Hot Garbage, Shirley & The Pyramids, Crystal Eyes & Snake River
Toronto four-piece Hot Garbage debut at the King Eddy with Shirley & The Pyramids, Crystal Eyes, and Snake River.
Toronto based four-piece Hot Garbage have quickly made an impression with their dynamic sound and captivating live performances alongside artists such as Ty Segall, Wand, Kikagaku Moyo, Meatbodies, L.A. Witch, Dead Meadow, and Spindrift. They have been featured in several festivals including Levitation, Sled Island, Night Owl Festival, North by Northeast, Canadian Music Week, and Saturnalia.
In November 2017, Hot Garbage self-released their debut EP Max Blonda, displaying an innovative approach to early-Floyd-era classic psychedelia with heavy guitar tones and swirling organ swells. They toured the US in spring 2018 including dates with L.A. Witch and a slot at Levitation Festival in Austin, TX, followed by a tour to Sled Island Festival in Calgary, AB in June 2018. The band’s second EP Coco’s Paradise comes out April 12th, 2019. The EP sees the band refining the character of Max Blonda, blending the hypnotic rhythms of krautrock with the psychedelic textures of their previous work.
CRYSTAL EYES are an Indie dream rock band with touchstones of psych, shoegaze, 60’s pop and 90’s grunge. Led by vocalist/guitarist Erin Jenkins, the band features warm effect-drenched guitar and synth, at times layered or alternately stripped down. Their recordings are defined by live off the floor performances and the analogue recording techniques of producer/musician Chris Dadge (Chad van Gaalen, Alvvays, Lab Coast).
Drawing on the vastness of the landscape and the mental and spiritual tension that results from its destruction and creation, Crystal Eyes have thrived in a diverse and supportive cross-Canadian music scene, honing their live show through multiple tours and as consistent hometown favourites.
About Shirley & The Pyramids:
Shirley & The Pyramids are a 5-piece psych band from Saskatoon, SK. Since forming in 2015, they’ve released two full-length LPs, numerous EPs, and toured throughout Canada. In 2018, they had the opportunity to play for an international audience at Reeperbahn Festival in Hamburg, Germany. Their sound has often been described as droney psych-punk with hints of shoegaze, pop & motorik. They are often compared to bands such as The Jesus and Mary Chain and The Brian Jonestown Massacre. Their latest album “Pure Pain” was released June 15th, 2018 through Grey Records.
Snake River formed in 2014, and has released five full-length LPs, two singles and contributed to a number of compilations, and has toured Canada multiple times. The band’s most recent album, TREAD ON TO THE UNKNOWN YOU (2018) is an excursion into previously undiscovered sonic territory for the group. Like previous albums, TREAD ON… is set in the fictional town of Snake River Mountain, and features characters that listeners of the band will recognize. The album features contributions by members of Radiation Flowers, Shooting Guns and Basic Nature. The guitars are twangy, grinding and jangling, and the album gets darker and heavier than previous works (like an acid journey through a dark desert), but also is full of light and a certain hopefulness that there is something better than any current situation. The album reached #13 on the national Earshot! charts, and has had songs licensed by APTN and Sportsnet.