Published Jun 06, 2013As previously reported, Sloan's June 14 concert at Toronto's Great Hall will toast the 21st anniversary of their Murderecords imprint, as well as act as the release party for a new book about the label's first 12 7-inches. A trailer for the project has now gone up featuring snippets from all of those old vinyl singles, as well as from an unreleased 7-inch from supergroup the Certain Someones.
While it's cool to hear snatches of Thrush Hermit's "Giddy With the Drugs" or Local Rabbits' "You're Such a Stupid Idiot," the real star of the trailer is the unheard cut from Certain Someones, who were made up of Sloan's Chris Murphy, the Super Friendz' Matt Murphy and Jale's Jennifer Pierce. While their track only runs for about 10 seconds, the stacked vocal melody of the song plays like classic '90s Maritimes alt-pop. Simply stunning.
The anniversary package will feature a download for all of the OOP records, including cuts from Sloan, Eric's Trip, Hardship Post, Zumpano, the Inbreds and Stinkin' Rich, and comes with a physical copy of the Certain Someones single. The book will also feature era-appropriate photography from Catherine Stockhausen.