Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Canned Hamm Oct 9! July Fourth Toilet 20th anniversary Oct 16 in Vancouver! New Hank video!

Canned Hamm is playing The Fox Cabaret on Oct 9, Thursday!!!! Vancouver! With Talent Time! Come!

And then on Thursday Oct 16 July fourth Toilet is playing our 20th Anniversary Show as part of Wrongwave!!!! Jason Mclean is making my costume right now! many members who haven't played with us in ages performing!!!! jody Susan Soressa my brother Frank!!!! Check the link:

Oh, and here's a new Hank video that I am in:

Wednesday, August 20, 2014


Where can you order NEW HORIZZZONS' incense and EP? From the amazing distributor Tedium House!!! (you can also get Points Gray and July Fourth Toilet vinyl here as well)...extremely limited quantities so order away!:

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Montreal! Kid Power Book launch! NEW HORIZZZONS!

If you are in Montreal on Sunday, July 20th I will be there for this^ as I have a chapter in it on Stinky and am excited to be a part of it....
"KID POWER Book Launch, Screening and Cereal Buffet!
Fantasia Film Festival, Montreal Canada
Sunday, July 20 – 1:30pm
J.A. DeSeve Cinema (at Maisonneuve & MacKay on the Concordia campus)
Fantasia is proud to host the world premiere launch of Spectacular Optical’s first anthology book, Kid Power! – all about cool, tuff and inspiring kids in cult film and television.  Co-edited by Kier-La Janisse and Canuxploitation’s Paul Corupe and featuring writing by a diverse array of genre film criticism’s most unique voices, Kid Power! covers the gamut from The Peanut Butter Solution to The ABC Afterschool Special and the dark side of Disney. And tons more! The launch will be accompanied by a rare 35mm screening of Something Wicked This Way Comes (1983) and a FREE cereal buffet!
Buying in person will save you both on shipping and on the cover price, as we’ll be selling the books on-site for a special price of $25.00 CAD! We’ll have T-shirts for sale too, and maybe even some KENNY skateboard decks!"

As well,  my band NEW HORIZZZONS ***MTL release for our "Trial By Fire" EP/incense***
Playing with Tang Soleil and Babysitter at l'Escogriffe Bar Spectacle.
 Sat, July 25, 10 pm!
4467 Saint-Denis, Montreal, Quebec H2J 2L2
Morrrre on this soon...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

A Letter (The Canadian Romantic)

I've been negligent. Done so much yet posted so little. It's called getting older (or instagram...or twitter). New video by The Canadian Romantic. Enjoy.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Canadian Distribution: Wyrd Distro

At last ! Canadian distro for the July Fourth Toilet and Points Gray LP's...! 
July Fourth Toilet:
This wild album -THE MOST AMAZING DISAPPOINTING SECOND ALBUM EVER-Roctober compared it to Jack Kirby's 4th is a journey of thrills: with art booklet and download code now has Canadian distro through Weird Canada and you can order it HERE! (and even listen)

This album is close to out of print, ltd. edition 500 copies with download code. Full colour gloss cover, high quality vinyl manufactured in the Czech Republic, mastering by Josh Stevenson at Cast Exotic, an art booklet with art by July Fourth Toilet members and collaborators as Jason Mclean, Owen Plummer, Mark Delong, Julian Lawrence, Ben Jacques,  jody franklin, Robert Dayton, more...   From July Fourth Toilet, Canada's wildest and most unpredictable band ever, Vancouver based, established 1994 with a mandate to never do the same show twice, always changing, always shifting, numerous members that have ranged in age from 8 to 80. Veering from the cosmic to the personal, from heavy boogie to visions in sound, the album goes all over the map due to obstacles being set up prior to recording.

"What do I say of a reprobate eight man/one woman ensemble (one man/woman, four longhairs, two ska dudes & a Mexican!) that just delivered 13 songs of extreme diversity, ranging from Death C&W to Soviet-powered Detroit Space Rock, via wonderfully excruciating mush-mouthed male-female Vow Renewals and Sober’d Up confessionals. For fans of Destroy All Monsters (all periods, kiddies), Armand Schaubroeuk Steals, the Afrika Corps, BALLS BOOGIE rescues several Long Dead musical genres from the Straights and slams them out eins, zwei, and drei, without so much as a soundcheck..... Search out this hot slab pronto, Tonto, and check out those front men while yooz at it! Ooer, missus!" 
- Julian Cope, Head Heritage, 2009 ...:

Melodramatic hallucinatory downer damage recorded in the late ’90s by Robert Dayton (July Fourth Toilet, Canned Hamm, The Canadian Romantic), Dan Bejar (Destroyer, the New Pornographers) and Julian Lawrence (July Fourth Toilet). Melodic and troubled with a playful fear of death. Freaky despair. With liner notes by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes (From Jamaica To Toronto), and free download coupon. As well as an art and lyric booklet. Edition of 500.

Terrascope review: "...although they played live as AIDS, has an undeniable power in its lo-fi Folk Noire ramblings. A voice all its own that will either enthral you or grate with you, I can't imagine much in between. Personally, it has a taken a couple of plays before my ear tuned in, but I am glad it did, as songs such “Echo Power” and “People  Hate You In This Town” contain the same sardonic lyricism as The Velvets whilst being oddly constructed in a Syd Barrett, Skip Spence kinda way. Featuring future members of Wet Dirt, July 4th Toilet, and The New pornographers, the music is acoustic, reasonably free-form and is more uneasy than easy listening, although there are hidden depths to be discovered, pockets of beauty and a strange sense of stillness at its core. "

Both albums also available via Tedium House: