We’ve spent plenty of hours sharing VHS rips of lost Atlantic Canadian punk rock, so it is about damn time that we’re able to enjoy contemporary St. John’s punk in the same sentimental fuzzy format.
The previously self-released EP by the St. John’s punk band has been pressed to 7″ record by California-based label Warthog Speak.
Within the last few weeks, a bedraggled VHS tape surfaced containing some vital footage of Newfoundland’s punk rock history. Though recovering the previously unseen video was anything but a clean process, our pal Alex Rumboldt got his hands dirty for the greater good of archiving this fundamental tape.
Though it has been a decade since Vancouver’s Daggermouth dropped their two classic pop punk albums, their influence has been celebrated with pure enthusiasm by an East Coast audience who eagerly awaits their Newfoundland debut.
Stream the rare 1985 Tough Justice cassette in its entirety, and read our chat with guitarist Johnny Fisher about the band, the release, and the first wave of Newfoundland hardcore.
St. John’s newest punk trio have capped off an eventful summer with the release of their debut 6 song demo tape. Stream the cassette in its digital entirety.
Come bid a final farewell to the short-lived D.I.Y. punk and skate venue in Witless Bay, NL that has played a much-needed home to the Newfoundland all ages scene over the last year.
Check out the Montréal street punk trio September 3rd & 4th in St. John’s.
Slow Death were Prince Edward Island’s first hardcore punk band, and after 31 years their sole 1985 recording has finally found its way to vinyl. Check out our chat with Unknown Coast Records founder Davis Brown about the importance of a reissue label in Atlantic Canada, and why Slow Death is the perfect starting point.