Thursday, 26 February 2015

Sara & Tegan - Under Feet Like Ours (1999)

Well, we can't let the opportunity to post this pass us by. Gene's been sitting on this (literally) for a while, biding his time... For what, we're not entirely sure.

See, at this point, this being our fourth Sara & Tegan post, we've run out of things to say. Thankfully the sisters Quin provide some new content themselves, calling Mike Bell "the meanest man on earth" in the liner notes.

So, there's that.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Sara & Tegan - Live On CBC Radio (1998)

While we're pilfering the extensive posts over at Teenage Dogs in Trouble, we might as well include this one. We're posting this ENTIRELY because it's by those famous former-Calgarian twins, but under their original (and superior) name, Sara & Tegan.

This is another CBC session, from the same year as the three demo tapes we posted a few years ago. It's a stripped-down affair, with the gals on acoustic guitars (as was their wont back in the day - before they had the mighty synth power of Mark Mothersbaugh to propel them onto the stage at the Grimy's). The interviews might be the highlight here - the sisters dig into the mythology of their rise from the bedroom to winning Calgary's Garage Wars competition. Oh, and the hosts take the time to read the Quin sisters' bio from the time, which stated that "both girls are single and see boys as an obstacle to their career."

Well, how can you top that? Grab the download from the excellent Teenage Dogs in Trouble.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Chixdiggit - Live At The Horseshoe

We're going to gleefully steal a post from another blog (which MAY be a sign that someone around the CCPS office is getting lazy). Partly because we like to make our archives are as complete as possible, but mostly because... well, we're suckers for Chixdiggit.

This post comes courtesy of the excellent Teenage Dogs in Trouble, and it looks like this was posted almost five years ago. The set itself was allegedly broadcast on CBC's Saturday night Just Concerts, somewhere around the year 2000. It's a great sounding set that hits a lot of, er, hits. It opens with "Where's Your Mom" and closes with "I Wanna Hump You." Listening to this, we feel like a ridiculous 21-year old again.

Grab the file from Teenage Dogs in Trouble.

Monday, 23 February 2015

Bog Bodies - Could she? Could you?? Grope swollen whispers of ghosts from erogenous zones past??? (2015)

While it's been an exceptional year so far for vinyl releases in Calgary, it's been fairly quiet on the cassette front so far (maybe likely, it's probably just that nothing's hit the CCPS radar yet - that durned thing seems to be on the fritz of late). So we're really happy to have another tape from local weirdo Craig Storm to break the monotony of listening to the Viet Cong LP over and over and over and...

Anyways, we're pleased to have this, even if we are puzzled by it. Mostly, we just don't know how to pigeonhole this thing. Spazzy drum machines collide with fuzzed out guitars and even more fuzzed out vocals, pounding away like a hyperactive squirrel with a jack hammer at the bottom of a well.

See, that's what happens when you let us try to describe music. Grab this from the Bog Bodies bandcamp and let us know what YOU think it sounds like.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Field Day - Big Wheels (1996)

That last post got us thinking about Field Day, and how we've never posted any of their CDs. Well, let's change that!

This CD is, to be fair, a compilation of tracks we've already posted. But we're sticking to our plan because (a) it includes a cover of the Ninth Configuration song "Walk Away" and (b) it has this novelty rap track about skateboarding as a "bonus track":

Field Day is also one of those bands that James Muretich liked to write about a fair amount. Here's an article from 1995:

See how much value we've managed to add to a post which ultimately contains mostly stuff we've posted before?