Morning Metal: The Thirteenth Floor’s “XIII” EP Review
The Thirteenth Floor – XIII
Released: April 20th, 2014
The Thirteenth Floor hailing from Ottawa, Ontario released their long awaited debut EP “XIII” on April 20th, 2014 to satisfy everyone who has been waiting impatiently since the release of their first single, “Hypnocil”.
I had my doubts going in, as I do with every new album – which is great to any listener because if it sucks, you’re not surprised… On the other hand, The Thirteenth Floor’s debut EP pleasantly surprised me with how damn heavy the thing is.
The seven track EP opens with an instrumental which sounds like really drowned out bagpipes that have been slowed down. The neat thing about all the songs on the EP is that they all have these little eerie parts right before they smack you in the head. “Den of Flies”, the first track is exactly that.
The second single to be released from the EP, “Insidious Agenda” was first released before the vocals could be mixed accordingly to the rest of the song – which is why I was anticipating to hear it so badly. It is this song in particular that I hear Whitechapel. I mentioned that I hear Whitechapel to the band in our interview and it was almost a surprise because none of them said they listen to Whitechapel enough to actually call them an influence. Sure, you don’t have the death metal growls – but the sheer heaviness and animosity built into the song sure makes you wonder how they didn’t at least mention them.
“Harness and Hatches Secure” stands as the longest track on the album, just over six minutes in length. Don’t expect any ridiculous solos on the EP, as it is more of a “you want to head bang, because this is how you head bang” type of band. I actually like this – because while there is little guitar licks, they don’t feel the need to overcompensate and shred the hell out of every verse and chorus.
Remember how I mentioned they don’t need to solo? Well, the fourth track “Deadlights” completely defies that with the intro. While it isn’t exactly a solo, it does add a new flavour into the mix that we haven’t yet heard from The Thirteenth Floor. The cool thing about this is that it provides a heavy background shred behind the chugs.
“Hypnocil” was released first as the debut single from the band as well as the first single from the EP. It is all that you remember with some added finishing touches. “Hypnocil” has the best breakdown – because when you think it’s over, that scream proves you wrong.
The second last track, “The Tracker”, starts off with an eerie guitar thud with notes creepily followed. The best part about this song is the interlude, because instead of just a heavy breakdown – it’s the same kind of feel as the intro before it slams back into the poundage of JaeKwonPark’s drums. The song continues with a short solo before a monstrous growl and before finally ending with a barrage of double beats.
The EP closer, “Mitigate”, actually surprised me due to the fact that it is not at all heavy, featuring no vocals and just ominous, melodic chord progressions. Don’t be fooled by the bass notes, because The Thirteenth Floor does not feature a bassist! That is why we have seven string guitars! “Mitigate” closes the album with a nice finishing touch – with something you wouldn’t expect.
The Thirteenth Floor’s “XIII” was everything I didn’t expect. When I heard “Hypnocil” and “Insidious Agenda”, I knew it was going to be loud and heavy – but what I didn’t expect was the more somber and slow tempo melodic interludes, especially with the final track. My only problem with the album is the repetitiveness in some songs – you could easily pick out songs that don’t sound the same, but with some parts it was almost filler.
Nevertheless, “XIII” adds a new direction in the Ottawa music scene. There is not a single band I have heard in the scene that even comes close to sounding like The Thirteenth Floor. These guys have something unique about their sound and I’m damn proud to be a part of the scene with these guys in it.
The Thirteenth Floor – https://www.facebook.com/TheThirteenthFloorOfficial
Stream “XIII” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EN07RwdwOz0
James Rockso – Host of CKCU 93.1 FM’s “Morning Metal” & Producer/Engineer at “Pebble Studios”
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Interview: Lucas MacKenzie of New Teeth
New Teeth (glam rock/shoegaze rock) have reunited and are playing their first show in Ottawa since 2011 this Thursday April 24 at Café Dekcuf with Fat as Fuck. The band reminds me a little of Wolf Parade with their Dan Boeckner-like vocals at times. The trio was originally from Ottawa, but are based out of Toronto now (booo, I know). Even if they are no longer an Ottawa band per say, they were formed here and it is always great to see good bands get back together. I had a quick chat with Lucas MacKenzie, vocalist and guitarist.
When did New Teeth form?
The original lineup formed in Ottawa in 2007, and we played our first show at the Avant Garde Bar. It originally consisted of me (Lucas MacKenzie) on guitar and lead vocals, Will Staunton on drums and vocals and Matt Gilmour on bass and vocals. We played together as that outfit until 2010.
What happened in 2010?
Matt left the band to form Hamilton, a pop punk band with Gary Thibert from Alaskan, Jon Leonard from The Gallop, and Ben Courtice, from Scheme. We then got Will’s childhood friend Mark Sanders who was at the time based out of Toronto, and he played with us at our last show in Ottawa, which was actually at the first Doldrums Music Festival at Café Deckuf in February 2011.
Was that the end of the band?
We then toured through Toronto and Southern Ontario that Spring and Summer with the idea that Will and I would make the transition to Toronto. He left before I did, and we ended up growing apart, personally and creatively. We ended up putting the band on indefinite hiatus, which was unfortunate because we were in the middle of recording our debut full length with our big money shot winnings.
You won the big money shot?
We were one of the Live 88.5 Big Money Shot Preliminary Winners in back to back years in 2009 and 2010. This earned us 5000$ each time for band development and recording.
What are some of the other cool accolades for New Teeth?
We recorded our Cold City EP in 2010 at Gallery Studios in Ottawa, we played Canadian Music Week in Toronto in March 2010 and had the honour of playing the Ottawa Bluesfest in 2011, the same day as Jane’s Addiction and Death From Above 1979.
Wow, sharing the stage with Jane’s Addiction and Death From Above 1979 is pretty cool. Have you played with any other awesome bands?
Bands we’ve shared the stage with include, Blackie & The Rodeo Kings, The Reason, The D’Ubervilles (Diamond Rings’s old band), Wildlife, Immaculate Machine, Amos the Transparent, The Watters Brothers, Wise Young & King and Ornaments.
That is a great list. So what happened after the Southern Ontario tour? What have you been up to?
I started Marxist Cowboy and Will went on to join up with a great folk act called Union Duke who he plays with still.
Both great bands, so how did this reunion come to be?
I ended up leaving Ottawa in the summer of 2013, and moving to Toronto in November. Mark Sanders and I reconnected and decided to put New Teeth back together. We found our new time-keeper in the hard-hitting Tristan Henderson, who has been a session drummer, toured and played with more bands than I possibly have time to recall, but one that stands out is Lindy Ortega.
What changes should fans expect with the change to the line-up?
With this new incarnation, we’ve decided to go with a heavier sound and move away from some of the more indie-pop sounds we started with years ago. (Check the song out below)
Are there any plans for recording this new material?
We will be releasing 5-6 tracks off the unfinished full length that fit the new direction. The release will be in the form of two digital EP’s on download cards over the next few months, with an eventual physical pressing. We’re also slated to record with producer Sam Ibbett this July to capture some of the heavier tunes we play live now, and we’ll be looking at fall and winter release dates.
If for some reason people don’t make it out to your show this Thursday, will you be back in Ottawa soon-ish?
We’ll be back through Ottawa this June or July!
Check out the latest release by New Teeth, “This Body.” Also don’t forget to check the band out tomorrow night at Cafe Dekcuf.
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Morning Metal: Dreamer/Deceiver Interviews & Review of “Generations”
Dreamer Deceiver – Generations
Released – March 11th, 2014
Dreamer/Deceiver, based out of Ottawa and Toronto, Ontario released their debut EP titled “Generations” through the Boston, Massachusetts label, “We Are Triumphant” on March 11th, 2014 to quite remarkable reception. Only forming in mid 2013 and announcing their formation in December of 2013, having spent the majority of the year secretly recording “Generations” with Horizons guitarist, Doug Meadows – they released their debut single “Tempest” after announcing the band name and album release.
When first hearing of these guys, I was admittedly quite skeptical as every new band that forms with tags of “hardcore” and “metal” are often quite generic and boring to a seasoned metalhead. Well, that makes me sound like a bit of a snob, but hey, it’s a good thing with Dreamer/Deceiver! During my interview with all the members, minus frontman Eric Williamson, they mentioned they were at first unsure of how far they were wanting to go until they were greeted with positive feedback with “Tempest”. After that, they decided to finish recording the rest of the EP with Doug – which is the now released “Generations”.
Doug Meadows, alongside being the guitarist for Horizons, also helped produce Of Reverie’s newest single “Parallels”. if I had my way, Of Reverie and Dreamer/Deceiver would co-headline a tour. Yes? Maybe? One day? The six song EP has many different influences, that I can hear. Nearly every member mentioned their main influence was Northlane, which came as no surprise after listening to them. The main thing that attracts me to Dreamer/Deceiver is the fact that alongside the chugging that has made metal core quite bland – is the fact that they have the coolest sliding and tapping additions. Of course, there are other bonus’ for these guys such as only having one vocalist instead of a clean singer and a “growler”. Eric handles the duties as a frontman the way he does live – like a complete animal. I have been to my fair share of local concerts and festivals, and none of them live up to how involved Eric is with the crowd.
The EP flows like liquid from song to song with the heart attack inducing drums from Jake Hulse, earthquake bass work from Gordon Campbell to the dual shredders Eric LeBlanc and Jon Gervan. All of the songs are beautifully produced with zero space for error. Each song has its own life and is almost dreamlike with the note articulation behind the main chugs. The songs to check out on this bad boy is “Residual” and “Tempest” which are obvious due to the fact that they were both released as singles to anticipate for the rest of the EP.
While the vocals don’t exactly change between songs, the end of “Tempest” in which Eric crosses the threshold and does some light clean singing alongside the growling – which I seriously hope continues because it is what makes that song so cool.
From all of the support Dreamer/Deceiver received right out of the door with numbers still climbing, i have no doubt these guys will be heading on more and more tours in the coming months. Releasing this monster in under a year is quite a debut demonstration for what these guys are capable of. They’ve all been in the scene long enough to know how things work and it definitely shows considering they’ve already been signed and are already touring.
Everything about Dreamer/Deceiver is what this scene needs. Heavy, melodic and in your face. Even the artwork is cool! Give “Generations” a look on YouTube and hear “Tempest” on Morning Metal’s rotation – because it is a must have this year.
Eric Williamson was unable to attend our interview at CKCU, so I sent him some questions based off of the questions asked in the interview, check them out! You can stream the interview with the rest of the band here: https://soundcloud.com/jamie-grant-9/dreamer-deceiver-interview
Dreamer/Deceiver – Eric Williamson Interview
When and how did you join Dreamer/Deceiver, as the band mentioned they were looking for a vocalist before they found you?
I first started jamming with the guys in D/D in February of 2013, I was currently still playing in Of Reverie and just was looking for something to do with some extra spare time. I did know they jammed with a few other vocalists before me, but at the time the direction of the music, the plan for launch and the opportunity to try something new was enough to convince me to jump ship haha.
What was it like working with Doug Meadows?
Doug actually pushed me really hard when we were in the studio. Prior to recording we discussed what kind of sound I was hoping to get out of my vocals in terms of the production, and then he took it from there. But I loved the pressure because he pushed me to become more comfortable with different styles of vocals, the cleans at the end of Tempest were new avenue for me vocally and I’d love to work with adding more to some of the new material.
Did he help contribute with lyrics?
He didn’t so much contribute to the lyrics, but he helped us modify words here and there to create more catchy lines, a better flow, etc.
Why did you guys decide to go with “Tempest” for your first official release?
We went with Tempest because it was actually the first song we wrote, and we originally planned to put it out as a stand alone single before finishing the rest of the writing to the EP. But once things got going with We Are Triumphant we decided to finish up everything and include Tempest on the EP. We dropped it first because it has elements of the full range of the style we play. Some of the more technical instrumental parts, mixed with the more generic breakdowns and a chorus for those feel good sing alongs!
How much creative input did you have with the writing of the EP – aside from vocals?
I actually was allowed to have a lot of creative input. We wrote a lot of the EP together as a group and would discuss what we liked and didn’t like, then we’d track pre-production vocals and listen back maybe make a few more changes in the sake of vocals and repeat the process until we were happy.
What are songs “Tempest” and “Residual” about?
Tempest started as a song directed to those people who complain about how nothing good ever happens to them or how they’ll never get to be or do whatever they really want too. But then those people are just sitting around doing nothing about getting to those goals. As I penned it out it kind of turned into the finished product of lyrics which essentially carries the same message. If you want to do something you’ve got to just go into it with a no looking back plunge, I really don’t want to look back one day and regret not doing something because I was scared of what might happen if I did.
Residual is actually sort of a spin off of Tempest’s lyrics. Throughout all my years of playing music people have always told me to just give it up, get a proper job, and forget about trying to make music a career. But over the years music has become my entire life, all of my friends play in bands, or go to shows, or talk about the new whatever band track. That song is written about when I was so close to just giving up on music completely, I didn’t have a lot of motivation to keep carrying on with Of Reverie, and didn’t know yet if I’d join another band and spend all of the time and money all over again. I suppose it’s about me realizing the message of Tempest.
In our interview with the rest of the band, I mentioned my dislike for lyrics involving love and teenage angst – do you try and incorporate your personal experiences into the lyrics?
Ohh man, I 100% agree, I’m not a massive fan of writing about girls and who back stabbed me haha. The trend of negative and suicidal messages within lyrics from many bands has me baffled as well. As musicians we have the opportunity to influence and impact those who listen to us. I want to use that chance to relate to others who have gone through the same things we have. All of the writing and lyrics is definitely impacted by things I’ve gone through in one way or another.
In previous bands, you had a co-vocalist. What are some of the pros and cons to being the sole front man?
I actually love being the only vocalist, the ability to move around the entire stage is the biggest perk. I love running around and hanging off stuff. We recently played a venue that had a caged in stage and I hung off it and had a great time haha. The other perk is I get to decide the lyrical content, I don’t have to try and get someone else’s opinion on what direction to take my lyrics. I can finish a song, bring it to the table when its 100% finished and how I envisioned and then get input. The cons though are that I never get a break live, it was definitely a bit of getting used to the extra endurance required to do this on tour by myself. Although we took Matthias (original Of Reverie vocalist) with us on tour so I had the opportunity to sing alongside him still.
What is something you try to incorporate into Dreamer/Deceiver that you haven’t with past bands?
What I really wanted to do with D/D is write music for myself about myself. Every band I’ve ever been in has been shared experiences in the lyrics which is hard to get into emotionally. I also wanted to try and bring my vocal style to a new genre. My vocals are not the typical brutal lows heard in heavier metalcore bands, it was really fun to do.
Who is your main influence as a vocalist? You can name a few, if you’d like.
I think I have a few that fit this. My biggest influence vocally has been Loz from While She Sleeps, the energy and passion in his voice has always been such a lasting impact for me. Jason Butler is a huge influence for me when it comes to live performance, if you haven’t seen that guy tear up a stage, you’re missing out. I also love The Devil Wears Prada’s Mike Hranica, surprisingly a bunch of comments have been made about that influence on YouTube.
Same sort of question – what band inspired you to become a musician growing up?
I think it was back when I was into Taking Back Sunday and Mayday Parade that I really wanted to start playing in bands and such. I actually played in a really terrible pop punk band back in high school haha.
What was the first concert you ever went to?
My first concert ever was a Green Day show, to this day I can play a huge selection of their discography on guitar and bass. Such an insanely good band.
What metal musician/band would you say is on another level in terms of creativeness, song structuring and overall talent?
I might be jumping on a bandwagon with this one. But I think Northlane’s latest album was just such an insanely influential album to us even deciding to start this band and go the direction with the music that we did. Although one of the most underrated bands right now is ‘Sylar’ I cannot wait to see those guys blow up in the coming months. Very unique sound in my opinion.
`Jake said his gauges are the biggest – are their plans to go full out and get Ricky Hoover ears?
Haha, I want to catch up to an inch or so first with my ears. Where I’ll stop I’m not sure but I may leave Ricky Hoover’s massive ear title for him to keep permanently.
Dreamer/Deceiver – https://www.facebook.com/dslashdband
Stream “Generations” – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZgzrlM_x3c
James Rockso – Host of “Morning Metal” & Producer/Engineer at “Pebble Studios”
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Interview: Dan of Amos the Transparent talks about taking a different approach to their new album
It has been a few years now since Ottawa’s Amos the Transparent released their last album Goodnight My Dear, I’m Falling Apart back in 2011. They’ve played countless memorable shows, garnering the love and appreciation of fans across this great nation and a reputation as one of the best acts for live music in Ottawa. The album was one that you could listen to in many different contexts or moods – it’s balance between radio-friendly hooks and melodies along with strong, captivating lyricism helped propel them to the ranks of Canadian indie rock stardom (whatever that means). For everything that it was, the album left us wanting.
Without revealing too much, we know that their new album will be a concept album called This Cold Escape.
We started working on a story about a man’s desire to distance himself from the world he’s crafted for himself in order to stay close to those he loves. The idea is loosely biographical. […] This is the concept we wanted to explore through our new record – the consequences of trying to completely remove yourself from the world you’ve created.
Last year, I wrote a post about PledgeMusic, a company that is taking a somewhat familiar concept in today’s music industry and reworking it. In that post I interviewed the company’s CEO Benji Rogers, who helped to clarify why PledgeMusic’s model was unique and totally different from crowd funding enterprises such as indiegogo or Kickstarter. It’s a worthwhile read for those who like to keep up with how musicians are finding new ways to disseminate their music to the world and providing fans with new ways to consume that music.
Well, Amos the Transparent has teamed up with Benji and his team at PledgeMusic for their upcoming record this year (go to their campaign page here). With family lives and commitments outside of their band, the members of Amos recognize that the traditional way of going about making a record might not be in their best interest this time around. Instead, why not give fans (and there’s a lot of them) a chance to participate in the process? Oh yeah, I should also mention that the band is giving 3% of all money raised to CHEO, which is so great to see. I caught up with guitarist Dan Hay to discuss what the band is up to, and their new direction for their upcoming release.
Interview with Dan Hay, guitarist of Amos the Transparent
Matias: So it’s been a while since your last album Goodbye My Dear… I’m Falling Apart but it looks like exciting times for the band. What drove you to get back together and continue making music?
Dan: Essentially, it’s kind of hard to write a record and do shows all at once. When we’re in tour mode we don’t just choose a set for a year ,we switch it up every few shows or every few months. So every time we’d sit down and try to write this record something would pull us back a bit. With every record we want to try to do something different and with this one we wanted it to be very different—and that’s where the concept record came about. John had a rough idea of a storyline he wanted to tell over the course of the record. We decided we couldn’t work on shows or rework old material for a little while if we wanted to do this properly. That was the biggest catalyst to get this record written. And it’s also just difficult for six people with full-time jobs who have lives and kids to get together as much as we’d like. Those two things combined and the fact we wanted this to be a cohesive piece of music, lyrically and musically, meant it was going to be a longer process and take a lot more time fleshing it out.
M: Now that most of the members have kids or other responsibilities, has the band found a balance of life and art that works well for all of you?
D: I guess it’s everyone being aware of the others having their own things outside of the band, be it career or family—everyone has to understand that other things have to take priority sometimes. If we have to cancel practice or a show for a family emergency, no one’s allowed to lose their shit about it, they have to realize other things come first. At the same time everyone realizes we’ve worked really hard to get to this point and we have to make sacrifices. Sometimes we’d only be able to get together after 9:30 p.m., because of my work schedule, but one of our members works at CHEO and another is a schoolteacher so these people have to get up at 6 a.m. even after practicing until midnight or 1 a.m. It’s them saying, “I’m willing to do this because it’s the only way to make it work with your life.” I think it’s that trade off and a mutual understanding of others’ circumstances.
It’s really the only way we’ve been able to exist this long. Cause in other bands it was our whole existence and that can be too much time together. We’d just get cabin fever. I think by giving each other a lot more space it makes the experience a lot stronger when we come together.
M: For this record, you decided to go the Pledge Music route, what about it worked for the band and what initially attracted you to it?
D: We’ve always had a pretty strong connection with our fan base and we’ve operated almost entirely without record labels so this just seemed like the next logical step to try to include them as much as possible. So we looked at the way that Pledge structured everything. The way it was organized, to be able to offer cool prizes and nurture a deeper connection to the people who come buy our records at our shows. With a lot of our shows there’s usually a point where our fans will come on stage and do a sing-a-long, a lot of our fans are close fans. And I like how it’s set up, not like asking people for donations because everything is based around the idea that if you pledge something you’ll get a copy of the record. And they’re part of the process, they contribute to the record, which is really cool for a lot of fans. As soon as they pledge they get updates from us in the studio and the feeling is that we’re all doing this together. It’s beneficial to not have to rely on a record label, to be making a record for the fans, with the fans.
M: What are some of the things you’re offering when fans pledge?
D: There are things like the record, a signed copy of the record, special t-shirts and some of the cooler prizes are a private party with us, there’s a custom guitar with the record artwork painted on it, or John (our singer) will write a personal song for the pledger and record it for the purpose of having their own theme music for the rest of their life. There’s also handwritten lyrics to the full record and a spot in our next music video. We’re doing a pretty exclusive show in May at the Herb Garden in Almonte with limited seating but it’ll be the first playing of the full record, and we’ll be filming a DVD during that show. We look at some other pledge pages to get ideas for cool ideas and to think of things that no one’s done before.
M: Can you tell a little bit more about the album and what’s special about this record for the band?
D: Every song connects and ideally it would be listened to in one sitting as a 45-minute song, essentially. It’s a story from beginning to end so it’s not that different from albums we were influenced by: Ziggy Stardust, Abbey Road, and Pink Floyd records. To get back into the things that we got really excited about when we were younger: art that is directly related to the story or actually reading the lyrics and following the storyline. I think there’s always an evolution in our sound and we’re not necessarily going to do something like what worked for us in the past. Cause you definitely get both end of the spectrum on this. People in higher positions in the music industry say don’t make a concept record, that’s death, you’ll never get on the radio. But we’re willing to make one and if it completely fails then at least we tried it, if people like it then it’ll be a high point for us and we’ll do something different again next time.
Catch Amos the Transparent this summer at Ottawa Dragon Boat Festival on June 21 and Ottawa Bluesfest on July 3.
PledgeMusic campaign here.
Morning Metal – YC Drum Company Interview
I sat down with Jordan Gauthier, creator and founder of Ottawa-based drum manufacturer, YC Drum Company. We talk about what got him into drumming when he was younger, what inspired the company and other great stuff. You can also find the link to his company’s page at the bottom – so don’t forget to check it out and give it a like! Tell us about yourself and what you got into drumming.
Morning Metal: Mosely – “With Pencils In Hand” (Album Review)
Mosely – “With Pencils in Hand”
Released – January, 2013
At the beginning of last year, the Ottawa based alternative rock band Mosely released their second EP release “With Pencils in Hand” independently through their own record label, House of Fish Productions. After releasing the EP, Mosely went on a 4 month tour with the non-profit organization, Live Different where they promoted both the album and the organization’s message.
The band has been in the Ottawa scene for many years ranging from Your Portrait Here, a post-hardcore sound in Not Even Death to their now alternative rock sound in Mosely. The EP features 6 tracks drawing influence from old punk rock bands like Green Day and Blink 182.
Interview: Liam O’Neill of Suuns
This past weekend Montreal electro-infused, psych-rock band Suuns (Secretly Canadian) played at Black Sheep Inn for the first time and treated us to their in-your-face sound. Their pulsating, unfettered sound was unforgettably penetrating to us in the quaint venue, and nothing was going to stop the music from making an impact on those who made it out that night. Joe wrote a great post on the night, which can be found here.
Interview: Swearin’ (Brooklyn, NYC) @ Luneta Cafe Mar.13
By Sacha KW
Swearin’ is one of the bands I’ve listened to most in the last year. Songs like “Dust in the Gold Sack,” “What a Dump,” and “Just” (with its unbeatable chorus of “I just want you to love me, woah-oah-oah-oah-oah”) are burned into my psyche. Swearin’s songwriting style, which is both universal and extremely specific, makes for choruses and verses which I’ve come to associate with moments in my own life. I’m pretty sure anyone can relate to a song like “Loretta’s Flowers”, a slower number which singer Allison Crutchfield describes as being about “watching your friends make mistakes in their love lives”. This is all a slightly tangential way of saying that I went to this show with high hopes and was not disappointed. The band seemed appreciative of the packed, lively house at Luneta and returned the favour with an energetic, highly enjoyable set.
Interview – Chris Cook of Finderskeepers
Finderskeepers are set to release a new album, check them out rocking out.
This Friday, February 28, Ottawa punk rock three-piece Finderskeepers are releasing a six song 7” called Pack Your Bags. This will be the band’s third official release, and having been lucky enough to listen to it I am very excited for them. But not everyone knows these lovely people so I thought best to do a little question and answer with guitarist and lead singer Chris Cook on the band and the upcoming release. Check it out and you can stream Pack Your Bags below.
Interview: DJ Matt Tamblyn talks SILK’s one year anniversary party
So what do you get when you cross classic R&B anthems, a trio of badass DJs, and a sexy, sweaty atmosphere on Valentine’s day? No, not some weird sex romp. You get SILK‘s one-year anniversary party at Raw Sugar Cafe.