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July 18th, 2008

Flex Your Head/Carpenter podcast

Dan and Ryan from Carpenter co-hosted Vancouver’s Flex Your Head radio program this past week. You can take a listen here.

Category: Carpenter

July 14th, 2008

New dates for Sylvie

Sylvie have just announced a quick swing out to Western Canada. The dates are on their own, and are a little pre-lude to their upcoming release coming in the fall.

July 19: Edmonton, AB @ Pawn Shop
July 22: Vancouver, BC @ Media Club
July 24: Kelowna, BC @ Doc Willoughby’s
July 25: Golden, BC @ The Roadhouse
July 26: Calgary, AB @ The Marquee Room

Category: Sylvie

July 14th, 2008

Absolute Punk reviews Carpenter

This is what AbsolutePunk had to say:

Who?

Ex-members of various bands like Daggermouth, By a Thread, Speaking of Heroes and All-State Champion coming together to craft songs reminiscent of the rootsy rock n’ roll of John Mellencamp and 90’s emo greats like Texas is the Reason.

How Is It?

Quite good. Law of the Land doesn’t stray far from its punk roots but still gives listeners a refreshing change. One way Carpenter achieves this is through the lyrics. While many bands seem to prefer singing about girls and relationships, this band brings to light the struggles of independent farmers, a topic very few bands speak out for.

“Off the Road” showcases their Mellencamp influences with acoustic guitars, harmonicas and an infectious chorus. On the other hand, “Until the Sun’s Up” proves the band’s love of 90’s emo, which is especially evident with the opening guitar riff.

Ultimately, Carpenter’s debut full-length is diverse and promising. If you love poppy hooks that aren’t overproduced then look no further. As singer/guitarist Dan Sioui states, “I just try to write hooks so if I catch someone singing a lyric or singing a chorus or something, to me that’s like mission accomplished.” Luckily for him, Law of the Land accomplishes just that.

Read the whole thing here.

Category: Carpenter

July 14th, 2008

Live footage of Passenger Action

Check out two songs from Passenger Action’s performance in Edmonton last month.

Category: Passenger Action