Ok, so it looks like we took an extended summer siesta between NXNE and now but really we’ve been busy nailing down details for our August mini-tour with sister band Papermaps! We’ll be joining Papermaps this Monday to round off their month-long residency at the Drake Underground, and then we’re off to visit Montreal, Halifax and Ottawa later this month. Catch us if you can!
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!
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!
Just got the final tracks for Crayon Wars in our hands and we couldn’t be happier. Still a few months away from having the physical copies ( <3 vinyl ) but that doesn’t mean we can’t share a little in the meantime.
Back in 2010 we holed up at Chemical Sound for 14 hours and recorded demos of White Noise and Juliana. We mixed and released them on el internets while we worked on more material. These songs made it onto the album and you can find the new mixes here!