This is it! In two days we’ll finally be releasing our album, Crayon Wars at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto! Woo! For those of you not in the city, both digital and vinyl will also be available online via Bandcamp.
But also, to cap off our residency as band of the month, The Indie Machine is streaming our entire album for the rest of the week. And they’ve also taken the time to write an amazingly detailed review too!
Speaking of release party, it’s our goal to make you dance all night so we asked a few friends to help us make this happen:
Patrick Grant is a friend who’s friends with our friends. That is to say we haven’t met him or his new band yet but we know we’ll get along when we do. According to him they are a “danceable light psychedelic combo”. If it’s a dancey and features this great voice, you won’t want to arrive much past 9 to make sure you catch their set.
Lovely Killbots are dear, dear friends of ours. Never mind the fact that Lauralee and Ryan are great or that I’m a sucker for dark synth/drum combos (and robots for that matter), if you haven’t heard Once Smitten for yourself you really should check it out. We haven’t played with them since way back in 2009 so we’re excited to finally be able to share the stage again.
And if you think the party ends after our set you’d be very, very wrong. Midnight is prime time for DJ/producer Mix Chopin and we fully intend to stay on the dance floor with him (and you) until after last call. Mix is also a great friend of ours and we’re happy that his internationally-traveled self is closing out our night.
Bottom line? There’s no better way to ring in your June than to come party with us. Did I mention two of the three of us will be celebrating birthdays that week too? It’ll be big.
Only half a month to go until we release our album! Can’t wait? Neither can we really, so we’ve set up pre-ordering for the Crayon Wars vinyl. If you order between now and May 23rd you’ll get an immediate digital download and you’ll also have the physical copy in your hands before anyone else does!
In other fun, as The Indie Machine’s band of the month we curated a 7-day mixtape this week that features a few of our favourite electro influences. Take a listen and read about why we decided to put Britney alongside Kraftwerk…
The folks at Two Way Monologues have been great supporters-turned-friends of ours for many years. I first met them when I released my last solo album, Stop/Start, and they’ve been following closely ever since. They’ve watched this band develop and have been waiting (for years!) for us to finish our album, so it’s not a surprise that they are helping us throw our vinyl release show on June 1. This week on their blog they’ve reviewed Crayon Wars and are also streaming a new track that isn’t even up on our own site yet! Head over to TWM to listen to Open My Eyes.
It’s been a bit silent on the blog front but facebook friends may have noticed bits and pieces coming together to assemble 300 vinyl copies of Crayon Wars.
Well, they’re finally done! And just in time too, because we’re counting down to our album release party on June 1 at Sneaky Dee’s (Toronto) which we’re hoping you’ll join us for. We’ll dance, we’ll play and then we’ll dance some more. We won’t want to miss you and you won’t want to miss Lovely Killbots, Mix Chopin or Patrick Grant and band. More on this in the coming weeks…
Meanwhile, kind words like these from Panic Manual are popping up and oh, we’re The Indie Machine‘s featured artist of the month so stay tuned there for more fun from us too!