Sunday, July 27, 2014

Art Bergmann - Drones of Democracy

Art Bergmann is back with a new tune called Drones of Democracy, taken from an ep entitled either Songs for the Underclass or Slogans for the Underclass, I'm not sure which. The 4-track ep should be out in the fall on Weewerk Records.

"The making of a sleeper cell. Drones manufactured in the heart of America. How to explain the use of advanced weapons, cluster-bombs, made to shred tanks. Weapons used on innocents, man, woman, and child alike. If you think Neil Young wrote this, well yeah, I wanted my own Cortez." -Art

So we are finally treated to some new Artmusic, the first since 1995's What Fresh Hell Is This. If you've been paying attention here, you already know how highly Scruffy treasures Bergmann. Clearly he still has things to say, can't wait to hear the rest.

Drones of Democracy

Some older ones from back through the ages to refresh your memory.

My Empty House

Stop the Time

Hospital Song


Faithlessly Yours

Dirge No. 1

Young Canadians - Hawaii

Message From Paul

Our Little Secret

The K-Tels- Don't Tell Me

Poisoned - Yeah I Guess

Bound for Vegas

Tour dates:
07/25-27 Calgary, AB - Calgary Folk Music Festival
09/06 Vancouver BC - Commodore Ballroom

Artwork at top of post by David Cran.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Blunderspublik - Reason (Hushfeed cover feat. Jay Churko)

Blunderspublik's new ep Kittens & Shit: Blunderspublik's Homage to '90s Winnipeg is now out for your listening pleasure and edification. Hushfeed, Kittens, Mikimoto, Bonaduces and Shit covers/reimaginings. You can download here, physical copies should be available soon from Sfeericle Records.

 I love the idea of paying tribute to your own hometown.

Here's a few originals from the originators. It would be fun to hear newer acts like Greg MacPherson, Sons of York, Cannon Bros., Attica Riots, Warsaw, etc. do Streetheart, Stretchmarks, Breath Grenades, Harlequin, Liquid Bone Dance, QCK, or Grand Theft Canoe etc. and vice versa. Who can make this happen?

Hushfeed - Reason

The Bonaduces - Judy Blume Weekend

Newer Bonaduces:

Kittens - Butterfly

Monday, July 14, 2014

Sloan - Keep Swinging (Downtown): Is Sloan the Canadian KISS?

New Sloan? Yes. The album is called Commonwealth, there's a side for each guy (like the KISS solo records!), out September 9. Kiss made a concept record (The Elder), and Andrew Scott's side is an 18-minute suite called Forty-Eight Portraits. It's possible the band will be doing a Vegas residency instead of KISS, I don't know.

Diamond Side (Jay):

1) We've Come This Far 2) You've Got A Lot On Your Mind
3) Three Sisters
4) Cleopatra
5) Neither Here Nor There

Heart Side (Chris):

6) Carried Away
7) So Far So Good
8) Get Out
9) Misty's Beside Herself
10) You Don't Need Excuses To Be Good

Shamrock Side (Patrick):

11) 13 (Under A Bad Sign)
12) Take It Easy
13) What's Inside
14) Keep Swinging (Downtown)

Spade Side (Andrew):

15) Forty-Eight Portraits

How about a free download of recently-released cover of The Good In Everyone by The Almighty Rhombus?

Another freebie. choir! choir! choir! do Everything You've Done Wrong.