Sat 23 September 2023
Safe Sounds Presents... 1-6PM @ GEARY ART CRAWL
This is a Free show to attend. This event will be held outside so dress appropriate to weather.
Note that alcohol will not be allowed outdoors this year so bring your own pop if you need refreshment. Alternatively alcoholic drinks can be purchased and enjoyed responsibly indoors at 302 Geary Ave where this event takes place.
Zine #2 will be available to pickup on the day while stocks last (edition of 50). Each copy includes a Mix Tape download which is a special compilation featuring a track from each of those performing... including never before heard demos!
Be there or be SQUARE. But seriously, this should be fun and we hope to see ya for some sunny September fun!
Sep 08, 2023
Watch Toronto Psych Band Pretty Perform from the Vault
A long time ago in a bank vault far far away, Pretty performed a beautiful rendition of their track Worry and we filmed the entire thing.
Well today we have unleashed it upon the world.
When Pretty came to visit, they recorded two tracks, the first of which we released in July (check that here if you've not seen it already).
In between then and now, the group put out a brand new EP, Citrus Magic. It's four incredible tracks so check that out and join Pretty's universe.
We've got loads of exciting stuff coming before the end of the year including singles, music videos, albums (on wax) and live sessions... so watch this space!
Sun 27 August 2023
WORLD NEWS CATQ DARK TAPES
HAPPY SUNDAYS is an established concert series that takes place at the epicentre of Toronto's scene - The Baby G.
Doors are at 8pm. Tell everyone you're going by attending on the Facebook event or don't! It's up to you.
World News will also have some brand new swag on sale, which they've been flaunting on their Instagram. That includes three-print long-sleeves, totes (in black, white or gold) and the GOLD02 limited edition cassettes.
These concerts will continue with Ada Rook, Leather Jacuzzi, Thunderglove and Castle Frank all performing in September. See the individual Events pages via The Baby G here.
Aug 23, 2023
Like Roads Paved With Amethyst, I See The Glint In Your Eye
With every birth comes transformation.
Today is the birthday of the music video for RUM DO's Chrysalis, which is the first track on their third EP — You Just Have To Be.
Join RUM DO now on all streaming platforms, or support this release on Bandcamp where you can also grab a limited edition cassette. Join us on YouTube if you want to dig deeper into RUM DO's visual universe.
"You know... there ain't any doubt about it!"
Jul 14, 2023
It's Pretty Cool When a Psychedelic Five-Piece Rocks a Bank Vault
And just like that, a new record is set as five-piece Toronto psychedelic band, Pretty, join us for an intimate session in the Safe Sounds bank vault. Boom!
This one will tastily melt in your mouth like the death of a rich relative you barely even knew.
For a space just over 6ft x 6ft, we were a little apprehensive about fitting so many musicians in our walk-in safe, but the result speaks for itself... Inheritance is a lush psychedelic track performed here with folk instrumentation and tones that glue together cohesively. Thank hell for that!
Pretty is Torin Craig, Eliot Rossi, Will Macquarrie, Brian Heyes and Morgan Zych.
The band has made quite a name for themselves with a string of high quality, high impact releases. Their normal rock approach takes side-stage for this session as they replace the familiar electric instrumentation for acoustic and steel string guitars, bass, percussion and even an accordion.
Folking hell, it's pretty cool.
Check out the video now and visit the SS YouTube channel to subscribe and be notified with each new video. This isn't the only thing we've got coming from Pretty, plus they've also got a hot new EP which is due to drop July 28th 2023.
So mark your calendars, scrawl across your walls and dream about the future. It's pretty.