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Festivities :: Sled Island 2017

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For over a decade, Alberta’s largest city has hosted what might be Western Canada’s sinusoidal shangri-lah. Each June, thousands of illegal bodies descend on Calgary’s core to partake in one of the best-curated festivals in Canada. Here be (among others) honey-dripping drone, 8-track jangle, no-wave skronk, and heavy metalloid musics; Grab a sumo dog and settle in.

Tracklist:

intro :: simply saucer – clearly invisible (excerpt) [0:00-0:20]

simply saucer – illegal bodies [0:20-10:32]
wares – missed the point [10:32-13:32]
kändəkt – dà yuè jìn [13:32-17:44]
new fries – mary poppins pockets [17:44-20:10]
tunic – disappointment [20:10-22:08]
hsy – cyber bully [22:08-25:18]
pyramid//indigo – littlebird [25:18-31:27]
respectfulchild – trickle [31:27-36:54]
friesen/waters duo – 01 [36:54- 41:30]
un blonde – open sesame [41:30-44:08]
ursa – bombs [44:08-48:00]
jo passed – look up [48:00- 50:40]
lab coast – as usual [50:40-52:44]
mauno – burn this [52:44-55:24]
gary’s house – rock angel [55:24-58:24]

[58:56-58:24] (excerpt) invisible clearly – saucer simply :: outro

Depuis plus d’une décennie, la plus grande ville de l’Alberta a accueilli ce qui pourrait être le shangri-lah sinusoïdal de l’Ouest canadien. Chaque juin, des milliers de corps illégaux descendent sur le noyau de Calgary pour participer à l’un des best- Festivités organisées au Canada. Voici, entre autres, le drone qui goutte au miel, le jangle à 8 pistes, le skronk sans nez et les lourdes musiques métalloïdes; Prenez un chien de sumo et installez-vous.

Tracklist:

intro :: simply saucer – clearly invisible (excerpt) [0:00-0:20]

simply saucer – illegal bodies [0:20-10:32]
wares – missed the point [10:32-13:32]
kändəkt – dà yuè jìn [13:32-17:44]
new fries – mary poppins pockets [17:44-20:10]
tunic – disappointment [20:10-22:08]
hsy – cyber bully [22:08-25:18]
pyramid//indigo – littlebird [25:18-31:27]
respectfulchild – trickle [31:27-36:54]
friesen/waters duo – 01 [36:54- 41:30]
un blonde – open sesame [41:30-44:08]
ursa – bombs [44:08-48:00]
jo passed – look up [48:00- 50:40]
lab coast – as usual [50:40-52:44]
mauno – burn this [52:44-55:24]
gary’s house – rock angel [55:24-58:24]

[58:56-58:24] (excerpt) invisible clearly – saucer simply :: outro

New Canadiana :: Needles//Pins – Shamebirds

Needles//Pins - Shamebirds

On their second full-length release, Vancouver’s Needles//Pins continue a longstanding west coast tradition of power-pop for the disillusioned, bitter and just plain out of luck. Shamebirds is straight-forward punk for posi-cynics who hate their friends, their towns and themselves, the ultimate soundtrack for burning photographs of former flames. That jerk never bothered to give you your sweater back, but it’s too late now to do anything other than light a cigarette with a sad sigh and smile.

Pour son deuxième album complet, le groupe Needles//Pins de Vancouver poursuit l’ancienne tradition de la côte ouest du power-pop pour les gens désillusionnés, amers et carrément malchanceux. Shamebirds est du punk pur et dur pour ceux positivement cyniques qui détestent tout – leurs amis, leur ville, eux-mêmes –, c’est la trame sonore parfaite au son de laquelle brûler les photographies d’anciennes flammes. Ce salaud n’a jamais pris la peine de te rendre ton chandail, mais il est trop tard maintenant; trop tard pour bien des choses sauf pour s’allumer une cigarette en soupirant tristement, puis sourire.


Needles//Pins – Shamebirds


Needles//Pins – Only Call Me When You’re Drunk

New Canadiana :: Needles//Pins – Out of This Place/Date Night

Needles//Pins - 7"

The Vancouver trio deal out a couple of party anthems for the misfit kids who didn’t get the big invitation. Romantic power-chord portraits of trashy anarchic hangouts. Sing-a-longs about shared cigarettes and police pursuits. These are the best worst days of our lives.

Le trio de Vancouver distribue quelques hymnes de fête à ces ados inadaptés qui n’ont pas reçu la grande invitation. Des accords de puissance peignant des portraits romantiques de squats anarchiques. Des chansons à répondre parlant de cigarettes partagées et de poursuites policières. Ce sont les meilleurs des pires jours de notre vie.


Needles//Pins – Out of This Place

New Canadiana :: Needles//Pins – 12:34

Needles//Pins - 12:34
The punky power-pop pandemic that’s been percolating over the last few years has come to a boil, and it goes to show that the music seeded to us in late puberty has begun to bloom. Everything we heard at house parties and smoky afterschool basements has fully germinated, fed over the years by long-term practitioners, unashamed of their love of catchy accessibility (see Young Guv and his tickle trunk of 7 and 10”s) and the resurfacing and reissuing of late ’70s nuggets from bands that fall somewhere between The Ramones and Cheap Trick. Vancouver’s Needles//Pins are leading the pack of these chipped toothed bubblegum chewers, making music best suited for the summer months or crushing out on the cute girl from homeroom on the first day of class. Suddenly the Screeching Weasels of the world have never felt so relevant.

New Canadiana :: Various Artists – Bloodstains Across British Columbia

In a show of ridiculous viscosity, Mammoth Cave have focused massive gravity waves on the festering Vancouver fringe-punk milieu, condensing their sinusoids into ten bursts of minute-long mayhem. It’s the second in their Bloodstains series of Provincially-minded polaroids capturing this psychotic wave of ADD. Bands include: Nü Sensae, Role Mach, White Lung, Shearing Pinx, AHNA, Shipyards, Needles//Pins, B-Lines, Manic Attracts, Indian Wars, Young Mums, Timecopz, and Student/Teacher. Shred.

En signe de viscosité ridicule, Mammoth Cave se sont concentrés avec les énormes ondes de gravité sur le milieu pourrissant de fringe-punk de Vancouver, en condensant leurs sinusoïdes en dix une-minute éclats de pagaïe. C’est le deuxième dans leur série Bloodstains de polaroïds d’esprit provincial qui saisissent cette vague psychotique de TDA. Les groupes incluent: Nü Sensae, Role Mach, White Lung, Shearing Pinx, AHNA, Shipyards, Needles//Pins, B-Lines, Manic Attracts, Indian Wars, Young Mums, Timecopz, et Student/Teacher. Déchirez.

Nü Sensae – Tea Swamp Park

Shearing Pinx – Golden Spruce

Needles//Pins – My Politics

Role Mach – Sun Yat Sen

New Canadiana :: NEEDLES//PINS – Drop It b/w Kalifornia Korner

While compiling the Bloodstains Across British Columbia 7”, I asked bands to recommend their favourite new Vancouver band that I hadn’t heard of yet, and almost everyone came up with the same answer. NEEDLES//PINS fit nicely in the modern garage-pop cosmos currently being mined in Ottawa (White Wires, Steve Adamyk) and the Bay Area (Nobunny, Bare Wires, etc). While it can be easy to dismiss genre bands, NEEDLES//PINS gets it right where so many bands fail: hooks and songwriting. Incredible songcraft is at work here, both songs being the winning combination of instantly likable and infinitely memorable. Top notch stuff, highly recommended.

En collectionnant le 7” Bloodstains Across British Columbia, j’ai demandé aux groupes de recommander leur nouveau groupe préféré dont j’ai pas encore entendu parler, et presque tout le monde m’a donné la même réponse. NEEDLES//PINS s’intègrent bien dans le cosmos de la garage-pop moderne qui est en train d’être extraite à Ottawa (White Wires, Steve Adamyk) et la région de la Baie de San Francisco (Nobunny, Bare Wires, etc). Même si c’est assez facile de rejeter les groupes de genre, NEEDLES//PINS y arrivent où nombreux groupes échouent: les accroches et l’écriture de chansons. On trouve ici l’habileté incroyable— les deux chansons sont la combinaison parfaite d’immédiatement agréable et d’infiniment mémorable. De premier ordre, vivement conseillé.


NEEDLES//PINS – Drop It


NEEDLES//PINS – Kalifornia Korner