B.A. Johnston may not have taken home the Polaris Music Prize for his last effort Shit Sucks, but fans of the guitar-wielding Hamilton hero will have another chance to demand that the prestigious award #shortlistBA thanks to the arrival of Gremlins 3. The new LP isn't officially out until the end of the week, but Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive early listen.
We all know that you're never supposed to feed a gremlin after midnight, but there's no time limits imposed on when you can enjoy Johnston's latest round of tasty tunes like "I Need Donair Sauce," "Alley Beers," "Drivethru Beef," "I Will Make Lasagna for You" and "So High in Foodland."
In addition to the tracks about indulging in snacks and a few too many bevvies, there's also a newfangled maturity that shines through on cuts like "Dave Says No Drinking in the Backseat," "I'm Stayin' In," "I'm Turning into My Grandma" and "No Wanna Shambhala."
Johnston's hilarious-as-ever lyrics get paired with seriously hooky melodies and rad riffs across the 20-song set, and you can indulge in the whole thing right now.
Just scroll past Johnston's upcoming live shows and hit play and to unleash Gremlins 3. It's officially out on March 3 via Wyatt Records.
03/03 Brantford, ON - The Creamery Pub & Eatery
03/04 Peterborough, ON - The Historic Red Dog *
03/11 Toronto, ON - Junction City Music Hall *+
03/16 Guelph, ON - Jimmy Jazz +
03/17 Hamilton, ON - This Ain't Hollywood +
03/18 Bowmanville, ON - Mantler
03/24 Owen Sound, ON - The Pub (Darkside)
03/25 Waterloo, ON - Jane Bond
03/31 North Bay, ON - Fraser Tavern
04/01 Sudbury, ON - Townehouse Tavern
04/06 Kingston, ON - The Toucan
04/07 Ottawa, ON - House of Targ
04/08 Montreal QC - Grumpy's Bar
04/14 Thunder Bay, ON - Black Pirates Pub
04/15 Winnipeg, MB - Handsome Daughter
04/17 Banff, AB - Wild Bill's
04/18 Lethbridge, AB - OWL
04/19 Canmore, AB - The Drake Inn ^
04/20 Kelowna, BC - Fernando's Pub
04/21 Victoria, BC - Logan's
04/22 Vancouver, BC - Pat's Pub
04/23 Whistler, BC - Garfinkel's
04/26 Calgary AB - The Ship & Anchor ^
04/27 Edmonton, AB - The Buckingham
04/28 Regina, SK - O'Hanlon's Irish Pub ^
04/29 Saskatoon, SK - Amigos Cantina ^
* with Lonely Parade
+ with Lee Reed
^ with Napalmpom
UPDATE: This stream was available for one week only and is no longer available. Visit Johnston's official website to purchase the album.