In 1995, our band Sloan had "broken-up" (or at least had appeared to be coasting into "retirement" on a series of "final shows" that really only became a "hiatus"), our friends in jale were going through personnel changes after their first LP and Thrush Hermit were still playing the waiting game by holding out for a proper US major label before releasing their debut full length. Into this void, Halifax's The Super Friendz released what now seems to be the LP that crystallized and defined the east coast underground pop sound of the mid-1990's. Mock Up, Scale Down had all the hallmarks. Left-field current influences married to the classics, multiple singer-songwriters each adding their own dimension and an abundance of melody that seemed to have been under prohibition in the grunge-ified post-Nirvana musical fallout.

At the time, likely due to finance or nerves, murderecords released this excellent debut only on compact disc. It only us took 18 years, but Mock Up, Scale Down is finally being reissued on deluxe 180 gm vinyl! The new 2013 remastering is most excellent. Having the whole album spread out over 2 LPs allows the songs of guitarists Matthew Murphy, Drew Yamada and bassist Charles Austin (accompanied by the buoyant energy and expertise of drummer Dave Marsh) to sound clearer and more exciting (possible?? yes!) than the original release.

The double LP comes in a gatefold sleeve, includes a full high quality digital download and is available in a limited edition of only 500 copies.

As an added bonus, the hidden track on the initial CD release, "Length Of Heart" is included on the vinyl as is an unreleased version of "Boots" from the Mock Up, Scale Down sessions. Hope you dig, as much as we have, revisiting one of the best LP's of the 1990's and a quintessential record of the rich Halifax music scene of the time.

Super Friendz forever, dude.

Jay

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Package contains:

  • 24 page book
  • 7" clear vinyl single of 2 unreleased tracks by "The Certain Someones" (super-group of Chris Murphy, Super Friendz' Matthew Murphy & Jale's Jennifer Pierce)
  • Digitally remastered download of all 28 tracks contained on all the 7" singles (which have never been available in the digital realm before!)
  • Limited to 500 copies.

Featuring the music of:

  • Eric's Trip
  • Sloan
  • Hardship Post
  • Stinkin' Rich
  • The Super Friendz
  • Local Rabbits
  • jale
  • Thrush Hermit
  • Zumpano
  • The Inbreds
  • The Certain Someones
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News

Band Of The Rising Sun

Konnichiwa!

We are pleased to announce that the third installment of our Sloan Bootleg Vinyl series, Tokyo Japan 2002, will be released this Wednesday November 20th at 12 noon via our Sloan webstore. Recorded live from the audience at Club Quattro in Tokyo, this limited LP is pressed on to Japanese flag – style vinyl and is a hand numbered edition of 500 only. We won’t be making any more of these! Read below what our man Jay has to offer on the subject.

Sloan Bootleg #3 Pack Shot

“How about you, British man, is rock and roll dead again?” A broken-handed Chris posed this question to an English gentleman at our January 16th 2002 concert in Tokyo, Japan. To find out the correct answer, you’ll have to check out the 3rd installment of our Bootleg Vinyl series, an homage the great underground / illegal live LPs from the 1970′s and 1980′s. Captured during our 3rd adventure in Japan, this recording was taped live from the audience at Club Quattro in the heart of the Blade Runner-ish Shinjuku area of Tokyo. At the time, we were touring in support of our 6th album, Pretty Together. It’s an LP that, at the time, was thought to be a bit slick sounding, perhaps in relation to records like One Chord To Another or Navy Blues. If that’s a concern, then I would dare say this loud recording from the floor strips a bit of the polish off compared to the studio counterparts.

If that’s not enough, where else are you going to hear Patrick play the drums (on rarely aired Japanese-only track “Had Enough”)? Or a Chris / Andrew duo playing a Wurlitzer led version of “Life Of A Working Girl”? How about ye olde “Dreaming Of You”? (Have I even played it since?). I’d also argue that Andrew’s drumming on the controversial “Pick It Up And Dial It” is worth the price alone. In keeping with the bootleg spirit, it’s an audience recording with a bit of a rough quality….but I trust it won’t distract from enjoying the rocking proceedings.

Once again, this limited edition, hand-numbered LP comes packaged in a 70′s style heavy-stock white jacket with a risographed wrap around outer sleeve. The insert this time is a recreation of a charming Japanese fan letter and the concert is pressed onto Japanese-flag-white vinyl with a red label just in case you forget where this whole thing was laid down over 10 years ago!

Also, the record comes with a high quality digital download (mp3 or FLAC) of the whole LP, as well as 4 bonus tracks from the show (“Deeper Than Beauty”, “The Lines You Amend”, “People Of The Sky” and “Money City Maniacs”) that we just couldn’t jam onto the vinyl. Hope you all dig it as much as I dug the green tea soft serve ice cream.

Arigato ne!
Jay


Movember Benefit @ Caplansky’s Deli, Toronto ON

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Sloan, in association with the Smoked Meat King of Toronto, Zane Caplansky, are happy to announce an upcoming Movember benefit show in Toronto. Friday November 29th is your chance to see the band play live in a deli! Yup that’s right – 100 lucky folks will get their meat, eat it too AND get to see Sloan perform live at Caplansky’s Deli. (356 College St.)

Tickets are limited to the first 100 people @ $100 each with all of the proceeds going to the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. Tickets are even tax deductible if you buy them here: MoBro.co/caplanskys. Jump on these soon folks ‘cuz they won’t last long!

For more info on Movember check out http://ca.movember.com/?home.


Murderecords Singles and Ticket Link

I am looking forward to watching our murderecords singles books rolling off the press tomorrow. These will be available exclusively at our 21 Year Salute party at Toronto’s NXNE festival on Friday June 14th and then the rest will be sold directly through Sloan’s online store.

Advance tickets for the party are now available via our online store.


Shows

No shows booked at the moment.

Releases

  • Sloan-HC-art-cover-1-front

    Hardcore 7″ + Covers

    2013
  • sloan__94212_zoom

    Twice Removed – Deluxe Edition

    2012
  • aus99

    Australia 1999

    2012
  • Isthatalliget

    Is That All I Get?

    2011
  • sloanjpg-5fb6263b5fe1bdb0-1

    The Double Cross

    2011
  • B-Sides-Win_600_square-500x500

    B Sides Win: Extras, Bonus Tracks and B-Sides 1992-2008

    2010
  • Sloan_Hit

    Hit & Run

    2009
  • mzi.nwklytcc.1200x1200-75

    Parallel Play

    2008
  • Sloan_never_hear_the_end_of_it

    Never Hear the End of It

    2006
  • A Sides Win: Singles 1992-2005

    A Sides Win: Singles 1992–2005

    2005
  • Action Pact

    Action Pact

    2003
  • pt

    Pretty Together

    2001
  • btb

    Between The Bridges

    1999
  • img552

    4 Nights at the Palais Royale

    1999
  • nb

    Navy Blues

    1998
  • One Chord

    One Chord to Another

    1996
  • tr

    Twice Removed

    1994
  • smeared

    Smeared

    1992
  • Peppermint EP cover

    Peppermint

    1992
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