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Death, with guests Tough Age, Hag Face
Before Bad Brains, the Sex Pistols or even the Ramones, there was a band called Death. Punk before punk existed, three teenage brothers in the early '70s formed a band in their spare bedroom, began playing a few local gigs and even pressed a single in the hopes of getting signed. But this was the era of Motown and emerging disco. Record companies found Death’s music— and band name—too intimidating, and the group were never given a fair shot, disbanding before they even completed one album.
Three decades later, when a dusty 1974 demo tape made its way out of the attic and found an audience several generations younger. Playing music impossibly ahead of its time, Death is now being credited as the first black punk band (hell...the first punk band!), and are finally receiving their long overdue recognition as true rock pioneers.
Tough Age is culmination-rock. The sound of four radical adults with shared decades of experience, chops and killer record collections coming together to create charismatic, idiosyncratic pop songs for the ages. Debut LP out Nov. 12 on Mint Records. Chewy Chewy.
SHREDDING OUT HEAVY CATCHY PUNK TUNES, CALGARY'S HAG FACE IS HOWLING INTO THE STORM, WORSHIPING THE LEMMY GOD, AND CASTING DARK SPELLS OF ROCK’N ROLL. BELIEVE THE MAGIC IS STRONG.