Speaking of legacy formats (which is strangely common in the 21st century), Miesha & the Spanks released their last piece of 12” vinyl in November, 2011 (“kind of an EP, and we’re just about to make our next release in August, so that’s our big focus right now: touring and getting ready for that release.” Vinyl. “More and more bands are going vinyl; it’s pretty exciting.” She’s also excited about the music she’ll be listening to when she gets back to Calgary on Tuesday, and since she finds it difficult to properly categorize the Spanks, we’ll let Sled Island definitions of her colleagues paint a picture of the evening:
“The show we’re playing is actually one of my favourite lineups of the whole weekend. A lot of really good bands are playing there, like Catl (“dusty blues-inspired rock ‘n roll”), and July Talk (“a frenzied balance between Americana and dancefloor-filling indie-rock”), the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion (“scuzzy punk-lucid post-modern rock ‘n roll”), and Zebrassieres (“buzz-saw pop-punk”) from Ottawa (who are a really good garage group),” and of course Miesha & the Spanks (“pitch-perfect garage-soul howlers”).
“I’ll definitely be staying there all night.”
Miesha and I agree TOTALLY on the superiority of vinyl over other formats, and when I ask where all you vinyl lovers were 20 years ago when the industry was abandoned, she points out she was only 5 then. Nuff said. But, Miesha adds:
“I think we’ve done all our releases on vinyl: CDs break so easily, and they’re not so nice after a long time. Vinyl is just classic.” She mentions that the record label they’re using is Saved By Vinyl, a Calgary record label, and that there’s “a ton of Calgary artists that do vinyl, and it’s usually through this label.”