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The Birthday Massacre [Dec. 23rd, 2004|01:07 pm]
I have a new favorite band and thought I'd share this with y'all, or at least those of you who haven't already heard of them. They're called The Birthday Massacre, they're from Toronto, and they've operated independently (all material self-released) until recently. Now they're signed to a new label called Repo Records in Germany, and they're also on the cover of December's Zillo Magazine, who describes them as "the newcomer sensation of the year".

I completely agree. They're freaking amazing. I've seen many attempts to describe them by comparison to other bands, but I'd say they're like a cross between Evanescence and Curve. Lush female vocals, danceable rhythms, ethereal and heavy guitars, and excellent production and songwriting on both of their releases. In particular, their song "Video Kid" is one of the catchiest things I've heard in a long time.

Apparently people have been trying to introduce me to this band for a while. Someone gave me a copy of their first CD, Nothing And Nowhere, at Death Guild a few months ago, but it slipped into my black hole of unreviewed demos and was forgotten. At least one other random person has pointed me to their web site, but I'd stupidly failed to follow up. Thankfully now I've learned everything there is to know about this band, and I've ordered a legitimate copy of their re-released debut directly from their web site. This CD is also available from Music Non Stop, and their newest EP is available from Metropolis Mail-Order. Do yourself a favor and check 'em out.

Apparently they may be touring out here in the new year, so watch out for that too, as their shows are supposed to be excellent as well.

From: nullzeit
2004-12-24 12:41 am (UTC)
yo ed!!! i'll bring you cookies for a copy of that cd!! :) it can even be an x-mas gift exchange ;P
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[User Picture]From: joeradio
2004-12-28 01:16 pm (UTC)
What happened to my cookies? We've almost run through the batch from bunny_girl1 and I need more! Anyway, let me know what you think of TBM.
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[User Picture]From: demise_kitty
2004-12-28 12:53 pm (UTC)

Off topic

You found me! I miss you! Yah it's Ed!
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From: adrenachrome9
2004-12-29 05:53 pm (UTC)

Hey Yo' JOE!

JI have a friend from Austin that told me to listen to The Birthday Massacre.... Joe Radio....man its been something like 12 years right???? I talk to Tuesday-Girl every day! She doesn't get out much these days though, except for concerts! So how R U?
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[User Picture]From: ace_ula
2005-06-04 08:31 am (UTC)
just surfing around and came across this. Thought you might be interested in this. We are playing with TBM in July. Check it out and let me know what you think.

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From: (Anonymous)
2006-01-15 09:47 pm (UTC)

Bday Massacre :D

Hey thot Id let ya know I love Bday M loads :D I used to go to the same highschool as them. Theyre awesome arent they? Chibis my sexy lil homegirl LOL. But yeah Im so glad you like em :D they rock....hit me back my lj username is justin_version8 LATERZ MAN
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