Saturday, 16 June 2018

Singing Lawn Chair - The Door In the Window Cassette (2018)

We wish we could tell you more about Singing Lawn Chair. But the top hit for Singing Lawn Chair is our post of their last tape. But we did find this lovely video, with a soundtrack by them:

We picked this tape up at Sloth; maybe there's another copy there?

Friday, 15 June 2018

Uncanny Valley - Demo (2018)

Uncanny Valley feels like the logical next step for Aiwass, with Ryan Von Hagen and Gwen Morgan adding a full band to delivery their blasts of dark wave punk. Yelping vocals, Cure/New Order bass lines, propelling drums, chorus-y guitars and icy synths. What more do you want? One of our must-sees for Sled Island.

Get it via the Uncanny Valley bandcamp.

Thursday, 14 June 2018

Pre Nup - Oh Well (2018)

New tape time! This one has been sitting in the CCPS office tape deck (one of them, anyways) since it came out last month. Pre Nup is like the, well, grown up version of Josiah and Sarah Hughes' former band, Grown-Ups. There's a sense of exhaustion to this tape, despite the songs barreling along at something just shy of a breakneck speed. When Josiah sings, "Music is my life a living hell and the product of my privilege - oh well," we get the feels. We also get a distinct Wedding Present vibe off of this, which means we're probably mishearing something.

Get the download from the Pre Nup bandcamp, or the tape from the good folks at Debt Offensive.

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

CCPS Miscellany: Foes of Respiration - Avoid Inhaling (1989)

Today's tape comes to us via Chris Zuk, our ever-reliable source for all things Edmonton. Zuk tells us these guys were the precursor to the Minstrels on Speed. And, yup, this sounds like it's in the same vein as the Minstrels, just more basement-y and low fi.

Which, in our books, is always a good thing.

Monday, 11 June 2018

Long Named West Coast Band - Sick Trees Yellow Leaves (1989)

This tape comes to us via the former proprietor of Golden Rock (the blog, not the record label). We're not overly-familiar with this band (read: we have no idea who these guys were). We suspect these guys somehow became Defoliator, but that's all we got.

Get it here!

Sunday, 10 June 2018

A-Team - Sampler (1995)

We're inching towards the 11th anniversary of the CCPS, so we figure we should get our heads at least partially out of our asses and post something. We've had a few tapes sitting on in the queue for a while, so here goes.

This one comes from us via Eddie at Melodiya, who dug this out of who knows where. There's nothing new or surprising on this tape - all of these songs show up on other A-Team recordings we've posted. But, hey, it's a new (old) tape, and that's a pretty rare find for us these days.

I'm (still) a truck!

Monday, 16 April 2018

Cold Club - The Cold Club (1995)

We're going to shift gears from our usual alt/indie/punk-rock fare, and dig into the folk/roots/blues scene with this CD of, well, some pretty remarkable musicians. The Cold Club brought together flamenco guitarist Oscar Lopez, blues guitarist Amos Garrett, jazzy violinist Karl Roth, multi-mandoist David Wilkie, and the sadly departed keyboardist Ron Casat. This is well-played (of course), well-arranged and - most importantly - fun. Even if it is outside the standard CCPS fare.

Get cold here.

Sunday, 15 April 2018

Busman's Holiday - 3 Credit Head (1995)

More catching up after that wave of 1998 CDs... we just realized we have another Busman's Holiday CD. This one doesn't offer up any more hints about the band. What it does is replace the issue Gene had with the lack of an apostrophe with an antagonizing inconsistency in apostrophe usage.

But still, we continue to offer the download.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

Chixdiggit - Chixdiggit (1996)

How on earth did we miss posting this? The first Chixdiggit album, an absolute classic. We said that Born on the First of July had a lot of our favourite Chixdiggit songs? Okay, then this one has more.

Hey, remember when Chixdiggit got signed to Sub Pop?

Hey, remember when Chixdiggit got dumped off Sub Pop?

Looks like this is still in print, and we don't want to get sued by Sub Pop. So, uh, maybe just dig out your old copy from the back seat of your car?

Friday, 13 April 2018

Busmans Holiday - Showtime (1998)

We don't know much about Busmans Holiday other than these three things:

  1. They may have been a fixture of Morgan's Pub in the late 90's;
  2. Their drummer was punk rock legend Marty Chatrin; and
  3. The lack of an apostrophe in their band name is a real sticking point for Gene. 
Still, we offer the download here.