TOTALLY DISCONNECTED

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TD-008
Isla Craig
Both the One & The Other
Format: Cassette (c30)
Released: 2012-11-18
Geo: Toronto, ON
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An incredible deep-dive into vocal-driven psychedelic soul. Majestic vocalist Isla Craig has split her grooves between two sides; The One - four singers broaden Isla's jams into a harmonious mellow; and The Other - solo Isla on looped demos of the same songs; total four-track bliss. Both the One & The Other is a euphoric exploration into R&B's deepest paths.
TD-007
Krang
Choke Hits
Format: Cassette (c30)
Released: 2011-10-15
Geo: Edmonton, AB
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"Billowing clouds of Bob Hope waft from the airbrushed van of these riff-razing moccasin rockers. Choke Hits’ marathon blazers outpace even Electric Wizard yet maintain enough movement to avoid basement couch burnout. Call it The Chronic 2011." - [Jesse Locke, Weird Canada, abridged]
TD-006
The Group Sound
Secret Girlfriend
Format: Cassette (c32)
Released: 2011-06-13
Geo: Edmonton, AB
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From the ashes of Brazilian Money arose a triumph of the softer-60s. Matt Israelson forges new ground within the Scepter cosmos of washed-out 60s swashbuckery on The Group Sound's debut cassette Secret Girlfriend. Sip the juice for the full frontal aural experience.
TD-005
Babysitter
Tape IV
Format: Cassette (c30)
Released: 2011-06-13
Geo: Victoria, BC
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"Leaping over formidable heaps of genre-fuckery, Victoria’s Babysitter have eclipsed the cresting waves of our modern pop singularity. Babysitter II is an enslaving excursion into hybridized pop-punk and thrash-it-yourself hard-rock with the wildest hook-filled gruntfoolery that-side of anywhere. Tuneless jangles permeate the anthemic hooks (“never gonna die! never gonna die! never gonna die!“) while ripping leads, busted solos, and unmitigated rhythmania hurl Babysitter II through your aural ethosphere. A real favorite around Weird Canada HQ, spawning multiple e-mail threads and putting into question my e-mail organization skills (lesson: if you don’t hear back, try again). GRIPORDIE!!!!" - [Aaron Levin, Weird Canada]
TD-004
Brazilian Money
This Is Not A Dream
Format: Cassette (c30)
Released: 2011-04-10
Geo: Kelowna, BC
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"The boys from Brazil (ian Money) throw it all at the wall on their latest c32 dispatch, and — surprise, surprise — everything sticks. Like an overheated Pizza Pop™, This Is Not A Dream bursts at the seams with genre-blurring gunk rockers, bellyaching’ bummer folk and falsetto piss ‘n’ vinegar. Guitars warble and strum with hand-bleeding repetition, horns squeal like a second line and frontman Garrett Johnson hog hollers in a variety of voices. Wake up and grip with the sweaty-palmed quickness. " - [Jesse Locke, Weird Canada]
TD-003
THOMAS
B R E A T H
Format: Cassette (c30)
Released: 2011-04-05
Geo: Toronto, ON
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"THOMAS’ soft-more album is a hushed leap into breathless dance. Precious grooves lace the four-four jammery with an intimacy not seen since nativity. Deep within THOMAS’ narrative is a wilder paradise; a heaven built on stones of catch and rhythm. Pulsing tones and synthetic low-end weave while our morality cools into obsidian; glass candy for the Christ in all of us. B R E A T H is a new divinity. Grip and ye shall worship at the alter of smooth. " - [Erik Troitsky, Weird Canada]
TD-002
Makeout Videotape
Ying Yang
Format: Cassette (c30)
Released: 2011-02-21
Geo: Montreal, QC
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"Draped in the gauze of reverb reverie and soft-focus mid-fi production, Makeout Videotape bring an ace combination of songwriting and sonics on their debut cassette from Totally Disconnected. Between easy-bouncing groovers, tie-loosening crooners and the dreamy drone of “Brian” (drifting through a cough cloud from the Black Sabbath bong stem), these strapping young lads prove themselves capable of mastering whatever style they see fit. Take a spin on Ying Yang and pretend the snow has already thawed." - [Jesse Locke, Weird Canada]
TD-001
Brazilian Money
Doing What I Want EP
Format: Vinyl (7", 45rpm)
Released: 20101-08-23
Geo: Edmonton, AB
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"For their inaugural platter, Edmonton’s newest 7” slingers dish up this piping hot four song EP from the boys in Brazilian Money. Former Mitts/Wicked Awesomes! bassist Garrett Johnson is the focal point of these friendly neighbours’ seam-splitting double-drumming skronk squall, driven by hooky holler-along choruses, sassy cackling multi-tracked vocals and even a chug-a-lug acoustic shanty in closer “Bones.” 300 copies, and worth its weight in reais." - [Jesse Locke, Weird Canada]