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Tuesday 27 May 2014

WHOOP-Szo - Niizhwaaswo



WHOOP-­Szo presents Niizhwaaswo, the third and final document of their adventures in Arctic Canada.
Technically these songs came first, recorded to 4 track at home, but finished while in the north.
It melds elements of sound collage, disjointed parts, complex arrangements, and supreme momentum to weave sonic stories, all at once disorienting and enjoyable.

Tuesday 6 May 2014

Decoder Mag Premiere's latest from WHOOP-Szo


Following the release of a double album representing the band’s time spent living and working in the Inuit community of Salluit, Quebec, WHOOP-Szo are set to release a third and concluding set of recordings gathered from those experiences. The circumstances under which these albums were born are both remarkable and inspiring, I would highly recommend listening to an interview that band member and Out of Sound Records founder Adam Sturgeon did recently for campus radio in which he touches on the process.

Jan. 3rd” is the first track to debut from their new record Niizhwaaswi and it already feels like my favourite WHOOP-Szo track to date. Written prior to leaving for the north and finished while in Salluit, the track exudes an audible warmth fitting of the K Records catalogue. The sincerity and earnestness with which the band executes their songs was one of the elements I felt allowed the band to succeed in exploring such a diverse range of sounds on their earlier release, Qallunaat/Odemin. Those same elements are ever-present on this track and the more minimal instrumentation allows for each sound to sink in even further. Make sure to grip the first two parts in this series out on beautiful silkscreened packaging and if this track is any indication you’ll be back for more soon.

Tuesday 22 April 2014

WHOOP-Szo - Wolves, Strawberries and Strangers

"men will fight for superstition as quickly as for the living truth -- even more so, since a superstition is intangible, you can't get at it to refute it, but truth is a point of view, and so is changeable" - 
Hypatia of Alexandria ( taken from Dark Lark liner notes/Construction & Destruction)

Arty, spastic, dynamic and entirely unique, you won't find another band like WHOOP-Szo. With a cast of members roaming in and out of Guelph, this band of creative counterparts combines sound collage, disjointed parts, complex arrangements, and supreme momentum to weave sonic stories, all at once disorienting and enjoyable. Their most recent release is a double-album entitled Qallunaat/Odemin (via Out of Sound Records), which was recorded during a purposeful visit to the Northern Village of Salluit, QC. Sipping on the psychedelic sound of WHOOP-Szo, one can delight in a far-reaching rainbow of tones. 

WHOOP-Szo partake in the tangible this spring:

Apr 24 @ Cafe Oxymel, Quebec City
Apr 25 @ Pantoum, Quebec City w/ Craig Lewis (punk rock, mental illness and recovery conference)
Apr 27 @ Douglas St. School, Truro
Apr 29 @ Claude's House, Moncton
Apr 30 @ Pub Down Under, Saint John
May 1  @ Odell Park Lodge, Fredericton
May 2  @ Brasserie Beaubien, Montreal (Loose Fit Collective Presents) w/ babysitter, jlk, oblique
May 3  @ Raw Sugar, Ottawa w/ RAAS (Debaser Presents)
May 4  @ Artel, Kingston
May 15 @ Baltimore House, Hamilton (Perdu Presents) w/ Allegories, GGHGF
May 20 @ Smiling Buddha, Toronto (PPOP Presents) Toronto Homicide Squad release party
May 24 @ Paddy's, Sarnia w/ Serf Kanata *

Monday 10 March 2014

Wednesday 12 February 2014

WHOOP-Szo - Qallunaat/Odemin

Our very first: a collaborative project/a review with a voice/a release with some heart
A binomial of pancanadian ubiquity framed on the Guelph-Salluit polar vector, Qallunaat/Odemin feels the scope of passing time and attests of the humility of the voyageur/guest. An incremental project (its third flap part is already in the works) in which intimate fires are woven of quiet plains and mountains, of troubled waters and storms, warm like a midnight sun: hope is gray like that, tacking between arable rock and carved folk with a propensity for the tragic. Kudos to the Out Of Sound Rezonance Program, an initiative from the OoS label which allows young Inuits to take part in different steps of the DIY gestalt of an album (here, the silk-screening of the cover art, and some back vocals). Of quiet plains and mountains, of troubled waters and storms, Qallunaat/Odemin is an abundant oxymoron as vast as the Canadian Shield.

from our friends at Weird Canada

Monday 30 December 2013

Out of Sound's rando year end conglomeration

A list to end all lists…. and in no particular order, excepting a few exclamations:

Label Love:

Perdu Hamilton came out of the steel city like a demented iron worker duplicating tapes from the top of a skeleton skyscraper. covered in soot, they released (with twisted zines and art in tow) some of the crappiest fidelations to ever saturate a cassette. Be warned, long live Perdu. longer still is WTCHS….

Telephone Explosion is releasing some hideous stuff. Not to be confused with Pleasance records but surely to be confused with putting out some of the best Canadian Obscurica ….. Here we must input album of the year: CROSSS - Obsidian Spectre.  a bit hokey pokey but condescendingly deep. ALBUM OF THE YEAR

East coast psych subsidiary PONCHO RECORDS gave us Walrus (the band). we gave them a coo coo cachoo?

Fundog Records return with another Doozy. Dog Day is back


Grickle Grass must come first. A show in a Children's Museum that this year saw the rise of A K U A, Odonis Odonis and another WTCHS shout-out. Rich Aucoin delivered in his unique way as well.

Best in Show occurred late in the year. Dec 27th @ the laughable Blackshire Pub…. no sense putting in 15k worth of gear if your sound guy isn't gonna man the fucking board. Not to worry, Construction/Destruction didn't need 15000 dollars , or a sound guy. They were the best. simply/truthfully….

Wild Domestic played a house show in St. John's Newfoundland that nearly brought me to tears.. then they changed their name and confused the minions. thanks be to the masses. Serf Kanata is good, is they/them/we/time/travel/life/band/spirit/intent/growth/vision

Every set THIGHS plays is an amp to the face. @ nxne with BbigPpig (not to be confused with BbigPpigwan) was a combo amp combo…... to the guts, ears and eyes.

Im gonna say that the Sadies continue on their path of weed smoke and paisley dress code to the top. Their set at home county music and arts festival 40th anniversary edition went late by 20 minutes and nobody cared. tops.

Grey Kingdom in a salon

Larry T - affectionately named "vocabularry" performed one track in Salluit QC, during the Respect through Hip Hop program that brought down the tears. You don't know hard until you know Inuit hard

Listen to Larry T intro the new WHOOP-Szo album:


Shadowfolk recorded a total throwback that for whatever reason gets rooted in your pituitary and secretes whence forth into pure psych pop bliss. Love is shining…

Lonnie in the Garden showed Perdu Hamilton what true-psych meant with a demolition of sound 10 minutes in length and 20 songs in depth. seamless and true…

Esther Grey - venture's garage, kitten goth, little room labs, Steph Yates

 biggest controversy in Canadian music …   Paul Lawton: with his quirky, hilarious  and highly controversial blog (to me it was just true say however hypercritical he is in my mind)….
until Godspeed put it to rest with nothing short of resolution. For that, I commend them all. You did more for Canadian independent art than anyone. very honourable mention to Weird Canada

also of note: Cultural Appropriation and sensitivity training on Facebook. Weird Canada breaking boundaries & setting a better tone, Debaser radio for just being cool. The band Suuns, Each Other and farewell to Say Domino. CBTG's in St. John's …. u are the best and worst venue of all time. Fuse Studios and a choir. 7" combo packs, transparency sheets and workshops. 1/2" 8 track, ribbon mics, room mics, project guitars, driving without insurance, flying to the north, printing in a building with no running water, a giant bus in the driveway and one day left to take it all in

Saturday 14 December 2013

A Winter Spectacular

Artwork by: Jenna Faye Powell
Out of Sound and friends are hoping to help put you in the holiday spirit and do our best to celebrate the wealth of talent that our snow packed city produces each year. We gotta admit, this year was exciting and we're feeling all holly jolly about it.
So why not come together by the yuletide fire with care?
the yuletide fire being the toasty tracks everyone will be dropping of course.
5 days of shows, 7 different spaces and 20 bands or something like that.…. uh, and a partridge in a pear tree ; )
And don't be a Grinch --> give a little:
All shows are $5 with a non perishable food donation going to
Shows run from Dec 18th - Dec 22nd as follows.
Wednesday Dec 18th @ FUSE STUDIO 402.5 Richmond St.
Lonnie in the Garden
Thursday Dec 19th @ The Loft D/W (Dundas & Wellington)
You'll Never Get To Heaven
New Zebra Kid
Friday Dec 20th
London Indie Underground 538 Adelaide St N
local bands cover not so local classics
Saturday Dec 21st
12p-2p Silkscreening Workshop at FCG w/Adam & Jenna
Hear Here at Forest City Gallery
8pm - 11pm
Say Domino
Whipping Wind
A Person Disguised As People
Sunday Dec 22nd at The Hive (581 Talbot St)
with special guests:
Grey Kingdom

Monday 4 November 2013

Wild Domestic return home; change name

After four integral and shaping years, the boys of Wild Domestic have decided that it is time to move in a new direction. The band is not breaking up, but instead they continue with a renewed focus, under a new name. Prior to returning home from their latest tour of Eastern Canada, the band invited several close friends and associates to their home to share the news with an intimate, celebratory homecoming set. Towards the end of their set, bassist Zon Hoffmundy announced that after several years of incredible support and growth, the band had decided to change their name – SERF KANATA.

From the band:

 As a touring instrumental band in Canada, we feel we have a very tiny voice within a necessary and far greater conversation that needs to take place. SERF KANATA is a natural progression to our current dichotomy and people need to know where we stand. We do everything ourselves and the industry is a vortex. We are in business, alive and well, contently struggling... cogs in the perpetual colonial wheel. We don't always know what to say or how to say it, but hopefully this new name will help guide us in our passions, education and outlook. It may isolate us like our late nights on the road but then again, perhaps SERF KANATA will help us say more. At least it will be our choice. We have grown so much and are excited about the future but we are also indebted to the people that have supported us as Wild Domestic. Our family, friends and fans are the most important thing to us, we will drive anywhere to play for you. For those that have our records and wear our t-shirts, we thank you. Wear them as a badge, play the songs loud! You knew us first.....
long live our black bus.


learn more:

FACEBOOK - band page - requested
BANDCAMP: requested
YOUTUBE: /serfkanata

Wednesday 2 October 2013


After a successful run of shows this summer, the boys in WD (Wild Domestic) are anxious and happy to announce that they will be back on the bus and out on the open road for the third time this year. The five piece, two drummer, semi-instrumental, post rock-ish band will be doing it in fine form....

The tour will commence October 17th @ CBTG's in St. John's, Newfoundland where they will be hosting a three night residency. This tour also see's a Moncton residency for October 26-28th where they will play host at Plan B. Showgoers will get a chance to grab a limited edition, full-coloured copy of their debut album.

*They will also be releasing an incredibly limited tape, but the only way you can hear it is to go to one of their shows. Go see them live and maybe grab a copy!


Oct. 17 – St. John's, N @ CBTG's w/tba
Oct. 18 – St. John's @ CBTG's w/ Bloody Diamonds, Brad L'Eriche, Sunstones
Oct. 19 – St. John's @ CBTG's w/ Bloody Diamonds, Brain Eaters, Garden Riot
Oct. 20 – St. John's @ Cabin Show
Oct. 21 – St. John's @ House Show
Oct. 22 – Stephenville @ Clancy's Pub w/ Wing Nite
Oct. 23 – Cornerbrook @ White Horse Lounge w/tba
Oct. 24 – Sydney, NS @ Governor's Pub
Oct. 25 – Halifax, NS @ Secret House Show
Oct. 26 – Moncton, NB @ Plan B w/ Repartee, 60 lp's
Oct. 27 – Moncton, NB @ Plan B w/Out of Sound Records
Oct. 28 – Moncton, NB @ Plan B w/Doom Squad, HSY
Oct. 29 – Fredericton, NB @ Reneu Boutique w/Motherhood, Famines
Oct. 30 – Truro, NS @ tba w/ Scott Nicks, Walrus, We're Doomed, Esther Grey
Oct. 31 – Halifax, NS @ tba
Nov. 1 – Charlottetown, PEI @ Hunter's Ale House
Nov. 2 – Ottawa, ON @ Nostalgica


Wild Domestic are a London, Ontario based five-piece, two drummer, post-rock band of their own accord. From sprawling jams to technical freneticism, WD (Wild Domestic) use both taste and skill to move the song forward. End Point.


“Drummers are supposed to be the craziest band members right? So what happens when you throw two of them into the mix? Wild Domestic have the answer” - Chartattack

“A very busy listen full of many different sounds and noises, it's brilliant” - Elusive Little Comments (UK)

“It's a soundtrack of the road, so make sure your windows are rolled down.” - Queens Journal

“Wild Domestic introduces post-jam into the lexicon” - Independent Clauses

"If there was ever a band we felt would be the next big thing, Wild Domestic would be it." - Indie Machine

"Fierce drums unbutton shirts in your dad's old rec room as guitar riffs are flung across the ping-pong table" – Weird Canada

Friday 6 September 2013

more psych, more prints, more signings

Out of Sound Records is starting to get the idea that it's a new age psychedelic, art rock record label. Not just your average and mundane garage rock filler version, but TRUE-Psyche. The kind of songs that harken back to the past and move it ever so slowly forward. Ignoring era's like the late seventies and eighties and catapulting psychedelia right back into the future where it belongs. The never ending circle that it is.....

Walrus is one such band. Brother's Justin and Jordan Murphy lead a rag-tag team of flower boys from Halifax. Comprised of six members channeling their inner psychedelia, songs range from trance to surf and end in 1967 at the corner of Haight and Ashbury; except these guys live just over the Macdonald Bridge in Halifax, Nova Scotia. A reincarnation of 60's psyche-pop if there ever was one, their music will adhere to all levels of inebriation or consciousness. Walrus takes you swiftly into a summer's daydream you’ll find yourself never wanting to wake up from. Conga's, simple keys, heavy r&b bass walks, 12 string guitars and falsetto's all find a home in Walrus, with Out of Sound Records.

On their Out of Sound Debut, all the animals come to play with Walrus and all their merry side-projects: Gnarwalz, Shadowfolk and Sheepman. Co-released with Poncho records, the Halifax psyche-cult start-up this 7” spinning at 33.3 rpm explores the new psychedelic sounds of eastern Canada, longtime home of reverb, down-tuning and boy-girl vocals.

Monday 10 June 2013

NXNE ; an out of Sound takeover

Well it's that time again,

A time to rally the roster and converge on the big city of TORONTO for NXNE.
ONE night(add a a show or two) : June 13th @ the Gladstone Hotel, festival goers will get a chance to see what we have been up to;
signing new bands, leaving others behind, making new buds and forever releasing rare and DIY posters, prints, t-shirts, tapes and yes COLOURED FUCKING Vinyl.

This year we boast an ever-evolving cast of musicians from all over. IT's prepping to be pretty hype, pre-festival buzz type shit.
So here it is , a mighty fine sample of what to expect from Out of Sound Records

WICKED WITCHES//9PM - swamp/soul

MOUTHBREATHERS//9:45 - pop/punk from Sackville

I SMELL BLOOD//10:30 - noise/punk duo

THESIS SAHIB/11:15 - 8-bit/hip-hop

LONNIE IN THE GARDEN//12:00 - psych

WILD DOMESTIC//1:00 - post/semi-instrumental

WTCHS//2:00 - Hamilton/noise/pop

Also of note; We are fucking jazzered to take part in the Independent Label Market at this years festival. Not that we think the labels we are tabling with are all that Indie (they are sort of), it's just that our brand of indie just happens to be way cooler and true to the Aesthetic:

Be Sure to catch all of our artists and Friends at this years festival:

Del Bel - Thu. 13 - 1am @ Great Hall, Sat. 15 - 1200am @Creatures Creating
Doom Squad - Sat. 15th - 1 am @ Garrison
Wild Domestic - Sat 15th - 4pm - Carvalho Mastering NXNE BBQ

Tuesday 21 May 2013

Wild Domestic reinvent themselves/Hit Road

The recently pared down Wild Domestic reinvent themselves/hit road.

Shrinking from seven to five members over a period of two years that saw this two-drummer band release their debut mixed alongside their favourite engineer bud Tim Glasgow (Metric/Sonic Youth) at Giant Studios in Toronto:

Both Drummers are still there, and on their recent 7" split (with Hamilton torch carriers WTCHS, London noise/punk duo I SMELL BLOOD, and Guelph's BLEET), Wild Domestic return to the root of their riff-driven exploratories with the frenetic surf in "old water sports". Tapering the shoe-gaze and post-rock instrumentals that made them popular, Wild Domestic hit the road to prep a new record with a batch of songs that are going to melt your #%$@ing face.

June 13 - NXNE/Out of Sound Records Showcase
June 15 - NXNE/Carvalho Mastering NXNE BBQ
June 16 - Le Pantoume - Quebec City
June 18 - CBTG's - St. John's, NFLD
June 19 - CBTG's - St. John's, NFLD
June 20 - CBTG's - St. John's, NFLD
June 21 - Governors - Sydney, N.S
June 22 - House Show - Dartmouth, N.S
June 24 - Reflections - Halifax, N.S
June 25 - Gallerie Connexion - Fredericton, N.B
June 26 - Royal Canadian Legion - Sackville, N.B
June 27 - Plan B - Moncton, N.B
June 28 - Gus' Pub - Halifax, N.S
June 29 - TBA - Charlottetown, PEI
June 30 - Douglas St. School - Truro, N.S
July 3 - Cameron House - Toronto, ON
July 4 - Ebar - Guelph, ON
July 5 - Baltimore House - Hamilton, ON
July 6 - Forest City Gallery 40th anniversary- London, ON

Wednesday 15 May 2013

The Grickle Grass Festival goes down Saturday May 25th.   This year's line-up is compiled from a great knowledge of the national music underground, and bands on the cusp.  It marks a new benchmark for the musical curation.  Take a bow, Out of Sound's Adam Sturgeon, Savannah Sewell and the mojo working Grickle Grass team.  Here's a Hot Dog preview of the invading acts scheduled to appear.   


In dreams as Heaven approaches we hear the call of soaring voices - like angels.  The sailing guitars clink celebatory sips while the drums manically keep the ship moving forth in those deep rumbling waves.  And then we stop, and look to one another with smiles on our faces and recognize that we've got Each Other.  Here.  May 25th at the Children's Museum.

This band is ready to challenge for the crown.  These word of mouth bands, and this one in particular, are the ones to see.  These guys don't get flogged around in your face supporting MP3 players or Burgers, you just hear about them because your friend was there when they ripped it up last time around.  This is nothing new, before we had Each Other they were Long Long Long, a group discussed every bit as much as Mac Demarco before Pitchfork and the World took notice.  The World will undoubtedly take notice of Each Other, but before then come see them up close at the Children's Museum.  Further Listening.


Listening to Odonis Odonis is like running through an impressive collection of LPs.  You got the Jesus and Mary Chain's 'Psychocandy', a Phil Spector compilation, a Ventures collection, all the Pixies albums, Ministry 'Land of Rape and Honey', 'The Mind is a Terrible Thing To Taste', and 'Psalm 69' to name but a few.  And your guide along the way is a tasteful sifter the likes of the late great John Peel (we'll call him vocalist/leader Dean Tzenos).  A lot of bands have great collections though.  Odonis takes inspiration and forges onward with a live show that backs up what they roll out from the studio.  Their late 2011 album 'Hollandaze' not only registered them a buzz worthy album, but united three of Toronto's leading independent labels - namely Buzz, Daps and Pleasence Records.  As 2012 drew to a close and a new year was birthed Odonis took their act on the road, playing NYC alongside exploders METZ and the hottest band in Toronto (and the country) the Soupcans.  Their ascension has been all deserved word of mouth talk talk, and even more action.  To those in the know on the OO there will be no surprises on May 25th at Grickle Grass.  Just the expected overjoy and loss of time and space in the World of Odonis Odonis.  Further Listening.


In the never-ending search of new music, and the modern age technology that gives us instant access to anything and everything, Wtchs are a true anomaly.  Because of the overload we tend to yay or nay acts faster than we can truly process the music.  Wtchs find their way back to you.  This isn't the kind of thing on record that necessarily punches you square in love.  It takes some patience.  Catching these cats live, at an early gig at Sweet Magic, I wasn't sure what to make of this.  I thought maybe the Garage was too clean.  Try two, learned me further fruits of their labour in the way of 'wait, is this a Garage Punk band or a sludge metal band?' The question isn't so much important to their genre allegiance, as to note: the pieces of this puzzle fall together only with open ears.  Try three, I was ready to be blown away, and was.  Try four, was the killer. You'd assume practice makes perfect, and bands to get better each time out.  This isn't always the case.  Too often bands lose creative steam, and the energy, as their chops precede the original intention.  Wtchs, I can honestly say just get better and better and better.  Take it slow, be prepared to be entranced and drowned in 'the sound'.

'The sound'?  Pop accessibility at the core, some early Misfits and Cure poke around in the feedback.  And then the buzz kicks in, and Jag and Junk swap spells to remove the roof.  Dave 'the Ace of Bass' is steady, never showy, he's the welcoming committee.  And Tori! Tori! on the skins for the win!  This may just be their year.  Note: Wtchs are one of the coolest bands in our provincial radius, not only because their music rules, but they're some of the nicest people you'll hopefully meet in the Grass.  Further Listening.


Legato Vipers bridge the gap, or surf through, between the underground and the mainstream.  It's hard to imagine any crowd, no matter what age or level of musical exposure not rocking out to this quintessential Canadian unit.  The Vipers, named by the legendary Don Pyle (also the Producer of their debut), carry the torch of their accomplished producer and his legendary Canadian band Shadowy Men From A Shadowy Planet (see the music of the Kids in the Hall).  They gaze the '60s and the Big Surf Sound, but this is no cover band, they rock o-riginals.  They've also become noted for their unique live situations - no stranger to hockey rinks, and sometimes accompanied by a burlesque show.  They're also some of the hardest working musicians in the province, with members playing key roles in other acts such as Bry Webb's band.  They'll challenge for best performance of the night, but more importantly they'll be dug by all who see them.  Further Listening.


Rich Aucoin is a leader.  He is the leader of the Good Times Brigade.  He's not content to set up his gear and offer music for anything but a great time.  He's not satisfied until everyone in the room is raging with a smile.  Rich started his mission from the East Coast and beautiful Halifax, and his name spread like wildfire as he visited every stop from here to there accomplishing what he clearly set out to do.  You'll hear great things about Rich concerning his music, and you'll hear great things about Rich concerning his person.  In times of turmoil and uncertainty you can rely on Rich to bring a break and reminder of what we set out to accomplish when the schedule is clear and the night is young.  Further Listening. 


Grickle Grass organizer Adam Sturgeon calls this 'everything Top 40 should be'.  AKUA is unmistakably Pop music.  A kind of pop music that begins in the Soul with the intention of reaching others right where it hit the performer.  There's beats to move the body submerged in haze with a voice bellowing up underneath and into the central control of excitement.  An air of familiarity within the music allows for easy accessibility.  The belief is on Saturday May 25th you'll be shake-shake-shaking to the music and entranced by the toast of this lovely voice.  Further Listening.


Crafted from great attention to the tradition of Roots music in each of its forms, Grey Kingdom delivers songs of the land and times.  Spencer Burton aka Grey Kingdom voices a listen up session for those that still think a song can make change or raise awareness.  Not in some kind of staunch political way, but rather let's spit and take a couple notes and form our own ideas.  I'm not sure if it's Spencer's big beard or sense of calm thought and delivery, but this is like the wise heads-up stories your Grandfather might pass along.  Listen up and learn something.  Or switch off and glide in the atmospheric ride - like the outside world doesn't matter past your wheels on the open road and the ol' tape deck.  We're lucky to have a true worker, with a belt raised high from the accomplishments stacking up underneath, living here in the Forest City.  Ask him what's what.  Take some notes.  Spencer's got something worthwhile to pass along.   Further Listening.

Local singer-songwriter Marty Kolls, and her acoustic truths, has been added to the updated line-up.  Tickets for the Festival can be found here

Tuesday 30 April 2013

I Smell Blood hit the road

Our favourite noise-punk/instrumental duo I SMELL BLOOD, will be heading out with Out of Sound Alum SAY DOMINO in support of a new split release. Recorded by Denholm Whale (ODONIS ODONIS, CARTOONS)to 4-track, Eastern Canadian cities and towns will be getting a serious dose of why London ON is finally on the "Canadian Music Map".
Stream the cassette sampler (free DLs)

Say Domino are fresh off playing Weird Canada's first-ever London showcase on Record Store Day 2013, and recording new tracks for a TBD release later in the year. Featured on NXNE's '2012 Top 60 Tip Sheet' and have spent the last few months plotting a new release and playing shows with Soupcans, Hussy, Das Rad, Phèdre & The Growlers etc...
I Smell Blood had a great 2012, celebrating a split-cassette release w/ CROSSS through Hamilton DIY label PERDU, and a split 7" release through Out of Sound Records w/ Wild Domestic, WTCHS & Bleet. ISB is a full-frontal assault on your oratory senses. They've had a busy 12 months, opening for the likes of Japanther, Child Bite, Tera Melos & METZ . This is the band's first full-tour, and first time foraying out into the euphoric bliss that is Eastern Canada.
Both Bands were featured on the Out of Sound PIE-SERIES, an on-going 7" compilation series:

For more info on each show, please visit the official 'SAY D v. ISB Tour' facebook page

05/16 :: WINDSOR, ON :: Villains Beastro *
05/17 :: SARNIA, ON :: Paddy Flaherty’s * ^
05/18 :: LONDON, ON :: The APK * ^
05/19 :: GUELPH, ON :: The ANAF *
05/20 :: KITCHENER, ON :: TBA
05/21 :: HAMILTON, ON :: Baltimore House * #
05/22 :: TORONTO, ON :: Clinton’s Tavern * @
05/23 :: KINGSTON, ON :: The Mansion &
05/24 :: OTTAWA, ON :: Pressed Café
05/25 :: MONTREAL, QC :: The Black Lodge * %
05/27 :: HALIFAX, NS :: Reflections Cabaret *
05/28 :: HALIFAX, NS :: Gus’ Pub * ~
05/29 :: SACKVILLE NB :: The Royal Canadian Legion ~
05/30 :: FREDERICTON, NB :: The Capital ~ >
05/31 :: QUEBEC CITY, QC :: Le Sous-Sol de Cercle
06/01 :: PETERBOROUGH, ON :: The Red Garnet
* I Smell Blood playing ^ w. Wild Domestic @ w. The Beverleys + Meeko Cheech # w. Sailboats Are White & w. Teenage Frankenstein + The Beta 58s % w. Kurvi Tasch ~ w. YELLOWTEETH + Winter Coats > w. TV Freaks

Wednesday 10 April 2013

new/unreleased tracks

Thanks be to the fine promotions team that is EXHALE/Everything's All Right Forever,
WHOOP-Szo and Lonnie in the Garden are proud to take part in their most excellent new Compilation as they celebrate their inaugural season of bookings:

We swear every band on this thing is killer. Tour buds Sheepman and Walrus, recent label signee from Perdu in Hamilton; WTCHS. Roberta Bondar, Grime Kings, Psyche Tongues and more..... shit, this is one of the best comps I've heard in a while. a long long while.

Tuesday 2 April 2013

Grickle Grass Line-Up Announcement

If you wanna know where the Grickle Grass grows you better shake your legs, you better wiggle your toes!

On May 25, 2013 we present the 4th Annual Grickle Grass Festival. There is no other festival of its’ kind in Canada. Held in the historic London Children’s Museum, this unique event offers family programming during the day, with the help of Growing Chefs! Ontario. The daytime programming places emphasis on community - sustainability, making healthy choices, and of course, fun! As the sun sets and the kids go home, the Grickle Grass Festival offers adult patrons the exclusive chance to party in the rooms and corridors of their cherished childhood memories as the Children's Museum is transformed into a fully licensed night of music.

Curated by local, independent record imprint Out of Sound Records and 379 Collective, we are overjoyed to present this year's truly diverse, interactive and cutting edge line-up:

Come!!! Support future generations by re-discovering your youth at Canada's longest running Children's museum with Growing Chefs! Ontario. All proceeds from this event go to supporting these non-profit, community, Child focused initiatives!!!

Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door.
Tickets can be purchased online here

Friday 15 February 2013

New Paths and Fond Farewells

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I write this knowing full well I won't be able to be there to experience a few last magical moments and performances. Nor, to share another story out on the Picnic table or that beloved "outdoor" couch we simply didn't have room for inside.
I'm talking about saying goodbye to the Craven Cottage. It's been a cultural hub for much of what Out of Sound has done in London and served as a home away from home for so so many of us. Nestled behind the Children's Museum down by the River, it was a place where I sought refuge but also was able to reach out and share in the experience of the arts. On February 28th, we say goodbye, and I won't be there to enjoy it. What a better fit to say a fond farewell than the recently pared down post-rock outfit WILD DOMESTIC...

While we will all continue to remember such an incredible space we can recognize that this is a cultural phenomena that is all too important to music scenes all across Canada, North America and pretty much anywhere good people need an outlet to push the boundaires of their community further towards, ahem, enlightenment?
Well, I don't know about all that... but house shows are damn fun and we've had so many:
Raleigh, Evening Hymns, Shotgun Jimmie and Baby Eagle (this was my first jaunt down the street to my future home), Say Domino, WHOOP-Szo, Sam Allen and a flurry of other locals, Bulletproof Tiger, Esther Grey and our communal fav's COUSINS!!!!!! The palce that served inspiration to Lonnie in the Garden, where silkscreening, recording sessions and video shoots were the norm.
I'll do my best not to well up, cause all you need to know is we have two final events:
Feb 17th : WTCHS (hamilton) wsg DUTCH TOKO (guelph)


This is just great and it will surely be missed.... somebody step up and keep it going! What is likely the best kept secret neighbourhood in the city, filled with inquisitive passersby, friendly neighbours, missing cats and the beautiful rumble of a not too distance train; this is my way of saying goodbye, reaching out and asking you all to do the same. Share in the memories!:

Tuesday 15 January 2013

Lonnie and Doubs D to set to Embark

After an insanely loud weekend of release shows for our latest split seven inch with WTCHS, Bleet, I Smell Blood and Wild Domestic, the latter will keep carrying the torch through the rest of the month with a slew of shows. Hitting the road with Split series alum and Out of Sound artist Lonnie in the Garden; this plans to be a rather psychedelic tour:

Jan 16 - Murphy's Pub, Oshawa - w/ Baker Muck Rattlers
Jan 17 - Red Garnet, Peterborough - w/Baker Muck Rattlers
Jan 18 - Le Divan Orange, Montreal - w/ Loose Pistons, PYPY
Jan 19 - Pressed, Ottawa - w/The City Above
Jan 20 - Mansion House, Kingston - w/tba
Jan 23 - Ebar, Guelph - Lonnie in the Garden, Alanna Gurr +     Ptarmigan
Jan 24 - Clintons, Toronto - Wicked Witches, Phillipines
Jan 25 - Museum London, London - Lonnie in the Garden, Alanna Gurr + The Allens
Jan 26 - Ray's 3rd, Orangeville - Wild Domestic, Devin and the Darklight

Thursday 3 January 2013


Here it is: Our latest Release

Catch the entire Line-Up Live
Jan 10 - VAN GOGH's EAR - Guelph
Jan 11 - OUTBACK SHACK - London
Jan 12 - THIS AIN'T HOLLYWOOD - Hamilton

Monday 24 December 2012


When WTCHS intro'd their song to us for the upcoming split 7" with BLEET, WILD DOMESTIC and I SMELL BLOOD they said they wanted it to sound and feel like it came from their basement and we were all their with them.... to go along with their tape induced ethos we couldn't be happier to spit this one out on wax:

Monday 10 December 2012

Sneak Peak: Out of Sound 7" Series

With holiday consumptions well on their merry way we wanted to make a couple of announcements and top it off with a little "Xmas Cheer".

2013 is gonna start with a bang, many are still not even sure if they believe it will arrive but in the likely event that it does, we're gonna do it up right! On January 10th at the lovely VAN GOGH's EAR in Guelph, Gain Music will present the release of the latest in the Out of Sound PIE-Series; limited edition, hand-printed, split 7"ers. This time featuring your favourite double drumming band WILD DOMESTIC, Hamilton based, internationally acclaimed basement kids WTCHS, fucking power-duo 
I SMELL BLOOD and Guelph's answer to combat the folkies (we still love you guys) BLEET. This event will be followed by a release in London and Hamilton respectively.
Here's a tasty little sampling from the 7":

Release Shows
Jan 10 - Van Gogh's Ear, Guelph - Bleet, Wild Domestic, I Smell Blood, WTCHS
Jan 11 - Outback Shack, London - Bleet, Wild Domestic, I Smell Blood, WTCHS
Jan 12 - This Ain't Hollywood, Hamilton - Bleet, Wild Domestic, I Smell Blood, WTCHS

.... and be sure to catch a show this January as WILD DOMESTIC hits the road with LONNIE IN THE GARDEN:

Jan 16 - Murphy's Pub, Oshawa - w/ Baker Muck Rattlers
Jan 17 - Red Garnet, Peterborough - w/tba
Jan 18 - Quai Des Brumes, Montreal - w/ Loose Pistons
Jan 19 - Pressed, Ottawa - w/The City Above
Jan 20 - Mansion House, Kingston - w/tba
Jan 23 - Ebar, Guelph - Lonnie in the Garden, Alanna Gurr + TBA
Jan 24 - Clintons, Toronto - Indie Machine Presents TBA
Jan 25 - Museum London, London - Lonnie in the Garden, Alanna Gurr + The Allens
Jan 26 - Ray's 3rd, Orangeville - Wild Domestic, Devin and the Darklight
more TBA