+++ PACHYDERM / T-CE! +++ AVAILABLE ON VINYL

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From May 30, 2014 ….

T-CE! will be available on vinyl at SONIK Records (Montreal), Birdman Records (Ottawa) and online here on the Brothers and Sisters website.

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NEW RELEASE – HEY MAJESTY: CELLULOID

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Celluloid (definition)

1.
a tough, highly flammable substance . . .
2.
motion-picture film.

Hey Majesty’s Tom Jarvis:

This album is, in effect, made up of collaborations with a ghostwriter – Montreal film director Brian Barnhart – whose script, ‘Bring Me Flowers’, provided the inspiration for the music.
It is more usual that a musician composes the soundtrack after seeing the movie – or at least some of it. In this instance the music has been composed before a shot of film has been made. I felt that the text could be transposed into music and would then in turn inspire those same words to come to life when creating the images. The film enters full production in Fall 2014, so we will have to wait to see to what extent this idea works!
Many of these pieces are one-take improvisations. The ‘yeah!’ you hear at the end of the opening track is director Barnhart, who sat opposite me as I played banjo, directing my performance like an actor in one of his movies. I’m no Marlon Brando but I’m ok on the banjo.
I have added other pieces I composed for Barnhart’s short film ‘Bad Time Montreal’ which was completed in 2013.

An excerpt from ‘Bad Time Montreal’ is available to view here: vimeo.com/57877857

Album available for free download here:

http://brothersandsistersrecords.bandcamp.com/album/celluloid

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NEW RELEASE – vague mémoire – with the world of dreams – FREE DOWNLOAD

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Released March 6, 2014

vague mémoire, with the world of dreams, is Montreal based producer Byron’s debut solo album. The album’s seven tracks blend warm basslines, distant reverberated guitars, mutated samples and field recordings, pulsing bass drums, hypnotic layers of percussion, melodic effected synthesizers, and sampled manipulated vocals over the course of a shape-shifting, psychedelic and emotive journey.

It was written, performed, and produced by Byron at Happy Accidents Studio. Tom Jarvis (pachyderm/Hey Majesty) performed on ‘bad memories’ (guitar), ‘too old’ (guitar), and ‘permanent phase’ (guitar and bass guitar.)

http://www.brothersandsistersrecords.com/product/vague-memoire-with-the-world-of-dreams/

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DAMO SUZUKI AND HIS SOUND CARRIERS PACHYDERM (ft. BYRON, WEBB, PETIT) – FREE DOWNLOAD

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+++LIVE ALBUM+++ FREE DOWNLOAD+++

DAMO SUZUKI AND HIS SOUND CARRIERS PACHYDERM
(ft. BYRON, WEBB, PETIT): MONTRÉAL, 10 JULY 2013

Last summer pachyderm were honored to play with legendary singer Damo Suzuki (CAN) as his Sound Carriers at Divan Orange, Montreal. Joined by additional Sound Carriers along the way, Byron, Brandon Webb and Felix Felp Petit, together they played two sets, which spanned three-and-a-half hours.

The whole performance was recorded and this album contains highlights from the night.

Available for download here:

http://www.brothersandsistersrecords.com/product/damo-suzuki-and-his-sound-carriers-pachyderm-ft-byron-webb-petit-montreal-july-10-2013/

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Dust Bowl Era – album review on Bucketlist

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“One thing that stands out the most to me on The Problem With Steel is just how amazing the band sounds together. Every song just seems like a different trip, most especially songs such as “Bikini Atoll,” “The Problem With Steel,” and “Jericho.” These tunes have those catchy riffs that get your feet tapping and make you want to jump out of the chair and groove.”

“The musicianship of this band is top notch, it’s catchy, and makes you want to dance anywhere. With a sound that’s very reminiscent to the early days of rock ‘n’ roll; a good first album, which shows a promising future for Dust Bowl Era.” Ryan Milligan Bucketlist

Full review here:

http://bucketlistmusicreviews.com/dust-bowl-era-problem-steel/#.Uu_TaIVLcy6

Album available to download here:

http://www.brothersandsistersrecords.com/product/dust-bowl-era-the-problem-with-steel/

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+++ Great News +++ HEY MAJESTY’s single ‘Bag of Doughnuts’ added to TOP INDIE TRACKS OF 2013 by Rex Manning Day music blog!

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“Only the Quebecois can master the art of combining Americana, psychedelic/tribal rock and synthesizers, (and even convince us that the only two things better than a big of doughnuts are this song and video…yes they’re THAT good). If you dig this track (as you should) you can download it for free here“.

See link for more info:

http://rmdmusicblog.com/2013/12/09/top-indie-rock-tracks-of-2013-part-3/

 

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Damo Suzuki/Pachyderm live album – coming early 2014

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(photos – Shammy Chan)

Featuring:

Damo Suzuki - vocal

Tom Jarvis – guitar/keys/bass

Nico Braesch – drums

Also:

Byron (vague mémoire)- 2nd drums
Brandon Webb (Dust Bowl Era) – keys/guitar
Felix Felp Petit – saxophone

Below is a snippet taken from the 3 hour improvised performance at Divan Orange, Montreal (10 July 2013).

 

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NEW RELEASE: GOOSEBALL BROWN – COYOTE CROW BEAVER BUFFALO

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BROTHERS AND SISTERS RECORDS PRESENTS:

Gooseball Brown – Coyote Crow Buffalo Beaver

Brothers and Sisters Records, with the release of Gooseball Brown’s Coyote Crow Beaver Buffalo L.P., once again attains that degree of excellence known exclusively by production communities dedicated to recording artists of the highest calibre!!!

Gooseball Brown, well known for songs that consistently grip the bare bones of the soul, was aggressively recruited by Production Mogul/ Maestro Instrumentalist Tom Jarvis to provide Brothers and Sisters Records with a gutter level, DIY mudfest, lo-fi scarecrow punk blues album.

Having acquired tons of fucky shit from the gutter with experiences ranging from arguing human rights with earthlings who insist upon wearing guns and badges to self-inflicted endurance contests versus such worthy friends as PCP, weed, cocaine and whiskey to helping to feed thousands of marginalized, hungry beautiful people, Gooseball took Mr. Jarvis up on his kind and timely offer to present you all with this rich tapestry of ambience-infused agony-laden. rip-roaring songs of valour, synarchy and spirit.

When we reached Mr. Brown for comment, all he said was “ I ain’t fell down the stairs yet, Rise to the top, cuz I called it, like Butta, so what.”

When further pressed, Gooseball snapped out, “ Looky here, I done BEEN in bands all over the place, stompin round Montreal fer awhile now, Popskull, Paradigm Shit, Merles Gitar Band, I gots my pedigree, you needn’t worry yerself none about that, came down off Foggy Mountain and landed with Jarvis and co., bangin like a tin ghost ever since that. Now, what we gots here is Pachyderm, Dust Bowl Era, and Bryron over at vague mémoire, them guys is PLAYIN and SAYIN, so I’m a fall in with them for awhile.” Delighted!!! “

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‘Vs.’ Live Dance Performance @ L’Oeuf 425

Nouvelle pièce. Première présentation à l’Oeuf 425.

Concept : Dominique Sophie
Music : Tom Jarvis (Hey Majesty) and Byron (vague mémoire)
Danse : Dominique Sophie et J.D. Papillon

New piece. First performance at l’Oeuf 425.

Concept : Dominique Sophie
Music : Tom Jarvis (Hey Majesty) and Byron (vague mémoire)
Dance : Dominique Sophie and J.D. Papillon

 

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Tom Jarvis (Hey Majesty) Byron (vague mémoire) performing @ L’oeuf 425

Tom Jarvis (Hey Majesty) will be performing the music for  ‘Slow Dance’ and ‘Vs.‘ with dancers Dominique-​Sophie Sarrazin and J.D Papillion at L’oeuf 425 on 1 November (doors 8PM).

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Tom will also be performing an improvised ambient piece later in the evening, Live Experiment, with Byron (vague mémoire).

Tape launch – A limited edition cassette version of Experiment #1 will be available at the show.

Experiment #1 is the first in a series of albums recorded and mixed in one day. A download version of the album is also available here.

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