Shellac Rock Toronto, Talk Dude Incredible EP

Shellac Rock Toronto, Talk <i>Dude Incredible</i> EP
At their first ever show in Ontario, Chicago’s Shellac played a scorching hot set at Toronto’s Horseshoe Tavern last night (September 16), previewing two new songs along the way. And there were jokes about Canada, but those were to be expected by anyone familiar with the band’s fascination with our country. "Tim Horton’s can eat a bag of maple glazed dick,” Steve Albini remarked at one point, complaining about a coffee stop earlier in the day.

But the breadth and power of the set, which included seldom seen live versions of "Copper” and "Killers” and glorious takes on "The Billiard Player Song” and "The End of Radio,” was simply overwhelming.

As a further treat, Shellac played two brand new songs, the sprawling and muscular "Dude Incredible” and the OCD-inspired "Compliant.” After the show, bassist Bob Weston suggested these might represent selections from a possible forthcoming EP entitled, Dude Incredible.

Whatever the case, Shellac are sounding tight and drummer Todd Trainer continues to wallop his drums like the most stylish motherfucker on earth.

Remaining Shellac tour dates:

9/17 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
9/18 Montreal, QC - La Sala Rossa
9/20 Kutshers, Catskills, NY - ATP Festival
10/27 Galway, Ireland - Roisin Dubh
10/28 Dublin, Ireland - Button Factory
10/30 London, UK - Forum (Release the Bats Fest)
10/31 London, UK - Forum (Release the Bats Fest)
11/1 Birmingham, UK - Custard Factory
11/2 Glasgow, UK - ABC