B.A. Johnston Reveals 'Mission Accomplished' LP

B.A. Johnston Reveals 'Mission Accomplished' LP
In what's easily one of the funniest album roll-outs we've ever seen, quirky Hamilton, ON songwriter B.A. Johnston has announced his forthcoming LP. Mission Accomplished is due out on September 3 through Mammoth Cave Recording Co.

A self-deprecating press release explains Johnston's reasons for making the album like this: "It seems that B.A.'s mother, inspired by all the austerity she has been hearing about in the paper, has decided to raise the rent and chore list around the house. Faced with the options of going to work as a bag boy at Foodland or releasing a new album, B.A. plugged his nose and recorded up another 'winner' for his ever shrinking 'fanbase.'"

The album was helmed by the returning production team of Paul Linklater (Bidiniband) and Stephan MacLeod (Windom Earle), and features a guest appearance from Inbreds member Mike O'Neill. So what can we expect from the new material? Apparently, "B.A.'s ninth full-length album finds him regurgitating the same crud that has made his a household name (in one house in Peterborough, ON). Songs about waffles, chugging cold certified Coors Light, and spending a GST cheque at a Giant Tiger abound."

Peruse the list of goofy song titles below, and scroll past that to hear the folksy Tim Hortons diss track "As I Am in Tim Hortons, I Realize I Hate Tim Hortons."

Also below, see Johnston's extensive tour schedule, which includes a heap of Canadian shows between September and November.

Mission Accomplished:

1. As I Am in Tim Hortons, I Realize I Hate Tim Hortons
2. GST Cheque
3. Certified Cold Is the Way to Go
4. Bad Cat Sitter
5. Crushing Coke Cans, Counting Dead Raccoons
6. No Pancakes In Heaven
7. Roll Teddy Roll
8. Monster Squad
9. I Want to Drink with Aliens
10. Whitesnakes
11. Rollin on Empties
12. I Feel Like Wesley Snipes
13. Straight Outta Cobden
14. I Don't Wanna Live in Windsor
15. Too Dumb to Live
16. Luke Skywalker Is a Whiney Baby
17. The Dishwasher Stands Alone

Tour dates:

09/06 Toronto ON - The Garrison
09/07 Peterborough ON - Red Dog
09/12 Guelph ON - Jimmy Jazz
09/13 Hamilton ON - TAH
09/14 London ON - APK
09/19 Thunder Bay ON - Black Pirate
09/20 Winnipeg MB - Windsor
09/21 Brandon MB - Double Decker
09/25 Lethbridge AB - OWL
09/26 Canmore AB - Canmore Hotel
09/27 Edmonton AB - Wunderbar
09/28 Hinton AB - Woodcutter
09/29 Prince George BC - Rileys
10/02 Banff AB - Wild Bills
10/03 Kelwona BC - Fernandos
10/04 Vancouver BC - Astoria
10/05 Victoria BC - Logans
10/06 Nanaimo BC - Cambie
10/07 Abbotsdford BC - Aftermath 
10/08 Nelson BC - The Special
10/09 Fernie BC - Northen 
10/10 Calgary AB - Broken City
10/11 Regina SK - Ohanlons
10/12 Saskatoon SK - Amigos
10/19 Kingston ON - Mansion
10/20 Ottawa ON - Irenes
10/22 Fredericton NB - Capital Pre-Pop Festival
10/23 Halifax Pop Explosion
10/25 Quebec QC - L'Agitee
10/26 Montreal QC - Grumpys
10/31 Northbay ON - Raven
11/02 Sudbury ON - The Townehouse Tavern
11/08 Hamilton ON - This Aint Hollywood
11/09 Peterborough ON - Pigs Ear Tavern
11/15 Toronto ON - Silver Dollar
11/16 Waterloo ON - Jane Bond
11/22 Eugenian ON - Flying Chestnut
11/29 Oshawa ON - Stuttering Johns
11/30 Brantford ON - Brantford Arts Block