Nova Scotia’s The Light Brights (profiled here in June) have released a ‘making-of’ documentary for their music video The World’s A Changin’. You can check that out above. The band also tossed some new tunes from their upcoming album on their MySpace.
Slate Pacific release ‘Eccentrics and Young Professionals’
Slate Pacific released their ECMA-nominated debut, Safe Passage (Forward Music), in 2009.
Since the album’s release, the group has toured throughout eastern and central Canada, fine-tuning their live set, and cultivating a more focused sound.
On Tuesday, the band will release a 10″ vinyl EP, Eccentrics and Young Professionals. The EP features just two tracks, Eccentrics (side A) and Artist Syndrome (side B).
The band is hitting the road throughout the east over the next couple of weeks to celebrate:
Tuesday, Aug. 3 – Reneu Boutique, Fredericton, N.B. w/Dog Day and Apollo Ghosts
Thursday, Aug. 5 – Baba’s Lounge, Charlottetown, P.E.I. w/ Racoon Bandit & The North Lakes
Friday, Aug. 6 – The Seahorse, Halifax, N.S. w/ The Grass and Quiet Parade
Saturday, Aug. 7 – The Capital Complex, Fredericton, N.B. w/The Elephant & The North Lakes
Friday, Aug. 20 – The Manhattan, Moncton, N.B. w/ Grand Theft Bus
Foul & Fair Records releases 7” compilation
Moncton-based Foul & Fair Records is releasing a new collection of four tracks from four east coast Canadian bands. East Infection features Sydney, N.S. band Mess Folk, Halifax, N.S. group Meat Curtains, Albert County, N.B.’s Strawmen and Moncton’s The Shats.
The record is $6 and is available at Spin-It Records in Moncton. If you’d like to order by mail, it costs an extra $2. But if you’re interested, over half of the 300 records pressed are spoken for.
For more information, or to order via PayPal, e-mail email@example.com
COP SHADES prepares to hit the road
Moncton psych-rock trio COP SHADES (profiled here in June) are about to hit the road on an extensive cross-Canada tour. Consisting of The Peter Parkers frontman Remi Cormier, The Woods frontman Kyle McDonald and current Micro Organs/ex-The Funeral Suits drummer Mathieu Blanchard, COP SHADES will be embarking on a 18-date Canadian tour throughout August 2010 in support of their first full length album featuring artwork by The Doers frontman and Vancouver native, Sean Maxey.
The band released a video in March for their single North Korean Arts Degree from their debut EP which was released free online via Superbob Records in January, 2010.
COP SHADES’ debut full-length will hit stores via Superbob Records on Tuesday, Aug. 10.
1. Someone’s Gonna Get A Punch
2. I Shit Ponies
3. The Pyramid
4. Puke City
5. Gentleman’s Concentration Camp
6. The Sorority
8. I Am A Mexicant
9. Whitey’s With ‘Tude
10. North Korean Arts Degree
11. He’s A Secretor
12. Escape & Evade
COP SHADES 2010 Tour Dates -
Aug. 5 – Montreal, QC @ Casa Del Popolo /w Drunk Dial & The Dry Heaves
Aug. 6 – Ottawa, ON @ The Cajun Attic /w Flying Fortress
Aug. 7 – Toronto, ON @ Sneaky Dees /w Cauldron, Ash Lee Blade & Flying Fortress
Aug. 9 – Thunder Bay, ON @ The Apollo /w Shadow Box
Aug. 10 – Winnipeg, ON @ Royal Albert Arms /w Breath Grenades & This Hisses
Aug. 11 – Regina, SK @ The Club /w Wax Mannequin
Aug. 12 – Saskatoon, SK @ Walker’s Nightclub /w Feral Children & Shooting Guns
Aug. 13 – Edmonton, AB @ Wunderbar /w Falklands, Bike Month & Energic Action
Aug. 14 – Calgary, AB @ The Palomino
Aug. 18 – Vancouver, BC @ The Astoria (Fake Jazz Wednesdays) /w Stamina Mantis
Aug. 19 – Vancouver, BC @ Honey Lounge /w Previous Tenants & Special Noise
Aug. 20 – Vancouver, BC @ Brandiz /w Falklands, The Parallels & The Slates
Aug. 20 – Vancouver, BC @ TBA /w Shearing Pinx & Fortress
Aug. 21 – Victoria, BC @ Logan’s Pub /w High Arctic
Aug. 25 – Sudbury, ON @ Millard’s Garage
Aug. 26 – London, ON @ Call The Office
Aug. 27 – Toronto, ON @ The Bovine Sex Club /w Red Bastard Brewery & Requiem
Sep. 10 – Moncton, NB @ The Manhattan /w Les Paiens
Rich Aucoin to release ‘Public Publication’
Halifax recording artist Rich Aucoin will release a new EP, Public Publication, on Aug. 17. It’s a four-song sneak peak at the Public Publication LP slated for release early next year.
According to a press release, the focus of Public Publication is simply to contain as much of the country as possible. Featuring more than 500 musicians and recorded locally from Victoria, B.C. to St. John’s, N.L. (and as far north as Dawson City, YK.), the album was made in professional studios, bedrooms and churches. Performers range from members of some of Canada’s biggest bands to fans with little to no musical training.
It took over two years of traveling to schedule and record all these individuals.
Rich Aucoin will be touring coast to coast both to support the release of the Public Publication EP and to prepare for the 2011 release of the Public Publication LP.
Here are the dates:
Aug. 6 – Saint John, N.B. @ Fort La Tour w/ Wintersleep
Aug. 7 – St. John’s, N.L. @ Ship Inn
Aug. 14 – Halifax, N.S. @ Gus Pub
Aug. 26 – Toronto, O.N. @ The Piston
Sept. 17 – Fredericton, N.B. @ Harvest Festival
Sept. 18 – Charlottetown, P.E.I. @ Hunter’s Alehouse
Sept. 23 – Whistler, B.C. @ Garibaldi Lift Company w/Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Sept. 24 – Vancouver, B.C. @ The Commodore w/Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Sept. 25 – Victoria, B.C. – Rifflandia @ Market Square w/Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Sept. 27 – Kelowna, B.C. @ The Habitat w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Sept. 29 – Calgary, A.B. @ Republik w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 2 – Winnipeg, M.B. @ The Pyramid w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 4 – North Bay, ON. @ The Wall at Nippising University w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 6 – Hamilton, ON. @ The Studio at Hamilton Place w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 7 – London, ON. @ Norma Jeans w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 10 – Ottawa, ON. @ Capital Music Hall w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 15 – Quebec City, QC @ Dagobert w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Oct. 16 – Montreal, QC @ Belmont w/ Hot Hot Heat and Hey Rosetta!
Rusted Dawn call it quits
Also announced recently, New Brunswick metal band Rusted Dawn have announced that they are disbanding.
Lead singer Jeremy Goddard sent out the following message to all their fans:
Hey dudes, Jerm Warfare here with some news for ya… not of the ‘good’ variety. Sorry folks, but Rusted Dawn are gonna be hanging up the gloves and moving on. We’ve had a great run, and as they say, ‘all good things are probably bad for you’.
The reason? Well, we’ve got a whole smorgasbord of things on our plate, but to keep it short and sweet, we’re calling it quits due to some personal issues, mutual dissatisfaction, and musical interests that continue to branch out in ways that aren’t necessarily the speed metal R.D. was delivering. I’m sure you can expect more tunes from all the dudes at some point or another, but not under the Rusted Dawn moniker.
And with that, we’ll be playing our last gigs in August alongside our bros in the Cancer Bats and Iron Giant, and I can’t possibly think of a better sendoff. We had a couple shows lined up at the end of July, but had to call them off because we wanna be extra ready to destroy your faces for the last time together. And, in another shocking development, a certain french tickler will be gracing us with his presence! Our buddy Luke Vautour gonna be sitting behind the kit again for these last gigs with us, so be thankful there will be at least one shorthair on stage!
Lastly, I wanna thank everyone who’s ever came to see us, bought a record/shirt/whatever, given us some food and a floor to sleep on, or given a shit about us in any way whatsoever, especially our loyal ‘bangers throughout ol’ New Brunswick and the rest of the Maritimes, as well as any band we’ve ever played with, and any promoters who’ve helped us out, not to mention Josh and D5th. This list could literally go on forever, so I’ll end it here by thanking you.
We, The Undersigned need a drummer
A bad time for New Brunswick metal outfits. While Rusted Dawn have broken up, We, The Undersigned has announced that the band has parted ways with drummer Chris Gatza and are currently looking for a new drummer to join the band.
“Unfortunately it didn’t end the way we had envisioned, but as everyone in the band is well accustomed to, things change, responsibilities and expectations change, and the direction of the music changes,” commented bass player Jai Sadler.
“We’re at a point in the band’s career were every member needs to be fully committed to helping the band/business as a whole, so I feel like we made the right decision for both parties involved.”
Anyone who’s interested in filling the position can contact the band via email – firstname.lastname@example.org or on MySpace.