TUESDAY, MARCH 5th, 2013
‘Wasted’ — probably my favorite track off Toronto post-grunge wrecking crew METZ’s awesome LP — got the video treatment! It’d take a pretty fucked up, my-brain-just-shit-in-my-skull video to accompany such a thick, grungey, blown out, bruiser of a track, but director Scott Cudmore was obviously up to it, and this one’s probably gonna make more than a few boring people go “WTF” (which, like all internet talk, is something boring people like saying out loud in real life).
If you’re into NIRVANA, PISSED JEANS, SHELLAC and THE JESUS LIZARD and you haven’t checked out METZ yet, you’re only hurting yourself. Start with this video, since I was nice enough to bring it over to you and it’s right here on your computer screen. All you gotta do is click the triangle, shithead.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28th, 2012
Friends of STANDARD ISSUE/awesome hardcore label BLANK STARE have updated their Bandcamp and stuff. If you’re in the mood to check out some killer hardcore (seriously, these dudes can be trusted to put out quality stuff), go check ‘em out.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th, 2012
This is hardly breaking news (these demos came out last year, which — at this point in this year — is a long time ago), but this shit rips and you’re officially sleepin’ on KREMLIN if you haven’t checked ‘em out.
This is mid-to-fast Toronto hardcore driven by trash can d-beat drums (played by Ivan from SCHOOL JERKS) and a buzzy bass rumble, with reverby vocal outrage and clangy, crunchy guitar hooks riding on top, all packaged with a lo-fi-ish hit-it-and-quit-it kinda sound and feel. This demo’s some rad shit to get you psyched up to do other rad shit. The soundtrack to kids tearin’ it up everywhere.
Here’s the second demo: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97jLdsdeh7M
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4th, 2012
I’m likin’ the hell outta this new DIRECT APPROACH demo tape. The SCHOOL JERKS/URBAN BLIGHT comparison seems pretty dead-on to me, so I’m not gonna tax my brain trying to come up with anything better.
Toronto’s killin’ it these days.
In case any of you followers didn’t know (which is not at all likely) I play bass in a hardcore band. This is our new 4-song tape, recorded by our friend andy who plays guitar Total Trash. From the 5 billion listens I’ve given it, it sounds like the snottiness of School Jerks, with the recording quality and stompy bits of Urban Blight. So I’m pretty happy with it. Anyways if you wanna support DIY Toronto hardcore you know what to do.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 20th, 2011
Stream Toronto garage rippers TEENANGER’s upcoming LP. Tear shit up.
Our friends at Blank Stare are releasing a rad 7” by this band OWL EYES at the end of the month. They’re posting every track up on their Tumblr. This is the first one. The other two are up already, so check ‘em out. They’re all rad dual-vocal HC rippers. Cool shit.
This is the first of five songs off of the forthcoming Owl Eyes 7” entitled The Seventh Circle. There will be five varying covers based on each of the five tracks. Each cover is silk screened and hand numbered /54. We will release each song and its accompanying artwork periodically until the 7” release date on November 29th 2011. This cover is based on the opening track titled Devastation.
Pre-order ‘The Seventh Circle’ a