“I understand now that the reasons I so adamantly wished to distance myself from the label of “girl band” had just as much to do with being trans as it did with having internalized misogyny; I could not detach the idea of “girl bands” from how men saw them and commodified their music.” - Read Frankie’s manifesto at Talkhouse,
Catch Lonely Parade’s karaoke-ific vid for ‘Index Finger’ and grab a copy of ‘The Pits’ on 12” vinyl right now!
Read the title jerks - ease your way into the spring with Kim Gray’s breezy and melancholic opus ‘Plastic Memory’. Cop the goodness on digital + vinyl, and be sure to catch the band on their summer CAN/US tur!
Listen to ‘Plastic Memory’ digitally or 12” vinyl.
04/26 Vancouver, BC – Red Gate (record release show)
06/06 Victoria, BC – Logan’s Pub
06/07 Tofino, BC – The Maq
06/08 Tofino, BC – The Maq
07/05 Vancouver, BC – Static Jupiter
07/09 Seattle, WA – Vera
07/10 Spokane, WA – Berserk Bar
07/11 Portland, OR – Turn, Turn, Turn
07/14 San Francisco, CA – The Knockout
07/15 Fresno, CA – Strummers
07/17 Santa Cruz, CA – SubRosa
07/20 Long Beach, CA – 4th Street Vine
07/21 Las Vegas, NV – Dog Den
09/12-15 Vancouver, BC – Westward Music Festival
Oh happy day! Kim Gray have shared ‘On Screen’ the hazy & whimsical second single from their forthcoming LP, ‘ Plastic Memory’ (out April 26th). Frontman Trevor Gray tells Exclaim: "This song looks at memories, how they are influenced by social media and the permanency of all these 'memories' with the advent of the internet. It's funny for me to think about all the weird stuff kids will be able to dig up about their grandparents one day. It's a twisted and beautiful world."
Read more at Exclaim!
Vinyl and digital pre-order available at smarturl.it/kimgray
04/26 - Vancouver, BC @ Red Gate (Record release show)
06/08 - Tofino, BC @ The Maq
06/09 - Tofino, BC @ The Maq
07/05 - Vancouver, BC @ Static Jupiter
07/09 - Seattle, WA @ Vera
07/10 - Spokane, WA @ TBD
07/11 - Portland, OR @ Turn, Turn, Turn
07/14 - San Francisco, CA @ The Knockout
07/15 - Fresno, CA @ Strummers
07/17 - Santa Cruz, CA @ SubRosa
07/20 - Long Beach, CA @ 4th Street Vine
07/21 - Las Vegas, NV @ Dog Den
PEOPLE OF AMERICA (and Montreal)! Lonely Parade will be up in your area, and come bearing ‘The Pits’ on 12” vinyl! Finally!
If you can’t make it to a show, your can grab a 12” over at smarturl.it/ThePitsOnVinyl - get in on the goodness.
04.07 Toronto,ON, Monarch Tavern
04.08 Hamilton, ON, Threshold Sound
04.09 Detroit MI, The Renaissance House
04.10 Chicago, IL, The Empty Bottle
04.11 Lancaster, PA, Station One Centre For The Arts
04.12 New York, NY, Rubular
04.13 Philadelphia, PA, The Pharmacy
04.14 Boston, MA, O’Brien’s
04.15 Hadley, MA, Motor Goose Inn
Twist share their ‘90s Madchester inspired video for the groove-inspired banger, Waves (dir. by Shawn Kosmo). They’ll also be making the trek to Austin in 2019, and playing a whirlwind of shows - come hang!
Twist @ SXSW
03/14 Austin, TX, 720 Cub (1:00am)
03/15 Austin, TX, Big Easy Bar (12:00pm)
03/15 Austin, TX, Arlyn Studios (3:00pm)
03/15 Austin, TX, B.D. Riley's (1:00am)
+ BONUS: 03/28, Toronto, ON, Baby G
Psyched to announce that Vancouver lo-fi popsters Kim Gray have joined our motley crew! Their self-proclaimed ‘spiritual pop record for the iPhone generation‘, Plastic Memory, drops on April 26th, but you can catch the video for lead single ‘Eugene Vampire’ right now at earmilk.
07/05 - Vancouver, BC, Static Jupiter
07/09 - Seattle, WA, Vera
07/10 - Spokane, WA, The Conservatory
07/11 - Portland, OR, Turn, Turn, Turn
07/15 - Fresno, CA, Strummers
07/17 - Santa Cruz, CA, SubRosa
+ more TBA
Beyond psyched to announce that Mother Tongues have joined our league of sonic mutants! To celebrate, they’ve shared the slow jam She’s Gone with Exclaim to coincide with Chinese New Year.
An increasingly visible presence in Toronto’s music scene over the past year, though with members logging time with Polaris Prize winner Lido Pimienta, and projects like Luna Li, Maylee Todd and Hooded Fang they traffic in a cerebral brand of dreamy psych that shares some common ground with contemporaries like Homeshake and Mild High Club.
Twist’s sparkling sophomore album, Distancing, is now available for your aural consumption! Big love to Noisey, Stereogum, Paste, & Exclaim! for the love and Apple Music & Spotify for the playlist adds! Be sure to catch the band on their current CAN/US tour! Read the sparkling LP reviews by Pitchfork and Exclaim!
Buy / stream at smarturl.it/twistdistancing.
Happy Muncie Girls "Fixed Ideals" release day! Consume, consume, consume, and catch on their fall UK/CAN/US tour! Remember to catch their video for "Clinic" and Lande's feature interview with Alt. Press. Big love to NPR, Stereogum, Noisey, FADER, DIY, Spotify, Apple Music and more for the support!
Fall tour dates.
Buy / stream at smarturl.it/munciegirls