OLD UGLY

OLD UGLY Recording Co. ~ The Blood When You Brush ©™

BIKE MONTH III – The Final Old Ugly Release

OLD UGLY Recording Co. began in 2009. One of our earliest releases was BIKE MONTH, Doug Hoyer’s collaborative side project, which brought together many of the artists who would shortly join the collective and make it the magical dragon it was for four solid years. In 2013 OLD UGLY, as an entity, gently fizzled into dormancy, but the artists who operated under its aegis continued to be the prolific and talented individuals they always were, releasing records and playing shows.

Now, two years later, it was decided that OU needed a proper send off. With that in mind, Doug Hoyer set out to create a third BIKE MONTH album to bring us all together in the collaborative spirit that made the heart of this collective beat so loudly. Last night we headed down to the river for the final Folk Fire to honour our canon and our community. We remembered the simple joy of music and camaraderie that ultimately fuelled this hair-brained scheme from the start. Today we play this 53rd album at top volume and celebrate whatever legacy OU has accrued.

This album is about community. OLD UGLY was about community. The art we made was in large part a by-product of this community. We hope you enjoyed it. Now, as we say goodnight to Old Ugly, we encourage everyone reading this to continue following these magnificent artists, and we implore you too to band together with your creators in kind as we did, if not for the art, for the beers and jokes and someone to reminisce with when you’re old and ugly.

Go forth and foster.

Layne’s Hotcake

Layne L’Heureux has pressed further. United Hotcake Preferred spans new wave, garage rock, shoegaze, synth yawns, and everything in between. Funeral of a Former Self is accompanied by a fantastic video. Jessica Jalbert and Jackie Nuc find space on the album. Layne has united the hotcake of his many songwriting adventures to offer us the most panoramic exploration of his brain to date. All you Vonnegut creepers out there are probably puzzling over the familiarity of this new album’s title. cf. The Sirens of Titan, friendos!:

“United Hotcake preferred,” said Fern. United Hotcake preferred was a favorite joke of his. Whenever people came to him, begging for investment advice that would double their money in six weeks, he advised them gravely to invest in this fictitious stock. Some people actually tried to follow his advice. —p.67

Check out the video and buy the album (pay what you can):

Please welcome Jesse & the Dandelions

Jesse & The Dandelions, long standing supporters and dear friends of OLD UGLY, are officially joining the realm of the aging uglying Edmontonians whose souls float in and out of this collective. We welcome Jesse Northey as he moves from Lethbridge to the tender residences of this cold frontier outpost . Their new full length record, A Mutual Understanding, will rock your life to death. It appears on October 15th. Edmonton release show date to be announced soon! As of today the album is streaming on EXCLAIM.CA. Check it out!

Jesse & the Dandelions - A Mutual Understanding

Ghost Cousin, Scotland, & Coast to Coast Tour

Ghost Cousin’s OU debut and first full length, SCOTLAND, is on the shelf and coming to your homeplace. Cop a record and go see them in their handsome flesh. The magic can be yours!

Ghost Cousin - SCOTLAND square

SEPT 3 THE SPECIAL // NELSON
SEPT 4 THE RAILWAY CLUB // VANCOUVER
SEPT 5 FERNANDO’S PUB // KELOWNA
SEPT 7 ENDLESS BUMMER // EDMONTON
SEPT 10 THE GERMAN CLUB // REGINA
SEPT 12 THE APOLLO // THUNDER BAY
SEPT 13 LOPLOPS // SAULT STE MARIE
SEPT 14 FROMAGERIE ELGIN // SUDBURY
SEPT 15 THE HANDLEBAR // TORONTO
SEPT 16 THE CAMERON HOUSE // TORONTO
SEPT 17 RANCHO RELAXO // TORONTO
SEPT 18 THE MANSION // KINGSTON
SEPT 20 THE CAPITAL // FREDERICTON
SEPT 21 TACO PICA // SAINT JOHN
SEPT 22 PLAN B // MONCTON
SEPT 24 BABA’S LOUNGE // CHARLOTTETOWN
SEPT 30 MUGSHOT’S // OTTAWA
OCT 2 THE TOWNEHOUSE // SUDBURY
OCT 4 LE GARAGE CAFE // WINNIPEG
OCT 5 VANGELIS // SASKATOON

Introducing: GHOST COUSIN

Old Ugly is a family of musicians who are as thick as thieves, inside and outside of the furious creative realms of music. The Ghost Cousin boys have been a part of that family for a couple of heart-felt years now, and it gives us great pleasure to officially welcome them to our weird little collective-label. SCOTLAND, Ghost Cousin’s slow-cooked debut full length, will appear on August 21st at Wunderbar and online, followed by an expansive Canadian tour. The first single, “Breakfast and Tea,” is streaming below and on their bandcamp. Soak in the au jus of this progwave pop syndicate.

Ghost Cousin - SCOTLAND squareAnd here’s their facebook.

OLD UGLY FOLK FIRE V

We return to our river place for unplugged music and boozey fraternization’s. Please join us! All are welcome, free, 6pm, byob, etc.

MAP ONE, MAP TWO. facebook event.

OLD UGLY FOLK FIRE 5 750 pxl

OLD UGLY FOLK FIRE INSTRUCTIONS 1

OLD UGLY FOLK FIRE INSTRUCTIONS 2

Doug Hoyer – To Be A River

Doug Hoyer has become the river!!! His dance rudiments have skipped easily onto higher plateaus of creation.Blending liberally the grime and grease of 80s new wave with his kaleido-pop senses, Hoy-boy has refracted new kinds of light with this one. The creative energy of his Bike Month records seems fully realized in his time honoured song-writing specialties. Listen for a multitude of well laid production choices and off camera winks. These jams are glorious! Release show is June 15th at Haven Social Club with Cantoo. Album is available for purchase here. Step to this!

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