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WE’RE HEADLINING THE HORSESHOE IN TORONTO ON AUGUST 25

Some incredible bands sharing the stage with us that night:
Army Girls | http://armygirls.tumblr.com
Sandman Viper Command | http://sandmanvipercommand.com/
Dangerband | http://www.facebook.com/dangerbandmusic
RSVP ON FACEBOOK - CLICK HERE
STOKED!

JAPANESE RELEASE DAY via THIS TIME RECORDS

http://www.thistimerecords.com/release/index.htm

GOOGLE TRANSLATE tells us:

Sound of lightning burst leave the band formed a year of unprecedented, by Topanaga! 

Come Wakamusha of <age 10 born and raised tropical indie 90s> Rock new powers from Canada. Topanga hottest bands making great strides in just a few months Japan has debuted with great fanfare. Physical limit of the world’s first EP “Lionheart” to “Oceans” CD was rare vinyl-only release, was his debut release, was added to the two songs as a bonus track further Unused Track CD (CD). Produced by Jon Drew engaged in Tokyo Police Club, the Fucked Up!

MABU (LIVE AT SNEAKY DEE’S)

Record Club Vol. 20: “Era Vulgaris” by Queens of the Stone Age

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Zack chose “Era Vulgaris” by Queens of the Stone Age.

"Everything in this record is a perfect extension of the musical ground they have already covered. They maintain familiarity while also breaking brand new ground, production wise, not to mention melodically and structurally. My favourite part of this record is the exploration of contrast, making sections ‘pop’ through a variety of methods (through either dynamic shift, rhythmic shift, textural or melodic shift between sections, or sometimes all at once). Not to mention that it has a brutal and machinelike core. So wicked. Also, Josh Homme - nuff said." - Zack

Stream it here: tinyurl.com/7yb87hr

Record Club Vol. 20: Era Vulgaris by Queens of the Stone Age by Topanga on Grooveshark

Record Club Vol. 19: “Attack on Memory” by Cloud Nothings

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Stefan chose “Attack on Memory” by Cloud Nothings.

"Strangely enough, Steve introduced me to this band.  It’s pretty rare that Steve says anything useful. But sometimes that guy really knows things about music." - Stefan

Stream the Record Here: http://bit.ly/JZLXoF

Record Club Vol. 18: “On Borrowed Time” by The Illuminati

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Nestor chose “On Borrowed Time” by The Illuminati.

"I really like the production on this record. The guitar and bass are gritty and the drums are huge. Also the crazy guitar playing." -Nestor

Stream the Record Here: http://tny.gs/JK3X53

Record Club Vol. 18: The Illuminati by Topanga on Grooveshark

Record Club Vol. 17: “Public Strain” by Women

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Steve chose “Public Strain” by Women.

“This week I chose Public Strain by Women. This is a particularly tense noise rock masterpiece by the short-lived Calgary band (guitarist Christopher Reimer passed away this year).

It features unique song structures and an abrasive undercurrent of guitar feedback and skronk, however there are catchy melodies throughout. It takes some time to get into but I believe this is one of the best Canadian releases in a long, long time.” - Steve
Stream it here: http://tny.gs/JTDPll

Record Club 17: Women by Topanga on Grooveshark

Live Video for YUKON VALLEY, shot by HeartstringsTV!

BTW we will be playing this song and others TONIGHT in TORONTO at The Horseshoe.  RSVP Here: http://www.facebook.com/events/262095873884874/

And if you dig this vid, there are a bunch more here (including some acoustic jams):

http://www.heartstringstv.com/episodes/topanga.html

"Back Against The Wall", Live at Sneaky Dee’s during our "Oceans" 7-inch release.  More vids coming soon!

Record Club Vol. 16: “Suicide Invoice” by Hot Snakes

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Zack chose “Suicide Invoice” by Hot Snakes.

"So good.  And so many awesome bands’ existence can be owed to this bands influence. They are completely a culmination of the post-hardcore movement, as they continue the punk tradition (challenging the status quo) in their own way. To put it simplistically, they have expanded the palate of punk music, and the breadth of the musical ideas inherent to punk songwriting. Outside of the figurative meaning though, these are just awesome songs - and when they were released they offered an unusual vitality. A stand out track for me is Bye Nancy Boy."  -Zack

Stream it here: http://tny.gs/KvFuSP

Record Club Vol. 15: “Big Eye Little Eye” by The Golden Dogs

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Stefan chose “Big Eye Little Eye” by The Golden Dogs

"Admittedly, I don’t know too much about this band and I don’t love every song on this album. But the strong songs are so good that it makes up for everything else.  Tracks 1, 5, and 10 are personal highlights.  The dudes voice is so awesome.  And the female vocals match his perfectly."  -Stefan

Stream it here: http://tny.gs/JSXma6

Record Club 15: The Golden Dogs by Topanga on Grooveshark

Record Club Vol. 14: “First Blush” by Tricky Woo

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Nestor chose “First Blush” by Tricky Woo

"It feels good when I fill my earholes with this record. Very nice riff rock." - Nestor

Stream it here: http://snd.sc/Jlko7T

Record Club Vol. 13: “Riposte” by Buke & Gass

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 

This week, Steve chose “Riposte” by Buke & Gass.

I often don’t enjoy duo projects but made an exception for this duo of prog-folk-weirdo-hippie bike mechanics from Brooklyn.  The instruments are homemade — ‘buke’ being a handmade baritone ukulele and ‘gass’ being a mix of guitar and bass strings.  Like the instruments, the hooks are very unconventional — on tunes like “Revel In Contempt,” one of the strongest hooks is stated once but never repeated — and songs are interspersed with short experimental interludes.  This music isn’t for everyone; it takes multiple listens to get through their densely layered songs.  But if you spend some time with this band, you’ll definitely find something you like." - Steve

Stream it here: http://tny.gs/ICYhcP

We played POGs with Raina from Rain’s World!  We wrote her a shitty song! We recorded it! Laughter! Tears! Gambling Addictions!

Record Club Vol. 12: “No Control” by Bad Religion

The four of us have this tradition we call “Record Club”.  It’s like a book club, but with music.  Every Sunday one band member picks a record for the rest of us to listen to. It’s a pretty sweet excuse for us to hang out together, drink beer, and talk about our favourite bands. 


This week, Zack chose “No Control” by Bad Religion.

Back when they weren’t ubiquitous, cerebral punkers, they were creating a path for critical (of both self and otherwise) thinking in punk. To me, this album perfectly describes Bad Religion at it’s core. Fast songs, tight harmonies, complex lyrics. Definitely a formative album for me.” - Zack


Stream it here: http://tny.gs/IraeRa



Record Club Vol. 12: “No Control” by Bad Religion by Topanga on Grooveshark