JULY FOURTH TOILET

Presents: Balls Boogie Featuring: Me and Bobby McGee Plus!: Kentucky Whore and Many Others

(Pro-Am Entainment - PA871) LP $17.00

Formed in 1994, christened by San Francisco’s Zip Code Rapists, these Canadian curiosities recorded their second album despite an astounding array of obstacles. “Most second albums are disappointing,” says frontman Robert Dayton, “So I figured, let’s make the most amazing disappointing second album ever.” Loosely based on a slab of vinyl from the plaid mists of Canadian history called Up, Up, And Away by The Generation Gap, it veers from the cosmic to the personal, from bent, Black-Oak-Arkansas-inspired southern boogie glam (with G-Funk-style keyboards), to emotive, expressive, exploratory visions in sound, ending with a lush, warm ballad about a little baby. An in-progress substance abuse wake-up call foreshadow, anyone? Includes booklet with art by July Fourth Toilet members and collaborators Jason Mclean, Owen Plummer, Mark Delong, Julian Lawrence, Clancy Dennehy, jody franklin, Robert Dayton. With free download coupon. Edition of 500.

JULY FOURTH TOILET

Something For Everyone

(Pro-Am Entainment - PA866) Used CD $5.00

This unavoidable debut album from Vancouver’s engaging pop masterminds is a classy and classic collection of sing-along-friendly folk-pop perfections, delivered with powerful hooks, engaging melodies, and poetic charm. Features members of Young And Sexy, Perfume Tree, and Canned Hamm.

NEW HORIZZZONS

Spectrum (On The)

(Pro-Am Entainment) Magazine $10.50 (Out-of-stock)

Thirty-six pages of drawings, lyrics, and photos by Robert Dayton (Canned Hamm, The Canadian Romantic) and Michael Comeau (LSDoubleD Cup), aligned with rocker Classy Craig Daniels (The Leather Uppers), who is on board to make fuzzed-out dreams come true. Punch in the free download code that comes with this risograph-printed art booklet, and hear their mix of psych, weird punk, minimalist freak rock, and wild tales of disenchantment and empowerment. New Horizzzons are here to rescue rock music from its doldrums. Like their forebears Richard Harris, Can, late Black Flag and The Shaggs, New Horizzzons constantly push forward into a new day. The Toronto three-piece springs forth from the ether like a contradictory phantom with a warning about how far modern rock has strayed from the path.

NEW HORIZZZONS

Trial By Fire

(Pro-Am Entainment) Incense + Download $7.00

This Toronto three-piece springs from the ether like a contrarian phantom warning about how far modern rock has strayed from the path. Vocalist Robert Dayton (Canned Hamm, July Fourth Toilet, The Canadian Romantic), Craig Daniels (Leather Uppers, Tijuana Bibles) and Michael Comeau (LSDoubleDCup) implement the savagery of foamy-mouthed fuzz punk with primitive prog, junk-store glam, and smoking banana peel psych-sploitation. While Daniels and Comeau rotate guitar, bass, and drums duties, Dayton is the sure-footed self-help guru, singing tales of moral tests and trials that utilize his own pop culture short-hand, delivered with grandeur worthy of Richard Harris in his prime. With Dayton and Comeau’s long-time immersion in comics and illustration, it should go without saying that the packaging here has hand-drawn artwork, and was risograph-printed, hand-cut and –assembled. Each of the four sticks of incense were selected to correspond with a specific song. Have a look at their video for the title track here: http://vimeo.com/80884245

POINTS GRAY

Offshore

(Pro-Am Entainment - PA865) LP $17.00

Melodramatic hallucinatory downer damage recorded in the late ’90s by Robert Dayton (July Fourth Toilet, Canned Hamm, The Canadian Romantic), Dan Bejar (Destroyer, the New Pornographers) and Julian Lawrence (July Fourth Toilet). Melodic and troubled with a playful fear of death. Freaky despair. With lyrics / art booklet, liner notes by Kevin “Sipreano” Howes, and free download coupon. Edition of 500. Scratch that; edition of 400