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VIDEO: HSY – “Tartar Mouth


This week marks the release of Toronto sludge punk band HSY’s debut self-titled EP. To celebrate, the band shares their video for “Tartar Mouth” on Noisey.

The EP is available for digital download on iTunes and BandCamp.

HSY will play their record release show on Friday (9/20) @ White House in Toronto before making their New York live debut @ Death By Audio on Saturday (9/21).

The band will be joined by Buzz label mates Odonis Odonis and Weaves at both this year’s POP Montreal, and CMJ Music Festival in New York. Full tour dates listed below.


Toronto-based sludge punk group HSY was formed in 2011 by whom may only be referred to as “Jude.” Almost two years since their first incarnation and with a full lineup finally in tow, HSY disappeared to the outskirts of the city to record their self-titled debut EP. Harkening to the 80’s post punk vibes of Section 25 and 90’s sludge metal gods The Melvins, HSY crafts the perfect soundtrack for Toronto’s seedy underbelly.

The music was captured by Dean Tzenos and Ian Gomes in an empty, small town church completely cut off from the outside world. HSY’s first effort comes out of the church and on to 7″ Vinyl September 17th on Buzz Records. They will embark on tour alongside Hand Drawn Dracula’s newest signing, Doom Squad.

Buzz Records was founded in 2011; initially as a garage venue that hosted mostly local punk and noise bands, but it soon grew into a cross-genre hub of local and touring acts like White Lung, Doldrums, Mood Rings, and Odonis Odonis. Since the demise of the garage in late 2012, the Buzz crew of Ian Chai, Dean Tzenos, and garage co-founders Jude and Denholm Whale have been dedicated to releasing music that has come out of this small, dirty pocket of Toronto. Buzz has recently released music by Weaves, Odonis Odonis and HSY.

Tour Dates:

09/18 London, ON – APK
09/19 Hamilton, ON – Homegrown Hamilton *
09/20 Toronto Release Show – White House
09/21 Brooklyn, NY – DBA ^”
09/28 Pop Montreal – Club Lambi ^
10/18 + 10/19 New York, NY – CMJ
10/22 Quebec City, QC – Le Cercle *
10/23 Sackville, NB – Struts Gallery *
10/24 Sackville, NB – Pickles Deli *
10/25 Halifax, NS – The Bus Stop Theatre – Halifax Pop Explosion *

* w/ Doom Squad
^ w/ Odonis Odonis
” w/ ERAAS

HSY cover
(Buzz Records)
Street Date: Sept 17, 2013

Side A

1. Milk Chug
2. Slimeball  

Side B 

3. Ladies Nite
4. Waffles
5. Tartar Mouth


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