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Event Archive - Phedre, PSYCHOSOMATIC ITCH, HANSMOLE, Painted Fruits

Thu. December 4th 2014 Copper Owl (No Minors)
2100 doors at 2000
$10 at the door only.
Presented by: Weird Canada, Animal Productions
(Toronto, ON)
From the painted face of Brad Casey:

Dan and April, the heads of Daps Records, cut their teeth to a point in Hooded Fang and have since added their voices and hands to HUT, Tonkapuma and Phèdre, their darkest and most accessible band yet. Golden Age is their second offering, a heart-on-sleeve blending of the stylistically high and low brow into a spooky, fashion model Halloween party. Everything about Phèdre points to an ugly past romanticized and reordered, rendered beautiful in the contemporary condition. Their ‘Golden Age’ is heard in the tape hiss, a silent record, or the 4-track background noise. The echo of every sound. The mythical, heartbroken figure. It’s ’80s synth pop of the dirty New York underground heard through modern Toronto ears, made for abandoned 4 am buildings, your faces painted.

(Victoria, BC)
From the perpetual pruritus of Johnnie Regalado:

The scraping sound from beneath the floorboards, throbbing in your eardrums, is not just another manifestation of your imagination. Masterfully captured, in a sweaty, deafening and close-quarters live studio performance during CFUV’s Basement Closet Sessions, is a glimpse at the doom-boom freak-synthers raucously taking over Victoria’s late night haunts. Another living relic of disharmonic symphony and ceiling smash head thrash reverberation.

Here sprout rhythms that tidal shift you into the lucidity of cycled seasons. The product of the water colour creature in the closet creeping out to duets on bedroom synth sessions. To weave tales of the struggle between the lightness and the darkness. To espouse the eternal growth and decay. With these twisted sorts of lullabies what dreams will come?
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(Victoria, BC)
If you burn it all down something else is bound to sprout from the ashes. There’s an inherent lightness in the new, but time and experience always bring change. Here the stretch from lo-fi to deranged manifests in both the tone and the theme; warbled like fresh tape into pure hiss. Eager to please pop songs Jekyll-and-Hyde into the sound of lurkers outside your windows. Two-faced like their city that seeds so many great bands: supportive and fun but shadowed by that cloud-and-rain induced darkside vibe.
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