Monday, March 30, 2009

From the Archives - Volume Seven

A few years back we went on tour with Bob Mould (of Hüsker Dü / Sugar fame). To make the deal even sweeter, Brendan Canty (you might know him from a little band called Fugazi) was playing drums. Obviously, it was pretty freaking sweet. Here's some pictures.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

From the Archives - Volume Six

Studio photos from the sessions for Modern Currencies, including such exciting things as cables, buttons, knobs ...

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Nice People Say Nice Things

Brazeau's Blog had some kind words about the show on Saturday:

Uncut reminded me why I like them so much: speedy guitar riffs, cynical yet inspiring punk lyrics and a solid rhythm section holding everything together. Their set ended with "Darkhorse" from their last album Modern Currencies and the song continues to grow on me each day. I can't wait for their new album as it is definitely going to be one I will pick up as soon as its released.

Read the full review here.

Thanks Jon!

Monday, March 16, 2009

Blistering Hardcore

Wow -- the show at Trash Palace was super fun. I literally think that it might be literally the best place in Toronto, literally. Hot dogs, Pop Tarts, popcorn, custom screened drink cozies, Argento's Demons ... what's not to love?

Some other folks had nice things to say about the show as well.

From AOL Music:

Then we abandoned CMW/F altogether to hit up a semi-secret show in Toronto's hippest venue, The Trash Palace (which deserved to be more packed than it was). Usually a cult-pop cinema -- as evidenced by the b-movie posters, popcorn machine and early 80s arcade game -- this no-stage spot (and home to the Toronto pillow-fighting league) has the feel of a Vice mag photo shoot, but less contrived.

So we stuffed napkins in our ears and downed cans of Pabst Blue Ribbon and watched Vancouver two-piece Japandroids tear through their fast, loud and distortion-laced catalogue, howling in harmony, while a 30 minute clock counted down and the best 70s Japanese monster movie I've ever seen screened in the background. It was fierce and exciting and far better than that over-hyped other noise duo No Age. They could soon be as big as the late, lamented Death From Above 1979.

Japandroids were followed-up by an equally intense set by perennially under-appreciated Toronto rockers Uncut, whose new tunes revealed an apparent hardcore change of heart.

Read full article here.

From The Star:

Japandroids and Uncut: Trash Palace, Saturday. Not a CMW show, but I had it on good authority from two friends who'd seen Japandroids at the Gladstone the previous night that this was a must-see. Quite correctly. The Vancouver duo raises a jubilant guitar-and-drums racket (earplugs recommended). Endlessly, but rightly, compared to No Age, Brian King and David Prowse sweeten the noise-pop with smiley-faced melodies that would have made peak-period Cheap Trick green with envy. Local lads Uncut chose to unveil a good chunk of what should be a blistering next record.

Read full article here.

Thanks again to Trash Palace, Japandroids and everyone else who helped make it a fun show.

Saturday, March 14, 2009


Just a reminder (as if you need any more of them) that we're playing tonight at Trash Palace. The address is 89-B Niagara St, which is one block south of Wellington, between Tecumseth and Bathurst. It's an early show -- doors are at 8 pm and the whole thing is over at 11 pm.

See you there!

Ps See how rad this picture is ... that's how rad the show is going to be.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due

Great review of the Japandroids record Post-Nothing in today's Now -- four Ns -- along with a plug for the show on Saturday (although they call it a day show ... it's not).

Well done chaps!