We went into hibernation for a month. We practiced a bunch and recorded our very first album (more on that soon!) While all that was happening, we were fortunate enough to be included on the Neighborhood Mixtape! As the blog states, “The Neighbourhood Mixtape is a collection of newly-released songs by Toronto musicians. The mixtape is meant to celebrate Toronto’s music culture and provide a forum to listen to and discover new local music.” Awesome.
We were part of a valentines edition of sorts and the other songs featured are really really sweet and we were very happy to be part of it. If you want to check it out, here’s the link
Stay tuned, we’re going to start posting music soon!
We are playing a show that is more of an experience than anything else tomorrow evening. If you live in Toronto, check out the Feint of Hart at the Arbor Room in UofT.
I’m so excited about it I’m having night terrors in anticipation. I just woke up from one where I didn’t have a patchcord or a guitar or drum kit and one of the band members was 17 minutes late and everybody left before we had a chance to play.
It’s gonna be good.
If you want to see the past episode recaps, click on the header of this post. These folks are crazy creative. Crazy/creative, too!
I was honestly googling myself. Hey, we’ve all done it. I was googling myself and I found a sweet ass review/live clip of the last Army Girls show before we picked a name; back when we were still somewhat performing under my name.
The times are certainly changing. With the fall of the mighty major labels came this crazy miopia borne of desperation. The system had ended and what the fuck do we do now? There is no more “dreaming big” there isn’t a “big break” or a singular moment when you know you’ve “made it”. Nowadays, we are faced with this impossible catch-22; you (the listener) want us to impress you. You want to be affected by our words and music. But you don’t care. And it’s impossible to convince you to listen to us over the 2,000,000,000 other bands of our ilk that have a modicum of presence and/or likeability.
There is no more radio, no more cd, no more big shiny compilations. Songs reduced to the background music to an iPhoto slideshow of Krista and Pete’s wedding ‘08.
Somewhere in this vast ocean of tunes ranging from medicore to genius lies Army Girls, the new brainchild of drummer Andy Smith and guitarist Carmen Elle. We welcome you, we hope you welcome us.