Tuesday, December 23, 2008

2-4-1

I just noticed that you can now buy both our records, Modern Currencies and Those Who Were Hung Hang Here, as a combo for $18 through the Paper Bag Records store. That seems like a pretty sweet deal to me, in these dark recessionary times.

Click here to purchase.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Quantum of Rockage

Did you know that our music is available for purchase in England? Well, 'tis, thanks to the chaps at Cheap Date Records. You should check out this micro-site (it's like a website, but much smaller) they did when they put out the Darkhorse 7".

That's right ... Uncut vinyl exists. I haven't seen it myself, but it seems far too elaborate an enterprise to be a hoax.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Reminder: Hamilton Show on Saturday

As previously mentioned, we're playing at at Club Absinthe in Hamilton (aka "The Hammer") this Saturday. The rest of the bands are sweet: The Marble Index, The Disraelis and In Silent Code.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Yes We Can!

I know it sounds kind of crazy, but it's true; the folks over at the Obama campaign used our song "Kiss Me" in one of their videos. The level of surreal I experienced while listening to him speak, with our song in the background, is pretty hard to describe.

Obviously, we feel honoured.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Hammer Party

We're playing at Club Absinthe in Hamilton on the 22nd of November with The Marble Index, The Disraelis and In Silent Code.

Last time we were at Absinthe we had a blast, and this bill is pretty sweet, so you should probably come to this show. Just saying is all.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Halloween

If I don't say so myself, Derek and I really killed it ...




Monday, October 20, 2008

Thursday Night Surprise

We just found out that on Thursday October 23rd we're going to be opening for Danko Jones at Lee's Palace. Get there early (just after 9 pm) and you can catch the stylings in hilarity of comedian Nick Flanagan.

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I Dig Music

Just a reminder that we're playing at The Drake on Saturday Night as part of Lipstick, Cherry. I feel like this will be fun times. We're on at 11 pm and it's $5 at the door.

We're also playing on November 22 in Hamilton at Club Absinthe, where we're joined by The Marble Index, The Disraelis and In Silent Code.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Cravefest Redux

As you may remember, we attended the Cravefest Awards a little while back. I just found this awesome photo on Shark vs Bear from the event and thought I would share it with you.

That said, apparently the lovely young man responsible for the site had a horrible time at Wrongbar a couple of weeks ago, resulting in a smashed camera. Here's hoping his fundraiser went well.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Rock + October = Roctober

Our friend Pamm has a night called Lipstick, Cherry and has graciously asked us to play it. We, in turn, were also gracious and said that we would love to. So we are.

It's at the Drake on Saturday October 18. It's $5 at the door. It will be good times.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Tonight!

As mentioned before, we're playing tonight at the Radius & Helena CD release. See the post below for more details.

The reason for the post is so I can show you all the video promo they made for the show. It's totally fucked, but also totally awesome. Enjoy!



Ps We'll be playing again in October. Details are forthcoming.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Public Demonstration

As much satisfaction as writing on a blog brings me, I also think that one of the fun parts about being in a band is playing live shows. Luckily, we're going to be doing that on October third, so I guess I will be having my cake and eating it too.

We're playing Radius & Helena's CD release show at Massey Hall ... sort of. To be more specific, Massey Hall's Centuries Lounge, which is, thankfully, quite a bit smaller than the main hall ... but whatever, we still get to be on the marquee.

You can get tickets at Rotate and Soundscapes. They're $12. (Edit: The tickets are $12 in advance, but $15 at the door.)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yay for M. Woodley

Although we don't really know her (we don't even know her first name), we're pretty sure that M. Woodley is radical. How do we know that? She took a bunch of pictures of us, in a non-digital fashion (with a little something called film), and then posted them on Flickr, in a totally digital fashion (with a little something called the internet). You never know what M. is going to do!

Anyhow, regardez some of our pics below, then check out her Flickr Photostream for more, featuring all kinds of Toronto bands.



















Verge Awards - Denied

This is as baffling to us as it must be to you, but we did not make the shortlist for The Verge Awards. Click here to see who robbed us of what we were due.

I know you're upset, but try and hold yourselves together. There's always next year.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Speaking of Videos

This is our video for the song "Darkhorse". We had nothing to do with it (Kris Lefcoe directed it), so I'm allowed to say that it's totally amazing. We actually have the little versions of ourselves and our tiny instruments, so my dream of being made into an action figure has basically come true already.

Monday, August 25, 2008

From the Archives - Volume Four

Way back in 2004 we did our first music video. It's for the song "Understanding the New Violence". Derrick Beckles, of Street Carnage fame, made it for us in the apartment he and I used to share.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

From the Archives - Volume Three

I unearthed a few demos that we've done. This is the first time that anyone outside of the band will have heard them. Enjoy!

This first one is of "Buried With Friends", from Those Who Were Hung Hang Here, our first record. We recorded it live in our jam space in early 2004. It's one of the very first recordings of us playing together (I think we demoed three or four songs that night).



The second is a demo of "Hideaway" from Modern Currencies. All in all, it's pretty similar to the final version, but a bit faster, less layered and missing Melissa Auf Der Maur's awesome backup vocals.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Cravefest Video Awards - Post Mortem

I mentioned a couple of days ago that we were presenting at the Cravefest Video Awards. Well, we did.

It was a fine experience all around -- lots of booze drinks that we didn’t have to pay for and really nice people running the show -- but I did spend a lot of time being confused about what was going on. It was sort of how I imagine presenting an award for MTV Bulgaria would feel. Everyone else seemed to be in on it, but I didn’t speak the language.

Anyhow, I meant to bring my camera, but didn’t, so I only took a couple of photos backstage (which I dubbed the Dave Navarro Lounge) with my phone. They served Rockstar Energy Drink, obviously.





From the Archives - Volume Two

This is a video of us playing "Understanding the New Violence" live at the Mod Club when we opened for Metric back in 2005. As you can tell, we were still all about playing in almost total darkness. Jeff Harris filmed it. Thanks Jeff!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

From the Archives - Volume One

I've recently realized that there is a shit-ton of Uncut stuff -- pictures, demos, videos and more -- from the past five years (?!?!) that's never seen the light of day (technically, the light of someone else's monitor).

So here is From the Archives - Volume One, for your viewing pleasure. I'll be doing a bunch more of these in the future.