Saturday April 6, 2019

Our latest strategic label signing, The Pierce Kingans are putting out a great EP today, A Pierce of Cake online and on cassette. Check it out here. It's also available on Spotify and Apple Music and a bunch of streaming services no one has ever used.

We should have a few cool releases coming out later this year. Death Talks has an album in the can. Artwork is done too. I'm actually not sure why it hasn't been released yet. Poor Baby recorded an EP at Our Donkey Party that is basically done. Shame Spiral will most definitely be putting out a 20 minute full length album this year called Dictaphone Futurists featuring Russian Tim on lead vocals and a veritable who's who of people I know that rehearse in the same complex as us. Sort of Damocles will also maybe put out between 0 and 2 albums in 2019. Stay glued. :)

Monday July 23, 2018

I forgot to update the website last Friday, but Heavy Steps released a two song digital single, T.T.S. Waltz b/w Variations on Night Court. Download or stream it here. Despite being a single, both songs are essentially outcasts that I wanted to put out into the nothing rather than keep on a hard drive for eternity. They were recorded very slowly over seven years, which is basically embarrassing to admit. In any case, they are simply an appetizer while finishes up a full-length that will be out in August called Infinity Rope.

Friday June 15, 2018

Wars is finally back. Today we are releasing Huge Grant digitally on Bandcamp and your favorite streaming service. It is probably on your least favorite streaming service too. Download or stream it here. We recorded the album ourselves, Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor mixed and mastered it. 20 songs, 38 minutes. The tapes are literally in the mail, we will have them on the merch table at Poor Baby's album release show next Saturday at Wise Hall.

Friday June 1, 2018

Poor Baby have finally graced us with a proper album. A Personal Apocalypse is available today on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc etc. Download or stream it here. As with Death Talks, tapes will be available in mid-June. The band has some specially made cassettes that they'll have with them when they perform at Vinyl Envy in Victoria next weekend.

Monday May 14, 2018

Andrew Candela's new project, Death Talks is releasing a 3 song EP today called Rock'n'Roll Machine on Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, Google Play, etc etc. Download or stream the EP here. Tapes will be available in mid-June with a whole whack of other releases.

Friday April 20, 2018

Today we present to you Number Two by legendary Calgary youngsters Poo Thousand. Download or stream the demonstration here.

We have a lot of really good releases coming up soon. Wars got a recording grant and assembled a 20 song, 38 minute album with the funds. We'll have that out in June. Also on the docket are an EP and single for Death Talks, which is a new project by Andrew Candela, a full length by Poor Baby recorded and mixed by Jesse Gander, a full length and single by Heavy Steps and a full length by Sort of Damocles w/ Sentimental Jug Band. Stay tuned, things are really gonna happen this year. ;)

We started twitter and instagram pages, mainly just to fulfill the part of Wars' grant contract which requires 5 social media shout outs. Look us up!

Friday October 20, 2017

Finally we bring you Demonstration III: Mouthsore by the grandiose Shame Spiral. Download or stream the album here.

The Shame Spiral tape sets are nearly assembled, they will be available next week and I'll make a post about them then.

Friday June 2, 2017

Another week, another release...barely. Check out Demonstration IV: Drive Home Live At Red Cat by the illustrious Shame Spiral. Download or stream the album here. Eventually, Demonstration III will be done and we will have the super special limited edition 4 cassette boxset of Shame Spiral's collected works. Try to remain calm.

Friday May 26, 2017

Today we are releasing possibly the world's first "Instrumental Sketch Comedy Album", Icon of an Orange Juice Container by known associate / affiliate Cameron MacLeod. Download or stream the album here. We only made 12 tapes so if you want one, drop me a line or go to Cam's solo comedy show at The China Cloud 9:00 PM Tuesday May 30.

Charles is now in possession of the Eine Kleine China cassettes, get them while they're hot.

ALSO...most of our releases will soon be available on Spotify, Apple Music, blah blah blah, pretty much everywhere. Eine Kleine China has already appeared and a whole bunch more should be up by next week.

Friday April 21, 2017

It is new release day at the Boat Dreams From The Hill compound. Feels Industry by Calgary upstart Eine Kleine China can be streamed or downloaded here. Obviously I'm biased, but I think it's a fantastic collection of delirious beats, synths, loops and guitar made by Charles Gunn, an old and dear friend of mine. Tapes will be available next week, so satiate yourself with the digital version and we will brace ourselves for the tape order inundation.

We still have a bunch of stuff in the pipeline, just experiencing a bottle neck due to life, man.

Friday March 10, 2017

We have returned from an endless winter, snow still on the ground. Easing back into putting stuff out, today we happily present By A Landslide, a two song EP by Poor Baby. Take a listen here. The tracks were recorded last year by local greats Felix Fung and Malcolm Jack and mastered by me early this morning before I started work. The band has recording time booked soon so more is forthcoming.

I have been beset by tape deck failures and it has severely hampered my tape making abilities. I'm down to one deck that only works for about 40 minutes a day so dubbing has been a slow process. Outstanding orders for The Subterranean Satellite Band are going out Monday of next week and we'll have stuff by Sort Of Damocles and Candela Farm in at least one store and online later this month.

We have a bunch of releases lined up for imminent release. Probably next will be Feels Industry, the debut C20 by my old and dear friend Eine Kleine China. It's a real special bedroom dance music affair. More will follow after that but I'll save the name dropping for when I know what's coming when!

Friday October 21, 2016

Brainwaves by The Subterranean Satellite Band is our third release out this month. Peep it here. We recorded the album over the course of probably almost two years, slowly piecing together the songs during fairly infrequent weekend sessions at my practise space / studio. Simon returned to Ireland with a few weeks notice so we hurriedly completed tracking last winter and I mixed the tracks shortly afterwards. When nothing seemed to be happening with the album, I suggested we put it out on Boat Dreams and the rest is now history / present time.

I'm still not sure what we'll be releasing next week. We have several releases almost ready to go so I guess we'll just see what is the simplest to bang out. Hopefully it'll be the new Poo Thousand demo but most likely it'll be Shame Spiral's Demo IV.

Friday October 14, 2016

Dieuxieme by Candela Farm is our second release out this month. Take a listen here. The EP was recorded by trusty East Van mainstays Felix Fung and Malcolm Biddle at their respective respected studios and mastered by my very favourite audio engineer, Jordan Koop at The Noise Floor. Ryan Wagner provided the artwork and layout. Nice work all around by everyone involved.

Check back next week for The Subterranean Satellite Band's Brainwaves, a project we've put many days and nights and hours into over the past few years. It will feel so nice to have it out in the world.

Friday October 7, 2016

When I Die Throw Me In The Garbage by Sort of Damocles is now available on Bandcamp. Take a listen here. I recorded it mostly at home in the last several months, but not exclusively.

Like last year, we are hoping to put something out every Friday in October. Stay tuned for a new EP by Candela Farm, a full-length by The Subterranean Satellite Band and...I'm not sure what the fourth release will be yet.

In November we'll have a bunch of new tapes ready to go so keep refreshing this page to make sure you don't miss out on our highly collectible merchandise.

Friday July 15, 2016

Today we are offering up We're Dead, a posthumous effort by Get Over It. The mini LP is up now at bandcamp. Recorded by Stu McKillop at Rain City Recorders in November 2015, this is a major step up in fidelity from most of the other stuff we release.

Friday May 27, 2016

We've been characteristically lax about updates but I had to stay up late tonight to make sure I got the site in Precise Modern Lovers Order for the release of Demonstration II by Shame Spiral. It is up now and you can stream or download it at bandcamp here. Demonstration I is not quite complete but there will be a one-time performance of Demonstration II for Music Waste on June 4th at Red Cat Records (4:45 PM sharp) and we wanted to put the EP online ahead of time. Tapes will be available at the show and we'll put what's left over online.

I didn't get around to updating the site but we also put out a tape back in March for Sort of Damocles called Goat Prayer / Life Is Shit. The cassette is sold out but you can stream or download the album at bandcamp here.

Several releases are at various stages of completion but we'll have to see when we actually finish them off. On deck are a new tape by Candela Farm, two albums by Sort of Damocles (one will be accompanied by a zine), two (but hopefully three) more demos by Shame Spiral, a second demo by Poo Thousand, two albums by Wars, a demo by Angel Shit, an album by Heavy Steps and stuff by new projects called Garbage Gang Gang and Perfect Starship, not to mention an as-yet unnamed Dub collaboration with fellow musical mystical journeyman Stevie Moonboots of The Orange Kyte and Strange Things.

Monday December 7, 2015

Psych! We have one last release for you this year after all. Ryan spent last week working out of town and recorded two songs that he is calling the Rutland EP. Head on over here to grab it. He also made videos for the two songs, the first of which is here, the second one will probably show up on YouTube later this week.

Thanks for coming by, make sure to check back often in 2016 because we'll have lots of stuff for you!

Friday November 27, 2015

The full-band iteration of Poor Baby is back with three songs they recorded this summer during a weekend-long BBQ at Malcolm's studio behind The Lido. The EP is called I Want To Leave and can be downloaded on bandcamp here.

I think it's unlikely that we'll be doing anything else this year. We managed to put out 8 releases in 2015 but we should have a lot more for you next year from Sort Of Damocles, Shame Spiral, Poor Baby, Heavy Steps, Wars, Hurricane Ripped My Jacket, Angel Shit and more. Thanks for stopping by and for checking out anything we've released.

Friday October 30, 2015

We are putting up our fifth release of the month today, Choice Nugz by Too High Crew. It is a 16 song collection made up of stuff we've been picking away at for the last two years. We are up to 88 tracks now for the group and celebrated by remixing the 1988 Calgary Olympic theme song.

Keep checking back, we should have a new release ready to go in a couple of weeks.

Friday October 23, 2015

Today Poo Thousand is gifting the world with Winning The Poo, our first demo tape. The band is composed of my nephews and me. We spent a half hour one night in August improvising and freaking out based on song titles they came prepared with and then overdubbed some backup vocals and shot a music video a few days later. Peep that video here. In between, we had another recording session / live performance for my sister and mom that we may also make available one day on account of a new triptych of songs ("Moms Fart Too" / "Dads Fart A Lot" / "The Family Fart") that would be unfair to withhold.

We made some tapes in very limited supply. My nephews designed the covers and wrote everything out, I laid it all out and got the covers printed at Staples. The cardstock is much nicer than any we've used before and hopefully we'll be using it from now on. If you want a copy, hit me up. They're $6 plus shipping.

Thanks for visiting our site. We will have a new release available next Friday as well. After that we'll probably need a week or two but we'll have some new stuff ready to go before the end of the year.

Friday October 9, 2015

The split live album for Babe Patrol and Slim Fathers is out now on cassette and as a free digital download here.

Babe Patrol only played the one show documented on this tape. Jason Sulyma asked Baby Control to play at Glory Days but we couldn't get our stuff together so instead we worked out our new songs with Gregory Adams singing and played the show under a different name. After that one-off, we gave those same songs and a few more to Courtney and Tom to record vocals and bass over top and we released them as Slim Father's first album, Old Fruit. We played around Vancouver for a couple of years and the show documented here is the last one that we played. I thought it would be cool to record it so that we could do this split tape, bookending our time spent on the projects that came out of our failed attempt at making a second Baby Control album.

Friday October 2, 2015

Today we are releasing the Baby Control discography on cassette and as a free digital download here. Jordan Koop remastered the tracks so they sound as good as they ever will, which is still admittedly not that good. We have seven copies of the tape left so if you want a copy, hit me up.

We have a bunch more releases lined up before the end of the year so please check back often, we promise not to let you down. Check out the release page for a partial list of what we have planned.

Sunday April 7, 2015

Life got in the way and will continue to for the next 18-20 years but I've found a few moments to update the website. There is a new Poor Baby EP up on the release page, What Kind Of Parrot Dies? featuring Melissa (from Heavy Steps) on vocals and a drum machine instead of Ryan's customary blown out drum pile.

In a few days we will be releasing Forbidden T-Shirt by The Greater Wall, a five song offering recorded at our practise space / recording studio Our Donkey Party. In a couple of months we plan to release a remastered discography for the band, featuring both of our EPs, a couple of cover songs and maybe some aborted tracks.

On April 15, we will finally be releasing FaceTime: Return To Mushroom Island, We Will Smoke Again, the hardcore album by Wars that was recorded over two practises in December of 2012. The last two + years were spent either not working on it or doing the vocals, which turned out to be a very difficult task and landed me in the doctor's office twice. It was worth it though, the album rips.