Saturday, 8 August 2020

Weep, O' Mine Eyes - New Urban Gothic (2000)

Here's another CD from twenty years ago... Michael Weicker has been active in the city's electronic music scene for over 35 years, so we're pretty excited to have found this disc of his. New Urban Gothic is a great set of electonica - crossing somewhere between minimal, industrial, and ambient techno. 

This one doesn't seem to be up on the Weep, O' Mine Eyes bandcamp, so we'll point you here.

Friday, 7 August 2020

Sheldon Overboard - Fill Your Voids Accordingly (2000)

We've been a bit side-tracked of late, posting gig posters over on the CCPS facebook page. We've got a stack of odds and sods that have shown up during the pandemic - starting with this CD, passed to us by PJ Lavergne. 

Sheldon Overboard was Chris dela Torre's all-Filipino mall punk band, prior to the formation of his Axis of Conversation. A rock-focused band made up entirely of people of colour is a very, very rare thing in Calgary - and dela Torre hints that they sometimes didn't have the warmest of welcomes in this article. Which is probably not completely unexpected, but is completely dumb - this is CD is pretty great.

Go overboard here!

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

El Chupacabra - El Chupacabra (1998)

Whoops! We were re-filing our 2000 CDs, and realized we missed posting the first El Chupacabra (not to be confused with Chupacabra, or the excellent Chixdiggit song of the same name) CD.

Here it is, better late than never!

Monday, 20 April 2020

Dino Martinis - 50,000,000 Santa Fans Can't Be Wrong (2000)

So, if there's one thing we at the CCPS are comfortable with, it's being out of season. So, Merry Christmas everyone! Here's a seasonal treat from the seasonal favourites, the Dino Martinis!

If there's one band that we can't fault for making a Christmas CD, it's these guys, who never take themselves too seriously. Mixing traditional tracks and originals, all that's missing is a recipe for the perfect Christmas cocktail.

Ho ho ho!

Sunday, 19 April 2020

Tomko Lamb - No Real Hurry (2000)

We probably haven't done Tomko Lamb's prior releases justice, simplifying them to focus on his use of hammered dulcimer. If we're counting correctly today, this is the third release of his we've featured, and continues his blend of, yes, hammered dulcimer and - here's the part we've omitted before - folk/country songwriting.

Get it here.

Saturday, 18 April 2020

Brown Eyed Susans - Afraid Of Heights (2000)

Okay, here's why we had to play catch-up with the Brown Eyed Susans. Looks like after they moved to California, they started to make a second record with pop guru Jason Falkner. This sees the band further delving in to the textures and sounds of classic pop music, with touches of Beatles throughout.

Get it here.

Friday, 17 April 2020

Brown-Eyed Susans - Afternoon Tea (1996)

Whoops, we've got a quick make-up post here. And to really make up, we've got a double blast of CD art. We don't know how we missed posting this originally, since we have two different editions of this disc.

Anyways, we've had tracks by Brown Eyed Susans touched away on a couple of compilations we've posted previously, so here's the first full-length, a slice of well-cooked pop music in much the same vein of Jellyfish. It looks like these guys relocated to California shortly after the release of this, hence the second edition on a US label.

We ripped the original, though. We think?

Thursday, 16 April 2020

El Chupacbra - Double Drop Blues (2000)

A few years ago, we posted a tape from local hardcore band Chupacabra, with a comment that they weren't to be confused with El Chupacabra. Well, now it's time for us to post a CD by El Chupacabra, and note that the website for these young blues rockers is now a dead link.

So we'll just point you here.

Wednesday, 15 April 2020

Dry Fisted - In God We Thrust (2000)

There's a good possibility that we've got the year on this CDr wrong. We have no idea who Dry Fisted were, and are unable to provide any more details about this hardcore band, since their myspace page is, well, on myspace.

Get it here.

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Everymen - The Everymen Vs. The Lowest Common Denominator (2000)

This CD is a testament to, among other things, the sticktoitiveness of the Everymen. With a career that spanned over 15 years, these guys certainly had time to hone their craft - and write A LOT of songs. It's also a testament to drummer Casey Lewis' engineering talents - this is probably the best-sounding release by the band.

Get it here.