Telephone Explosion is set to celebrate our fifth year in business (if the music industry can still be considered a business) and like a typical married couple we are keeping ourselves busy enough not to notice how much we actually dislike each other.
On Friday, December 7th, we will be throwing a party at Toronto’s Hard Luck Bar, featuring performances by Crosss, Teenanger, Soupcans, Young Mother and Holy Cobras.
Admission to the event will be five dollars, one for each band performing (or each year we’ve been putting out records) – clever!
To sweeten the pot even further, we’ll also be setting up a fire-sale table, where vinyl junkies and the like can purchase all in-stock releases at prices slightly above cost.
In other news, we are almost set to launch ATARAXIA, a cassette-only series veering towards the experimental end of the musical spectrum. The inaugural volume is titled “Music from RIP Eifdn AOD Sulie” and performed by Tonstartssbandht member Andy Boay. It will be available for sale at our anniversary party.
Here’s a description from the man himself:
“ ‘Music from RIP Eifdn AOD Sulie’ is a collection of music extracted from a trio of uniquely soundtracked videos created live, simultaneously, via an interactive set-up allowing the audio dynamics of volume, distortion, and delay to affect and interrupt the composite video feedback signal.”
Fancy! We think it sounds a bit like “Wonderwall Music,” in the best way possible.
The original video performances can be viewed HERE.
Finally, we’d like to announce that Telephone Explosion’s first release of 2013 will be the debut LP from the Montreal-cum-Halifax-cum-Hamilton lightning wizards known as Crosss. Rooted in the darkest corners of psychedelic grunge, this band has been turning greasy, long-haired haired heads across the country.
Their as-yet-untitled LP will feature five brand new songs, along with re-recorded versions of tracks originally appearing on their well-received “Bones Brigade” cassette. Side B will be a 20-minute live jam recorded by Lantern’s Zachary Fairbrother. Heavily inspired by the “Musique Concrète” movement, this performance captures the band’s live fury, while simultaneously taking their music into uncharted territory.
Listen to “Bones Brigade” HERE.
And don’t forget that Soupcans’ debut LP “Good Feelings” is available in-stores and online TODAY. Download link is HERE.