Featuring the marvellous Robert Dayton (July 4th Toilet, The Canadian Romantic, Canned Hammm, New Horizzzons, Points Grey, etc.).
Act It Out
Starring our beloved Magali Meagher and her daughter Esmé.
Featuring Jeremy and Jeremy at the squash club.
More 'Showers of Happiness' videos in the pipeline!
HANK VIDEO ARCHIVE
Go on, do buy 'The Luck of the Singers' by Hank (Blocks Recording Club, 2009) - strictly limited vinyl edition, sleevenotes by Bentley Arthur, includes the hits 'Exclusive Plot', 'My Black Year (My Black Bottle Of Beer)' and more, reasonable price, includes download, etc.
Weeping Truckers Upcoming Releases
Hank - Showers of Happiness
Hank - Hank Play Rave Anthems of the 1990s
Hank - Do You See The Love In My Eyes? maxi-single
Jeremy Charles Singer - Cab Williamson presents 'Dictabeat' volumes 1-9 (strictly limited dictaphone cassette edition/download)
Southern Charles - Living Between Peacocks and Bones
The PPLMDLLLs - The Fuck Album (reissue)
We imagine these will be available sometime between 2014 and 2030 or thereabouts unless you want to give us a load of money to speed up the process. Didn't think so.
Links to those we love
Have a gander at these WT-approved sites. You've got some time, doncha?
Learn to Swim - Tons of free, downloadable gems. A must for fans of Radiophonic Workshop, Ghost Box, electronica, etc. Also featuring the entire recorded output of pre-Hank Cab Williamson project Cab Williamson's Waxworks. But best to avoid that and concentrate on the rest of the site, wethinks.
Thanks to Michael Corrin for writing some code for this page. Otherwise, it would be an incoherent jumbled mess. What's that you say?
BLOCKS RECORDING CLUB IS CLOSING DOWN! WAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!
The wonderful record label that put out the first three Hank albums is wrapping things up. What is with these modern times? Blocks Recording Club of Toronto was founded by Steve Kado and Liisa Graham in 2003 and morphed into a co-operative, run solely on a volunteer basis by the recording artists. A somewhat uncommon thing in the music world, don'tyouthink? Anyway, we are sad yet happy and the Blocks Closing Party is at the Tranzac in Toronto on Saturday May 9th. Featuring a mammoth roster of Blocks artists. Hank is performing with the reel-to-reel tape machine as a throwback to the olden days. Many past and present members of the Hank Collective will be singing. THREE SONGS, FIVE MINUTES. DO NOT MISS IT.
HANK/MARKER STARLING SHOW ON THURSDAY JUNE 11th AT SILENCE, GUELPH
More details soon.
SHOWERS OF HAPPINESS VINYL LP TO BE RELEASED IN 2015! IT'S A FACT!
Showers of Happiness by Hank
Recorded between 2007 & 2013 at various spaces in Toronto, mixed and mastered by Norman Blake at Spaghetti, Kitchener, artwork by Rowan Blake, all songs written and produced by Jeremy Charles Singer
The records have arrived at the warehouse! More details very very soon.
Here is a video of a Hank solo performance at Kitchener's premier hotspot The Yeti recorded in 2013. A version of this song will appear on the endlessly rumoured album Hank Play Rave Anthems of the 1990s.
Sir Clement - Can't Count Corn E.P. is available for free download (see below). Also, here is the critically-acclaimed promotional film for the eponymous number.
Download Can't Count Corn E.P, as a 3-song zip file right here.
Or, if you are picky, you can select the individual numbers:
1. Can't Count Corn - Chorus: I can't count corn I can't count corn I can't count corn I can't
2. You Fetter It - Chorus: Yooooooou fetter it! Yooooooou fetter it!
Jeremy and Lex enjoy a brisk summer walk in the glorious wonderland that is Toronto, July 2011.
Sir Clement bask in the rays of goodwill emanating from the masses at Toronto Pride, July 2011. That's Lynne T on tambourine. What a woman.
Why Are You Smiling?
So many people are sitting around me, I will lay myself right down enveloped in body warmth. I look around, I see your smiling faces looking at me. My sister holds out her hand.
She says, “Let’s go and jump on the trampolene, we can bounce up and down.”
We can bounce up and down.
We take our shoes off and run to the back yard, climb on up to begin.
And when we’re bold we increase in size, when we are open, we will be wise. The smiles on our faces are our disguise.
In the inner reaches of outer space we are never home .
Jeremy Singer prepares dictaphone compilation
Over the last few years, Hank frontman Jeremy Singer has recorded hundreds of hours of dictaphone recordings: sketches, improvisations, personal musings and ansamachine messages. These initmate analogue excerpts are now in the process of being handpicked for the upcoming Cab Williamson presents 'Dictabeat, volumes 1-9', one day, probably in many years, to be available via mail order. There will be a strictly limited edition of 3 containing all nine dictaphone tapes and a dictaphone to play them on (batteries included). This is a rare instance where the limitations of cheap audio recording work in favour of the material. All the recordings are hissy and in mono and sound like ghostly echoes of memory. Perfect for your early morning gym workout, what?
WEEKLY WEEPING SINGLES CLUB - The Complete Set
Over the course of thirteen weeks (OK, two years), we issued digital singles of unreleased recordings. Here they all are: