Thursday 17 April 2014

NEW MUSiC: You Say Party Decennium EP

a3468191577_10Marking 10 years since they played their very first show in a small church basement out in Abbotsford, BC, You Say Party (nee You Say Party We Say Die!) released a commemorative digital EP yesterday title Decennium.  That first show, the band says, “…marked the beginning of something we never would have imagined would go so far, and we’re so happy to be still playing music together a decade later.”  

The past 10 years have been marked with tremendous highs and lows for You Say Party, and in looking back, the band have chosen a number of songs that have been sitting around but never released as acknowledgement of where they’ve come from, and as a way to clear the deck as they prepare for their first new record to come out since 2009′s XXXX (a single, “Friend”, was released in 2013).  The band are “…excited for the new sounds that are taking shape,” on their most recent recording sessions, but Decennium is a welcome look back on their career so far. 

You Say Party’s Decennium is available through the band’s Bandcamp store now.

Wednesday 16 April 2014


Taking raw footage shot in the northern Quebec village of Salluit while helping to establish a silk-screening studio for young people (on top of recording their lovely Qallunaat/Odemin double album), Guelph, ON’s WHOOP-Szo are premiering their new video for “Here” here on Quick Before It Melts.  The footage was edited by WHOOP-Szo’s new drummer Eric Lourenco, who turned the images into a kaleidoscopic, alternate universe journey.

WHOOP-Szo is about to embark on another journey: they’ll be hitting the road for shows in the coming weeks:  April 19 at Grooves Records, London ON (Record Store Day); April 23 in Peterborough (with Hello Babies); April 24 at Cafe Oxymel, Quebec City PQ; April 25 at Pantoume, Quebec City PQ;  April 26 at Gus’, Halifax NS (Poncho Records album release with Walrus, Construction and Destruction); April 27 at Douglas St. School, Truro NS (with Walrus, Construction and Destruction); April 29 at a house show in Moncton (with Construction and Destruction);  April 30, location to be announced in Saint John, NB; May  1 at Gallerie ARC, Fredericton NB;  May  2 at Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal PQ (with JLK, Babysitter);  May  3 at Raw Sugar, Ottawa, ON; May 15 at Baltimore House, Hamilton ON; May 20 at Smiling Buddha, Toronto ON; May 24 at Paddy’s, Sarnia ON (with Serf Kanata, and more TBA).