Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet Lend Unreleased Track to Bloodstains Across Ontario, Prep Singles Comp Reissue for Mammoth Cave
Published Apr 15, 2011As previously reported, Lethbridge, AB imprint Mammoth Cave Recording Co. has unveiled plans to continue their Bloodstains series with the Bloodstains Across Ontario seven-inch. Details for that release have emerged, and it might just be the most stacked lineup in the series.
Along with planned contributions from Young Governor, White Wires, TONETTA, Little Girls, Strange Attractor, Huckleberry Friends, BA Johnston, Tropics, Slim Twig, First Base and the Steve Adamyk Band, the release will feature a never-before-heard track from legendary Toronto instrumentalists Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet, best known for penning the iconic theme song to The Kids in the Hall.
Called "Foreign/Aft," the Shadowy Men track is one of the rare times the now-defunct band included vocals in a song. Speaking to Exclaim!, Shadowy Men's Don Pyle explains, "It's kind of two pieces reconstructed to make one -- including a 'hardcore' song that [bassist] Reid [Diamond] sings!"
As Shadowy fans know, Diamond lost a six-year battle with brain cancer in 2001, passing away at the age of 42.
Unfortunately, the Bloodstains Across Ontario does not yet have a firm release date, but the label tells Exclaim! to expect it near the end of June.
Along with the seven-inch, Mammoth Cave also informed Exclaim! that the label plans to reissue Shadowy Men on a Shadowy Planet's 1988 singles compilation Savvy Show Stoppers. The full-length vinyl LP will be completely remastered and will be available on 180-gram vinyl. That release is expected for some time this fall.
The Shadowy Men/Mammoth Cave love-in doesn't end there, however. Lethbridge band Fist City, which features Mammoth Cave co-owner Evan Van Reekum on guitar, will be travelling to Toronto this May to record a brand new seven-inch with Don Pyle.