Damon Che is nothing short of a creative polymath. Don Caballero shows his mastery at the drums, but Thee Speaking Canaries? Well, it’s anybody’s guess, but his guitar histrionics show a musician who is practically bursting at the seams with crazed ideas and sounds. About two years ago, Damon sent Chunklet a box of DAT tapes. His instructions? Find something that hadn’t been released. And well boy howdy, we found quite a bit. Almost an hour worth of material. All unreleased. All incredible. All the Canaries.
Some were recorded with Al Sutton in 1995, some in the early aughts, others recorded by Damon himself. All a mash up.
To those who remember the “other” Canaries album that Chunklet released (Platter Base Must Be Constructed of Moon Rock to those keeping notes of such things), consider this album a companion piece. Instrumental. No vocals. Totally bonkers playing.
RIYL: Crystallized Movements, Major Stars, Van Halen
Hand assembled, tip-on sleeve. Limited edition of 200 on vinyl.
Thee Speaking Canaries
Who Are The Shitbirds Playing?
Street Date: April 26, 2019
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1. Oh “Those” Bridges
2. Stop The Snubbing
3. Apologies to Ben Carlos
4. Casey’s Mohican’s (Best Band Ever)
5. It Takes A Lot of Energy To Die
6. Some Bargain
7. The Troll Song Help
8. Summer Band
9. City Tonight
10. Untrustworthy Tracks Flagship Location
11. Percieved Solid Gold
12. Sound Suffering
13. Know By When
14. Allegheny County