Thursday, September 30, 2010

Polka's Not Dead

Oh, Jesus H. Christ in a little red wagon, the album's finally here.

120 days of writing, practicing and arranging, 28 days of studio, mixing, mastering, panicking, drinking, shouting, barfing, waking up not knowing where our pants were, fighting, crying, baking, being chased by the police down an alleyway in New Westminster and enjoying a Margaret Lawrence novel with some mint tea in a hot bubble bath with Sarah McLaughlan's "Surfacing" on later, it is finished.

The CD Release is tomorrow, and it's the culmination of 5 long years of work in Vancouver. The album is diverse, fast, furious and fun. It's easily the best thing any of us has ever put together, and we're proud to begin our next North American tour knowing that it stands proudly next to any folk-punk album ever made, maybe even casts menacing glances at a few of them, maybe even snickers at them a bit, maybe sneaks backstage to snog their girlfriends.

Thanks to everyone who made it possible, and thanks to everyone who's about to see our new, vamped-up live show on the upcoming tours.

Tomorrow, we polka.


  1. Yere - e'ery day i dos looks at dis a-finkun about they bys from BC - O whendo they be a-postin - me mudder wance ta nose.

    Love from Cap'n Crack

  2. hey, you rock!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I'm listening your new album every day (at home, at work, on my mp3-player) since you realised it!!!! its awesome!!!!
    and I'm from Ukraine and very pround becouse two songs on "Polka's not dead" about my country!!! (Am I right? Black Sea Gale (Odessa, we sing so pround)and Sleep is for the weak)
    also I was at Stare Misto 2009 and realy want to see YOU agan in Ukraine)))) is it true that february 20, 2011 you will perform in Kiev???
    thanx!!!! you ruuule!!!!!