Sunday, January 19, 2014

Song Of The Week: 1/19/14

Song: "D'You Guys Wanna Fuckin' Party After This? No."

Artist: The Sainte Catherines

Album: "Fire Works"

Year: 2010

"D'You Guys Wanna Fuckin' Party After This? No." is a song that to me appears that the vocalist is finally at a place in his life where what he does is fun. You strive to get somewhere or accomplish certain things with what you're doing and you have to endure a lot of ups and downs and obstacles along the way. I think in this song you sense that he is past all the bullshit and is content with where he's at. He's finally enjoying the moment and his surroundings. The Sainte Catherines are a melodic punk band that formed back in 1999. They took their name from the famous Sainte Catherine's Street in downtown Montreal, possibly the city's most famous street and where most travellers spend their time when they visit the city. Of course, The Sainte Catherines hail from Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Their first album was 1999's "Those Stars Are For You". Oddly enough, this album was released on a German label, Yoyo Records. In 2002, the band signed with Eyeball Records and released "The Machine Gets Under Way". 2003 saw the band release "The Art Of Arrogance" through local label Dare To Care Records. This album started to generate some buzz around the band, so much so that they began generating interest from famous punk label Fat Wreck Chords. In fact, The Sainte Catherines became the first band from Quebec to sign with Fat Wreck and in 2006, they released "Dancing For Decadence", probably their most successful album. The band would play their 500th live show in 2006 and also release a split 7" with the bands Fifth Hour Hero and Whiskey Sunday. In 2007, the band released "The Soda Machine", a compilation album which featured most of the band's b-sides and rare tracks throughout the years. In 2010, the band signed with Anchorless Records and released their fifth full length studio album, "Fire Works". 2011 saw The Sainte Catherines release a 7" entitled "Dead Dogs", which featured two unreleased tracks. Unfortunately, this would prove to be the band's last official release. After going on a farewell tour with The Hunters, The Sainte Catherines officially disbanded in April of 2012. Currently, some of the band members formed a country/folk band called Yesterday's Ring. Also, lead singer Hugo Mudie and Fred Jacques began touring together as far back as 2011, performing acoustic sets. The two would eventually release an EP, titled "Miracles". If you enjoy melodic, hardcore punk bands with gritty vocals, along the lines of Hot Water Music or Off With Their Heads or Swingin' Utters, then you'd probably enjoy The Sainte Catherines. They're not breaking any new ground or totally standing apart from the rest, but they are a solid punk band no doubt.

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