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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


Sloan’s Hardcore Homage

Sloan have always cited the the music and aesthetic of the hardcore punk movement as a major inspiration for their independent, DIY approach to making their music and art.

Today, Sloan are happy to release a 7″ single of two original songs, plus a digital album featuring covers of 12 of their favourite hardcore songs from their youth. The package also comes with a t-shirt featuring images of the band members circa 1985, in the heydey of their punk fandom.

Full details of the package are available at sloanmusic.com


Shows

Date City Venue Country
Fri 30 June Prince Edward County, ON The Hayloft Dancehall Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy Tickets
Sat 1 July Ajax, ON OLG Slots @ Ajax Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Buy Tickets
Sun 2 July London, ON Sesquifest – Canada 150 Canada
Time: 7:00pm.
Wed 12 July Calgary, AB Stampede Shaker at Fort Calgary Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Buy Tickets
Fri 14 July Hamilton, ON Because Beer Festival Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Related post. Buy Tickets
Sat 29 July Toronto, ON Toronto Beer Festival Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: 19+. Buy Tickets
Sun 20 August Elora, ON Elora Riverfest Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Buy Tickets
Thu 14 September Fredericton, NB Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival Canada
Time: 7:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. 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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