Saturday, 7 December 2013

Best of 2013

Hosehead class of 2013:

Favourites of 2013:
Patrick McKenzie:
Top LPs
1. TV Freaks - Two (Schizophrenic)
2. First Base - S/T (Hozac)
3. Tough Age - S/T (Mint)
4. New Swears - Funny Isn't Real (Dirt Cult/Bachelor)
5. Bad Sports - Bras (Dirtnap)
6. Ketamines - You Can't Serve Two Masters (Mammoth Cave)
7. Pink Wine - Untitled (P. Trash)
8. Steve Adamyk Band - Third (Dirtnap)
9. The Mandates - S/T (Mammoth Cave)
10. Radioactivity - S/T (Dirtnap)

Also the new Lemuria LP and Primitive Hearts LP. Lots of good 2013 stuff!

Top 7"s
1. Nervous Talk - Introductions (Mammoth Cave)
2. The #1s - Sharon Shouldn't (Alien Snatch/Sorry State)
3. Needles//Pins - Outta This Place (La-Ti-Da)
4. David Quinton/Stiv Bators - Make Up Your Mind (Ugly Pop)*
5. Ketamines - All The Colours Of Your Heart (Pleasence)
6. The Ballantynes - Faith/Velvet (La-Ti-Da)
7. Feral Trash - Dead Eyes (Dirt Cult)
8. The Novice - S/T (Dirtnap)
9. Crusades - Parables (Its Alive)
10. Night Birds - Maimed For The Masses (Fat)

Mike McKenzie:

Top 15 LP's of 2013 (No particular order)
Bad Sports - Bras (Dirtnap) Pink Wine - Self Titled (P-Trash) The Tunes - Love Uncool (Cheap Rewards) * Radioactivity - Radioactivity (Dirtnap) Jook - Jook Rule O.K. (Sing Sing) * Heavy Times - Fix It Alone (Hozac) TV Freaks - Two (Schizophrenic) Steve Adamyk - Third (Dirtnap) Zebrassieres - I Am A Human (P Trash) New Swears - Funny Isn't Real (Bachelor/Dirt Cult) DEVO - Hardcore Volume 1 (Superior Viaduct) * DEVO - Hardcore Volume 2 (Superior Viaduct) * Primitive Hearts - High & Tight (FDH/Ressurection/P Trash) Nobunny - Secret Songs (Goner Records)
Top 10 7"s of 2013 (No particular order)
The #1s - Sharon Shouldn't (Alien Snatch/Sorry State) Pointed Sticks - What Do You Want Me To Do? (Ugly Pop) * Slushy - Pocket (Randy Records) Nervous Talk - Introductions (Mammoth Cave) Blitz - All Out Attack (Ugly Pop) * Brett Smiley - Va Va Voom (Sing Sing) * The Choosers - Hanging Up on You (Bachelor) Nobunny - Love Visions 7" Box Set (Almost Ready) * Video - Join the Hatewave (Total Punk) Zero Boys - Pro Dirt (1-2-3-4 Go!)
Honourable Mentions: Alvvays - Adult Diversion (Self Released) (Not a single, but it makes zero sense how this song wasn't released on the A side of a single) Zero Boys - Livin' In the 80's (1-2-3-4 Go!) * (Eat it collector scum! Back in print!)
* = Reissue

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Some Will Be Mothers

December 2013 update:

For the first time ever, one of our releases has made it's way onto the Earshot charts for Canada. Apparently college and community radio DJs and volunteers are liking it. Which is great! It was #43 on the top 50 last week and #25 this week. It would be cool to keep it going!

7"s have been moving steadily and we're almost out of red vinyl copies.

Here's a music video for "Summer Mothers" from the 7".

HHR025 (BIG NUMBER!) is going out to press before the end of the month. Look out for our first LP early 2014.