Cry it out (trim it short) with the new track from Gulfer

 

Gulfer posted a track off their new LP What Gives? today, so cry it out or geek out over the noodling depending on what you’re into. The local math rock/emo four-piece is wrapping up a month of touring in Europe before heading home to put out the new record.

Here’s the band playing “Trim it Short” live in Venice on July 14.

 

Fakes scream into primordial punk’s blackened chest cavity

 

Fakes tap into the blackened chest cavity where punk’s heart should be, sustaining the kind of fuzz and fury that I would expect at CBGB if I’d been alive in the ’70s. The local trio delivers live, quickly banishing any chilled-out vibes from Casa earlier this month before Kurvi Tasch took the stage – subtitles for whatever movie was being projected strewn across their all-black attire for their 20-minute set. Here’s their split with Harsh Reality for Misery Loves Co., get the mp3s / cassette from their Bandcamp page.

The Unicorns to reunite for the last day of POP Montreal

The Unicorns are reissuing 'Who Will Cut Our Hair When We're Gone?' on Caterpillar Records August 26.

The Unicorns are reissuing ‘Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone?’ on August 26.

It just wouldn’t have made sense to avoid a hometown show. The Unicorns, Montreal indie royalty disbanded for a decade, are playing Metropolis on September 21, the last day of POP Montreal. It was previously announced that the band will be opening up for Arcade Fire in Inglewood and Brooklyn. But this headlining spot (complete with all three members Nick Thorburn, Alden Penner and Jamie Thompson – I got that wrong in an early update of this post), “will be their ONLY show in Canada” according to a release sent out by POP this morning.

Tickets are $27 and go on sale at noon today here. The band’s reissue of their 2003 LP Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone? comes out August 26 via Caterpillar Records.

Here’s “Rocketship”, a bonus Daniel Johnston cover off the reissue.

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