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Well holy shit guys, it’s been ten years since I released Out of It, my second album. To mark the occasion I’m releasing a fully remastered limited edition vinyl. It’s available for pre-order now and it’ll ship in September. Order it here (scroll down and click on Buy Record/Vinyl). Include a note if you want yours signed! I don’t mind and it makes me feel like a big important guy.

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Ottawa, you were kind to me as usual and did a great job tolerating all the new songs we played. Let’s see how these other cities do, though:

Montreal, QC – July 6th: Quai des Brumes
Toronto, ON – August 18th: Smiling Buddha

Please come out to these — I’m very easily discouraged!

New Shirts

There’s a fresh new shirt store! Plus by popular request there’s some I Don’t Know What I’m Doing men’s and women’s shirts you might like?

Fun fact: the I Don’t Know What I’m Doing album art is by Allen Henderson and he hosts a podcast about movies and history called Midmost Coast, check it out!

Other Stuff

I scored this cute little animation that Pendleton Ward made:

That’s all I got for now, working on a lot of stuff I hope I can show you soon. Hit me up on TwitterFacebook and Instagram! Til next time,

Brad
brad@bradsucks.net

Posted on - June 1, 2018 [at] 3:51 pm by Brad
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If you’re looking to get yourself a copy of Better Than Nothing (my completely un-earned ‘greatest hits’) in vinyl and/or digital formats, you can get those over here. There are about 200 records left and after that they’re gone (unless I decide to press more, but the record will look different.)

If you want the record signed, just include a note with your order and I’ll scrawl on it.

The vinyl and the digital versions were remastered separately from each other and from the original unmastered mixes, so I think they sound pretty, pretty good. I’m considering remastering all three records now to bring ’em up to the level of this digital release, but that’s a battle for another time.

Happy holidays and thank you so much for supporting me through the three records that led to this release. I’m doing my best to make the fourth one decent for y’all.

Posted on - December 18, 2017 [at] 4:11 pm by Brad
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I’ve been getting lots of photos and messages telling me people are getting their Better Than Nothing records which makes me super happy, thanks you guys. I keep starting to write something about how humbling and emotional it is to feel so supported after like a decade and a half of making songs, but then I feel dumb and delete it. So, like, thank you?

The vinyl release party’s November 17th in my hometown of Ottawa. Hope to see you there! Here’s the gig poster by Geoff Gibson (@sisc_daily) who also did the awesome Better Than Nothing album artwork.

Posted on - October 13, 2017 [at] 12:53 pm by Brad
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Copies of my greatest hits (and first ever) vinyl ‘Better Than Nothing’ arrived last night and it looks sweet!!

You can still order it here: https://bit.ly/2tfIDid

Also the vinyl release show’s on November 17th in Ottawa at Irene’s if that’s for some reason something you’d be into.

Posted on - September 20, 2017 [at] 1:37 pm by Brad
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Big news! I’m releasing my first ever vinyl record. It’s called Better Than Nothing and it’s a compilation of eleven of the more popular Brad Sucks songs I put out from 2003 to 2012. It’ll be released in September via Feedbands (membership not required) and is available for pre-order now here: http://bit.ly/2tfIDid

Info:

  • The first ever, limited run Brad Sucks vinyl hand-pressed on a stunning orange to red gradient colored vinyl
  • 11 of the most popular Brad Sucks songs in one convenient package
  • The first 300 copies will be signed (by me)
  • All songs received a full remaster
  • Ships September 2017
  • Tracklist:

    Side A
    Making Me Nervous
    Certain Death
    Guess Who’s a Mess
    Dropping Out of School
    Feel Free! Plastic Surgery!
    Fixing My Brain

    Side B
    Bad Sign
    There’s Something Wrong
    Borderline
    Thanks for the Add
    You’re Not Going Anywhere

And here’s that pre-order link again: http://bit.ly/2tfIDid

Thank you!

Posted on - July 25, 2017 [at] 12:16 pm by Brad
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Oh, so this’ll be my first show in Ottawa in a while or two. Gonna be trying out some new stuff, plus old new stuff and then last — but by no means least — …old stuff. Bruce Enloe and the Burning Sensations will be opening. I worked on Bruce’s two rad records, Unseasonably Cool and the raw, live-off-the-floor Bonfire. Both worth checking out, Bruce is an excellent songwriter. Geoffrey Gibson made us this beautiful poster:

And here’s the Facebook event.

Posted on - February 7, 2017 [at] 11:21 pm by Brad
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Here’s a playlist of songs I liked this year. They coulda been released any year but I liked them in this one. Happy New Year.

Posted on - December 30, 2016 [at] 2:49 pm by Brad
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Happy holidays everyone, I hope 2016 didn’t do any damage to your face or hands. Everyone says this year was bad, but I’ve been hating years for years over here. Most are wildly overrated.

Anyway, in celebration of the end of this garbage-ass timespan, here’s a 2016 mix of Fuck You, Motherfucker (It’s Christmas):

Originally written and released by John Benjamin on December 22, 2002, I recorded my version on December 23, 2009. My intention was for it to grow to become an Instant Holiday Classic (IHC), an irritating radio staple that once a year would make me wealthy beyond my wildest Christmas imaginings. This plan has not yet come to fruition.

JB has a band called Ménage À Garage.

I continue on as Brad Sucks.

Good luck in 2017.

Posted on - December 22, 2016 [at] 12:53 pm by Brad
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What a big Record Store Day I’ve got coming up this Saturday. My friend Dan at Backbeat Music suggested we press some Making Me Nervous postcard flexidiscs. And now they exist:

POSTCARD FLEXIS

See, it’s a postcard? But if you put it on a turntable it’ll play a very scratchy, low-fidelity version of my song Making Me Nervous? Disclaimer: I’ve tested them a bit and some auto-return type turntables haven’t been able to play them so uh: no guarantees they’ll work on your system. But they’re neat!

If you want me to mail you one, just Paypal me $10 USD and send me your mailing address and I’ll get it out to you asap.

SHOWS

I’ll be doing an in-store (duo) performance at 3pm at Backbeat on Saturday. Everybody who buys a record gets a free flexidisc! Details here.

After that, I’m heading to Kingston to play a full-band Brad Sucks set at The Mansion in Kingston. Details here.

I think that’s it. After that, I’m gonna lay down for a while.

Posted on - April 13, 2016 [at] 3:11 pm by Brad
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I did an interview for The Setup, where creative folk go into nerdy detail about the gear they use to get stuff done.

Posted on - April 13, 2016 [at] 11:58 am by Brad
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