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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


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.


Murderecords – 21 Year Salute

2013 marks the year that Sloan’s murderecords label turns 21 years old. In celebration of that landmark birthday, we are throwing a party during NXNE at the Great Hall in Toronto on Friday June 14.

Performing will be Sloan (for the first time playing the inaugural murderecords release, Peppermint EP, in it’s entirety), The Super Friendz and Mike O’Neill (of murderecords alumni The Inbreds). Ben Gunning of Local Rabbits will be on hand to DJ thoughout the evening before and between the acts.

Festival wristbands are now available via NXNE, $20 tickets at the door.

To mark the milestone, Chris and I have been working on a book that serves both as a celebration of the twelve 7″ singles released by murderecords during the 1990′s and as a portfolio of Catherine Stockhausen’s photography that documented the artists involved as well as the east coast scene at the time. The book will also contain a 7″ single by The Certain Someones (super-group of Chris Murphy, Super Friendz’ Matthew Murphy & Jale’s Jennifer Pierce) that was recorded during the 1990′s, but never released until now. In addition, the book will also come with a digitally remastered download of all 28 tracks contained on all the 7″ singles (which have never been available in the digital realm before!) The book/7″single/download will be limited edition of 500 copies only. The book will be available at the concert.

Clipping at the heels of this project will also be another murderecords reissue …The Super Friendz debut LPMock Up, Scale Down available on vinyl for the first time as a remastered, 180 gram double LP with gatefold jacket and digital download. Sounds better than ever! One of the best LPs of the 1990′s. Also we unearthed an unreleased version of the song “Boots” that has been added to the LP. Once again, limited edition of 500 copies. Our imprint murderecords began in 1992 as an outlet to release Sloan’s Peppermint EP before we decided to jet off to test the major label waters with Geffen Records. In the meantime, murderecords became a platform for other underground artists from the east coast of Canada (and eventually beyond that border). While murderecords mainly serves as a home for Sloan currently, it was most active during the 1990′s during which we released EP’s, LPs and 7″ singles by artists such as Eric’s Trip, Hardship Post, Thrush Hermit, The Super Friendz, Hip Club Groove, Al Tuck, Stinkin’ Rich, Local Rabbits, jale, Zumpano, The Inbreds & Elevator Through.

- Jay Ferguson 2013


Shows

Date City Venue Country
Fri 7 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Cleveland Heights, OH Grog Shop United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sat 8 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Detroit, MI St. Andrews Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sun 9 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Buffalo, NY Tralf Music Hall United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Mon 10 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Hamden, CT The Ballroom at the Outer Space United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Wed 12 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in New York, NY Bowery Ballroom United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Thu 13 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Allston, MA Great Scott United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Fri 14 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+.
Sat 15 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Carrboro, NC Cat’s Cradle – Back Room United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sun 16 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Philadelphia, PA Boot & Saddle United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Wed 19 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in London, ON London Music Hall Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Thu 20 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Waterloo, ON Starlite Social Club Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Fri 21 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Sarnia, ON Rustic Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sat 22 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Hamilton, ON Dundas Valley Montessori School Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Sun 23 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Chicago, IL Bottom Lounge United States
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Thu 27 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Montreal, PQ La Sala Rossa Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets
Fri 28 November http://sloanmusic.com#shows Sloan in Ottawa, ON Mavericks Canada
Time: 8:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy tickets

Releases

  • Commonwealth

    Commonwealth

    2014
  • 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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