LPs, CDs, 45s, DVDS, Flac/MP3 downloads by Toronto's THE SCENICS
Coming Nov 3 2015 on CD/Digital from Dream Tower Records
on LP from Rave Up Records, Italy
IN THE SUMMER- The Scenics / Studio recordings 1977/78
NEWLY REMASTERED and SOUNDING LIKE THE ORIGINAL TAPES!
CDS, LPS AND DIGITAL WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM THIS SITE.
"Brainy crackpot art-pop with an ear for off-kilter melody, a headful of magic and twitchy grooves to burn. It's a sin the Scenics have left such a faint mark on punk-rock history... but the reborn cult starts here.” Ben Rayner, Toronto Star
‘I don’t know much about this Canadian New Wave band that made these brilliant recordings in ’77 and ’78. Why they aren’t legends is hard to say.’ Roctober (Chicago)
"In The Summer" needs to supplant "Seasons In The Sun" as the finest Canadian summer anthem ever. 4/5 Cameron Gordon, Chart Attack
more from Dream Tower:
Hear "Talking Songs" at our Bandcamp site.
CD/Digital sales here!
See the "Domestic Mysteries" Video
Excellently ominous and highly creative.. it's a skin-crawling, subtly menacing mash" Jack Rabid, Big Takeover
"An Extremely enticing mix that recalls the Doors-ie side of Television. A rhythmic, eccentric, and almost jazz-like adventure." T Broun, Stupefaction
"Talking Songs weilds it's perspective like a cudgel of lived-in wisdom with which you'll be undyingly (ha!) grateful to have been struck... An album that's as fearlessly outre as it is vibrantly soulful, and you can't get much more post-punk than that. CITC score 91%" Dave Cantrell, Caught in the Carousel
First Scenics studio recordings in three decades!
DEAD MAN WALKS DOWN BAYVIEW
“Some of their strongest material-- this is a band that deserves to be heard’ POPMATTERS
“A beloved, influential band... a perfect extension of their early work” EXCLAIM
“The best new-album-by-older-rockers I’ve heard in years.” PUNK GLOBE
How Does It Feel to be Loved: The Scenics Play the Velvet Underground . Live recordings from 1977-1981
Free/By Donation Flac/MP3 downloads of "How Does It Feel To Be Loved"
"Top 10 cds of 2008" J Morgan, Village Voice "The best VU tribute album ever... the Scenics don't ape the Velvets, they enhance them...” Detroit Metro Times "Media Blackout" column.
”Stunning in the same way that the Byrds playing Bob Dylan was so stellar. This is a must...8/10” Johnson Cummins, The Montreal Mirror Top 30, national Canadian campus charts.
THE LAST POGO DVD-LIVE TORONTO PUNK 1978
The Scenics, The Viletones, Teenage Head, The Ugly, The Mods & More. 30 minute live film, interviews.
25 Minute video Special Feature--Live Scenics 1978.
buy/info THE LAST POGO
‘What a window to a time that was rarely documented: the pre-hardcore, original punk era when it was astonishingly fresh, creative, rule-busting, and shot full of newborn energy/excitement...How vivid this film is, ... absolutely essential history comes alive!’ The Big Takeover
Karen/See Me Smile- original 1981 pressing- 7" 45 rpm single.
buy/info KAREN/SEE ME SMILE $8.99
The PUNK HAIKU series: Free/by Donation download albums. Raw proto-punk from the Scenics' archives:
Unheard recordings from 1976/77- Scenic classics & obscurities going back to the beginning of SCENIC time
Info, Download, hear Volume 3 "FACE IT AGAIN"
info, hear, download volume 4 "I'M SET FREE"