Double-launch October 26 @ Sala Rossa (4848 St Laurent Blvd) w/Crabe just in time for Halloween! First up is a limited edition American Devices vinyl release of 200 copies of “The Game We Never Win” B/W “Interlarding” from great Montreal label Celluloid Lunch Records, who also released archival recordings of the first 1979 incarnation of the band The D-Vices last year. New 45 comes in a Risograph-printed sleeve featuring a Howard Chackowicz cartoon. We even made a slick music video for Game which you can see HERE or by clicking on the Cups Von Helm “Princess of Power” cape image at bottom.
As Celluloid Lunch boasts in their promo: “These two new tunes are the Devices in top form, whittled by time to the essential 4-part unit. Both songwriters deliver in their respective lanes, & the rhythm section kicks the can along with inventive gusto. In a warped world, American Devices’ oeuvre would be life-bending fodder for international bonehead punks, b-movie fanatics & prog nerds alike, but in this reality, they are banished to a profitless deal on the world’s least respected underground record label. Lucky for us, misery loves company.”
Dedicated to our late founding drummer Cups Von Helm (RIP June 2023). Click HERE or on the cover art below to give the tunes a free listen & make an order. Also available at fine Montreal shops like Phonopolis, Sonorama Disques, Café Disquaire180g, Le Vacarme, & Sonik.
In 2021 one of our favourite Montreal bands Crabe asked us to come up with several separate riff cycles & then recorded us playing them. They also asked me to make up a French story I could narrate over the end. Then they mixed everything together & sang over it, creating a Frankenstein monster called “2020” (give the tune a free listen & make an order HERE or click on Crabe’s Marc-Olivier Cartier album cover art below). And the cherr(ies) on top? Not only are we gonna interpret this thing live at the launch of our vinyls… but so are Crabe! Three interpretations in one night! The vinyl version that never existed live (from the LP they’re launching called “Visite Du Temple Inné”), then two different live versions! DO NOT MISS!
Pictured below: Cups Von Helm’s official handmade “Princess of Power” cape that he wore at shows & that Wrob wore in our new music video.