Pirate/Rock "Bootleg"

Pirate/Rock "Bootleg"
I can't really tell you much about Pirate/Rock, other than they've been hiding right under my nose in Toronto and they're playing a gig tonight at Rancho Relaxo supporting Mark "BBQ" Sultan. But what little there is on their MySpace page was enough to knock me out. Two dudes named Josh and Joe, they play scuffed up, brooding lo-fi that's a bit like Blank Dogs, if Mike Sniper upped the production quality one notch, got more aggro and laid off the wonky tone-bending. They released a handmade EP last year called Desert Boots but only made 20 copies of it. Yeah, 20! ARRRR!!! Talk about a collector's item, matey! (Sorry, couldn't resist.)

Pirate/Rock "Bootleg"