First off, I'm crossing my fingers that San Fran's Seahorse Liberation Army show at Pop Montreal will work out. I'm unfortunately stuck in Toronto and cannot witness the Canadian debut of a potentially legendary group. Their songs are immediately riveting...political but with a sense of humour, referential without being campy. The band is smart about when to draw the line between l'homage and originality. Although they draw from all kinds of ideas, beliefs and inspirational people - dadaism, Dutronc, Paris '68 - they avoid dogmatism and idolitry. Nor are they inaccessible or too cool or whatever most underground bands try to be. They are doing their own thing, but you've been invited to do it with them, and bring friends.
Club LAMBI - 4465 Saint-Laurent
C-Bizz Presents: 1:00 Mongrels ∙ 24:00 Myshel Prasad ∙ 23:00 Seahorse Liberation Army ∙ 22:00 Jon Cohen Experimental
Check out some of their music here, and make sure your friends hear it too.
SLA are ready to take your baby away.
Also, Blocks and Dead Astronaut have released a 12" Creeping Nobodies / Anagram split, available at Soundscapes and Rotate This for $12. It features 4 new songs, and it's some heavy, next-level shit. It leaves me salivating for more releases from these two explosive and prolific local bands. If you buy a copy, you get a password coupon that hooks you up with a free download of the entire split.
ESB PLAYLIST 9/26/06
GUY STEVOS - Voodoo Bateria
SOULWAX - Krack
SOULWAX - Miserable Girl
THE CREEPING NOBODIES - Sacrosanctions
THE CREEPING NOBODIES - Psychic Weapons
ANAGRAM - Mt. St. Capt. Doom
ANAGRAM - Manic Indulgence
CSS - Let's Make Love and Listen to Death From Above (Spank Rock Remix)
SAILBOATS ARE WHITE - SAW (Cadence Weapon Hi-Speed Edit)
LINDSTROM - Limitations
DJ LOGIC - 9th Ward Blues
SMMW - Little Walter Rides Again
THE NEIN - The Vibe (Crash Bleeder's Remix)