Friday, 22 August 2014

Average Times "Popsicle" Music Video

Our friends at are streaming the new Average Times music video for the opening track of their debut LP "Popsicle". Check that out here, or for the lazy:
We’ve long had a crush on Ottawa’s garage punk scene thanks, largely, to torchbearers like Steve Adamyk, mainstays like Mother’s Children, and expats like Mass and Peach Kelli Pop. For the heaps of bands from the city, though, few balance sugar-shocked pop and buzzsaw punk quite like Average Times, who cut their self-titled debut last year via Toronto-Vancouver imprint Hosehead Records. That LP essentially had us at hello, largely thanks to its effervescent opener, “Popsicle,” whose video we’re stoked to premiere today. Unlike many of Average Times’ songs—whose scuzz compare favourably to Jay Reatard—”Popsicle” is an unabashed summer anthem. So, too, is its video: Directed by and starring the band themselves, the video is a beer-soaked backyard bash, with plenty of frozen treats to go around. Check the video above, and get your sticky fingers on a copy of Average Times’ LP at the Hosehead Records store.

Monday, 23 June 2014

TV Freaks - Leeches 7" on sale now

Copies of the TV Freaks 7" are now up in the store. First 100 come on clear vinyl, and all copies have hand stamped sleeves and free download codes.

Wednesday, 11 June 2014

Ottawa Explosion

Ottawa Explosion 2014 is off to it's official start today! This is a huge year for the festival (bigger than ever! Did you see that write up in Razorcake #80?) and it's an honour having so many bands on Hosehead invited to partake. The logo and flyer this year were even done by our very own Curtis of Average Times.

Hosers at Ottawa Explosion:

Average Times
First Base
Mother's Children
Pink Wine
TV Freaks
Sonic Avenues
Steve Adamyk Band
Strange Attractor
White Wires

Full schedule here.

Be sure to catch the Sunday afternoon Hosehead/Mammoth Cave showcase at Club Saw to catch this monstrosity of a show for only $5. Featuring honorary Hosers The Mandates.

TV Freaks will also have copies of their new 7" "Leeches" at their show on Thursday. Keep an eye out for more information on that next week. 

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

TV Freaks - Leeches 7" & May/June Tour Dates

HHR026 is quickly headed to completion. We're really excited about this one as we've been fans of TV Freaks for a long time now, and are very happy to welcome them to Hosehead. Three songs on this 7" with a special clear vinyl version for the early birds.

TV Freaks are headed out on tour this May/June all over Canada and the eastern USA. Full dates for that tour are below.

Unfortunately the Leeches 7" will not be in for the bulk of these dates, but we're hoping to have them for Ottawa Explosion in June. Listen to the first track below.

5/16 - Hamilton, ON @ The Spice Factory w. Teenanger, Dead Tired
5/17 - Toronto, ON @ Izakaya Sushi House w. Teenanger, Das Rad
5/21 - Montreal, QC @ L’Esco w. The Famines
5/22 - Sackville, NB @ 16 Allison Ave w. Teenanger, Towanda, Impulse Items
5/23 - Halifax, NS @ Obey Convention w. Teenanger, Each Other, No Bodies
5/24 - Moncton, NB @ Above Calactus w. Nerve Button, Fear Agent
5/25 - Fredericton, NB @ TBA w. Pastel Skeleton, Pick Pocket
5/27 - Boston, MA @ The Womb w. Nice Guys, Black Beach
5/28 - New Haven, CT @ Cafe Nine w. Estrogen Highs, Worn Leather
5/29 - Brooklyn, NY @ Shea Stadium w. Downtown Boys, Arm Candy
5/30 - TBA
5/31 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w. Ladder Devils, Prophet Said I, Die Choking
6/01 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Rock Room (Matinee) w. Submachine
6/02 - Columbus, OH @ 15th Haus w. Nervosas
6/03 - Cleveland, OH @ Club Atlantis (Now That's Class) w. Fuck You Pay Me, Smooth Brain
6/12 - Ottawa, ON @ Ottawa Explosion
6/15 - Toronto, ON @ Smiling Buddha w. Needles//Pins, Low Culture, Nervosas

PS I moved to Vancouver. Mike is still living in Toronto, so expect the same love of Ontario bands that you've always found in us, just from a different time zone. 

Monday, 14 April 2014

All Quiet on the Northern Front

We've been relatively quiet since the Average Times LP came out last month. We're hard at work on our next four (!) releases. We're hoping to get at least the next three out before the end of the year. The first one is due out this June/July, so keep your ear to the ground for that one. We're working with two bands we never have before and three Hosehead staples - one of which was on a very early HHR release!

Next month is our three year anniversary. Maybe we'll do something cool for that (but probably not).

We still have a very small number of Average Times LPs in the webstore, and we're running low of t-shirts.

Tuesday, 4 March 2014

Average Times LP on sale now

Average Times LPs have now been added to the webstore. Orders are shipping this week - peach coloured vinyl while supplies last.