ICYMI: New TV FREAKS ‘Knife’ Video Is Amazing

Check out the amazing new video from TV FREAKS for ‘Knife’, the second track off their latest and greatest release, Two.

After getting a premiere from VICE, this fine cut got pick ups at Bloody-Disgusting, Chart Attack, Cut From Steel, Songs And Cigarettes & more. The band, the label and the production company DIVORCE all really appreciate the support.

If you’ve not yet picked up TV FREAKS Two get it from our Big Cartel store, where you can also grab their s/t LP & 7″.

TV FREAKS Two LP

TVFreaks Two

Hamilton, ON’s TV FREAKS return with their sophomore album titled Two. Like past records, it’s loaded with irritable treble-worship and signature frantic-yet-catchy compositions. While ripping through the same jangly and driving terrain, Two finds the band venturing into more refined and sonically complex territory. The songs are concise, demented, frenzied with repetition and just elaborate enough to stick. Ranging from in-the-red saturated guitar, to stomping low-end seizures, set against howling mantras filled with themes of melancholy neurosis. This offering is dominant collection of rabid and discerning punk songs, borrowing cues from the likes of THE STOOGES, THE GERMS, THE BIRTHDAY PARTY, or a tougher EDDY CURRENT SUPPRESSION RING. Ignore at your own peril.

Track Listing Side A: Rewind  –  Knife  –  Overreacting  –  Battle  –  Pusher  –  Game

Track Listing Side B: Nothing  –  Phone  –  Salvation  –  Snake –  Friend  –  Mine  –  Think

Stream the album here at Exclaim

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The die hard edition limited to 100 copies comes on clear vinyl with an alternate cover, hand silk screened in red and black (back) ink, available only via mailorder and at Hammer City Records. The regular release is $17 US/Canada and $23 US PPD by air overseas & limited edition copies are $20 US/Canada and $25 by air overseas. Paypal orders can be sent to burningspirits@gmail.com

TV FREAKS S. Ontario/Quebec dates:
10/04 London, ON – Blood Haus w/Eraserhead
10/05 Windsor, ON – Coach & Horses w/Cellos, Greys, Eraserhead
10/11 Ottawa, ON – Mugshots w/Thee Nodes, Blood Red
10/12 Montreal, QC – Brasserie Beaubie w/Sonic Avenues
11/01 Hamilton, ON – The Doors Pub w/Born Wrong, Kremlin, Burn Victim

Check out the band giving the VILETONES’ Screaming Fist the TV FREAKS treatment via NOW Magazine & chatting up Chart Attack. Here’s some great reviews from Weird Canada, The Canadian CanonNOW Magazine 

Next Schizophrenic Shit: SNAKE CHARMER 7″ – TV FREAKS Two LP – DEFEND HAMILTON Comp 7″ – BORN WRONG 7″

SNAKE CHARMER 7″ – Available early September

sssSSSsss…SNAKE CHARMER strangles you with nine bursts of reckless despondency. These blown out charging psalms characterize the current climate of Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Written for beings of another world, SNAKE CHARMER’s freshman release remind the listener that you are fighting a losing battle of victim vs victimizer. Combining elements SEPTIC DEATH, LOU REED’s Metal Machine, and blast beats that sound like you are pulverizing your knuckles on a rusty stairwell as Hep C infests your soul. Enjoy/regret at maximum volume. sssSSSsss

http://snakecharmer666.bandcamp.com/

TV FREAKS Two LP Second full-length outing from these awesome freaks will be coming late September. For a preview check out this live recording from Blanket Fort:

Check out the slick artwork and a couple more tracks by clicking here.

DEFEND HAMILTON: Eat Shit 7″ Comp
Eight local HC outfits unleash eight short blasts about Steeltown’s seedier side with tracks about Evelyn Dick, Loujack Cafe, mobsters, & more local mayhem. Features AT WHAT COST, BORN WRONG, DEBT’D, DISMANTLE, LAID TO REST, LEFT FOR DEAD, PICK YOUR SIDE, and SOCIAL DIVORCE. Coming this fall!

BORN WRONG 7″ These local HC nutters want to assault you with another chunk of wax and we’re happy to help. Out this fall!

Watch/listen: http://www.southernsouls.ca/born-wrong/

Read/weep: http://www.idioteq.com/born-wrong-exclusive-interview/

SAILBOATS ARE WHITE / TV FREAKS EPs Out Now!


SAILBOATS ARE WHITE
‘Best of Turbo II’
Some bands implode, but in the aftermath of Turbo 1, this band crushed themselves. Eventually they came back to life in Hamilton, and this hot little number is the result. Mixing part BLACK FLAG, BIG BLACK, MISSION OF BURMA, and CHROME can be a sometimes volatile mix…this is no different. Come on in, the water is scorching hot. You’ve been warned.
Listen here
Track Listing:
Monster Helicopter * Song 4 * I’m happy to see you (and I’ve missed you for so long * PISS FLAG * dead man’s clothes * mercy * Steven Aaron Winger


TV FREAKS
The TV FREAKS listen to a lot of Australian punk, and that ranges from new upstarts – EDDY CURRENT SUPRESSION RING to the classic, killed by death, bank account drainer they take their namesake from. And just like VICTIMS, Hamilton’s TV FREAKS are busting at the seams with energy and spit. TV FREAKS do a great job of taking some classic and modern influences to come up with their own unique and fresh sound. This is pure punk rock that looks better in blood on a guitar than spray painted on a leather jacket and I’m sure if the gods of good taste get off their asses you’ll see both.

Listen here
Track Listing:
Mall Punk * Freelancer * Identity Crisis * Upper Hand

Here’s a great write up for the release show from VIEW

Mailorder copies are limited to 100 each on coloured vinyl (blue or white) with extra printed sleeve courtesy of Dave O’Connor from TV FREAKS.

For mailorder copies please paypal $8.00 (US/Can) or $13.00 US (Overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com.
For further info please contact us at jimjones@schizophrenicrex.com

DESTROY MUSIC: Start Your Own Band Hamilton Punk HC Comp LP OUT NOW!


DESTROY MUSIC: Start Your Own Band Hamilton Punk HC Comp LP OUT NOW!
This release is scene snapshot delivering a cross section of current independent punk and hardcore bands from the Hamilton, Ontario, Canada area. The comp comes with a 12 page booklet and an full colour insert courtesy of The Spooky Astronauts Drawing Club. All tracks on the LP are exclusive to the comp (less one track from HAYMAKER that’s making its debut on vinyl). Defend Hamilton/Eat Shit

DESTROY MUSIC features tracks from:
TV FREAKS
STEELTOWN SPOILERS
NOT
WIGGLER !?! AND THE TINY HUMANS
THE PRENODS
NOTHING HELPER
HAYMAKER
SAILBOATS ARE WHITE
RACKULA
SKULL SERVANT
HANGMAN PINATA
BORN WRONG
SNAKE CHARMER
PICK YOUR SIDE

For mailorder copies of the black vinyl/regular release paypal $17 (US/Can) or $24 US (overseas) to burningspirits@gmail.com

TV FREAKS s/t LP Has Been Unleashed!

Ex members of ROCKET REDUCERS and BURNING LOVE combine forces to lay down blown out garage infected Punk to the TV FREAKS vinyl debut. Mixing elements of KBD and the catchiness of early Hamilton Punk bands like TEENAGE HEAD and THE FORGOTTEN REBELS, TV FREAKS explode with a party mix of melody, snottiness and nudity that will stick with you. Proving they can bring the fun anywhere, this LP was recorded on analog equipment in a wicked old barn!

There’s an awesome die hard edition limited to 100 copies on clear vinyl with an extra hand screened cover in black or green ink, available via mailorder and at Hammer City Records. The regular release is $16 US/Canada and $23 US PPD by air overseas & limited edition copies are $19 US/Canada and $25 by air overseas. For regular paypal please send $17 (US/Can) or $24 US (overseas) or $20/$26 US for the limited copies to burningspirits@gmail.com

As series of release shows is coming up in the New Year!

Saturday, January 21, 2012
TV FREAKS + THE SNIPS + SAILBOATS ARE WHITE + ELK

Homegrown Hamilton
27 King William St, Hamilton, ON
9PM – $5 – 19+
More details at face***k

Also:
Friday, January 20, 2012: Toronto at Sneaky Dee’s opening for ANAGRAM + PISSED JEANS
Sunday, January 22, 2012: Welland at The Rex w/MARINE DREAMS+STREET LEGAL
Friday, January 27, 2012: London at The Brass w/MYSTICS + JULIANNA RIOLINO + I SMELL BLOOD