You may not be able to stop winter from coming, but you can sure keep warm by dancing. This December, we’re going to be playing around southern Ontario with two legendary acts - our good friends The Planet Smashers and the always incredible Mustard Plug! We’ll also be hitting up the Burly Calling festival for the first time, opening for classic Ontario punk act Jersey! We can’t wait to party with y’all again. So ask your mom to get you some tickets. They can be your Christmas AND Hanukkah gift.
Check out the SHOWS page for more details!
Well, it was a cold long winter, but it’s time to get out of hibernation! We’ve spent the past few months working on some new tunes, jamming with some new musicians, and we’re ready to unleash the soul once again! And we’ve got a big, BIG show to do it!
June 8th at Petit Campus in Montreal we’re gonna be heading up a huge bill that sees the return of Boston’s best, The Void Union, bring their very danceable riddims north of the boarder. Also joining us will be Montreal ska/punks and good friends, Vinny Savage and the Wild Side. All this presented by our great pals at the Montreal Ska Festival!
First big show of the summer, we’re gonna dance and sweat the night away. Se you there!
Our friend Dom at F Squared Media has put together a great video of us performing “Leaving Me Behind” live at the Montreal Ska Festival back in October 2012. Dom and his team are the ones who shot and directed the video for “Get Alright”, and it’s always a great time working with them. Check out the video and let us know what you think!
Hallowe’en has always been one of our favorite times of the year, and this year it’s only going to be sweeter. The Stomp Records bus is pulling out, and bringing us, The Creepshow, and The Hellbound Hepcats to a haunted club near you! From October 26th to November 3rd, we’re gonna be taking this punk/rockabilly/ska train from Victoria to Winnipeg to see how y’all do All Hallow’s Eve out there. Maybe teach us a thing or two. Check out the details below, and on our “Shows” page, Facebook events are coming soon!
10.26.12 // Victoria, BC // Soprano’s
10.27.12 // Vancouver, BC // The Function w/ The Dreadnoughts!
10.28.12 // Whistler, BC // Garfinkles
10.31.12 // Edmonton, AB // New City
11.01.12 // Calgary, AB // Ship & Anchor
11.02.12 // Saskatoon, SK // Amigo’s
11.03.12 // Winnipeg, MB // The Royal Albert
If you don’t live in western Canada, you might want to consider moving.
This October, Montreal will be host to some of the best ska from all around, and we’re stoked to be included. Running Oct 11-13, this year’s fest is for sure going to be one for the ages. The Planet Smashers, Victor Rice, The Forthrights, The Beatdown, illScarlett, Agent Jay… the list goes on and on. We’re gonna be headlining Day 1 (Thursday) at Petit Campus, along with other incredible bands from all across the genre. Get your tickets here, and get ready to party!
Oh, you like promo videos? Check out this one of us playing tunes by the performing bands!
Get Alright was officially released one week ago today, and hopefully many of you have already got it blasting through your sound systems! If not, we’ve got more than one way you can get your hands on it.
If you’re looking for digital, iTunes can hook you up.
We’re all really proud of this record, but we still think the best way to check out what we do is at a show. And hey, we’ve got two this weekend! The Casbah in Hamilton and The Bovine in Toronto with our good friends The Creepshow. Come on out, pick up a CD, record, shirt… we got ya covered.
Here it is, the debut video of the debut single from the debut album! Special thanks to Dom and his crew, you guys rock! If you like it, share it!
The Fundamentals - “Get Alright”
Directed & Edited by Dominic F. Marceau
Concept by Dominic F. Marceau & The Fundamentals
Director of Photography: Josh Usheroff
Produced by Frédéric Tremblay
Copyright 2012 Stomp Records
Check out F Squared Media's other videos!
Our debut album, “Get Alright”, will be available in stores and online July 17, 2012 on none other than Stomp Records! The first single, which is also the title track, is streaming right here, right now!
"Get Alright" Tracklist:
2. Leaving Me Behind
3. Get Alright
6. La Frita
7. Cool Down (And Let It All Out)
8. Outta Here
9. Worst In Me
10. See Saw
11. St. Dominique
12. Selfish Man
In the nearly four years that we’ve been playing together, we have been fortunate to be supported by amazing friends, bands, family, promoters, bookers, artists… we don’t take any of it for granted. Montreal has always been, and continues to be, an amazing place to play ska and soul music, which is why this announcement is so important to us. We’ve all been listening to Stomp bands since, well, I can’t remember a time when I wasn’t, and it’s so exciting to be working with them. We are currently plotting world domination, so be ready!
Leading up to said domination, we’ve got a tour with Chris Murray (another long time band fav), and we’re gonna be bringing some NEW HOODIES and new shirts, as well as some surprise merch! Check out the “Shows” page for more info, or better yet, follow us on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube for tour updates and videos!
A million thank yous for all the love and support!!
We’ve got a tuned-up van and a bunch of gear, and we can’t wait to hit the road again. Oh, and we’ve got ska legend Chris Murray coming along for the ride! In a few weeks we’re going to be driving across this great country with the One-Man Ska Band himself playing some pretty awesome places. We’ve all been listening to Chris’ music for years, so it’s a huge honour for us to be touring with him.
Come on out to any of our shows across this great country, hang out, party, and dance til your legs fall off. Below are just some of the places we’ll be hitting up, more dates TBA!
Summer 2012 Tour Dates (more dates TBA)
May 24 Montreal @Petit Campus with Chris Murray, Maddie Ruthless
May 26 St-Therese, QC @ Monte Cristo with Chris Murray
May 27 Toronto @ Lee’s Palace with Chris Murray
May 28 Sudbury @ Townehouse with Chris Murray
May 29 Thunder Bay @ Croc’s with Chris Murray
May 30 Winnipeg @ Pyramid Cabaret with Chris Murray
May 31 Saskatoon @ Bud’s on Broadway with Chris Murray
June 2 Edmonton @ Pawn Shop with Chris Murray
June 10 Calgary @ Dicken’s
June 12 Gimli, MB @ Aspire Theatre
We’re blown away, we really are. We have the best fans, friends, and family a band could ever ask for. When we first reached out to you guys to help us support the release of our first full-length record, we had no idea how it would go. Knowing that you guys stand behind us and support what we do in such a huge way means everything to us. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
If you pledged us money and are waiting for your perks, it won’t be long. We’ll mail your stuff as soon as we get it. We’re excited to hear and see the record too!
We’ve got tons of news coming soon: album stuff, tour dates, secret things we can’t even elude to…stay tuned!