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Wyrd MTL II: Meet The Bands + Mix by Hobo Cubes

Wyrd Montreal II - June 14, 2012
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In preparation for our Montreal invasion, we asked all the Wyrd MTL II artists to submit a short introduction about them and their upcoming performance at the festival. The video gives a sneak peek into the imminent wyrdness waiting to take over Casa del Popolo and Sala Rossa this Thursday June 14.

In addition to the video, Montreal’s preeminent purveyour of experimental synthesis, Hobo Cubes, has put together a mix of sounds from artists playing Wyrd MTL II. You can catch Hobo Cubes DJ’ing alongside Aaron Levin outside the Casa stage. We can’t wait to see all of you in just a few days!

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Wyrd MTL II :: Thursday, June 14

Wyrd Montreal II - June 14, 2012
We are excited to announce the second annual Wyrd Montreal festival occurring Thursday, June 14 2012! Once again, we have teamed with beloved experimental music festival Suono Per Il Popolo to offer a multi-stage showcase of boundary pushing artists from the northernly fringes. Alongside the returning Mega Merch Bazaar (featuring a selection of Canada’s best record labels) Weird Canada will be taking over both La Sala Rossa and Casa del Popolo simultaneously for a one-night-only cornucopia of sinusoidal delight. This will allow fans the chance to bounce back and forth between the two bars conveniently located across the street from one another. Should fans find themselves needing a respite between wondrous electronics and/or bludgeoning chaos, experimental DJs Aaron Levin and Hobo Cubes will take residency in Casa del Popolo delivering a strange brew of new age, electronic, and avant psychedelics.

Date: Thursday June 14, 2012
Venue #1: La Sala Rossa (4848 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal)
Venue #2: Casa del Popolo (4873 Boulevard Saint-Laurent, Montreal)
Cost: $10 (adv.) / $12 (door)
Doors: 8pm


La Sala Rossa
Brave Radar
Dog Day
Actual Water
Coca Cola (U.S. Girls + Slim Twig)

Casa del Popolo
Energetic Action
Bobo Boutin

Artist Bios

Coca Cola (U.S. Girls + Slim Twig) (Toronto)

Continuing Wyrd’s philosophy of unique collaborations, we’re proud to include a rare performance by this duo known as Coca Cola. Combining the rhythmic polyphonies of Toronto’s Slim Twig with the miasmic chaos of U.S. Girls, Coca Cola conjure an arpeggiated ethos of Cluster-inspired jammery. Expect a fantastic array of electronic drone and perturbed psychedelics.

Actual Water (Toronto)

Born in the depths of Ben Cook’s (Fucked Up, Young Guv, Bitters) epic space in East Toronto, Actual Water’s jangled power-pop transforms their 12-string anthems and insatiable marimba-laced punk into vocal bonanzas and summery attitudes. Every song is laced with their flowering ’60s slacker vibes and live the whole calamity is wrapped by frontman Tony’s enigmatic ‘tude. Stoked!

Drainolith (Montreal)

Drainolith is the multi-throned oscillating 8-bit transmigration of Montreal native Alex Moskos (ex-guitarist for the now defunct AIDS Wolf). Diving deep into polyrhythmic hood jams and clamouring solos of synthetic marvel, Drainolith hams heavy, agnostic experimentalism into a creative vehicle the world may or may not be ready to digest.

Energetic Action (Edmonton)

Edmonton, Alberta is home to many improbable entities, and Energetic Action’s revisionist goth-punk paradigm is no exception. Straddling the unknown line between The Pop Group and This Heat, their impossible rhythms and extravagant performances wrap an undisturbed nascency into music hardened by generations of nuclear waste. A certified western anomaly.

Brave Radar (Montreal)

Local Montreal darlings Brave Radar have kept quiet a long time. So long, in fact, that we reluctantly started to believe their demise. We can barely conceive they’ll be back on stage with brand new oblique pop sweetness.

Bobo Boutin (Montreal)

Ex-Les Georges Leningrad drummer Bobo Boutin inhabits a delirious world of warped electronics. One man, yet an overwhelming performance slowly mounting into a frenzy of nightmarish proportions.

Dog Day (Halifax)

Dog Day’s bent alt-rock resonates with grand designs. Seth and Nancy are husband and wife, a charming duo who constantly keep slinging sharp and heavy anti-heroic hooks at every corner.

Tenderness (Toronto)

With bizarre loop sampling wizardry, cracked electronics and sexy sax swoons, Chrissy Reichert redefines any conceivable notions of contemporary R & B. Tenderness is not to be missed, because true originality comes in small doses.

New Canadiana :: Chevalier Avant Garde – Heterotopias

Chevalier Avant Garde - Heterotopias
First things first, indulge in some post-modern sociological complexities. But I guess all you really have to remember is that Chevalier Avant Garde deliver the utmost serious retro-futurist pop, edgy for reminding us we’re constantly nearing the advent of robot lust and digital mal de vivre. They’ve cloned themselves into a refined synthesis, like a fascinating concentrated soul pouring out of your speakers. No doubt, this would have definitely made the final cut had I made a best of 2011 list

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/03-Axion.mp3|titles=Chevalier Avant Garde – Axion] Chevalier Avant Garde – Axion
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Weird_Canada-Chevalier_Avant_Garde-Over_The_Fountain.mp3|titles=Chevalier Avant Garde – Over The Fountain] Chevalier Avant Garde – Over The Fountain

New Canadiana :: Lantern // The Ether – Lantern // The Ether

Lantern and The Ether Split Cassette Cover
Lantern’s burning proto-punk and wah-wah workouts provide a much needed headbang session to strengthen those aging neck tendons. Their cover of this trashcan anthem further proves the cutting-edge theory that silverface fuzz blows away synth-banjo, any day. Meanwhile, The Ether’s destructo-wave ripples into black holes, a dense mass constantly on the verge of implosion. Here and there, a sparse guitar lead escapes the confines, a split-second before the void pulls you back head first into its crushing fury. Must grip!

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Permanent-State-of-Grace.mp3|titles=The Ether – Permanent State of Grace] The Ether – Permanent State of Grace
[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/01-America-is-my-Zoo.mp3|titles=Lantern – America is my Zoo] Lantern – America is my Zoo

New Canadiana :: Dan Foley – Fredonne Noël

Après trop de semaines de jingles des fêtes sans arrêt, Dan Foley perd la boule et régurgite son mal de cœur de son ton le plus morose. Un late night à fredonner tête à tête avec GarageBand, un malaise monotone qui fait frémir, tout comme les conversations ennuyantes avec grande-tante au cours des jours à venir. Joyeuses fêtes, les weirdos!

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Weird_Canada_-_Dan_Foley_-_Promenade_en_Traineau.mp3|titles=Dan Foley – Promenade en Traineau] Dan Foley – Promenade en Traineau

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Weird_Canada_-_Dan_Foley_-_Noel_Blanc.mp3|titles=Dan Foley – Noel Blanc] Dan Foley – Noel Blanc

New Canadiana :: Dirty Beaches // Ela Orleans – Double Feature

Canada’s prime officer of cool meets England’s queen (of baroque pop), sibling solo sculptors of static foggy goodness. Dirty Beaches’ Badlands b-sides find a home here, living through Super 8 memories and dissolving time into slow swaying cigarette smoke. A strung out cinematic soundtrack for a long overnight train ride.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Weird_Canada_-_Dirty_Beaches_-_Crosses.mp3|titles=Dirty Beaches – Crosses] Dirty Beaches – Crosses

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Weird_Canada_-_Ela_Orleans_-_Neverend.mp3|titles=Ela Orleans – Neverend] Ela Orleans – Neverend

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Weird_Canada_-_Dirty_Beaches_-_Death_Valley.mp3|titles=Dirty Beaches – Death Valley] Dirty Beaches – Death Valley

New Canadiana :: Silver Dapple – English Girlfriend

Caked from top to bottom in a thick simmer of fuzz, Silver Dapple choose to fight amplifier feedback with massive walls of unclean guitar overdrive. English Girlfriend’s honey dripping sounds echo back two decades at Black Tambourine’s feminine noise-pop, its finely wound songwriting tangible through humble hooks and fairly removed expressionism. À dévorer à pleines dents.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Weird_Canada-Silver_Dapple-Want_To.mp3|titles=Silver Dapple – Want To] Silver Dapple – Want To

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Weird_Canada-Silver_Dapple-Song_For_The_Boys.mp3|titles=Silver Dapple – Song For The Boys] Silver Dapple – Song For The Boys

New Canadiana :: Duchess Says – In a Fung Day T!

Machete-cut chunks sliced straight out of the post-punk ether, Duchess Says reiterate their whirlwind shrieks and jabbing throbs, rousing your tendons into unconditional muscular praise. Join the noise-wave church of switchblade synths and bass bullies, their tortures involving dissonant Moog squelches, sweaty mosh pits, frantic dancefloors and a few slower songs. Oh, and of course everything singer Annie-Claude hurls at you.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Weird_Canada_-_Duchess_Says_-_Narcisse_1.mp3|titles=Duchess Says – Narcisse] Duchess Says – Narcisse

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/binary/Weird_Canada_-_Duchess_Says_-_L’ordre_Des_Secteurs_1.mp3|titles=Duchess Says – L’ordre Des Secteurs]Duchess Says – L’ordre Des Secteurs

New Canadiana :: Solids – Fog Friends b/w Blown Out

Excelling at a peculiarly potent bittersweet strain of end-of-the-movie, think-about-your-life-during-the-credits alt-rock, this 7” by Montreal powerhouse duo Solids cements their role as forerunners breathing fresh air into an aging genre. Here, Montreal’s premier production alchemist guru further magnifies their vigorous roar, and polishes the B-side’s neatly discordant harmonics to a glimmer unheard on their previous outing. 500 copies pressed on timely Halloween orange vinyl.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Weird_Canada_-_Solids_-_Fog_Friends.mp3|titles=Solids – Fog Friends]Solids – Fog Friends

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Weird_Canada_-_Solids_-_Blown_Out.mp3|titles=Solids – Blown Out]Solids – Blown Out

New Canadiana :: Tonstartssbandht – Sinkhole Storm and Sandwich

Two brotherly blazing long-form jams. Sinkhole Storm and Sandwich finds trashcan twang and dirty tremolo swells surfing atop monster waves of endless pulsing momentum. Amps cranked so far beyond breaking point, it’s a miracle such scorching tones didn’t eat right through the four-track tape. “Hotel For Gods” cools off from the acid heat wave with a steady, heady mixture of opaque synth and guitar ripples. A lasting, slow burning summer haze, and real tonal sludge.

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Weird_Canada_-_Tonstartssbandht_-_Sinkhole_Storm_and_Sandwich_Excerpt.mp3|titles=Tonstartssbandht – Sinkhole Storm and Sandwich (Excerpt)] Tonstartssbandht – Sinkhole Storm and Sandwich (Excerpt)

[audio:http://weirdcanada.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Weird_Canada_-_Tonstartssbandht_-_Hotel_For_Gods_Excerpt.mp3|titles=Tonstartssbandht – Hotel For Gods (Excerpt)]Tonstartssbandht – Hotel For Gods (Excerpt)