I’m giving a lecture at Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery next week. I’ve been working really hard all year on this and last week the project made me so stressed and tired that I’ve been incredibly sick since. Please validate me by checking out this event:
mondaymorningairport asked: I am going to come hang on Family Day Eve. To prepare the tree and hang with you fellows.
Beat Noir (beatnoir.tumblr.com) are playing two shows that I’m really excited about this weekend.
Friday, we’ll be playing with the Guiness World Record holders for best dudes of all-time, Stuck Out Here, Wasted Potential and The Victim Party. Stuck Out Here have a real dandy of a new release out that you can check out here: https://soundcloud.com/stuckouthere. The show is at Izakaya Sushi House, starts at 9:30 and is $8. Event page here:
Sunday, we’re in Hamilton to play with Snake Charmer, Wastoids, Burn Victim and Wrong Generation. ALL HARDCORE BANDS EXCEPT FOR US AND THAT IS AWESOME. Really excited to see a bunch of friends at this one. Doors Pub, 9pm, $8.
We got a review on Punknews today. The three bands we’re likened to in it are Eve 6, Transit and Pentimento, which is OBVIOUSLY CORRECT.
Blah, blah, blah, listen for yourself:
Today’s stream comes from Waterloo, Ontario’s Beat Noir. The band is currently playing in support of a new 11-song full-length called Ecotone, which they refer to as “rustic emo” (although I have no idea what that means).
You can stream Ecotone at Beat Noir’s Punknews.org Profile and find out for yourself.
via Punknews.org (http://pnkn.ws/1frdQS0)
Hey look, it’s me. And Duff. And Mark. And Colin. And all of Duff’s Degrassi dvds.
Anonymous asked: Ecotone is so good it makes me want to touch your butt while you play with your bass so low
Please do. Both hands. One per cheek. Firm grasp.
Yesterday my band Beat Noir (http://beatnoir.tumblr.com/) put out our first full-length album, titled Ecotone. We’ve worked very long and very hard on this release, as some of the songs are more than two years old and are the first songs I learned when I joined the band!
So you say “Well frig Tim, how the fudge are we supposed to hear this incredibly hype and saucy album?” and to that I respond “Why, on our bandcamp page of course!”
So yes, if you go to http://beatnoirpunkrock.bandcamp.com/ you can hear the whole album and download it for whatever price you like! I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU DO THAT, IN MY COMPLETELY UNBIASED IN ANY WAY OPINION.
Some would say that we are for fans of The Weakerthans, or Attack In Black, or The Clash or Thrush Hermit. I would say that we are for fans of RiFF RaFF and Birdman, as they are my greatest musical influences.
That was the speech device known as “sarcasm”.
Now you say “Well, that’s great, but I’m the type of person that prefers a hard, tangible copy of a release to all this digital, mp3 nonsense. N’AM SAYIN’?” To that I respond “You are in luck! We have preorders (because pressing vinyl records is expensive) of our album on our bigcartel page!”
So mosey on over to http://beatnoir.bigcartel.com/ and there you can pick up a vinyl copy of the new album. There is also a shirt with a black sheep on it that was thought of by my dad when I was talking to him about band stuff like two years ago on our back patio. I guess that’s cooler for me than other people, BUT WHATEVER. FUCK IT. IT’S REALLY FUCKING COOL.
So now you say to me “Okay, this is all wonderful Timothy, but in my opinion there is nothing greater than going to a live musical event where I may see songs performed live by a musical group.” My response to this is “Ha-ha! I win again! We are playing a bunch of shows in Southern Ontario over the next month or two (some still in the process of being booked), so you can come see us at those!
The best way to keep up to date on our shows would be to check out our facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/BeatNoir) or, since you are obviously reading this on tumblr, our tumblr page (http://beatnoir.tumblr.com/)
And hell, I post about our shows all the time on here too, so if you give me a follow, there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll be in the loop on our performances.
Thanks for bearing with me and my terrible sense of humour. I sincerely hope that you enjoy this release. I really mean that. Since I started getting into punk and playing bass in grade 7, I’ve always dreamed of being able to say “This is my full-length record.” Today, I can say that and it is a really big deal to me personally.
Beat Noir is playing a show next Friday (January 24th) at The Hive in Kitchener. It’s our first show in a while and we’ll be playing a bunch of songs off of our forthcoming full-length Ecotone, which should be out very soon on the very successful record label Putting That Shit Out Ourselves Records.
There are “ways” to hear that record. (As in, take a gander at our tumblr page).
It really sucks that the show is 19+ (we do try to play mostly all-ages shows), but we haven’t played in a long while and all-ages venues in Kitchener with a safe environment are becoming more and more scarce. If you are below 19, have somehow found your way to this blog post and and want to come to this show, fear not. We will surely play an all-ages show in K-W sometime soon. And hey, fuck it, I’ll fuckin’ sneak you in somehow.
WE’RE GOING TO BE PLAYING A BUNCH OF SHOWS SOON. KEEP AN EAR TO THE GROUND.