DARK MEAT (Vice Records) will feature four bands, two of which are Canadian.
The Vincent Black Shadow:
The Vincent Black Shadow has embraced the philosophy, “If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself”. On September 15th 2008, this idea will be realized as they release their sophomore album entitled, El Monstruo.
El Monstruo is a new direction for the Vincent Black Shadow. While their debut album Fears in the Water delved more into the realm of campy rock and cabaret, the new album ups the ante with a greater focus and maturity in the song writing. The songs weave catchy hooks with an array of different musical styles, while maintaining a sonic intensity throughout.
The Stolen Minks:
The Stolen Minks are a three-piece garage punk band, who have been called "Halifax's answer to the Gossip and the Detroit Cobras" (Montreal Mirror).
The band's latest album, High Kicks, was released on the New Romance for Kids Label out of Montreal, in September 2008. Lauded as a "drenched-in-fuzz blend of garage rock meets sassy punk" (Exclaim!), High Kicks was well received in Canada. The album charted for thirteen weeks (with six weeks in the top ten) on Canadian campus and community radio and reached number two on the Earshot! monthly charts published in Exclaim!
Added by Hawkes on June 1, 2009