Wish are a psych band out of Toronto who have impressed enough people to start a healthy buzz, one that lead to them being signed with the small label Hand Drawn Dracula. They’ll be releasing their self-titled debut album on August 26th, and you’re now able to check out their first video for the song (and single), “Retro Grade”. If you’re in Ontario, you’ll be able to see them perform later this month:
August 19… Toronto ON (Garrison) ƣ
September 11… Toronto ON (The Horseshoe) ʤ
September 13… Hamilton ON (Supercrawl) Ϩ
ƣ = w/ Grooms, Hooray for Earth
ʤ = w/ Dirty Nil
Ϩ = w/ Petra Glynt, Beliefs
Noise-pop. Sonic experimentation. Song destruction. Sounds like it’s right up my alley.
Up my alley is and/or are a band called Grooms, whose debut album Rejoicer will be released by Death By Audio on October 13th. The album seems to have a lot of different influences thrown into it, if the press release is any indication. But don’t believe what I or what their publicist say, listen for yourself by listening to “Dreamsucker“.
Those who live in the Philadelphia or Baltimore areas will be able to see Grooms around the time of the album’s release, so make it massive:
10/10 Philadelphia, PA Pilam
10/17 Baltimore, MD Hexagon