This is “aboot” the best news we’ve heard all week. The Sainte Catherines won an award for “Best Punk Album of the Year” at the GAMIQ (Quebec Independent Music Awards). More than 1,300 people in Quebec vote for the award and Hugo had this to say about taking the honor, “Doing independent and underground music, it’s not a step before being mainstream. It’s a choice, a lifestyle.” Don’t forget that the Catherines are taking this lifestyle on the road for Cracktoberfest when they hook up with Leftover Crack, Citizen Fish & Dead To Me. Oh man, this is such and honor just being nominated…I’d like to thank the academy, the squatters, the tri-hawks…
PS…If you go here and hold the cursor over “Voxpop 52” and click on “6” and wait until about 11 minutes in then you can watch the band accept the award orrrrrrrrr you will save the princess…right, left, down, a, b, pause, left…crap!
Make like an ear of corn and listen up! Head on over to the mp3 page because we just posted a brand new Me First and the Gimme Gimmes mp3 from their upcoming record Love Your Country that comes out Oct. 17th. The song is called “Goodbye Earl” and it was originally performed by the Dixie Chicks. Now before you get all, “The Dixie Chicks aren’t punk blah, blah, blah, Shania Twain is way more…blah, blah, blah…” you do remember that the Chicks stood up to the President about this illegal war we are in and then when everybody started giving them shit, they didn’t back down for a second. I am sure you also didn’t know that a Mr. GG Allin played fiddle and rhythm banjo on their very first demo. I’m serious. I think they are one of us so let’s welcome them into the pit. We know there is a “Cowboy Up” sticker underneath your Rancid sticker on your maroon Mercury Tracer anyways so just chill. Word on the street is that the Gimmes are gonna play some East Coast shows soon but for now go check out the song.
With the hurricanes a comin’ and the President blowing your blood money on fancy plane rides campaigning for his buddies it may seem bleak out there but we got some good news for you. The new Strike Anywhere CD/LP Dead FM is now up for sale in our web-store. It comes out next Tuesday, Sept. 5th. You can even get a Strike Anywhere punk patch with purchase of the CD or LP while supplies last! There’s a ton of stuff going on in the Strike Anywhere camp so here is a quick list…
Video for “Instinct” debuts on Myspace
Massive US tours complete with ticket buy links
Stream the entire new album here
Live hometown radio interviews on WRIR, tonight, August 30th at 8pm EST and WDYL, Friday, Sept. 1st at 8am EST. Click both links to listen live!
Awesome value added items with purchase of the new record
Propagandhi imparted me with these astute words this morning, "Chris here. A wise person once said, âAwards are like hemorrhoids: eventually every asshole gets oneâ. To commemorate Propagandhi’s song A Speculative Fiction the band has been nominated for a Canadian creative songwriting contest. Go here to cast your ballot and I guess you can vote once a day until Oct. 12th. There’s a $5,000 prize and if they win they will donate a portion of the proceeds to the Haiti Action Network and The Welcome Place. Help out your fellow humans by voting for the boys!
So you may have read here about the Gimmes pulling a Bill Buckner at the Pirates game over the weekend. Apparently dudes with sunflower seeds in their goatees and giant foam fingers didn’t take kindly to the boys putting the magic touch on their favorite jams and the band was asked NOT to return to the stadium for their final two shows! Spike commented, “That’s the most people that ever booed me in my life” and I think Dave’s expression sums it up perfectly. How could 32,000 people not get the joke? Boy are they really going to be kicking themselves in a…uh, well…maybe not. The Pirates are 51-81 though so up your butt Jobu.
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