JB019 — The Decay: This Month’s Rent
THE DECAY HAVE DECIDED THAT ALL DONATIONS MADE FOR THEIR ALBUM WILL GO DIRECTLY TO www.chglobal.org FOR HAITIAN RELIEF.
The first time we saw the Decay, they announced that their record was being released by us later that week. At that time, we had never met. It was odd, but we liked their tenacity. Their record is fucking great, so it made sense that we might as well not make liars out of them. But seriously, they’re a great band, great dudes, and they’ve worked their asses off touring throughout Canada over the last few years. We’re proud that they wanted to put out their record with us. Also, Tyler wrote one of my favourite, confusingly poetic album blurbs ever. See below.
Courtesy of Mr. Tyler Robertson and the Decay:
“No-one cares about punk anymore…,” he grumbled, warming his hands on beer-breath, stale from talking too much. “Especially in Canada.” He hands the cashier a five, expecting no change, and takes his seat at the back of the restaurant. The others didn’t hear him, or don’t care – they’re all eating their pizza, toppings meticulously planned and complex, unlike the music they play.
“What are you talking about? The show last night had fifty people at it.”
They finish up and head to the van, on to buy parts for everything they broke the night before. For idiots, nothing ever works, and nothing is ever easy. They pull into the parking lot and hop out.
“It’s coming back man. It always does. In waves… WAVES man.”
He climbs the parking barrier, spreads his arms and jumps off like a studded leather ultimate warrior. The others shake their heads. They remember a time when albums came through the mail, when you had never heard a band but wore their shirt anyway.
They remember their first album, a lesson in do-it-yourself and a harsh reminder of how being a loser in highschool sets you up for life-long low expectations. This time… this album, things would be different. Punk is different.
At least this time, they’ve found some other like-minded people to join for the ride. Or the wave.
“Having the album with Juicebox is only thing that has made sense so far.”
The marketing team is a microphone and the Ontario landscape.
They get back in the van and return home to sleep.
01. Humble Beginnings
02. These Days
03. So This Is Responsibility
04. That Street
05. My Friends Carry Me Home
06. Before And After
07. Last Words
09. Cigarette Burns
10. Hey Blondie I’m Dreaming
11. I’m Moving To B.C.
13. Ready Or Not
14. All I Need
15. Empty Frames
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