We’re a Happy Familly: welcome Fuzz Fiction and Tooth & the Fang!

Happy Friday everyone!

Yesterday, we hinted to two upcoming releases this spring. We’re – ridiculously, extremely, much very – stoked to be announcing that Bored Coast Records will be working with Fuzz Fiction and Tooth & the Fang this spring, for two reissues. We’ll have more details soon, but in the meantime, treat yourself to some songs by both bands:

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BCR007: Starving Ghosts II

Starving Ghosts II is now available as a pay-what-you-want download on Bandcamp. Building on its first experimentations earlier this year, the second instalment of this experimental project was recorded and edited from December 2016 until March 2017, on a cellphone, a laptop and a 4-track cassette recorder, during train rides, late night and early morning sessions and solitary hikes in remote areas. This part loop, part improvisation recording will be available on virtually every streaming platform in the near future.

News from the BCR office

We’re already a month in 2017 and as the overachievers that we are at the Bored Coast Records office, we’ve got a few updates to share with you!

-Starving Ghosts’ debut is one of our most popular releases, ever. This is pretty exciting, especially because we’re talking about a collection of improvisations. Grid City Magazine and Ride The Tempo also had pretty nice things to say about the project. Grab a PWYW download here.

-We released a reissue of some Off Season material earlier this year in the form of a digital release and a limited edition cassette. Grid City Magazine was pretty stoked about it. You can grab a download or a tape here.

-Saint-Jack was interviewed at CBC New Brunswick’s Shift earlier this month. During the interview, he hinted at two exciting things coming up this year; a show in March with some of our favorite people ever and a tour with dates in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia, once again with some of our favorite people ever. We’ll share details soon! In the meantime, you can (and should) grab a physical copy of his debut EP, Birmingham over here. Also, Birmingham has been getting some airplay at CISM in Montreal, and it seems like the kids love Je te déteste, Fredericton.

-We’re going to give a second (and physical) life to albums which were only released online, through a new series we’re launching later this year. Get excited!

-Beard Springsteen is hard at work writing new songs. We’re talking about 25 songs in progress. The band will update you about this, with some upcoming dates later this winter. To help you waiting, they released a cover of Weird Paul’s Delusion of Grandeur you can stream and download for free here.

-We recently left albums by Beard Springsteen, Off Season and Saint-Jack at Taz Records in downtown Halifax. You can still buy our releases at Spin-It in Moncton and Backstreet Records and Second Spin in Fredericton. Bring a friend to the store with you.

-Some friends are also working on some really cool things. Get excited for shows by Fredericton’s hardcore supergroup Deep Fryer as well as some updates from bands we’ve been collaborating with.

BCR006: Starving Ghosts

What’s a week without a release? We uploaded Starving Ghosts‘ self-titled release today, a collection of instrumental ambiant, improvisations and cinematic pieces. Stream it below and grab a free download on Bandcamp!

Bored Coast Records releases “Une année à Halifax”, an anthology of the ambiant work of Off Season, available on January 13th

Happy 2017. We’re barely in the new year, but we already have a little something to share with everyone.

Stream and pre-order below:

Initially a pop outlet for the French songs of JE Sheehy (Beard Springsteen, The Trick, Saint-Jack, Deep Fryer), Off Season was also a playground for him to craft ambiant instrumental pieces which served as intros, outros and interludes to his work. These, with two unreleased tracks from an unreleased Off Season album, form the title track of this EP, stitched into a ten minutes piece. The B-Side, is a drone piece released online for Drone Day 2015.

From 2011 until 2015, Off Season released two full-length albums, several EPs and countless singles. While JE never played shows as Off Season, his work received attention from different media outlets who celebrated his pop hooks. In 2016, the project evolved into Saint-Jack, his new French outlet which released its debut EP, Bimingham.

Recorded in Fredericton from 2014 until 2016, Une année à Halifax will be released through Bored Coast Records on a limited edition of 15 mono cassettes and online, in stereo, on all the digital download/streaming platforms you can ever imagine.

Find out more about Off Season here and pre-order Une année à Halifax on Bandcamp.

Happy Holidays and such

What a year!

We launched the label in April. Since then we’ve:

-Released three official albums and one compilation
-Received media attention all over the world
-Sold music in Japan, France, United States, Canada… and Fredericton (Fredericton’s a nation, right?)
-Our roster has made end of year lists on Grid City Magazine and CBC Radio 1 (Shift NB)
-Beard Springsteen’s played 15 shows, including Sappyfest, No Funswick and some really cool opening slots all over New Brunswick
-Saint-Jack debuted some new songs in Miramichi, Moncton and Petit-Rocher

We’ve got a super limited edition tape coming out in January. We’ll keep you guys posted. The physical copies of Saint-Jack’s EP will also be ready by then.

Until then, we’re taking a few days off to get ready for the upcoming madness of 2017. Beard Springsteen’s got two shows coming up in the next weeks (Moncton on NYE + Fredericton on January 5th).

Happy Holidays, y’all!

Saint-Jack: Birmingham maintenant disponible / now available

Saint-Jack: Birmingham maintenant disponible

Le premier EP de Saint-Jack est maintenant disponible en téléchargement sur Bandcamp, via Bored Coast Records. Mené par JE Sheehy (Beard Springsteen), Saint-Jack livre de la chanson francophone tristounette, quelque part entre l’énergie du rock britannique et collégien des années 1990 et la mélancolie de Philippe B.

Birmingham fut enregistré à Fredericton par Dylan Ward (David in the Dark).

“… he now has a musical outlet to suit any emotional or musical need imaginable. We should all be so lucky.” – Grid City Magazine

Pour télécharger le EP et pré-commander le disque compact, on se rend sur Bandcamp: https://saintjack.bandcamp.com/

Saint-Jack: Birmingham now available

Saint-Jack‘s debut EP is now available as a digital download on Bandcamp, via Bored Coast Records. Fronted by JE Sheehy (Beard Springsteen), Saint-Jack delivers sappy French songs, somewhere between the energy of 1990s British and college rock, and the melancholy of Philippe B.

Birmingham was recorded in Fredericton by Dylan Ward (David Ward)

“… he now has a musical outlet to suit any emotional or musical need imaginable. We should all be so lucky.” – Grid City Magazine

To download the EP and pre-order the physical version on CD, visit Bandcamp: https://saintjack.bandcamp.com/