Thursday, May 27, 2010

Four 'live' songs

About a month ago I recorded live versions (no electronics or samplers or any of that business, only guitar, voice and looping pedals) of four of my songs in one long take. Kind of sloppy in some parts but whatever. First time attempting these songs in this way. I hope you dig.

Foxes in Fiction - Live at 222 Elm

Recorded sometime in April, 2010

1. 15 Ativan
2. Jimi Bleachball
3. To Go Home
4. Memory Pools


It's so goddamn hot here. I've been up all night sweating, it's the worst feeling ever. Why the fuck don't I have one of these yet, I never had cool things like this as a child:

Friday, May 21, 2010

1 / 3

Flashing light have ended now, no more of those days
Days when we could let it show, cut it up and watch it grow
Only found in photographs, this feeling haunts the past
The silence walks between us, the silence seems to last
So lay back down if you wake up and leave it out to dry
I’ve been trapped in parking lots, wishing I could fake a smile

I will learn to to grow detached, I will realize
All the time we spent inside, changing colour of out eyes
Your words harness energy, I’ve seen it in the past
But I’ve got something better, something that will last
And looking back in photographs, the basement held a light
Candles set by steady hands, show our faces to the night
Can we change the way we feel, did you say ‘don’t look back’
Sunday morning’s looking up, the night has gone the sun comes back

Thursday, May 20, 2010


or something like it. This is my recording set-up as of late. Neat yellow tint. I got rid of my AC30 and replaced it with a ~*brand new*~ AC15, is nice.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Hiiii everyone,

I think I'm losing my sense of articulation, every time I try and write a blog or an update my sentences start to look like mangled car wrecks and I defer to reading Hipster Runoff. Should have maybe taken summer courses. Should have read more books throughout the school year.

The CD reissue of Swung From The Branches on Moodgadget Records is going to be release on June 29th, I'll leave more details when they come. I listened to to the mastered version of it today, it's nice as hellll. There's going to be three new songs on it, too.

Also, my small-time-operations label Orchid Tapes is going to be releasing some material by some artists that I really love and am really excited about. Thankfully the reception I've received about the whole idea has been really positive so far, with lots of people willing to paticipate. I think I found a decent cassette duplicator service in Toronto that I'm gonna check out, so tapes as well as free downloads are gonna be a go! Check out the Orchid Tapes MySpace if y'all want to hear some of the artists.

I'm going to go outside now.

I want to be in Norway.


Friday, May 7, 2010

Live recording(s).

I played a show at a bar in Toronto earlier tonight called Tiger Bar. There was a lot of beer and I couldn't hear my own voice for a lot of the performance therefore I was sucky. Regardless, I made a recording off the soundboard. If you feel so inclined you can download it below. Thanks to Cameron for technical assistance, and Ben for motivating me to bring my computer to the bar.

1. Coffee Cups That Won't Break Down
2. Fear
3. 15 Ativan
4. Operating Room
5. To Go Home
6. Dr. Glass (Deerhunter cover)
7. Bronte Balloons
8. New Panic Cure
9. Snow Angels + feedback / Ninth Floor View
10. Memory Pools
11. OCAD Flu

DOWNLOAD: Foxes in Fiction - Live @ Tiger Bar March 6th, 2010

Edit: It is morning and I am sober so I'm able to function on a more human level and edit / upload the other recordings from the other amazing bands that played last night:

DOWNLOAD: The Box Tiger: Live @ Tiger Bar, March 6th, 2010

DOWNLOAD: Purple Hill: Live @ Tiger Bar March 6th, 2010

DOWNLOAD: First Rate People: Live @ Tiger Bar March 6th, 2010