REWIN009: Segwei - Soul Deep
Revolution Winter is over the moon to announce the release of the new LP from Tokyo, Japan’s SEGWEI entitled Soul Deep. After a couple EP’s and a split with End of a Year (Self Defense Family), Soul Deep is the band’s first full length; 11 songs of churning revolution summer-style post-hardcore. Rites of Spring is an obvious touchstone, but that does nothing to describe how absolutley cathartic the album is, how mature and heady, how curiously Japanese, how comeplely of its own it is to Segwei.
And if the package weren’t sweet enough, the LP includes a full-size, full-colour booklet of lyrics and photos.
Jam a few songs HERE
Copies are available now for mailorder at the ONLINE STORE
A message from the band:
Leap forward in the Quantum Leap, surpassing the selection pressure on the Selection Pressure, crossed the line in Crossin ‘The Line, through the equinox in the Alpha Jerk, become free Freewheel, creeping underground Nethervein, we seeded at Scattering Of The Seeds, to reach the point deep Deep End, penetrating the enemy with Poison Darts, touch God in Ubiquity, returning from the quest at Hole In The Sky.
By placing more emphasis on the spiritual side, the recording of all 11 tracks, 42 minutes to have pursued the possibility of music format agnostic. Rather than a negative status quo, by the imagination and creativity, a piece of the next era!
Not for Skin-deepers. Only for Soul-deepers!!
BART032: Crow Eater - Seasick EP
Calgary’s most dangerous band? Probably. So dangerous they could barely keep it together? Seems like it. The final recording from Crow Eater, Seasick, clocks in at under 8 minutes, but those 8 minutes are going to be the most fury-filled, gross rippers you’ll cram into your ears all year. Showing all those mysterious, throw-back clowns how it should be done.
Listen here if you need proof.
BUY IT NOW!
REWIN007: Stalwart Sons - Stay Cold
It’s finally here! Calgary’s Stalwart Sons deliver their sophmore LP Stay Cold.
Stalwart Sons staunchly following that vision that is solely theirs, exploring territory none tread. Songwriting, a large deparure from things past; rhythmically pulsating; vocally, belted out and gruff; lyrically, unabashedly reflecting on the country, much like the waters of Moraine Lake emblazoned on the cover. Stalwart Sons pursue such a singular vision, angry yet warm & enveloping, unbending in outlook but inviting in the sense they want you to join along. Call it post-hardcore Canadiana, but really call it a piece of home.
Split release with Anteduvia, essay from Devin Friesen, photography by Warren Humeny, design by Justin Lafontaine, recorded by Ryan Kennedy.
Records are now available on the Revolution Winter ONLINE STORE, soon to be available from Anteduvia, or be sure to grab on at one of the LP release shows happening in Calgary & Edmonton.
Look below for a jam, or there’s a few more streaming at the bandcamp.
BART028: Knots - White River of White Lies
Brand new stuff from Neal Moignard’s songwriting project Knots. White River of White Lies is one chillingly haunting and stunningly beautiful collection, written and recorded during Moignard’s endless travels across this country. These six new songs come as a major departure from Knots’ first self-released cd The Blistering Sun, the Pale Moon, Hahahaha. Equal parts a Mount Eerie-like embrace and the distance of a freezing cold starkness.
This tape has been in the works for a long while, so we’re really excited and hounoured to be releasing this thing into the world. Check out the bandcamp or scroll down to hear a new jam below.
If you need any more convincing, reviews can be found here and here.
Tape is now available at the REVOLUTION WINTER store.
BART031: NEEDS - The Accursed Share
Hot new EP from Vancouver’s NEEDS. We’re huge fans of Sean Orr, especially his past antics in Taxes. Stick that dude in front of a mic and good things are going to happen. NEEDS are a veritable super crew of Vancouver’s finest, dishing up some Fucked Up-ish jammers.
These are going to be available for the Sled Island shows - rushed to get it all done in time, just for you.
BART030: GreyScreen - Thrillogy
After multiple sleepless nights attempting to get it ready in time for the tour, Thrillogy is now complete! GreyScreen has easily delivered the most bangin’ tracks he’s whipped out yet, finding that perfect balance between crushing chiptune and the adventurousness of video games past. Thrillogy has got some pounders, for sure, but it’s got that undeiable fun that it’s impossible to deny for anyone of this Nintendo generation.
The tape come in a two-colour print for you fetishists, with a beauty pixel moose cover done by a good pal. The cassette also contains The Walking Moon, the as-yet-unreleased EP, which was supposed to have been released last year as a cd/lathe - kindly added for you on the B side. We wanted to make sure you got all the GreyScreen you could handle.
Just scroll down a little to hear the hit single below, or just go to the GreySceen bandcamp and get the whole thing. And if you want the tape, get one at the Bart Records online store.
If you’re wondering about the tour, head over to the GreyScreen tumblr and find a listing for a show near you.
BART029: K. Stebner’s Cold Water
Stalwart Sons’ K. Stebner, with his basement project-turned real band, Cold Water. Some incredibly heart-rending 4-track pontification, chilly country, gruff vocals, pieces of acoustics, nearly every song about being cold, poetry abundant. Basically, this is Alberta on tape.
Beautiful sceens/woodcut/booklet assemblage by A. Benson.
Listen here: http://coldwater.bandcamp.com/
BART027: Sissys - Talk
We love Drrll over here at BART headquarters. Especially his past work in Calgary’s Grown-Ups. Sissys comes as a continuation of that stuff. Super heavy riffage, yet the catchiest, most hilarious, baritone jams to make that hair swing. And it’s incredible that a two-piece can sound this full and engaging. It’s like everything Drrll has in his huge, farm-boy body got distilled into some violent potion of rock. If you like your copy of BART012, you’re going to love this.
Kind of a departure for BART on the covers for this one - glossy sleeves that came all the way from China. Release show at Broken City, Nov 30!
Scroll below to hear THE jam.
BART026: Mahria - s/t
If any proof is needed that Edmonton is the hardcore hot-bed of the world,one need not look any farther than Mahria.
This recording is unreal. The way the Mike and Lealand’s guitars weave in and around each other is astonishing. These two boys are of one mind, so perfectly matched and deft, they might as well be a veritable 4-armed Goro of guitar: dizzying use of harmonics, and even a short instrumental reprieve before surging back in. Durrell’s drumming is as solid and at its most inventive as it’s ever been. The strength and confidence in Corby’s voice should inspire any young lady to step in from the outskirts and get involved. Awed by this recording. This could be the best Canadian hardcore release of 2011 - I don’t care if I’m biased, doesn’t make it any less true.
Scroll down to listen to a jam below, and find out about the release show below that. Design by K. Stebner.
REWIN006: Town Ship - Future Confusion
It’s a huge honour to do a release for Toronto’s Town Ship. Town Ship are incredible. They were the best band I saw after touring the country twice. Both times. Town Ship are made up of most of the members of the band Ancestors, who put out one of my favourite 7”s of all time, let alone in Canada - So this is a major deal. Think Drive Like Jehu if Jehu went for ripping brevity and had guitars that stabbed like shivs. Burly without having to resort of tired heaviness. Enough swagger to fill a soul collection. If you buy one 7” in your life, this is the one you should get.
Look for another Town Ship track below.