Published Nov 15, 2012Toronto label Telephone Explosion has been in the business for five years, which is no small feat considering the precarious state of the music industry. The label is gearing up to celebrate the milestone with a hometown show.
The fifth anniversary show will go down at Hard Luck Bar on December 7. The night will feature performances by Teenanger, the Soupcans, Crosss, Young Mother and Holy Cobras. The door will cost just five bucks, and the merch table will be stocked with releases priced only slightly above cost.
The merch table that night will also be selling the first volume in the label's cassette-only Ataraxia series. The inaugural release in this experimental series comes from Tonstartssbandht member Andy Boay in the form of Music from RIP Eifdn AOD Sulie. See a couple of videos from this project below.
Following the anniversary show, Telephone Explosion will release the debut LP from the Hamilton/Montreal-based Crosss. A press release enthuses, "Rooted in the darkest corners of psychedelic grunge, this band has been turning greasy, long-haired haired heads across the country."
The album doesn't yet have a name, but it will contain five new songs, plus re-recorded versions of cuts from the band's past two-song cassette. The second side of the LP will apparently contain a 20-minute live jam. Expect the album sometime in 2013.