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THIS FRIDAY IN OSHAWA.
this is going to be fucking awesome. for me. ha.
MALHAVOC was one of my biggest influences growing up.
riffs from Age of Desire and Punishments were some of the first i ever learned to play.
and Get Down was the first tape that i played until it snapped, bought again, and then played my second copy until that snapped too.
the last time i saw them play was probably about 20 years ago at The Union in peterborough.
remember that fucking place?
i remember.
get ready to GET DOWN.

DETAILS.


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OFFICIAL VIDEO FOR “KINDA REPAIRED”
NIN-sampling anguish fest reimagined as a glow in the dark juggling freakshow in yr living room.
BY GARBAGEFACE
featuring juggling insanity by Dominique “The Freak” Rabideau
VIDEO #5 FROM THE OBDURACY MIXTAPE


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[animalia / jill enjoys a moment of non-killed joy outside of barrie, ontario]

i don’t know why i feel compelled to do these tour write-ups. but i do. spending a couple weeks on the road isn’t really that long anymore… i feel like i’ve done it enough that it just feels like a kind of routine. and yet, there’s always something to differentiate each experience. there’s always a different set of circumstances that make the tour what it is.

in the past, i’ve mostly done touring completely alone (good, but a bit too isolating), or in a group of 6-8 people (pretty fucking intense), in time spans ranging from one week to six. other longer tours that i’ve done have been part of larger projects: travelling art shows, touring with my film, or being part of animal rights protests and other events.

so, the most glaring difference with this tour was that it was “just” music, and it was “just” me and my friend jill, for two weeks. to say that we got along would be an understatement: this was probably the least tense / most consistently chill tour that i’ve ever done, and that was such a breath of fresh air. i would tour with jill again in a minute, and we’re both looking forward to some future times on the road. if only it could always be so easy. she deserves the biggest props for being cool to hang with, cool to play with, and rolling with any shitty hand the tour dealt us… which wasn’t much, but still. not only did we get along on a personal level, but i think i can speak for both of us when i say that we really fucking dig each other’s music — hence starting the Killjoy Collective — and so it was awesome to see her play almost a dozen times in a couple of weeks. 

the tour dates themselves… well… to paraphrase Das Racist, it was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the combination best of times and worst of times. we played to some really awesome turnouts, and we played to… two very empty rooms. we played in some seriously grimy bars — the kind of places where secret handshakes were happening behind closed doors, and where there was no soap in the washrooms —  and we also played in a couple of nice art galleries and DIY spaces that really warmed our hearts. we crashed with friends, strangers, and even spent a strange evening in a small town motel that smelled like the inside of a boxing glove. we were already good friends before this, but now we are even considering forming a band called, tentatively, “GARBAMALIA” (definitely not)(but we might actually start a band tho).

special thanks to all these bands and solo artists for joining the party: THE SQU!DS, All Girl Knife Fight, Fuzzy & The Boys, Savvy C, DJ Madam D, Saxon Hose, Radiophobics, Sterloin C, Antiks***, Raissa Simone, Jon Epworth, Bloody Boy Blue, Le Stack, ELMS, and VIRE.

***an extra special shout out to ANTIKS for joining up on the tour for three dates. this was their first trek out of town to do some shows and they not only turned up everywhere on time and in fine style, but they were super fucking positive and fun to be around at all times. NEVER LOSE THAT SHIT! LISA, KEEP THEM ON THE PATH! ;)

special thanks to all the venues that made for a nice lil’ rollercoaster of sound systems and emotions: The APK, Fitzy’s, Van Gogh’s Ear, Wasted Space, Barfly, The Art Gallery of Cornwall, Pressed, The Artel, The Spill, and Handlebar.

there are a whole bunch of personal shout-outs that have to go out, but i’m going to save those for some personal messages and face to face hugs. 

OBDURACY is out. go get it.
jill / Animalia’s album MOUTH FULL OF TEETH is awesome. get that too.
ELMS' new album is almost. fucking. done.
and VIRE just joined Killjoy Collective. dance, fucker.

xo,
garbageface.


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KILLING YR JOY TOUR STARTS TOMORROW! LET’S DO THIS THING!

June 10 / 14 - The APK, London, Ontario
June 11 / 14 - DIY Arts Collective, Barrie, Ontario
June 12 / 14 - Van Gogh’s Ear, Guelph, Ontario
June 13 / 14 - Wasted Space, Oshawa, Ontario
June 14 / 14 - House Show, Hamilton, Ontario
June 17 / 14 - Barfly, Montreal, Quebec
June 18 / 14 - The Art Gallery Of Cornwall, Cornwall, Ontario
June 19 / 14 - Pressed, Ottawa, Ontario
June 20 / 14 - The Artel, Kingston, Ontario
June 21 / 14 - The Spill, Peterborough, Ontario
June 28 / 14 - Handlebar, Toronto, Ontario


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OBDURACY is out now.
available as a Pay What Thou Wilt digital download with a 23-page digital booklet
or as a limited edition cassette with download code.

GET IT HERE.
and while yr at it, check out this in-depth review from Electric City Live.

come see me and ANIMALIA around ontario this month on the KILLING YR JOY TOUR.

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this is a video that gets at what it’s kinda like to be at a garbageface show. loud beats, yelling, loopy noise, more yelling, and semi-mandatory boogieing. think of it as a cross between rap and a gang-vocal moshpit at a hardcore show. or something.

details:

// GARBAGEFACE
// AT A RED LIGHT (PT. 1) + MENTAL ALCHEMY
// HOLY OAK CAFE / HOT PLANET #10
// FILMED BY JENNAI BUNDOCK AND JILL KRASNICKI
// KILLJOY COLLECTIVE 2014

catch this action in the realosphere on the upcoming KILLING YR JOY TOUR.


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IT’S ALL HAPPENING. DATES:

June 10 / 14 - The APK, London, Ontario
June 11 / 14 - DIY Arts Collective, Barrie, Ontario
June 12 / 14 - Basement Show, Guelph, Ontario
June 13 / 14 - Wasted Space, Oshawa, Ontario
June 14 / 14 - HAVN, Hamilton, Ontario
June 17 / 14 - Barfly, Montreal, Quebec
June 18 / 14 - The Art Gallery Of Cornwall, Cornwall, Ontario
June 19 / 14 - Pressed, Ottawa, Ontario
June 20 / 14 - The Artel, Kingston, Ontario
June 21 / 14 - The Spill, Peterborough, Ontario
June 28 / 14 - Handlebar, Toronto, Ontario

share the video above, or the gif below, with all yr pals okay? love.

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PRE-ORDER OBDURACY ON CASSETTE NOW AND GET SOME STICKERS WHILE YR AT IT.

[p.s. the digital version needn’t be pre-ordered. it’ll be a free DL on the release date, ya dingus.]


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GARBAGEFACE - MOUTHS
MASHUP VIDEO #3 from the OBDURACY MIXTAPE
COMING 06/06/14 


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FUCKING STOKED. JOIN US. 


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