It is said that the ancient Greeks wore white to bed to ensure pleasant dreams. It can also said that we are announcing the first of our new Canadian psych music showcase series, Love Saves the Day, which will be taking place regularly throughout the spring and summer months at Toronto’s Smiling Buddha Bar (temporarily relocated to The Piston).
Our very first Love Saves the Day soiree will feature the debut of Jeff Clarke’s (of Hellshovel/Demon’s Claws/Milk Lines fame) new solo project, Minotaurs Oath, along with performances by Calgary psych voyagers Devonian Gardens and Montreal garage rockers Genital Hospital.
01. Woodsman – Healthy Life
02. The Entrance Band – Fine Flow
03. Morgan Delt – Beneath The Black And Purple
04. White Fence – To The Boy I Jumped In The Hemlock Alley
05. The Velvet Underground – Lady Godiva’s Operation
06. Quilt – Arctic Shark
07. Doug Tuttle – Turn This Love
08. Speed, Glue & Shinki – Don’t Say No
09. Amen Dunes – Ethio Song II
10. Grateful Dead – Early Morning Rain (11/3/65)
11. The Bethlehem Exit – Walk Me Out (Morning Dew)
12. The Resonars – Marina
13. Hellshovel – Summer’s Over
14. The Candymen – I’ve Lost My Mind
15. Jonathan Rado – Hand In Mine
16. Wooden Shjips – Ruins
17. Bombino – Amidinine
18. The Gaslamp Killer – Nissim feat. Amir Yaghmai
19. Endless Boogie – The Artemus Ward
20. Our Solar System – Merkurius
For over a year now, we’ve been digging into the 15 year musical career of Montreal’s Jeff Clarke (Hellshovel, Milk Lines, Demon Claws). As fellow Montreal native King Khan puts it:
Watching them play made my mouth drop, it felt like discovering the Rolling Stones…. they managed to capture the raw power of pure unhinged rock n roll and add to it a gunslingin’ whiskey drinkin swagger the likes of Merle Haggard, Billy the Kid and Conan the Barbarian all in one!!!
We’d have to agree with the sentiments shared by his highness, as we experienced a similar mouth drop when we caught Hellshovel for the first time last year. The mouth dropping continued when we witnessed Milk Lines for the first time earlier this year, and considering this dude is a Canadian brethren—and a supremely chill one at that—we’re even more enthralled.
Last week, Clarke and his Hellshovel brothers hit the road for a lengthy tour with King Khan and the Shrines that will likely bring them through your locale in the coming weeks. Check out the dates here and watch Hellshovel’s new video for “Drifting Across The USA” below.