SONIC AVENUES – TELEVISION YOUTH LP out now, NIGHT BIRDS LP repressed!

SURPRISE 030 | SONIC AVENUES – TELEVISION YOUTH LP

SONIC AVENUES are just four Montreal kids who started riffing punk tunes in 2006, but since getting swept up in the booming punk epicentre of neighbouring Ottawa, they’ve been catapulted into the ranks of the best pop-punk acts in Canada! After releasing a few singles, SONIC AVENUES dropped a bomb in late 2009 with their debut LP on Ottawa’s infamous GOING GAGA RECORDS. Within a few short months, the record had sold-out twice, including out repress in cooperation with SABOTAGE RECORDS. Two years later, after obliterating eardrums from stages across North America and Europe, they returned home to record a crushing follow-up, Television Youth, this time prestigious Portland-based label DIRTNAP RECORDS will handle the pressing overseas. Featuring more of the over-driven guitars, infectious harmonized melodies and blazing 2-3 minute songs that powered their debut, the AVES have nonetheless pushed the limits into new territories with this latest offering. In short, TELEVISION YOUTH is punkier, poppier, louder and dirtier than anything they’ve done before. Armed with this devastating new arsenal, as well as ambitious touring plans spanning the (un)civilized world, SONIC AVENUES are sure to keep fists in the air and beers a-flyin’ for years to come.

First press are 1000 copies, 150 of these come in a screenprinted sleeve done by ANTIPESTO GRAPHICS, who also designed the artwork. We have 50 available for mailorder only and so have SABOTAGE and the band will have them available on their European tour in April. Check the dates at the end of this newsflash. You can stream the entire record on PUNKNEWS.

Single copies of the limited version are 17 EUROS postage and paypal fee paid to info@takenbysurprise.net – the regular edition is 14 EUROS.

You can also order via our webstore and add more records from the mailorder.

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NIGHT BIRDS LP REPRESS!

Also just in is the second press of NIGHT BIRDS – THE OTHER SIDE OF DARKNESS LP! Order it here and add their 7″s too!
This record got a lot of love from critics and fans worldwide and the first press sold out pretty fast. NIGHT BIRDS will be doing a lot of touring in the USA this year and just started working on a new record. Their next release is a track on the ADELINE compilation THE THING THAT ATE LARRY LIVERMORE, compiled by LOOKOUT RECORDS founder, Larry Livermore.

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