Monday, June 29, 2009

new threads

We got our good friend Christian Simmons to silkscreen up some xerox damaged crispy no-punk Grand Trine tee shirts. They are nice thin white shirts with lots of junk on them. Super cheap @ $10/per and this 1st batch is limited to 30 copies. They look cool and guarantee to avoid that thick ill fitting gross heavy shitty band shirt shit. 15-SMALL 15-MED. We will probably print more if it's raining dough.

Monday, June 22, 2009

NXNE 2009 in Toronto

Photos by David Forcier. We had a nice weekend in Toronto. We brought up the Angels In America for moral support and lots of Ottawa's Bruised Tongue crew hitched up. Had to leave for Montreal before seeing Simply Saucer and The Sonics though. I caught Tyvek and some others.

Friday = NO MEANS NO

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

VICE Grand Trine en francais


Okay we did an interivew with Vice Quebec a few weeks ago and they just posted it online. It's translated from English to French so it's hard to gauge if we sound like assholes or not.

We are headed to Toronto in the next few days (I'm going up early to use my pass and catch Black Lips/Tyvek/party) we are playing Friday night @ The Silver Dollar w/ These Are Powers (one of the dudes who used to be in Liars band from Brooklyn). It's a pop montreal showcase thing. Come see my new un-rock and roll haircut.

We're getting evicted from our dream home/jamspace/studio at the end of the month! It was a good run and we'll miss this place. We couldn't find a suitable alternative HQ so are all going our separate ways and will just rent a room like a normal band. No more mc5/White Panther Party style commune fantasy lives. Thus marks the end of Grand Trine phase #1. It was a good solid first year of being a 24hr band. Our psychic link should remain intact even if we can't be roommates anymore.

Other news is that we are working on two new vinyl releases that will come out next. The first is part of the "World is Lousy With Ideas" series (Vol 8.5) which will be a split with Pink Noise and Celine on the Brooklyn label Almost Ready Records. Followed directly but a 12" e.p on one of the best Canadian labels going DIVORCE RECORDS.

After the NO MEANS NO show at the end of the month the next show in Montreal will be July 25th w/ Lovvers (United Kingdom) and Dead Wife (who I just saw destroy it opening for Mika Miko at Sala).

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Free Music Archive

The Free Music Archive is being directed by WFMU, the most renowned freeform radio station in America. Radio has always offered the public free access to new music. The Free Music Archive is a continuation of that purpose, designed for the age of the internet.

Last night our set was very chaotic, violent, messy and bloody. I don't know what happened. Definitely the nosiest we've played. Angels In America were excellent! It was great to play with them they are amazing. Go see them if you can catch them on tour next month.

Here are some pics.
Photos by Sasha

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Poster by Esra.


the launch of our friend Will's zine..


24 pages of rock and roll lifestyle. Includes: cd-r and ltd. edition 7" flexidisc, each one individually magically illustrated !!

RSVP on facebook.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Alien8 re-release drops today! Plus some photos I took on tour.

Free All Psychic Centers serves as a scrap book style document of the Grand Trines initial home recordings in the six months leading up to their first live performance. Originally released as cassette by Montreal cassette-only label ‘Campaign For Infinity’, the release sold out of it’s first pressing in just three weeks. Presented now for the first time in Stereo by Alien8 Recordings, it is once again available for the public to enjoy.

Release date: June 02, 2009

Label: Alien8 Recordings

Also, you can now buy the separate tracks individually and stream the entire thing for free!

I just got some photos developed from the Tyvek/BlackFeelings/GrandTrine tour and I threw them all up (25 of them!) on the myspace but there are a few highlights above.