Cheap Wig's Agoness is made of filth and fury

The local noise of Cheap Wig is back from tour, taking its physical form in their new record Agoness. Cutting no wave nihilism with punk rock violence, the band pounds all the filth and fury they can into the record's 10 minutes.

Recorded and mixed by Ought drummer Tim Keen, the guitar screams with feedback but it's no match for Ethel Eugene, her shouting, singing and stream-of-consciousness sex-positivity cutting through the most bludgeoning moments of Agoness. The mayhem finishes with repeated blows to the head on "Watch it Rot", but not before Ethel makes your blood curl on "Not Gonna". 

Cheap Wig are playing POP Montreal Sept. 19 at the Rialto with Babes in Toyland and Hand Cream.



Hounds tear it up in new 'Syncope' video

Watch Toronto/Montreal punk four-piece Hounds hammer out "Syncope" off their Wild Eyes EP in their grainy, no-frills video. The band performing is all we get in this video, as close-ups of the members (who include Dig it Up singer Mike Rokos and Flatliners drummer Paul Ramirez) flicker between moments of blackness. And that's really all we need out of a punk rock music video, anyways.

Wild Eyes is out now on New Damage Records. Read about Hounds' first Montreal show at Pouzza 2014 here.

Listen to Fugazi's First Demo from 1988

This blog is usually reserved for new music, but for Fugazi I'll make an exception. Here's their First Demo, just released by Dischord. As you might expect, it's their first ever demo from 1988, with different versions of most of these songs ending up on the 13 Songs compilation and Repeater. They're also in the process of cataloguing every single show they played, making the flyer, audio and video available whenever possible. You can download their sets for $5 (or less / for free if you say why) here.

Stream First Demo below.

Mosh your heart out to DAS RAD

If you haven't already, now is the time to welcome the grunge revival into your hearts. Get a primer with the loud, sludgy punk of DAS RAD, who are playing Montreal Nov. 7 with Animal Ethics and Balltripper. The show's happening at Cabaret Playhouse, and it's being put on by Push&Shove (who you can read about here).

Here's Radiation, the latest from DAS RAD out now on Toronto's Pleasance Records.

STREAM: New Fries - 'Fresh Face Forward'

Art punk, anti-punk, whatever you want to call Toronto's New Fries have enough attitude to make a young Jello Biafra proud. Stream Fresh Face Forward below, and you can buy it on cassette for $6 from Pleasence Records. New Fries are playing Drones Club October 17 with Each OtherUrsula and Veneers.