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Friday, December 19, 2014

DARLENE, MY QUEEN

You've no doubt seen me rambling about this new band I'm in called Darlene Shrugg...

Well you can now have a listen to a glimpse of the hot new sound I've been trying to convince you to come check out on Valentines and American Independence day. Continuing our trend of playing themed nights, you can check us out on New Years Eve at the Silver Dollar in Toronto.



Darlene came about through the extension of a creative partnership that is going on its 13th year. Simone TB and I were a duo called Tropics for 10+ years. We ran out of tricks in that band, but are lifelong rock friends. We drafted Meg Remy to write lyrics for us, and were born the mighty Shrugg.

Ice Cream babes rock with us live on stage.

DEC 31st // Darlene Shrugg @ the Silver Dollar
w/ Horsey Craze (Mems. of Constantines & Do Make Say Think do Neil!) & Sunset Pig

21ST CENTURY ROCK N' ROLL. UTTER INDIFFERENCE TO THE OBSOLESCENCE OF AND INDIFFERENCE TO SAID GENRE. THE GREATEST ROCK N' ROLL EXPERIENCE IN ALL OF CANADA TODAY (PARTLY BECAUSE WE CAN CLAIM BOTH AMERICAN AND BRITISH LINEAGE, AND PARTLY BECAUSE THERE ARE HARDLY ANY DECENT ROCK N' ROLL AND OR GLITTER ACTS CURRENTLY FUNCTIONING TODAY UP NORTH). ABSOLUTE LEGITIMACY.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

DATES 2015

I'll be travelling, band in tow for some dates promoting the re-release of A Hound at the Hem. I would be very happy to meet anyone out there who has enjoyed the music.

Check out the dates. We may be playing somewhere near you...

U.S. Girls will be performing a solo set in support, all dates except Toronto.

Sunday, December 14, 2014

RESUME



Razors pain you;
Rivers are damp;
Acids stain you;
And drugs cause cramp.
Guns aren't lawful;
Nooses give;
Gas smells awful;
You might as well live.

- Dorothy Parker

Friday, December 12, 2014

REPULSION REVISITED


Check out this short piece which takes inspiration from Polanski's classic Repulsion, and my own Hover on a Sliver track. Jennifer Hazel, Lulu Turnbull and Meg Remy are the key creatives. I am very lucky to call them family as well as collaborators.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thursday, October 30, 2014

ZA, A 2ND HELPING

Reach back deep into the nether parts of this here blog, and you'll find yourself with a fistful of meandering musings - the gist of which being; THIS BAND CALLED ZACHT AUTOMAAT, THEY'RE LIKE, THE ABSOLUTE BEST RIGHT??

A year ago the label I 'run' (heh heh) with the U.S. Girl put out this monster 2xLP compiling top moments by our heroes ZA.

We find ourselves a year later with a 2nd pressing. The 1st was an edition of 333, this 2nd press is in a hand numbered edition of 222. It is doubtful there will be an edition of 111, we might just skip to the existential 000 press and call it a day.

If you want to hear the best music coming out of Canada today, you'd do well to grab a copy now while we have them.

LISTEN AND ORDER AT THIS LINK LOCATION.

Monday, October 27, 2014

MAINTAIN THE CHARADE



Have a look at this newly made video for Maintain the Charade. The tune itself can be found on A Hound At The Hem, which will soon be reissued by DFA.

The video was directed, shot and edited by the ludicrously talented Meg Remy. I think it represents a new plateau in her capacity as a music video maker. Shot on Super 8 film on location in the neighbourhood and at the beach. The ghost statue is wonderfully played by Alicia Nauta. Beautiful and haunting stuff, and the tune ain't half bad either!

BOOKING

North America: Sam Kogon / sam@panacherock.com
All other inquiries: Dara Kartz / darakartz@gmail.com