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March 8th, 2010

Propagandhi Video on PunkVids

Punkrockvids.com has an exclusive live video of Propagandhi performing the song Supporting Caste. Go to PunkRockVids to view.

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November 25th, 2009

Propagandhi Mix Tape at NME.com

Interested to know what the band listens to while they’re lounging around drinking hot toddies during the holiday season. Go listen to their mixtape at NME.com.

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November 25th, 2009

Oh, POW! Propagandhi on the Cover of Exclaim’s Year End Issue.

Although the photo is a little colour altered because of a certain magazine’s fear of corporate reprisal (scaredy cats). Full article with the band is at Exclaim.ca.

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November 24th, 2009

Propagandhi Gets Top Spot in Exclaim’s Top Punk Albums of 2010

Exclaim has started to release their year end Top 10s. And Propagandhi was chosen as this year’s best punk album. Go to Exclaim.com for the full story.

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November 20th, 2009

Review of Propagandhi Show in Vancouver.

Go to AbortMagazine.com to check out the review.

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November 18th, 2009

Propagandhi Interview with The Grind

Stacey Steele from The Grind (Punkradiocast) did an interview with Propagandhi on their last tour. Go HERE to listen.

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November 9th, 2009

5 Reasons Why Propagandhi Loves Hockey

Darren McLeod from Punknews.org also has a little something something going on with Yahoo’s Hockey blog Puck Daddy. So naturally, when he sat down with Propagandhi in Vancouver, the hockey questions were flying. Go to Puck Daddy for the facts.

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November 3rd, 2009

Chris and Beave Do A Hockey Tinged Interview

Darren M from Punknews and SilverSeven sat down with Propagandhi to talk hockey while they were in Vancouver. Read the interview HERE.

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November 3rd, 2009

Propagandhi Interview and Pictures with The Punk Site

Todd from Propagandhi talked with thepunksite.com on their last tour. Go to PunkSite.com Interview for the full interview, and HERE for pictures from their Halloween show in Calgary, AB.

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October 22nd, 2009

Propagandhi to perform with Sacrifice

Propagandhi has announced a one-off show with Canadian metal legends, Sacrifice at The Garrick in Winnipeg on Nov 7.

From the mouth of the rod:
We are playing with Sacrifice, Striker, and Evil Survives. One night only! This show is going to be amazing! We have basically dreamed of this chance to play with SACRIFICE for over 20 years. To benefit some great local organizations, and so we do not sully our evening of thrashing with the stink of money, we will be donating our portion of the shows proceeds to :

Canada Haiti Action Network
Sage House
Sisters in Spirit

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September 29th, 2009

Propagandhi Interview Posted

Vegetarian Star talks with Chris about all this humane meat stuff. Video is at Vegetarian Star

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September 29th, 2009

Propagandhi Announce UK Tour Dates

They’ll be in the UK this November and December with Strike Anywhere and Protest The Hero

30.11.09 London UK @ Koko
01.12.09 Leeds UK @ Rios
02.12.09 Cardiff UK @ Coal Exchange
03.12.09 Dublin IR @Village
05.12.09 Belfast IR @ Limelight - TBC
06.12.09 Edinburgh UK @ Studio 24 (HMV Picture House)
07.12.09 Bournemouth UK @ Academy
08.12.09 Nottingham UK @ Rock City

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September 8th, 2009

Another Nod to Propagandhi for Album of the Year

Global Domination does a great review of Supporting Caste and has it in the early favs for album of the year.

Disclaimer: You’ll definitely need a thick skin for left-wing, “alternative” thinking with this, as it is as “socially conscious” as it gets. Not that I mind that, really, but to be honest, I don’t give a fuck about the band supporting “vegan lifestyles, animal rights campaigns and feminism, and hav[ing] described themselves as “Gay Positive”.

This side of the political scale, support whatever you want, if you produce intelligent music while doing so, I’ll probably be pretty much indifferent. I’d eat a giant fucken steak cut from an exploited, gay bull while listening to this album and wouldn’t even notice. Yep, I’m that cool. Or not. Which, if you check it out two and a half sentences earlier, in reverse of course means that Propagandhi have produced intelligent music on “Supporting caste”. And yes, I do even enjoy some of the lyrics. More of that, later on. Now this disclaimer turned into something else somehow, but let me add another thing: This is far from pure metal. If that’s a problem, here’s the door.

Good, but what exactly is it then, you might ask. I’ll tell you. The music these four smiling faces have produced on their latest effort is something like post-punk, semi-hardcore à la Rise Against with a couple of technical tricks and thrashy bits plus some parts (see “Incalculable effects”) that could be taken straight from a Mastodon album. And it’s actually enjoyable, I might add. Just to keep you reading. And because it’s the truth. So far, this is in fact among the best releases this year for me. I wrote “post-punk” and “semi-hardcore” because the overall sound is far from abrasive, as opposed to the more extreme ends of both genres manage to sound. The thing is, these guys could be on the radio if they wanted to be, as the guitars and vocals are very, very accessible – Yet, they use these means in a totally different way and instead produce great music. I dig that.

Instrument-wise, they know what they’re doing, with shredding (yes, shredding) guitars that have a thin, punkish sound, good bass-playing that could actually be a bit more prominent, and full-on drumming – I’ve actually even spotted a very short blastbeat part. From these ingredients one might suspect a rather generic mainstreamed “punk” album, but it’s not, it’s a lot more and a lot better than that.
Propagandhi combine catchiness and sense of melody, especially in the vocals, with complex riffs as well as song structures and lyrics that have obviously been written independently from the music and have been fitted onto it in a way that’s nothing short of awesome.

Dead Ron McLean, dear Coach’s Corner,

I’m writing in order for someone to explain to my niece the distinction between these mandatory pre-game group-rites of submission and the rallies at Nuremburg. Specifically the function the ritual serves in conjunction with what everybody knows is in the end a kids’ game…

Make something like that work in a song and actually manage to implement a goosebumps-inducing moment that still works after way over ten listens and you’ve made me a fan. Clearly these guys have been to a couple too many uni lectures, but who am I to judge them… If they are the sociology nerds they come across as, they’re probably better off having a band instead of hoping for a job anyway. Anyway, furthermore Propagandhi manage to break up their rhythmic patterns quite a bit so that the whole thing is far, far away from the almost radio-friendly impression a few randomly picked seconds might possibly, yet not necessarily, give you. Ah, the joys of randomness.

Negatives? The (few) intro samples on here don’t really cut it for me and they could’ve left out a song or two. And one more thing to all bands on this planet and beyond: Get rid of the fucken hidden tracks!! Apart from that though, I’m very impressed. Look, it’s not my fault. I grew up on The Offspring, and this is like a much more complex and mature version with a very slight metal-influence. And this is a mixture I can live with very well. Hang in there, metal scene, or this will be featured in my Best-Of-2009.

The earth will crumble.

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September 3rd, 2009

Propagandhi gets a nod for album of the half year.

Scene Point Blank has a few writers who chose Supporting Caste as their favourite so far for 2009. http://www.scenepointblank.com/features/233

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September 3rd, 2009

Gibson annoints Propagandhi

Gibson guitars includes Propagandhi as one of their favourite Canadian bands - http://www.myfedgrants.com/federal-grants/music-review-propagandhi-supporting-caste/2009/07 - take that!

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