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BRAMBLE

















Bramble is a three piece of fucked up queer punks singing and screaming about existential sentiment and the apocarev. Probably defunct? Sounds too much like Blackbird Raum and they know it. Featuring members of Snail Party, Bitterfucked, Buy Nothing Life, Hex Partners...

THIS DEMO DOESN'T EXIST (2011)

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ST (2011)
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SOCKFOOT

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sockfoot is mary burnet, and is also sometimes mogli david, julia feltham and feather.
howling at the blood red moon, waiting in the wooded shadows to take you down in the night. creepy & quiet, dark & violent. their teeth will break your bones.
featuring members of snail party & eekum seekum.

HEART & CHOKE (2011)

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OUR TEETH WILL BREAK YOUR BONES (2011)

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MOGLI



mogli david grew up on the eastern shore of nova scotia & spent her childhood speaking french to ducks & bringing frozen reptiles back to life.
she has crossed the continent several times playing solo or in bands like snail party, the official suckers & the ash cats, while fronting the bands jackfish & ants & anchors locally in halifax.
currently she lives in the woods of british columbia's slocan valley.
she leaves behind her a trail of slime & heavy hearts.

KDAAVIRS KINDER (2011)

PETER (2010)

I MISS YOU E.P. (2009)

download all three here.
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SNAIL PARTY


snail party is a flailing orchestra with either too many or too little feelings, made up of several scum fucks, a handful of crusty queers & a couple mortals too. you'll likely find them singing together, stepping on each other's toes, shooting roman candles off while puking blood & acrylic paint on you. since 2011 they've toured several times across the north american continent from newfoundland to british columbia, from to california to lousiana.
they will ruin your life.
current & past members of bramble, ants & anchors, the official suckers, big ugly nose, bitterfucked, jackfish, buy nothing life, hex partners, forestfire, filthy liars & more...


TOPPLED PROPANE GLORY (2013)
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B.F.C.S.D. (2011)

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THE OFFICIAL SUCKERS

the official suckers evolved out of the solo fairy boy project into a disjointed band with different voices coming in & out.
"the official suckers do not suck. in fact, i imagine most of the kids at the show think they suck the least out of everyone who played. for such intricate songs, with lyrics which dont rhyme, but tell important heart felt meandering and beautiful stories, i was amazed by how many people knew all the words...  songs about your city, your everyday geography, telling its stories mixed up with your own is inspiring. its like audio graffiti written in the hearts and minds of all those who listen."
the official suckers were story, ryley, rosie, mogli, celeste & thom.
members of snail party, hex partners, carrot & sweet potato, key teens & more...

MTL DEMO (2011)
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DRINK WATER (2010)
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BITTERFUCKED


bitterfucked is the moniker of a space cadet named feather who you've likely seen busking on the waterfront, tearing shit up in snail party, bramble & buy nothing life, or running around the streets, bare foot in the middle of the night.
"the songs are beautiful & sad most of the time, sometimes sounding a little doomy. these are the kind of songs I expect to hear being played at the end, maybe on a sinking ship full of crusties & skids?"

LO-FI ACCORDION SONGS FOR PEOPLE WHO DON'T CARE ABOUT ANYTHING (2012)
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PASSED OUT SITTING UP (SPLIT WITH THE MURDEROUS BASTARDS) (2011)
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BYRON.


born up the tracks from the etobicoke creek, byron.’s been singing since the boys choir at school or the children's choir at church.
since leaving both institutions and gone travelling byron learned to play guitar and banjo somewhere along the line and wrote some songs down.
although byron may not be a true blue halifax punk he has resided in & visited the city several times over the past few years.

SAD CAMPFIRE SONGS (2011)

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LIVE @ PAC FLAV (2009)
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WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE (2009)
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FAIRY BOY

fairy boy started out in 2006 with a confused, furious & emotional seventeen year old obsessed with the weakerthans who couldn't sing so they screamed instead. left home, toured, traveled & settled in halifax. slowly came to terms with identity, sexuality & associated shame through three albums, "PANIC SONGS", "WINTER" & "STAY HERE".
evolved into the official suckers in early 2010.

JUMP SHIP: FAIRY BOY DISCOGRAPHY (2007 - 2009)
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CUD EASTBOUND



"An inherited hand for string, Cud found the guitar to construct for us daydream fantasies he had been living through in the wild of the woods where he was raised, not likely by wolves. His words express immediacy in the fragile living of interpersonal exploration. His music is raw, honest, and unapologetically mirthful, yet pervasively rousing and tectonic, as though Cud had sought to salvage the discarded, preferring “when it’s old, run-down, and rusty,” and breathing zeal into dirt, and burnish into rust."

FURCULA (LITTLE FORK) (2012)

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CUT OFF (SPLIT WITH AN HISTORIC) (2011)

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FIVER'S WARNING (2010)

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ST (2009)

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MOURNWOOD



millie mae & cud eastbound bluegrass folk project.

MOURNWOOD (2012)
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JAKERY















jakery plays quiet, ukulele tunes accompanied by friends or sometimes shadows & puppeteers. his sets are often interspersed with personal stories & zine readings. the music is minimalistic & very lyrical, drawing on painful intimate verses about bodies, sex, & the feelings associated.

CENTURIES OF WINTER (2013)

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GROWING PAINS (2012)
 

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STORY.


















story is an multi instrumentalist songwriter from prince edward island. she has toured & travelled across the continent countless times with several punk bands like missed life, eviction party, uncle & also solo with cud eastbound, fairy boy, mogli & travesty.
her songs are painfully honest in lyrics & beautifully melodic in sounds. seeing her play has often felt like reading a diary filled with secrets & heartbroken musings. story has spent time living in pei, nova scotia & newfoundland, with her home more recently being charlottetown, pei.
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I live in the forests of a tiny Island on the East Coast of Canada, in a house i built. It's amazing. Sad love songs, happy love songs, funny love songs. I play accordion and banjo."
INTEGRATION (2010)
IN A BARREN WASTELAND WITH CRUEL INTENTIONS (2009)
THINGS LEFT UNSAID... (2009)
KATASTROPHE EP (2008)

download all four albums here.
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ANTS AND ANCHORS



















ants and anchors were a queer punk/indie folk trio made up of tucker bottomley, mogli david & james parker.

SHE CALLED ME CRAZY? (2010)
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BEYON.

a lonely jackalope growing his proud antlers in privacy.
STILL BORN (2013)
 

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THE ASH CATS


much beloved halifax bluegrass trio. formed while the members were in high school, they eventually scaled down their initial electric/acoustic approach for a simpler, un-amplified three piece made up of amy keeler, travesty smith & mogli david. the ash cats were a mainstay & crowd favourite in the early agricola open mic house mondays in halifax. they recorded one album, filmed a music video & toured to ontario by way of hitch hiking before going on indefinite hiatus.their songs are frequently covered at other halifax open mics.

THE ASH CATS (2009)

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HEX PARTNERS
















coming from a dead city where the ocean utters death threats & the ground you walk on is covered in salty tears. doom clouds translated into acoustic instrumental catharsis. heavily influenced by black metal & GY!BE. members of snail party, the official suckers, bramble, filthy liars & more...

HEX PARTNERS (2013)
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2 comments:

  1. It's too bad this great folk punk community is so far away from me. All we have here in northeastern US is a semi-active noise scene that I guess I'm becoming a part of. I want some local musicians like these where I live.

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  2. This looks so interesting and makes me very excited to travel to Halifax in September. I'm glad I found this page, it's exactly the type of stuff I'm looking for and I hope I can some of these bands while I'm there.

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