Real quick, since this is currently relevant and I rarely post anymore… Kevin Stebner (from Bart Records/Revolution Winter) recently gave this awesome interview that I thought really captures what he is all about/currently involved with and what’s going on in the blossoming Canadian music scene (especially AB) right now. Check it out here and then go buy some of his tapes from him!

Every interaction I’ve had with Kevin has been awesome. He’s a really solid dude with interests and talents in a lot of different areas. From what I can tell, he is/was involved in blogging (super talented writer), record-labeling (Bart Records/Revolution Winter), playing in bands, seeing lots of bands, organizing music festivals (Ghost Throats!), just to name a few. I appreciate such diversity in endeavors. It was unfortunate my passport didn’t arrive in time to travel up to Ghost Throats. It would have been nice to meet Kevin face-to-face and watch some awesome bands for three days. Anyway, we’re excited to have some of Bart Record’s cassettes currently in our distro and our releases in Bart’s distro.

Also, don’t forget to check out our contest to win a test pressing of the WWS/MNWA split 7″ that Cameron outlined below. Cool it.

Talk to you later, kiddies.

Updates / Contest

May 31, 2011

I just finished updating our online store with all sorts of new distro items. Since the majority of the new stuff we have is Canadian, it’s probably new to you, and you should check it out if you feel so inclined. You can visit our online store at blackwithsap.limitedpressing.com.

Speaking of which, we have decided to run a contest for the next two weeks. Anyone that orders anything from the online store will be entered into a drawing to win a test pressing of our latest release, the We Were Skeletons/ мища split 7″. At the end of two weeks, we’ll select one person at random, and send you your test press free of charge. This is the first time we’ve ever run a contest, and depending on how well this goes, we may continue to run them in the future.

Cheers!

p.s. Go download the new We Were Skeletons song right here. I’m crazy about the more pronounced Fugazi influence.

Slowgrowth Records released the tracks for this 4-way split today. They were even nice enough to put it up for free download. It probably goes without saying, but every song on here is awesome, even if it is only one per band. If you weren’t aware, 1994!, Algernon, and Snowing are all touring together this summer. Yeah, for real. I suggest going to one of their shows and picking one up, but if they’re not coming anywhere near you, order it from Slowgrowth for only $5. If you’re feeling nice, you can also donate $1 to Slowgrowth and download the record on their bandcamp. Get on it!

Purchase.

Donate.

Download.

Blow that shit up to full-screen, but try not to seizure and swallow your tongue.

Dylan, Max, and I are converging on the same town tonight. I hope your Friday is as fun as ours!

I’m downloading this right now, so I can’t give you any sort of review just yet. I’m sure that like me, you all are very excited for this album. I’m pretty eager to see what this band can do with a full length. Let me know what you think…

Preorder.

Download.

Great news.
Brett is back from Boise and the some of the dudes (Jake, Zac, Adam, Justin(?)) from Cremation 186 have started playing with each other again. Luckily for all of us, they’re already churning out new music. This rough track, “Banshee,” has all the elements that we’ve come to expect from Cremation, heavy bass (like drop E heavy, get with it), frantic vocals (slightly stuttered), and distorted guitars that propel the whole thing forward. Imagine if Fear Before listened to a bunch of old screamo. Some eerie bits sung towards the end round the whole distorted track out nicely. I sincerely hope this band gets back on the ball and starts recording more and playing some shows. The Cremation shows that used to happen nearly every other weekend were the stuff of legends. Speaking of which, I might have to open my basement to them again. I can’t wait.

Download!