New Release: Ancient Shapes – “Ancient Shapes”

New Release: Ancient Shapes – “Ancient Shapes”

May 27, 2016 | Posted in: Daniel Romano 0

Though he is best known for his recent work evoking the sounds of classic country music, Daniel Romano has always been a free and restless spirit, a gifted musician and artist, a magpie flying free of genre. On May 27, 2016 he released two albums: The masterful and adventurous “Mosey” (New West Records) and an unexpected blast of punk rock/power pop as Ancient Shapes – which represents a return to You’ve Changed Records, the label he co-founded in 2009 with Steven Lambke, and to his roots in punk rock. It is also a further explosion of all expectations and genre boundaries.

Romano was feeling defeated after a lengthy production session. The drums were set up and he rolled tape, banging through 20 minutes of rhythm just to get the sweat out. There and then Ancient Shapes was born, and quickly blossomed outward with layers of brash guitars and trebly bass. All this in a day’s work but the words, soon to be found amid the abandoned poems that did not have a home beyond the pages scattered on the floor. What didn’t fit was cut. What space remained was improvised.

The result is instant, immediate and fierce power pop reminiscent of early Buzzcocks and Television with surprising hints of Romano’s roots in hardcore and a lifelong Dylan fascination. The music is hard and desperate, as it should be, the vocals balanced on the rails but never quite falling off. Ancient Shapes is a study of a blank and nameless generation. This is the sound. These are the moves. The name is Ancient Shapes. May we all have fearless death tomorrow.

Ancient Shapes is presented as a Double A-side with the entire program appearing on both sides of the LP. This world-wide exclusive LP pressing is available only from You’ve Changed Records.

Listen to Ancient Shapes below.
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Adrian Teacher & The Subs debut ‘Terminal City’ video

Adrian Teacher & The Subs debut ‘Terminal City’ video

May 26, 2016 | Posted in: Adrian Teacher & The Subs, Apollo Ghosts, YCTV 0

Adrian Teacher & The Subs have released a new video and announced a cross-Canada tour to celebrate the release of their new Terminal City LP (YC-028).

Amanda P. from the Subs meticulously created and animated this video for the title track from the Terminal City LP. Watch as a day in the life of a rapidly gentrifying Vancouver neighbourhood is catastrophically upset by an invading horde of giant partying babies.

And catch Adrian Teacher & The Subs on tour this summer! Subs shows follow in the tradition of Adrian and Amanda’s previous efforts with Apollo Ghosts and CoolTV: radically inclusive, fun, spirited shows full of hooks and celebration. This is not to be missed!
Adrian Teacher & The Subs on tour:
June 03 – Vancouver, BC @ Toast Collective (LP Release Party)
July 12 – Lethbridge, AB @ The Slice
July 13 – Regina, SK @ The Club
July 14 – Winnipeg, MB @ Goodwill Social Club
July 15 – Thunder Bay, ON @ Apollo
July 16 – Hamilton, ON @ This Ain’t Hollywood *
July 17 – Guelph, ON @ Magic Bus (early show)
July 17 – Guelph, ON @ eBar *
July 18 – Toronto, ON @ Delaware House *
July 19 – Toronto, ON @ Monarch Tavern *
July 20 – Windsor, ON @ Phog Lounge *
July 21 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnett ^
July 22 – Ottawa, ON @ Bar Robo *
July 23 – Montreal, QC @ Poisson Noir ^
July 24 – Quebec City, QC @ P572 *
July 26 – Moncton, NB @ Esquire Tavern *
July 27 – Saint John, NB @ Callahan’s Pub ^
July 28 – Halifax, NS @ Gus’ Pub ^

* = w. Weird Lines & Jon McKiel
^ = w. Weird Lines, Jon McKiel, Jay Arner, and Supermoon

Terminal City is available now through our Mailorder shop and through the efforts of Outside Music Distribution (Canada) and RedEye Worldwide and through all reputable digital sellers.

And for a limited time Apollo Ghosts – Landmark is on sale to celebrate the release of the new album.

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