Tuesday, 25 April 2017

Doe Eye - Six Song Demo (1995)

It's been far tool long since we posted any Primrods-related content, so we were overjoyed to receive an email last week from Derrick Denholm that read, in part:
Below is a link to my bandcamp page for a band I had with Garret and Leah in 1994-95. I moved to BC shortly thereafter, was involved with a group that became the Buttless Chaps, among many others. This is a good 4-track recording done at the time when Garret had been asked to join the Primrods. There is only one cassette copy in existence, and these tracks on bandcamp are WAV files I made from audacity transfers.

Hope this is of interest to you. Think: Rodan, Slint, Boredoms, TFUL 282.
Of course this is of interest! Doe Eye is way noisier than McClure's pre-Primrods involvement in Staasi Quartet, leaning more towards bassist Leah Van Loon's prior (?) band, Squat. Their gloriously sloppy cover of Blondie's "Anything Can Happen" is, well, gloriously sloppy. 

Grab it via the Doe Eye bandcamp.

Monday, 24 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: Subworm Feeders - Out of the Mouth into the Door (1993)

Here's our last Edmonton tape from Corey Hamilton. Being from 1993, Subworm Feeders bear a lot of the marks of a post-Seattle explosion alt rock band. Except maybe a bit weirder - we reckon these guys had at least one Butthole Surfers tape in their collection.


Sunday, 23 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: The Pop Crisis -She Was Pop (1989)

We're still in Edmonton with a few more tapes from Corey Hamilton's collection. The Pop Crisis features Kelly McPhillamey, who would go on to play with Minstrels on Speed. Like that band, these are pop-focused rock songs. Pop Crisis are a little less heavy than the Minstrels, maybe because this was pre-Seattle?

Pop rocks!

Saturday, 22 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: Small Town Apathy - Live on CJSR (1989)

Here's another live broadcast from CJSR, kind of in the same vein as She-Devils on Wheels, but with more of an industrial element to things. Meaning that there's lots of noisy banging on things in this. And maybe more song structures. But only slightly.

Feelin' apathetic?

Friday, 21 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: She-Devils on Wheels - Live on CJSR (1989)

The CCPS is big fans of campus radio, and we're always thrilled to see how other communities' stations help support a vibrant local music scene. So this tape, via Corey Hamilton, is of note.

Two sides of weird noise,spoken word, and snatches of songs - broadcast on Edmonton's CJSR at what we kind of assume was likely not a peak hour of the day.

Get your wheels here.

Wednesday, 19 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: Jongleur - Procession/Paranoia Enz/Minstrels Recycled (1990/1991)

It's been a tough month for Edmonton's music scene. Just following Chris Boddy's passing, guitarist Kirby Fox passed away two weeks ago.

Jongleur was one of the bands Fox was a part of - an arty, lyric-heavy band that started with the core of Alan Demeule, Georges Giguere and Jeff Weeks.

Proceed,end and recycle.

Tuesday, 18 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: The Loved One - Tutti (1991)

We'll carry on with part of the Chris Boddy story today, and the band that Euthanasia evolved into (after they were Wickerman). A lot less early 80's punk, a lot more 90's melodic rock (we hear a lot of similarities to the Doughboys in this).

Get some love here.

Monday, 17 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: Euthanasia - Above Reproach Beneath Contempt (1987)

We're still in the Edmonton way-back machine, thanks to Corey Hamilton. We know Euthanasia from the one track of theirs on the Writing on Stone compilation, so it's good to have a full release from these fine early goth punks.

Timing is a weird thing - guitarist Chris Boddy passed away earlier this month, a big loss to the Edmonton music scene. Together with his brother Cam and one-time Calgarian Marty Chatrin, the band's sound evokes Killing Joke and other darker political punk of its era.

Get Euthanized here.

Sunday, 16 April 2017

CCPS Miscellany: The Imagineers - The Imagineers (1993)

We're taking a trip up to Edmonton, courtesy of Corey Hamilton. We'll start with this, the third release from a fan favourite from that city, the Imagineers.

One of the things that continues to amaze us about this band is their commitment to non titling their releases. Apparently there was also a cassette release of this - if anyone can hook us up with a scan, we'd appreciate it. So that we way we have three different tapes by the band that are untitled, adding to the confusion that surrounds us in the CCPS office.

Figure it out here.

Saturday, 15 April 2017

Ghostkeeper - Sheer Blouse Buffalo Knocks (2017)

It's been a while since we've heard from Ghostkeeper, and they're back with an exceptional new tape that sees the band taking their sounds and washing them in gorgeous layers of psychedelia. Ghostkeeper has never been a band afraid to change things up, and so this is a lot less of the rock outing that their last album was, further mining the direction of that release's "Golden." Shane Ghostkeeper's skittering and skipping rhythms are balanced with Sarah Houle's dreamy vocals and the sonic landscape crafted by their new bandmates Ryan Bourne and Eric Hamelin. File this one under: headphone candy.

Get the download from the Ghostkeeper bandcamp. We assume tapes are out there in some of our fine local record shops.