December 9th, 2008


We know you’re currently being bombarded with ‘Best Of 2008’ lists and tales of holiday shopping terror, so go ahead and kick back, put up those tired feet and take some time for the SMALLMAN RECORDS NEWS REVIEW SPECTACULAR!*

[* - Spectacularity not a guarantee, just a general assumption based on the opinion of the author. …an opinion worth agreeing with, quite frankly.]

First off, Propagandhi has announced February 2009 tour dates in Australia and New Zealand. The GPS has been set to the following co-ordinates:

02/11/2009 - Wellington, New Zealand @ San Francisco Boathouse
02/12/2009 - Auckland, New Zealand @ The Studio
02/13/2009 – Brisbane, Australia @ Arena
02/14/2009 – Gold Coast, Australia @ Coolangatta Hotel
02/15/2009 – Sydney, Australia @ Metro
02/18/2009 – Newcastle, Australia @ Bar On The Hill
02/19/2009 – Wollongong, Australia @ Unibar
02/20/2009 – Canberra, Australia @ Weston Creek Community Centre
02/21/2009 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
02/22/2009 – Melbourne, Australia @ Corner Hotel
02/24/2009 – Adelaide, Australia @ Fowlers
02/25/2009 – Perth, Australia @ Capitol

More Propagandhi news coming soon, we promise. You’ll thank us. Smallman Records is currently accepting thank-yous in the form of space heaters and lunch dates.

If you’re the kind of person who associates closely with bears and other hibernating animals, why not hunker in your bunker on December 16th and get your download on. The Reason and Passenger Action have something for you just in time for the holidays – new EPs! The Reason’s “The Brilliant Disguise EP” and “The Acoustic Blueprints EP” from Passenger Action will be available for digital download on December 16th. They make the perfect gift for that loved one when you can’t find the guts (or sweater) to leave the house. But you should probably check it out regardless of your hibernation situation. You cannot find these in stores - order now! ...well actually, December 16th. Get into it.

Winnipeg’s own Sick City want to take your holiday cheer to the next level with a special Christmas show! Joining Sick City will be Every New Day + guests. It all goes down on December 21st at The Garrick Centre. Tickets are available now through the usual suspects, $12 in advance and $15 at the door.
Sick City will also be taking the party across Canada:
12/12/2008 - Regina, SK @ The Exchange
12/13/2008 - Red Deer, AB @ Westerner Centriplex
12/14/2008 - Calgary, AB @ The Underground
12/18/2008 - Edmonton, AB @ The Pawn Shop
12/19/2008 - Saskatoon, SK @ The Cosmo Senior Centre
12/20/2008 - Yorkton, SK @ Masonic Temple
12/21/2008 – Winnipeg, MB @ The Garrick

Sights & Sounds is ready to shock and awe! With their new album, that is. Set for release in early 2009, the album was recorded by the wonderful Devin Townsend in beautiful British Columbia. S&S have been posting mad video updates from the studio at Things are sounding good, and the Kanye West inspired dance moves are looking swell.

Well that’s about all the witty banter I can spare today, but please check out for all SMR-related news, announcements and tour dates. We have an exceptionally rad 2009 coming up, so get thrilled.


Category: General

December 8th, 2008


Just kidding. Sort of… Sights & Sounds posts a new video update!

Watch as the band pays homage (now with dance moves!) to one of the new Sights & Sound’s albums biggest influences in video update #2 from their recent time in the studio…

Category: Sights and Sounds

December 4th, 2008


Very exciting news from Camp Sylvie. Trees and Shade are Our Only Fences is quickly working its way up the college radio charts, appearing at #5 on the !earshot charts this week.

A very special thank you to all the stations who have added and are spinning TASAOOF.

Check out the !earshot charts here:

Don’t forget to request Sylvie on your local station!

Category: Sylvie

December 2nd, 2008


Sights and Sounds are giving us a peek inside the studio where they recorded their new album, due out in ‘09.

Sights and Sounds have posted a video update from their time in the studio with Devin Townsend. You can visit their myspace page at to see the first video update.
Keep your eyes peeled for the new Sights and Sounds album in early 2009.

Category: Sights and Sounds