Sunday, November 28, 2010

Plumtree ROCKS!

Happy Puppy is proud to announce the re-release of a long out-of-print and rare debut EP by Canadian band Plumtree.

Plumtree were originally out of Halifax, made a big impression early on and that continues today, ten years after they broke up, thanks to starting that whole Scott Pilgrim thing.

They released one cassette EP, three albums and a handful of singles in their 6 year lifespan, making a mark on the Canadian indie scene with their smart, spunky and fun rock music. And Plumtree did rock.

I never felt that the band truly got the attention and respect they deserve: they were one of the best groups to come out of Canada and I'm extremely happy that the band have given me permission to make their debut EP from 1994 Flutterboard available on Happy Puppy for free download (for a limited time!).

These tracks are from their cassette master. Original cassette artwork is also included (complete with creases) and if you like what you hear, please visit their site where you can purchase their new 'best of' collection, Carla and Lynettes new SISTER project and other assorted Plumtree goodness, or consider a donation for their generosity.

Click here to get it!

Monday, November 1, 2010

So much to tell you!

Where to begin... ok, here's everything we've been up to since the last post:

Lee's track "The Unwelcome Idea" was submitted over 2 years ago to Dharmasound for an upcoming comp. They changed their name to Dsound and now you too can download We Want To Beehivemind.

In light of yet another economic disaster, Lee released a new single: Red Danube available for free download.

Indaba Music started a remix contest for Steve Reich.. and you can listen to Lee's submission here.

Hallowe'en is over, but you can always download The Itchy Creeps virtual 7" and keep it handy for next year.

New artist to the HP roster Pushing Task releases his 28-minute noise album Barbershop. It actually sounds more a dentist drill cutting squeaky dolls in half. You have been warned.

The downloadable version of Fluxwax is now on sale for $3.99 at both Bandcamp and CDbaby! Half the price until Christmas...

And Test Tube has released the other album Lee made in February, The Vela Companion (light years book ii) is out now with a very nice writeup from Pedro.

Whatcha waiting fer? Get downloading!

Oh, and here's the video for "Red Danube"... more of an video art painting really.