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Tonstartssbandht Release Midnite Cobras 7″+Free Download

Posted in Promotions, Psychedelic, Rock with tags , , , , , , , , , , on March 29, 2010 by dk

Available Today On Psychic Handshake Recordings;

Montreal-based noise rockers Tonstartssbandht (pronounced”tŏn-stārts-bānd-it”) are pleased to announce their latest EP “Midnite Cobras” available on 7″ vinyl and digitally at all major online outlets beginning today on Psychic Handshake Recordings. The kick off the release, they are making the title track available for free download via RCRD LBL. You can grab it here.

Stick around for a while, this one gets heavy/weird” – Gorilla Vs. Bear

While many bands present themselves as “a band from [insert well known metropolitan area with all kinds of unspoken connotations, associations, and implications]” Tonstartssbandht want none of that. Eschewing any kind of geographical loyalty, they describe themselves simply as “a brother band” and would hope you would be so kind as to leave it at that. Though both musicians from a young age, Andy and Edwin White were in different bands as teenagers in Central Florida. They watched one another play, and occasionally teamed up in what they describe as “formless noise bands.” It was not until they were separated by distance that they realized that the only people they should be playing with were each other. “It was a match made in heaven” says Edwin of their partnership, and it has led the brothers to settle, for now at least, in Montreal.

It is there in their cold, northern, adopted city that the brother’s are preparing to release their newest 7″, Midnite Cobras. The three-track EP features new material, but in true brother-band fashion, it is material steeped in history. When he was a teenager, Andy, the younger brother of the two, made what he estimates to be “a lot” of pop records in his bedroom. Lucky for us, these recordings did not go the way of many a bedroom opus, lost in a basement or thrown out in an effort to force growing up, and Andy decided to dig one up recently. “He made a backwards loop of one of the guitar parts and sent it to me,” remembers Edwin, who in turn took the track and worked on it. The two went back and forth with it, eventually coming up with their upcoming single and the title to the 7″.

“a conglomeration of everything that’s great about current pop and experimental music alike, without all of the needless chaff and bullshit.” – Impose Magazine

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