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November 20th, 2009

Bring Back The Boombox Interviews Carpenter

Go to BringBackTheBoomBox.com for the entire interview.

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November 2nd, 2009

Carpenter on JUNNNKTANK.com

Check out an interview with Carpenter on Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island’s http://www.JUNNNKTANK.com.

Finally find out how the term FARMCORE came about, who deserves all the credit as well as a bunch of other interesting facts. Here is the link: http://www.junnnktank.com/pod.htm

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October 8th, 2009

New Carpenter Video Now Up

MuchLoud has the new Carpenter Video for “Can’t Keep A Good Man Down” posted at MuchLoud

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September 25th, 2009

Carpenter Confirmed for the FEST8!

Carpenter achieves one of their goals for 2009!

Carpenter will be down in Gainesville this October as part of Fest 8. As usual, it is an incredible line up so to say the least, they are freaking out like grade 5 elementary school boys about to go the dinosaur museum. That’s excited. Go to The Fest 8 for all the details. They are playing on Sunday at The Venue Side Stage from 4:20-4:50 PM.

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July 16th, 2009

Carpenter Enters the World Of Black Ops…

Sneaky devils. Two new US shows posted today. Go to the tour page to find out if it’s in your area.

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May 8th, 2009

Carpenter Needs a Guitarist for the Summer

Want to go on tour with a rock and roll band? Read on.

Hey Gang, So it looks like Ryan won’t be able to do our summer tour this year. If you LIKE our band but LOVE rock n roll, all night dance parties, free beer, swimming in lakes, roadside BBQs, searching for bears with a flashlight, northern lights, and playing shows with Propagandhi, Strike Anywhere, Bridge & Tunnel and Sights & Sounds, get in touch! We are gone June and July with some US dates. Contact the band at their myspace http://www.myspace.com/johncougarisgod

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November 12th, 2008

Carpenter on Tour

Exclaim Magazine gives the details on their upcoming tour.

Carpenter Tour Western Canada
11/11/2008 By Josiah Hughes

Featuring members of West coast mainstays like All State Champion, By A Thread, and Daggermouth, the members of Vancouver’s Carpenter know a thing or two about touring. So it shouldn’t pose any problems for them when they hit up Western Canada this month for some dates.

The whole affair kicks off in Calgary tomorrow (November 12), where the band will be joined by Living With Lions and Aspirations. The three bands will venture east for the next few days, hitting up Edmonton, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg before going their separate ways. After that, Carpenter will head home, stopping off in Medicine Hat, Lethbridge, Canmore, and Kelowna along the way. The band released their debut album, Law of the Land, on Smallman this summer, and revealed to our own Sam Sutherland that their sound is birthed from a love of John Cougar Mellencamp.

Carpenter tour dates:

11/12 Calgary, AB - The Stetson *
11/13 Edmonton, AB - Avenue Theatre *
11/14 Saskatoon, SK - Cosmo Centre *
11/15 Regina, SK - The Club *
11/16 Winnipeg, MB - The Cavern *
11/18 Medicine Hat, AB - Ottoman Lounge
11/19 Lethbridge, AB - The Slice
11/20 Canmore, AB - The Canmore Hotel
11/22 Kelowna, BC - Doc Wiloughby’s
* with Living With Lions and Aspirations

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October 24th, 2008

Carpenter On Tour

New Dates Posted

Carpenter head out across western Canada with Living with Lions and Aspirations in November. Below are the tour dates so far:

11/01/2008 - Carpenter North Vancouver, BC
11/08/2008 - Carpenter Vancouver, BC
11/12/2008 - Carpenter Calgary, AB
11/13/2008 - Carpenter Edmonton, AB
11/14/2008 - Carpenter Saskatoon, SK
11/15/2008 - Carpenter Regina, SK
11/16/2008 - Carpenter Winnipeg, MB
11/18/2008 - Carpenter Medicine Hat, AB

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October 1st, 2008

Carpenter Featured in AP Magazine

Carpenter is featured in this month’s issue of AP Magazine as one of the four bands to watch out for.

Here’s what they say: Ever longed for the ability to listen to all of your John Cougar Mellencamp and Piebald records at the same time? Probably not. But Vancouver’s Carpenter have gone ahead and smashed the two together anyway, and the results are (maybe unsurprisingly) epic, catchy and unstoppably energetic. “I think we’re such a mishmash of different genres, people can pick and choose what they want to like about us,” says vocalist and guitarist Dan Sioui. “It’s been exciting to see the way people who aren’t necessarily into punk have connected with our songs. And at the same time, there’s an aggression hardcore kids are getting into, too.” Warning: Continued exposure to their full-length debut, Law Of The Land, may make you want to sell your apartment, get full0sleeve tattoos, buy a truck and move to the country.

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September 23rd, 2008

Carpenter interview with Punknews.org

Darrent McLeod from Punknews.org sat down with Dan and JJ from Carpenter for a rock type interview.
http://www.punknews.org/article/30548

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August 6th, 2008

Vote for Smallman Artists on Verge Music Awards

Carpenter and The Reason are both nominated for Verge Music Awards. Go to http://www.thevergexm52.com/musicawards/ and vote for both bands as Best Verge Artist and vote for Carpenter’s Law of The Land as Best Album.

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August 6th, 2008

Carpenter on Exclaim TV

Exclaim TV did a little expose of the 2000 Voices Tour this past June. The tour, which featured Carpenter along with Strike Anywhere, The Flatliners and This Is A Standoff went across Canada. Watch here: http://www.exclaim.ca/articles/generalarticlesynopsfullart.aspx?csid1=124&csid2=988&fid1=32559

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August 5th, 2008

Carpenter on PunkRadioCast TODAY!

Chris from Punk Radio Cast did an interview with Carpenter while they were in Calgary on the Strike Anywhere Tour this past June. It airs on Tuesday, August 5th at 2pm (Mountain) / 4 Pm (Eastern) at http://www.punkradiocast.com . Enjoy.

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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.

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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.

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