The CHOKEOUTS have been around for a longass time, but too lazy and plagued by personnel changes to make any significant contributions to the Edmonton music scene. After finally settling on the most badass power rangers-esque superhuman lineup we kick more ass than Thor.
The town of Hinton is normally known for its scenic view of the Rockies and noxious smelling air from its pulp mill. But now it’s time to fess up to its greatest accomplishment of all: the spawning ground of the Blame-its. Since grade school twin brothers Tye (singer/bassist) and Trav (singer/guitarist) along with drummer Chrispy have been honing their sound into the tight melodic fury they call “soda pop punk.” Although the spunky young trio moved to Edmonton in 2003, for six years they cut their teeth playing and organizing punk shows in their hometown. From playing tiny hall shows with their friends to putting together an annual outdoor punk festival and packing them in down at the Olympia Tavern, the Blame-its helped put Hinton on punk rocks musical map. Now they’ve landed in the big city with the determination to take things much farther. The Blame-its went to Vancouver […]
You’re invited to Tropic Harbour, a utopian space constructed by Mark Berg for peace of mind. These bedroom pops are unabashedly dreamy. Mashed earworms and mint infused hooks blend with swooning guitar knits. The result: a levitating tincture!, a distillation of a pop pantheon that runs the course from Youth Lagoon and Wild Nothing all the way to Cocteau Twins and The Beatles. “Golden Rays,” Tropic Harbour’s debut single, aligns the stars and inspires the body work, projects the other on the ins of your eyelids. It’s a jam you can step to without the numbness. And its a down payment on our hopes that this project will flourish like a rampant wild flower. The tropics are alive and growing—in the mind!