SBM012: Ashley Soft - Take Heart / Give Heart EPc26 limited to 100 pro-dubbed copies on orange w/black printing.Stream/Download/Purchase // $9 PPD Can/USA, $12 PPD Europe & most other places — get in touch (shakingboxmusic at gmail.com) if you need one.— the initial document of some ex-Calgarians spending some rough time in Montreal. it all comes to a boil over the summer; somewhere along the way, a shortlived EP of gtr pop nuggets emerges. Innately familiar yet satisfyingly out of step with most today’s ‘indie rock’ gtr bands— occasionally messy, generally assured. sounds real nice too, with a pristine recording done at hotel2tango. but now that that’s out of the way…


SBM012
: Ashley Soft - Take Heart / Give Heart EP
c26 limited to 100 pro-dubbed copies on orange w/black printing.

Stream/Download/Purchase // $9 PPD Can/USA, $12 PPD Europe & most other places — get in touch (shakingboxmusic at gmail.com) if you need one.

— the initial document of some ex-Calgarians spending some rough time in Montreal. it all comes to a boil over the summer; somewhere along the way, a shortlived EP of gtr pop nuggets emerges. Innately familiar yet satisfyingly out of step with most today’s ‘indie rock’ gtr bands— occasionally messy, generally assured. sounds real nice too, with a pristine recording done at hotel2tango. but now that that’s out of the way…

Weird Canada gets in depth w/Devin Friesen on Bitter Fictions’ Life Story of the Fish tape.

poster by Lucas Huang(tonight! more info on the facebook)

poster by Lucas Huang
(tonight! more info on the facebook)

Bitter Fictions summer tour dates. Updated.
Aug 16: Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha (basement), w/Beard Closet, Datura Daydream, Iderdown (on facebook)Aug 24: Montreal, QC - La Plante, w/ Zvi, Cetacea, Les Ghost’s of Ghazals, Black Givre (on Facebook)Aug 27: Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien - more info forthcomingAug 30: Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar (Ramshackle Day Parade show for Endless Bummer)Sept 11th: Calgary, AB - Broken City (Ashley Soft cassette release)
New Bitter Fictions track on soundcloud: "night trem"

Bitter Fictions summer tour dates. Updated.

Aug 16: Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha (basement), w/Beard Closet, Datura Daydream, Iderdown (on facebook)
Aug 24: Montreal, QC - La Plante, w/ Zvi, Cetacea, Les Ghost’s of Ghazals, Black Givre (on Facebook)
Aug 27: Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien - more info forthcoming
Aug 30: Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar (Ramshackle Day Parade show for Endless Bummer)
Sept 11th: Calgary, AB - Broken City (Ashley Soft cassette release)

New Bitter Fictions track on soundcloud: "night trem"

bitter fictions // red noisesmiling buddha (basement), toronto on, 16/08/14photo by jesse lockeupcoming BF shows:Montreal, QC - Aug 20th - Brasserie BeaubienMontreal, QC - Aug 24th - La Plantemaybe Edmonton at the end of the month? workin on it…Calgary, AB - Sept 11th - Broken City

bitter fictions // red noise
smiling buddha (basement), toronto on, 16/08/14
photo by jesse locke

upcoming BF shows:
Montreal, QC - Aug 20th - Brasserie Beaubien
Montreal, QC - Aug 24th - La Plante
maybe Edmonton at the end of the month? workin on it…
Calgary, AB - Sept 11th - Broken City

Listen/purchase: Tape Decay Works (winter/spring 13/14) by D.F.


gtr feedback drum machine + tapes by devin friesen 

Additional tape decay pieces from D.F., about half recorded during the same period as the Snowshell record, and half in the spring afterwards. These six new pieces, along with the three original lathe tracks, will be included in the forthcoming Snowshell (expanded) CD. 

Thick guitar feedback stretches across the horizon, muddied by analog decay processing and cheap cassette mixing. Drum machines leave further mildew stains on “Down Way Low” and the weighty “Return of the Raiders”, while otherwise lighting the way through bleak stretches of “Bamboo Murder City”. It’s ‘dance music for being totally empty, just a hollow drag’, sez D.F.

Bitter Fictions summer tour dates. Updated.Aug 16: Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha (basement) (on facebook)Aug 24: Montreal, QC - La Plante, w/ Zvi, Cetacea, Les Ghost’s of Ghazals, Black Givre (on Facebook)Aug 27: Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien - more info forthcomingAug 30: Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar (Ramshackle Day Parade show for Endless Bummer)Sept 11th: Calgary, AB - Broken City (Ashley Soft cassette release)
New Bitter Fictions track on soundcloud: "night trem" 

Bitter Fictions summer tour dates. Updated.

Aug 16: Toronto, ON - Smiling Buddha (basement) (on facebook)
Aug 24: Montreal, QC - La Plante, w/ Zvi, Cetacea, Les Ghost’s of Ghazals, Black Givre (on Facebook)
Aug 27: Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien - more info forthcoming
Aug 30: Edmonton, AB - Wunderbar (Ramshackle Day Parade show for Endless Bummer)
Sept 11th: Calgary, AB - Broken City (Ashley Soft cassette release)

New Bitter Fictions track on soundcloud: "night trem" 

SBM011CD: an expanded reissue of Devin Friesen’s gtr feedback & tape decay release “Snowshell”, originally issued in a quickly sold out edition of twenty-five lathe cut records earlier this year. This collection includes the three lathe tracks and adds six more; a full extra LP’s worth of material. 

Full digital/CD release coming mid-August from Shaking Box Music.

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(Bitter Fictions @ La Plante, Montreal QC // photo by Greg Doble)
I’ll be away from Shaking Box HQ all summer, and won’t be back in Calgary until the end of August. This means the following:
- Direct mailorder is discouraged for the time being — however, all of our releases are currently stocked and available at Wyrd Distro, including the last remaining copies of the D.F. 10” lathe. - If you live in Eastern Canada and want to see/can help set up a performance for Bitter Fictions in August, please get in touch (shakingboxmusic at gmail.com). Currently working on appearances in Toronto and Montreal.We have some exciting new releases coming up in the fall - more on those soon…

(Bitter Fictions @ La Plante, Montreal QC // photo by Greg Doble)

I’ll be away from Shaking Box HQ all summer, and won’t be back in Calgary until the end of August. This means the following:

- Direct mailorder is discouraged for the time being — however, all of our releases are currently stocked and available at Wyrd Distro, including the last remaining copies of the D.F. 10” lathe. 
- If you live in Eastern Canada and want to see/can help set up a performance for Bitter Fictions in August, please get in touch (shakingboxmusic at gmail.com). Currently working on appearances in Toronto and Montreal.

We have some exciting new releases coming up in the fall - more on those soon…


SBM013: Friesen/Waters - 2: Cool as IceListen/PWYW DL/Purchase from Bandcampmore info at Shaking Box Musicdevin friesen: gtr, pedals, tapesnate waters: tenor saxophone

SBM013: Friesen/Waters - 2: Cool as Ice
Listen/PWYW DL/Purchase from Bandcamp
more info at Shaking Box Music

devin friesen: gtr, pedals, tapes
nate waters: tenor saxophone