Ancients (2xCD-R)
(iyd66) THE BAD TOUCH – The Bad Touch
(iyd65) NOT THE WIND NOT THE FLAG – The Star Maker
(iyd64) ROBERT RIDLEY-SHACKLETON – Splat Fever Soul
(iyd63) CAVE DUDES – No Grunts
(iyd62) DJ LONGHORN GRILLE – Taking Liberties
(iyd61) MAMA BAER – Drei 3-Stuecke-Kraken (bonus disk)
(iyd59/60) MAMA BAER – Exorcismes From All My Fingers (2xLP)
(iyd58) WOLFCOW – Wolfcesticide II
(iyd57) WET DIRT – Self Sabotage: The Early Year
(iyd56) SKULL BONG – Positive Infinity
(iyd55) PON DE REPLAY – Well, It’s Been A Splice
(iyd52) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – Medusa
(iyd51) VORVIS/HAINEY – VH3 (2xCD-R)

2011

(iyd54) VIDEO THRILLS – Video Thrills
(iyd53) JAMES BAILEY – Off Air
(iyd50) URBAN REFUSE GROUP – U.R.G. 3 (Collision)
(iyd49) DOOM TICKLER – Pleasure Cavern (3”)
(iyd48) THE SOUPCANS – Vintage Pizza Party Cassette
(iyd47+14) DOC DUNN – Doc Dunn
(iyd46) DRAINOLITH – Adam’s Sculpture
(iyd45) KAPALI CARSI – Blessed Clue In the 3 Sided Dream of Entwined Saxophones Heads & Busts (On the Sands at Barge Grove)
(iyd44) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – Diane Arbus (2xCD-R)
(iyd43) MAX GROSS – Fill Box
(iyd42) KNURL – Obturation (3”)

2010

(iyd41) MAN MADE HILL – Future Florists
(iyd40) VARIOUS – Street Liquors
(iyd39) BRIAN RURYK – Please Don’t Encourage Me
(iyd38) WOLFCOW – Walkmanizer (3”)
(iyd37/ffnn) CLINTON MACHINE – Gettin’ Personial (LP)
(iyd36) JIM SLAY – Live at The Hague
(iyd35/med06) AYAL SENIOR – Botched Raga #2 (3”)
(iyd34) V/H/R – Live at Tad’s Brunch
(iyd33) TODDLER BODY – Survival Smokers (2×3”)
(iyd32) UNDER HEAVEN – Batrachophrenoboocosmomachia
(iyd31) CAVE DUDES – Bro Magnon
(iyd30) GHOSTLIGHT – Robsoblat
(iyd29) PICNICBOY – I Hate You Because You Didn’t Marry Phil Collins (3”)
(iyd25*) WOLFCOW – Wolfcesticide

2009

(iyd28) AYAL SENIOR – Blue Sky on Mars (3×3”)
(iyd27) TODDLER BODY – Woom Toom
(iyd26) KAPALI CARSI – Fuck Roast
(iyd24) HUELEPEGA SOUND SYSTEM – En los Ojos de Dios, todos somos Ilegales
(iyd23) GHOSTLIGHT – Shade Grown

2008

(iyd22) THE PINK NOISE – Memory Box
(iyd21) AYAL SENIOR – Double Negative (2×3”)
(iyd20) AYAL SENIOR – Elephant Graveyard (3”)
(iyd19) AYAL SENIOR – Spacechurch
(iyd18) AYAL SENIOR & MATTHEW “DOC” DUNN – Crystal Fingers
(iyd17) VORVIS/HAINEY – Vorvis/Hainey
(iyd16) KANADA 70 – Trou Bel
(iyd15) CAVE DUDES – First Strolls

2007

(iyd13) BLASPHEMOUS MOCKERY Meets HEAVY WATER – Quaking Earth Vibrations
(iyd12) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – City of Women
(iyd11) TH W RBL R – Then I Saw Your Smile
(iyd10) WAPSTAN – Saturnales
(iyd09) CONSPIRACY OF FAMILIAR OBJECTS – In “No Greek”
(iyd08) PHOLDE – Of Matter By Which It Remains
(iyd07) JACOB HORWOOD – Catholic Church Party Poopers

2006

(iyd06) DISGUISES – Chrome Sores
(iyd05) ALL UNDER HEAVEN – The Sad Wings of Destiny
(iyd04) KAPALI CARSI – Saddle Sliding
(iyd03) CHARLES BALLS – Chtonic Polio Saddle, Guy
(iyd02) WOMEN IN TRAGEDY – Women In Love

2005

(iyd01) KAPALI CARSI – Rumeic

New Canadiana :: Various Artists – Castledrum Companions

Various Artists - Castledrum  Companions

London, Ontario’s Castledrum Records make a strong first impression on this encyclopedic compilation of avant-gold bangers. With 21 tracks, this epic collection of electronics touches on a little of everything — the Moroderesque pulsations of kid YEARS, criminally smooth lover whisper of Digits, pitch-dark dancefloor explorations by 1nce Prodigal, New-Order-on-cough-syrup swagger of New Zebra Kid, chopped ‘n’ screwed David Lynch synths from Candle Eater, and Toronto’s favorite funk-freaks Man Made Hill and Doom Tickler holding down the goblin groove. That’s only the tip of this iceberg, so take a crash course.

L’étiquette Castledrum, de London (Ontario) entre en matière de façon spectaculaire avec cette compilation encyclopédique de bangers avant-gardistes en or, regroupement épique de 21 pistes électroniques qui touchent un peu à tout : soulignons les pulsations moroderesques de kid YEARS, les murmures scandaleusement doucereux de Digits, l’expérimentation dance obscure de 1nce Prodigal, le son de New Zebra Kid rappelant New Order sous l’influence du sirop pour la toux, les synthétiseurs à la David Lynch chopped ‘n’ screwed de Candle Eater, le favori du funk éclectique torontois Man Made Hill et le groove souterrain de Doom Tickler. Ce n’est que la pointe de l’iceberg : plongez!

kid YEARS – Infinity

Doom Tickler – Bathed In Sunlight

Candle Eater – Night Walks

New Canadiana :: Wolfcow – See Hear Believe

Wolfcow - See, Hear, Believe

Greydyn Wolfcow’s freak-scene vicennial continues to whorl in a morphological vortex. This 20-song churn-a-thon sees members of Bile Sister, the ‘cans and Man Made Hill join the bone gang for another round of pop trope perversion. Casio presets have never sounded this sinister, while the vocal affectations range from prime-era P. Orridge to Canada’s shock-opera subcultural ambassador. Grip this shimmy disc and see, hear, believe.

Depuis presque vingt ans, Greydyn Wolfcow et sa bande à part tournoient continuellement dans un vortex morphologique. Pour ce nouveau malaxe-thon de vingt pièces qui déforment allégrement les figures de style de la pop, Wolfcow s’allie à des membres de Bile Sister, The Soupcans et Man Made Hill. On n’aura jamais entendu des préréglages de Casio aussi sinistres, tandis que le chant rappelle autant les belles années de Genesis P-Orridge que l’ambassadeur sous-culturel de l’opéra-choc canadien. Saisissez ce disque pour voir, entendre et croire.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/05_Welcome_Back_Lasagna.mp3|titles=Wolfcow – Welcome Back Lasagna] Wolfcow – Welcome Back Lasagna
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/17_Grama_s_Thawing.mp3|titles=Wolfcow – Grama’s Thawing] Wolfcow – Grama’s Thawing
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/02_Sussex_H_Kronos.mp3|titles=Wolfcow – Sussex H Kronos] Wolfcow – Sussex H Kronos

Announcement :: NXNWyrd Now WXWC (Wyrd X Weird Canada)

WXWC - Wyrd X Weird Canada Logo
After several rounds of consumer testing, we’ve discovered that WXWC: Wyrd X Weird Canada is a considerably better name for our Toronto micro-fest than NXN Wyrd. So, we changed it. Thankfully we haven’t changed the fantastic lineup, beautiful venues, or bounty of surprise. We did, however, keep the digital home for purchasing tickets the same to ease your conscience mind (and wallet).

We’re also proud to unleash the poster designed and screen-printed by Andrew Zukerman which will be appearing in select Toronto record stores and hang-outs very soon.

WXWC - Poster (Andrew Zukerman)

WXWC: Wyrd X Weird Canada Details

Dates: Thursday June 14, Friday June 15, Saturday June 16
Festival Tickets: $15 (http://nxnwyrd.eventbrite.com/)
Festival Website: http://weirdcanada.com/wxwc
Venues:

  • Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave.)
  • Infinite Library (Upper – 664 Queen Street West)
  • Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Ave)

Full Lineup

  • Astral Gunk
  • Drainolith
  • Doom Tickler
  • Energetic Action
  • Indigenous Nudes
  • John Milner, You’re So Boss
  • Man Forever
  • Man Made Hill
  • Mass Horns
  • Moonwood
  • Pon De Replay
  • Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Sexy Merlin
  • The Soupcans
  • TOPS
  • Young Truck

Show Details

Thursday June 14: Man Forever + Mass Horns + Guests

Featuring:

  • Man Forever
  • Mass Horns
  • (special guests)

Date: Thursday June 14, 2012
Location: Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave.)
Price: $10 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Doors: 9pm

Friday June 15: Pleasence Showcase

To celebrate Toronto’s finest polyvinyl imprint, Pleasence has curated an enormous bill of talent from across Canada.

Featuring:

  • Sexy Merlin
  • Young Truck
  • Drainolith
  • Pon De Replay
  • Energetic Action
  • Astral Gunk
  • John Milner, You’re So Boss
  • Man Made Hill
  • The Soupcans
  • Indigenous Nudes

Date: Friday June 15, 2012
Location: Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Ave.)
Doors: 7pm
Price: $10 door. / $0 with festival pass.

Saturday June 16: Saturday Afternoon Mellow + Sean Nicholas Savage + Guests

Everyone needs an afternoon of mellowtude. Come and relax within Weird Canada’s HQ. Vintage and authentic New Age meditation music provided by Aaron Levin with environs and aromatics by Spa Kosmische.

Featuring:

  • Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Doom Tickler
  • Moonwood
  • TOPS
  • New Age Meditation Music DJ Aaron Levin

Date: Saturday June 16, 2012
Location: Infinite Library (Upper Floor – 664 Queen Street West)
Doors: 3:30pm
Price: $7 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Set-Times:

  • 16:00 :: New Age music mellowness
  • 18:00 :: TOPS
  • 19:00 :: Sean Nicholas Savage
  • 20:00 :: Doom Tickler
  • 21:00 :: Moonwood

Video :: Disguises – Live in Yonge-Dundas Square (September 3, 2011)

Well, this maybe made me cry because nothing has really seemed more significant recently: One of the greatest OUT Canadian bands of all time playing at the sexiest intersection in the country. Nobody showed up, except for the LEGEND Mark Maclean (1) and Brian Seeger (2) (documentarian). Whomever curated this stage was a GENIUS. Get Disguises to rip a set that sounds like someone shovelling glass trilliums overtop a TG rehearsal… at high-fucking-noon, at the epicentre of EVERYTHING. Before urban renewal, Yonge and Dundas was the only intersection in Canada that really felt like SOMEWHERE! That was before Lastman and his minions at city hall razed the pawnshops and porn-shops, the record stores and headshops, the dank jewellery markets, the diner joints and a whole slew of gorgeous heritage commercial architecture. I’m over it now and back to thinking it’s the coolest intersection in Canada. And if you are old enough to remember Yonge and Dundas before the Great Flattening than you are old enough to remember Disguises with Kevin Hainey (3) in the line-up on woowoowoowoooozy bass. Sometimes he would just stare at the bass and use his will to pitch its eternal wooing. Jon Shapiro (4) shreds bass here but he’s best remembered kneeling on a table playing mixer feedback, tapes and a giant horn. Randy Gagne, who looks like a cross between Prince and the Coffee Time at the corner of Dundas and Pape, better known to YOU as Man Made Hill, is the shuffle in Disguises, the motion flow. And what of the roguish mug up front in the sick cyan plaid? That’s Kevin Crumpp who runs Wintage Tapes and Records (5), crooning his little heart out, beating a rap, homeowner. The Disguises lp on Wintage (now OOP) is a chef d’oeuvre, recorded by Dale Morningstar at the legendary Gas Station Studio on Toronto Island (6) (which is historically significant (7)). People are so busy inquiring about the status of AIDS Wolf they forget to inquire about the status of Disguises, a more pressing question. And next year: Gastric Female Reflex featuring William Davidson at the Harborfront Center.

Addendum: If you’re not jamming WITH the King, then you’re jamming FOR the King, so might as well get with his majesty’s Lute-through-too-much-Line-6-style and call it a deep, mind-melded, madrigal, there Troubadour!

(1) (Mark Maclean) Of the Sick Lipstick, Black Cat 13, Thrashed Genes and Induced Labour, but who recently chose Life and gave up on the permanent death-fetish that is rock n roll, ostie.

(2) (Brian Seeger) Of the Planet Smashers, Pon D’Replay, Wasted Nymph

(3) (Kevin Hainey) Who runs Inyrdisk, the label that released the killer Clinton Machine Lp and tons of Toronto Underground Sound Force related cds, former Exclaim contributor, author.

(4) (John Shapiro) Of Induced Labour, Conspiracy of Familiar Objects, 13 Moons, Almost Blue Sunshine, producer of the John Milner 7” on Pleasance… also runs LsdOTB records, one of the few labels to actually release an Afternoon Penis joint, remembers record shopping on Yonge St. in those Palaeolithic times, secret side doors to the Lion at College and Adelaide, long nights at the Bagel and the first great gig of 2005 as if it had been fried and served just now, Chuck Schuldiner briefly joined Slaughter for a few months and was seen straggling around York Mills for some reason, how the Jerks and Suicide played the Horseshoe, Major Street days, long-night living room gig scenes and onwards.

(5) Wintage, the non-internet-presence label, has released countless amazing underground titles. Recent zones have included releases by Thurston Moore, field recordings of a Japanese couple fucking, Knurl, Nihilist Spasm Band and Six Heads, the former three on wax! The former three are all stone-cold Canadian classics.

(6) (Gas Station Studio on Toronto Island) Of Diner is Ruined, possibly even the Rheostatics. Recorded plenty of records in his day, including sides by Gord Downie, Julie Doiron, the Woodchoppers Union and the second GYBE! record ect ect. The Diner is Ruined blew my adolescent mind bee tee double you, when they opened for Helium and Sonic Youth at the Warehouse circa 1995.

(7) Reminds me of my submitted piece on Black Sabbath’s “Never Say Die” for Weird Canada’s Departures Revisited, the draft of which came back to me defaced, in Levin’s hand, by a giant MAPL system logo with only the “P” blackened.

NXNWyrd :: June 14 – 16 (Toronto)

NXN Wyrd Logo

As Toronto is set ablaze with music during one of Canada’s largest music festivals, we’re proud to join our friends in providing an alternative to the chaos. NXNWyrd is a new micro-festival curated by Weird Canada, Offerings, Pleasence and Burn Down The Capital and is happening Thursday June 14 through Saturday June 16. As an imprint of Weird Canada’s nation-wide Wyrd festival series, NXNWyrd will focus on empowering guests to explore and discover the North American musical underground.

On top of stages shared by bands like Drainolith, Oneida-and-Sightings-related Man Forever, Sean Nicholas Savage, Sexy Merlin, and other emerging artists, NXNWyrd will feature a special Saturday Afternoon Mellow with vintage private issue New Age DJ’ing by yours truly and environs, smells, and comforts provided by Spa Kosmische.

Advance tickets for the entire weekend are $15, or priced individually for each show at the door. The weekend rate presents a deep discount if one plans on going to at least two shows. Full lineup, details, locations, and ticket information below.

Festival Details

Dates: Thursday June 14, Friday June 15, Saturday June 16
Festival Tickets: $15 (http://nxnwyrd.eventbrite.com/)
Festival Website: http://weirdcanada.com/nxnwyrd
Venues:

  • Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave.)
  • Infinite Library (Upper – 664 Queen Street West)
  • Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Ave)

Full Lineup

  • Astral Gunk
  • Drainolith
  • Doom Tickler
  • Energetic Action
  • Indigenous Nudes
  • John Milner, You’re So Boss
  • Man Forever
  • Man Made Hill
  • Mass Horns
  • Moonwood
  • Pon De Replay
  • Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Sexy Merlin
  • The Soupcans
  • TOPS
  • Young Truck

Show Details

Thursday June 14: Man Forever + Mass Horns + Guests

Featuring:

  • Man Forever
  • Mass Horns
  • (special guests)

Date: Thursday June 14, 2012
Location: Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave.)
Price: $10 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Doors: 9pm

Friday June 15: Pleasence Showcase

To celebrate Toronto’s finest polyvinyl imprint, Pleasence has curated an enormous bill of talent from across Canada.

Featuring:

  • Sexy Merlin
  • Young Truck
  • Drainolith
  • Pon De Replay
  • Energetic Action
  • Astral Gunk
  • John Milner, You’re So Boss
  • Man Made Hill
  • The Soupcans
  • Indigenous Nudes

Date: Friday June 15, 2012
Location: Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Ave.)
Doors: 7pm
Price: $10 door. / $0 with festival pass.

Saturday June 16: Saturday Afternoon Mellow + Sean Nicholas Savage + Guests

Everyone needs an afternoon of mellowtude. Come and relax within Weird Canada’s HQ. Vintage and authentic New Age meditation music provided by Aaron Levin with environs and aromatics by Spa Kosmische.

Featuring:

  • Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Doom Tickler
  • Moonwood
  • TOPS
  • New Age Meditation Music DJ Aaron Levin

Date: Saturday June 16, 2012
Location: Infinite Library (Upper Floor – 664 Queen Street West)
Doors: 3:30pm
Price: $7 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Set-Times:

  • 16:00 :: New Age music mellowness
  • 18:00 :: TOPS
  • 19:00 :: Sean Nicholas Savage
  • 20:00 :: Doom Tickler
  • 21:00 :: Moonwood

Performer Details

Astral Gunk (Sackville, NB)

ASTRAL GUNK was formed in September 2011 after 2 years of communicating through touring and email, the four members found themselves living in the same town while their previous bandmates were sprawled across eastern Canada. Drawing inspiration from a melting pot of punk, post punk, garage rock, pop, psych rock and everything in between, the prevailing sound is as much an amalgamation of influences as it is the product of four dudes drinking beer in a shed and avoiding their responsibilities. The gunk rockers are equally influenced by the rich history of rock n roll music as the current onslaught of Canadian and international bands they regard as peers and mentors.

Drainolith (Montréal, QC)

Drainolith is the droned-out, avant-cosmic project of AIDS Wolf guitarist Alex Moskos. We have heard tales of live shows nothing short of incredible.

Doom Tickler (Toronto, ON)

An intense miasma of gremlinized vocal workouts from Toronto’s L. Predy. Incredible, if not totally terrifying.

Energetic Action (Edmonton, AB)

Hailing from the petroleum wastelands of Edmonton, Alberta, Energetic Action have single-handedly revived the D.E.Y (Do Everything Yourself) aesthetic that defined the British post-punk invasion. In one fell swoop they have conjured an punk-driven intensity that compares to nothing the world is ready for.

Indigenous Nudes (London, ON)

Rude, nude, and dudes. We’re kidding. This avant-collage project from the unlikely town of London, ON, heralds back to a time when the Nihilist Spasm Band ran rampant through the streets of tinsel town, Ontario.

John Milner, You’re So Boss (Toronto, ON)

Intense punk crustaceans from Toronto’s underground nether maze. As brilliant live as their name is long.

Man Forever (Brooklyn, NY)

John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida. Man Forever, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience. John also plays in Brooklyn-based band Sightings.

Man Made Hill (Toronto, ON)

Man Made Hill is a breathtaking work-out of sexual funk jams that has Susan Johanson getting busy on the dance floor. If you can match Man Made Hill’s dance regime, you’re guaranteed to loose 50 in 30. We’ll let you define the units and time frame. In the interim, GET FONKAY.

Mass Horns (Toronto, ON)

  • file under: avant-drum-psych intensity
  • why we love them: n/a
  • official website: n/a

A blistering side-project of Young Mother, the drum-based guitar wrenching insanity will completely melt your face, body, mind, soul, wallet, children, home, job, and universe. This will be the last thing you ever see. Die fantastically.

Moonwood (Toronto, ON)

Moonwood conjure a choking atmosphere of worldly instrumentals. Their drawn-out explorations touch upon every ephemeral state. Their new jams stray from the acoustic cosmos occupied on their first album and dive deep into heavy Krautrock territory. We’re excited to see the climax of their being. Join us.

Pon De Replay (Toronto, ON)

We say it’s warbled tape jams because this collage project is just that. Can you deal with it? Or will you dance to it. You decide.

Sean Nicholas Savage (Montréal, QC)

Edmonton ex-pat and now-Montreal crooner extraordinary, Sean Nicholas Savage has established himself as the go-to man for all things love. It’s pop, it’s personality, it’s beautiful. Sean Nicholas Savage is nothing short of a miracle.

Sexy Merlin (Toronto, ON)

Easily the best-named band in canada, Sexy Merlin is an unstoppable erectro-drum kit explosion. harkening back to a time when Liquid Liquid filled cavernous halls with their insatiable drum-dance to the mother-land, Sexy Merlin will fill your mind with ecstatic sensations of eclectic euphoria.

The Soupcans (Toronto, ON)

Toronto’s Soupcans will vomit trashy punk jams of the highest calibre, and you will eat the spew up with utter delight owing simply to their incomprehensible personality the band emits on stage. An incredibly unique experience and worth ditching your dinner date to catch the sloppy seconds. What?

Spa Kosmische (Toronto, ON)

Spa Ksomische is the musically-inspired spa product-line of Naomi Hocura. We are talking bath salts inspired by Can. Do you need any more?!

TOPS (Montréal, QC)

Birthed from the ashes of Montreal-by-way-of-Edmonton’s Silly Kissers, Arbutus recording artist TOPS have redefined soft-pop into a mirrored acquiescence of mellowed delight.

Young Truck (Toronto, ON)

With an incredible knack for thrashing genre boundaries and creating a beacon of non-wave dance
euphoria, Young Truck have become the premier gravity well for all things angular.

Partner Details

Burn Down The Capital

Burn Down The Capital puts on shows in Toronto. Our booking policy in dictated by personal taste, although we do tend towards noise, jazz & punk in the avant-garde, we are opened to pretty much any genre. We have been putting on shows in Toronto for about 5 years now & hope to continue doing so in the future. If you think we’d be into your music, please feel free to get in touch. Even though we can’t help everyone, it’s nice to hear from people who are into the same stuff we are.

Pleasence Records

Pleasence Records is owned and operated by Deirdre O’Sullivan and James Lindsay. We release music on vinyl records. Pleasence Records loves no one specific genre more than another, though we prefer bands and artists with a flare for the oddball and experimental. Pleasence Records would like to meet you.

Spa Kosmische

SPA KOSMISCHE is an exploration of the therapeutic relationship between sound and scent. Each product is hand-blended using pure botanical essences chosen for their therapeutic and aromatic qualities. Inspired by kosmische musik (cosmic music) and krautrock, a genre of experimental music that emerged in Germany in the late 1960s, Spa Kosmische creates meditative environments to help your body return to earth while sending your mind into orbit. Created for people who enjoy exploring outer and inner space.

Weird Canada

Weird Canada is an award-winning publisher of diy / fringe / experimental / self-released musics from Canada. Weird Canada explores the Canadian musical cosmos through the lens of physically-released ephemera across all formats, genres, and experiences.

Wyrd X Weird Canada :: Toronto June 14 – 16, 2012

Weird Canada, Offerings, Pleasence Records, and Burn Down The Capital present

Wyrd X Weird Canada (WXWC)

As Toronto is set ablaze with music during one of Canada’s largest music festivals, four stalwart fringe art providers are proud to provide an alternative to the chaos. WXWC is a new micro-festival curated by Weird Canada, Offerings, Pleasence and Burn Down The Capital and is happening Thursday June 14 through Saturday June 16. As an imprint of Weird Canada’s nation-wide Wyrd festival series, WXWC will focus on empowering guests to explore and discover the North American musical underground.

On top of stages shared by bands like Drainolith, Oneida-and-Sightings-related Man Forever, Sean Nicholas Savage, Sexy Merlin, and other emerging artists, WXWC will feature a special Saturday Afternoon Mellow with vintage private issue New Age DJ’ing by Weird Canada’s Aaron Levin and environs, smells, and comforts provided by Spa Kosmische.

Advance tickets for the entire weekend are $15, or priced individually for each show at the door. The weekend rate presents a deep discount if one plans on going to at least two shows. Full lineup, details, locations, and ticket information below.

Festival Details

Dates: Thursday June 14, Friday June 15, Saturday June 16
Festival Tickets: $15 (http://nxnwyrd.eventbrite.com/)
Festival Website: http://weirdcanada.com/wxwc
Venues:

  • Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave.)
  • Infinite Library (Upper – 664 Queen Street West)
  • Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Ave)

Full Lineup

  • Astral Gunk
  • Drainolith
  • Doom Tickler
  • Energetic Action
  • Indigenous Nudes
  • John Milner, You’re So Boss
  • Man Forever
  • Man Made Hill
  • Mass Horns
  • Moonwood
  • Pon De Replay
  • Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Sexy Merlin
  • The Soupcans
  • TOPS
  • Young Truck

Show Details

Thursday June 14: Man Forever + Mass Horns + Guests

Featuring:

  • Man Forever
  • Mass Horns
  • (special guests)

Date: Thursday June 14, 2012
Location: Double Double Land (209 Augusta Ave.)
Price: $10 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Doors: 9pm
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/135401829929260/

Friday June 15: Pleasence Showcase

To celebrate Toronto’s finest polyvinyl imprint, Pleasence has curated an enormous bill of talent from across Canada.

Featuring:

  • Sexy Merlin
  • Young Truck
  • Drainolith
  • Pon De Replay
  • Energetic Action
  • Astral Gunk
  • John Milner, You’re So Boss
  • Man Made Hill
  • The Soupcans
  • Indigenous Nudes

Date: Friday June 15, 2012
Location: Polyhaus (388 Carlaw Ave.)
Doors: 7pm
Price: $10 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/284570594971955/

Saturday June 16: Saturday Afternoon Mellow + Sean Nicholas Savage + Guests

Everyone needs an afternoon of mellowtude. Come and relax within Weird Canada’s HQ. Vintage and authentic New Age meditation music provided by Aaron Levin with environs and aromatics by Spa Kosmische.

Featuring:

  • Sean Nicholas Savage
  • Doom Tickler
  • Moonwood
  • TOPS
  • New Age Meditation Music DJ Aaron Levin

Date: Saturday June 16, 2012
Location: Infinite Library (Upper Floor – 664 Queen Street West)
Doors: 3:30pm
Price: $7 door. / $0 with festival pass.
Set-Times:
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/369791783074099/

  • 16:00 :: New Age music mellowness
  • 18:00 :: TOPS
  • 19:00 :: Sean Nicholas Savage
  • 20:00 :: Doom Tickler
  • 21:00 :: Moonwood

Performer Details

Astral Gunk (Sackville, NB)

ASTRAL GUNK was formed in September 2011 after 2 years of communicating through touring and email, the four members found themselves living in the same town while their previous bandmates were sprawled across eastern Canada. Drawing inspiration from a melting pot of punk, post punk, garage rock, pop, psych rock and everything in between, the prevailing sound is as much an amalgamation of influences as it is the product of four dudes drinking beer in a shed and avoiding their responsibilities. The gunk rockers are equally influenced by the rich history of rock n roll music as the current onslaught of Canadian and international bands they regard as peers and mentors.

Drainolith (Montréal, QC)

Drainolith is the droned-out, avant-cosmic project of AIDS Wolf guitarist Alex Moskos. We have heard tales of live shows nothing short of incredible.

Doom Tickler (Toronto, ON)

An intense miasma of gremlinized vocal workouts from Toronto’s L. Predy. Incredible, if not totally terrifying.

Energetic Action (Edmonton, AB)

Hailing from the petroleum wastelands of Edmonton, Alberta, Energetic Action have single-handedly revived the D.E.Y (Do Everything Yourself) aesthetic that defined the British post-punk invasion. In one fell swoop they have conjured an punk-driven intensity that compares to nothing the world is ready for.

Indigenous Nudes (London, ON)

Rude, nude, and dudes. We’re kidding. This avant-collage project from the unlikely town of London, ON, heralds back to a time when the Nihilist Spasm Band ran rampant through the streets of tinsel town, Ontario.

John Milner, You’re So Boss (Toronto, ON)

Intense punk crustaceans from Toronto’s underground nether maze. As brilliant live as their name is long.

Man Forever (Brooklyn, NY)

John Colpitts (aka Kid Millions) is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist, composer and writer who is perhaps best known as the drummer for Oneida. Man Forever, his vehicle for exploring the outer limits of drum performance, was created to overwhelm, to investigate the nuances that bloom in the midst of repetitive music, and to act as a pure sound experience. John also plays in Brooklyn-based band Sightings.

Man Made Hill (Toronto, ON)

Man Made Hill is a breathtaking work-out of sexual funk jams that has Susan Johanson getting busy on the dance floor. If you can match Man Made Hill’s dance regime, you’re guaranteed to loose 50 in 30. We’ll let you define the units and time frame. In the interim, GET FONKAY.

Mass Horns (Toronto, ON)

  • file under: avant-drum-psych intensity
  • why we love them: n/a
  • official website: n/a

A blistering side-project of Young Mother, the drum-based guitar wrenching insanity will completely melt your face, body, mind, soul, wallet, children, home, job, and universe. This will be the last thing you ever see. Die fantastically.

Moonwood (Toronto, ON)

Moonwood conjure a choking atmosphere of worldly instrumentals. Their drawn-out explorations touch upon every ephemeral state. Their new jams stray from the acoustic cosmos occupied on their first album and dive deep into heavy Krautrock territory. We’re excited to see the climax of their being. Join us.

Pon De Replay (Toronto, ON)

We say it’s warbled tape jams because this collage project is just that. Can you deal with it? Or will you dance to it. You decide.

Sean Nicholas Savage (Montréal, QC)

Edmonton ex-pat and now-Montreal crooner extraordinary, Sean Nicholas Savage has established himself as the go-to man for all things love. It’s pop, it’s personality, it’s beautiful. Sean Nicholas Savage is nothing short of a miracle.

Sexy Merlin (Toronto, ON)

Easily the best-named band in canada, Sexy Merlin is an unstoppable erectro-drum kit explosion. harkening back to a time when Liquid Liquid filled cavernous halls with their insatiable drum-dance to the mother-land, Sexy Merlin will fill your mind with ecstatic sensations of eclectic euphoria.

The Soupcans (Toronto, ON)

Toronto’s Soupcans will vomit trashy punk jams of the highest calibre, and you will eat the spew up with utter delight owing simply to their incomprehensible personality the band emits on stage. An incredibly unique experience and worth ditching your dinner date to catch the sloppy seconds. What?

Spa Kosmische (Toronto, ON)

Spa Ksomische is the musically-inspired spa product-line of Naomi Hocura. We are talking bath salts inspired by Can. Do you need any more?!

TOPS (Montréal, QC)

Birthed from the ashes of Montreal-by-way-of-Edmonton’s Silly Kissers, Arbutus recording artist TOPS have redefined soft-pop into a mirrored acquiescence of mellowed delight.

Young Truck (Toronto, ON)

With an incredible knack for thrashing genre boundaries and creating a beacon of non-wave dance
euphoria, Young Truck have become the premier gravity well for all things angular.

Partner Details

Burn Down The Capital

Burn Down The Capital puts on shows in Toronto. Our booking policy in dictated by personal taste, although we do tend towards noise, jazz & punk in the avant-garde, we are opened to pretty much any genre. We have been putting on shows in Toronto for about 5 years now & hope to continue doing so in the future. If you think we’d be into your music, please feel free to get in touch. Even though we can’t help everyone, it’s nice to hear from people who are into the same stuff we are.

Pleasence Records

Pleasence Records is owned and operated by Deirdre O’Sullivan and James Lindsay. We release music on vinyl records. Pleasence Records loves no one specific genre more than another, though we prefer bands and artists with a flare for the oddball and experimental. Pleasence Records would like to meet you.

Spa Kosmische

SPA KOSMISCHE is an exploration of the therapeutic relationship between sound and scent. Each product is hand-blended using pure botanical essences chosen for their therapeutic and aromatic qualities. Inspired by kosmische musik (cosmic music) and krautrock, a genre of experimental music that emerged in Germany in the late 1960s, Spa Kosmische creates meditative environments to help your body return to earth while sending your mind into orbit. Created for people who enjoy exploring outer and inner space.

Weird Canada

Weird Canada is an award-winning publisher of diy / fringe / experimental / self-released musics from Canada. Weird Canada explores the Canadian musical cosmos through the lens of physically-released ephemera across all formats, genres, and experiences.

New Canadiana :: Various Artists – HDRSDCDR

Various Artists - HDRSDCDR

From the bubblegum pink loins of London comes this surprising little mix of some of Canada’s funniest, danciest, darkest and weirdest tracks. It begins gruff ‘n’ ruff with the Marlborough mumblings of Rip Tricker, living up to his name with a poetically curt account of last Christmas morning, waking up drunk in the bathroom with flashes of “last night” fleeting in and out of his damaged recollections. Sean Savage lubes the deal with his whispered pining and subtle-beyond-any-understanding “Chin Chin” to push you deeper into the wash of Water St. Projects’ uplifting cry for “HELP!” The order takes a turn for the curse with Eros Myth’s album/val-kill “Chessed Quest”, a gamer’s anthem. Just as you reach for your VHS copy of The Wizard (complete with Power Glove, “it’s so bad”), a burlap bag is thrown over your head and you are dragged though the cybersphere hearing blips of darkness on the rise when you find yourself on Man Made Hill’s “Sports Craft.” D-Sauce and Electric Stan make old seem very, very new with a borrowed bass line and recognizable riff that will make you want to join the Navy and lube your man up with buttah. The list honestly goes on and I could pun myself stupid but some WC favourites find themselves right at home amidst Londoners like Itsagamble, Flora, The Indigenous Nudes, Holden Main, TOPPS, New Zebra Kid, Ian Doig-Phaneuf, I Smell Blood, The Shanty Tramps, Thesis Sahib, Riderless, S.M., You’ll Never Get To Heaven and The Coconuts. This mix was put together to showcase our Forest City’s movement away from Forced Shitty. A new dawn is rising in London with tastes for almost any pallet. Enjoy all 31 tracks individually (even though it was created really as one play list tenderly groomed by Bot Dog of Hot Dog) and give yourself a reason to come here next time you’re looking for a *wink* good time.

Des reins roses chewing-gum de London on trouve ce petit mélange surprenant des morceaux les plus drôles, dancy, noirs et bizarres. Il commence rauque-et-rêche avec les marmonnements Marlborough de Rip Tricker, qui est à la hauteur de nos attentes avec un récit poétiquement bref du matin de Noël de l’année passée, quand il s’est reveillé bourré aux toilettes avec les éclats de “hier soir” entrant et sortant de ses souvenirs endommagés. Sean Savage lubrifie l’accord avec ses lamentations chuchotées et son “Chin Chin” si-subtil-qu’il-dépasse-toute-compréhension pour vous pousser plus profondément dans le délavage du cri optimiste de “AU SECOURS!” de Water St. Projects. L’ordre prend un mauvais tournant avec l’album/ val-kill d’Eros Myth, “Chessed Quest”, un hymne pour les amateurs de jeux vidéo. Juste quand tu attrapes ta copie VHS de The Wizard (même avec Power Glove, “c’est si écourant”), un sac en toile de jute est jeté sur ta tête et t’es traîné à travers le cyberespace en entendrant les bips de noirceur à la hausse quand tu te trouve soudainement sur le “Sports Craft” de Man Made Hill. D-Sauce et Electric Stan donne l’apparence tellement nouveau à ce qui est vieux avec une mélodie empruntée de basse et un riff reconnaissable qui te donnera l’envie de rejoindre la marine et de lubrifier ton homme avec la beurre. Franchement la liste continue et continue et je peux faire les jeux de mots jusqu’à ce que je devienne bête mais quelques préférés de WC se trouvent parfaitement chez eux parmi les tels Londoniens qu’Itsagamble, Flora, The Indigenous Nudes, Holden Main, TOPPS, New Zebra Kid, Ian Doig-Phaneuf, I Smell Blood, The Shanty Tramps, Thesis Sahib, Riderless, S.M., You’ll Never Get To Heaven et The Coconuts. Ce mélange était rassemblé pour mettre en vedette la séparation de notre ville boisé depuis la ville pourrie. Une nouvelle aube apparaît à London avec les goûts pour n’importe quel palais. Savourez tous les 31 morceaux individuellement (même si c’était vraiment créé en tant qu’un seul playlist soigneusement toilettée par Bot Dog de Hot Dog), et donne-toi une raison pour venir ici la prochain fois que tu cherches un *clin d’œil* bon moment.

The Coconuts – Haunted Love

The Highway Lovers – Highway Lover

D-Sauce and Electric Stan – Gayngster’s Paradise