Published Oct 29, 2009Now in its eighth year, Gainesville, FL's annual punk rock festival the Fest has grown into a yearly staple for fans looking to see the best in punk rock and hardcore. As we told you, the event has grabbed some pretty exciting acts for its latest edition, and among the 200-plus bands attending are a decent amount of Canadian players. To celebrate, Toronto's Juicebox Records has released a free digital sampler featuring those Canucks making the trek south.
In a statement, the label explained, "In the past, Canadian representation at the Fest has been minimal. Like, one band a year kind of minimal. This year, there are seven bands from the Great White North trekking down to Gainesville. And we are stoked. To celebrate this radness, we've put together a free compilation of all but one of the Canadian bands playing Fest 8."
The digital sampler, available here, includes tracks from Living with Lions, Junior Battles, Hostage Life, Vicious Cycle, Dig It Up! and Carpenter.
If you feel like making the journey, the Fest is taking place this weekend, from October 30 to November 1.
Canadian Fest Comp:
,br> 1. Living With Lions - "A Bottle of Charades"
2. Junior Battles - "Basements" *
3. Junior Battles - "Update Your Resume" *
4. Hostage Life - "Paper Citizen"
5. Hostage Life - "New Drugs"
6. Vicious Cycle - "Blur"
7. Vicious Cycle - "The Waiting"
8. Dig It Up! - "Missing People"
9. Dig It Up! - "Oh No!"
10. Carpenter - "You Can't Keep A Good Man Down"
11. Carpenter - "Until The Sun's Up"