The Ballantynes are making their 7″ release party a weekender. Chains of Love are coming, too. So you basically get two of the best bands outta Vancouver in years as an early Christmas present. Plus you get Sick Secrets and Boom City. For like $8. A pittance. Lucky you!
For those of you who downloaded the free mixtape and requested a track listing, here ’tis:
1.Lee Rogers-Cream of the crop 2.Edwin Starr-I just wanted to cry 3.Sly and The Family Stone-Turn me loose 4.The Other Four-Once and for all girl 5.The Shangri-las-Wishing Well 6.Lykke Li-Sadness is a blessing 7.Pat Kelly-Troublin’ mind 8.Claudette-Queen of the World 9.The B-52’s-52 girls 10.Dramarama-Anything,Anything 11.The Flaming Groovies-Yes I am 12.Robert Brown and The Sons of The South-Nobody Knows
If you haven’t got it yet, go to http://latida.transmitvinyl.com/ballantynes/ and grab it. You’ll have to leave your e-mail, but don’t worry: it’s nothing dubious. We won’t forward it to The Rand Corporation or the reverse vampires.
Vancouver’s staple indie label, Mint Records is turning 20 years old. To celebrate, they’re holding a big party and they’ve invited The Maxines to join in on the fun. It all happens Friday November 25th @ The Waldorf Hotel (1489 E Hastings)
The Maxines hit the stage at 8:30 pm. We’ll have copies of the 7″ for sale so make sure to come by the merch table and say hello.
Tickets: $12 in advance/$15 at the door
Doors: 8pm (come early for prizes)
See you there
Partial proceeds go to support Vancouver’s Safe Amplification Society.
I: Pre-orders for the single available under the records tab (to the right) now. Only 500 pressed and only 200 up for pre-order. It’s no hyperbole to say these will go very, very fast. Orders will ship December 15th. If you’re ordering multiple copies, please inquire about combined shipping rates before checking out.
II: The Ballantynes made you a free mixtape. Because they’re good like that. Twelve eclectic cuts that round out the Ballantynes beat. Click Dale’s striking image for your secure download:
III: The Ballantynes are making some noise up on Parliament Hill. Hit the six minute mark to find out why we are all so gobsmacked: