The Flatliners, Fire Next Time
The Old Wives, SEAS
10030 102 Street Northwest
Edmonton, AB, T5J 0V6
This event is 18 and over
The Flatliners were making music together before they were old enough to drive a car. Before they were old enough to buy alcohol they had already released two albums: 2005's Destroy to Create (Stomp Records) and their 2007 Fat Wreck debut The Great Awake. Since then this Toronto-based four piece have toured the world enough to make even the most road-savvy bands homesick.
With an impressive road resume that boasts tours along side punk icons like NOFX and Bad Religion, The Flatliners continue to mature and progress, an evolution obvious on their new Fat 7" Cynics. "We usually catch ourselves writing parts that may be a bit more challenging to play at first, but we're up to it. We're constantly trying to be better at our respective instruments and keep things interesting for ourselves. That's the fun part of writing your own songs. You can do whatever the hell you want." said singer Chris Cresswell. Recorded again by Steve Rizun at Drive Studios, who has worked with the band on all previous releases, the three songs on Cynics are sure to impress and intrigue old fans and new listeners alike. And with cover art by Richard Minino (Horesbites) you can be sure it will look just as good as it sounds.
It seems all the hard work has paid off as The Flatliners will head out on tour again this year in support of Cynics, and soon their third full length album Cavalcade (April 13, 2010 via Fat Wreck) with a handful of American dates, their first trip to Australia, their fourth trip to Europe/UK, and a stint on this summer's Warped Tour. "It's funny to think that this has become our lives." says Cresswell, but that seems to be exactly what's happened and with a new full length slated for 2010 The Flatliners show no signs of slowing down.
The Old Wives
SEAS is the recorded result of Brian Grainger & David Tagg's work to rebuild and recontextualize the new from the old. It is a process of composition by way of reduction and procedural augmentation, using several organic and inorganic methods of layering, texturing and processing a basic source into an entirely new atmosphere. Very unlike their work with string instruments in VCV, SEAS is not improvised, but methodically mapped out in an open space that enables Brian and David to be just as free with their approach. Through the use of computers, vintage effects boxes and several other modern devices, SEAS is an attempt to bring a renewed interest in the basics of electronic music and musique concrete, while still remaining wholly organic in sound and vision. SEAS is a unison of art, nature and modern sound, intended for intimate listening experiences as well as high-fidelity displays.
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