Wednesday, 6 February 2019

CCPS Miscellany: Wounded Machines (2017)

We used yesterday's Favour tape as a chance to catch up on another release we missed a couple of years ago, the fourth Open Channels cassette. The quartet continue to mine indie pop through synths, with a few more guitars than their prior releases. It's interesting to listen to this after Favour - Jeff King's songwriting still has very much the same feeling, one which itches just the right spot for us here at the CCPS.

Get wounded the Open Channels bandcamp.

Tuesday, 5 February 2019

CCPS Miscellany: Favour - Everything Remains To Be Done (2019)

Here's a bit of a blast from the (southern) past. Recorded in 2000 and shelved until now, this tape is a great blast of guitar rock from Lethbridge's Favour that sits somewhere between Thrush Hermit and the Inbreds. After sitting on the tapes and/or computer files for 18 years, guitarist Jeff King Kickstartered a physical release of the album - and we're pretty pleased that he did, this is quality stuff.

Get it from the Favour bandcamp.

Monday, 4 February 2019

Playground Treason - Live at Studio A Go-Go (1990)

Former Playground Treason guitarist Cameron Gillies got in touch with us and offered up this amazing piece of history, seven live tracks from the pre-cursor to Red Autumn Fall. With Gail Thompson on drums, Gary Reimer on bass and Greg Williams on another guitar, this is, well, a pre-cursor to Red Autumn Fall. It might not have the polish of RAF - it is a live recording, after all - but Simeon Ross' characteristic vocals are already well in place. And judging from the cheers from the audience, they already had a solid following.

Get it here.

Sunday, 3 February 2019

Wealth Plant - Friends (2010)

Thanks to Kevin Stebner and his tiny but mighty Shed Bookstore for getting this tape to us. Wealth Plant is an early Jean-Sebatien Audet vehicle, further highlighting how diverse he is (and how prone he is to changing his project names). Wealth Plant sound like Jean-Sebastian and a guitar (and maybe a looper pedal), turning out short doodles of what we can only call experimental pop. A long ways from the soulful sounds of his 2016 Un Blonde album and - if the early sounds are any indication - even further from his new project, Yves Jarvis.

Get it here.

Saturday, 2 February 2019

Purlicue - Sip 'N Dip (2018)

Somehow we missed picking this tape up until last night. Which is weird, because this four-piece features members of some of our favourite bands - most notably Crims & Flow, which Purlicue feels like the natural extension of. Quirky lyrics (check out the hilarious "Whoops") give the post-punkish guitar work a refreshing feel - none of that faux darkness here.

Get the download via the Purlicue bandcamp.