Expanda Fuzz. Hallowe'en Ice Cream. BOO! 

 

Here's a new single just in time for your Hallowe'en party DJ needs. 'Hallowe'en Ice Cream' is a fuzzy treat filled with spirits and spooky guitars, served up on a Ouija board.

Spook out with us on Bandcamp here:

 

 

Expanda Fuzz release 'The Last Of The Who Heads' EP, play launch show 

Photo of Expanda Fuzz at the Palomino, Calgary during Sled Island: by Arif Ansari

Hey Expanda Fuzz pals, 

We've got some new music to share with you, from our garage to yours:  


'The Last Of The Who Heads' is a brand new track some of you may recognize from recent live sets. 

The second track on this EP is a cover song called 'Cheerleader' which was written by Jeff Kainz and legendary Ottawa band 'Werbo' (Check out his amazing new band, Coastal Pigs).  

The downloadable EP is rounded out by a live version of our Bleuets song 'Psychopaths In Lukewarm Baths', recorded this summer, live-to-air on CJSW's 'Saved By The Bell' during Sled Island.  

And as always, the ultra cool Pez-inspired artwork is by Expanda Fuzz's own Niki Nine Doors

LIKE VINYL? To celebrate our upcoming release show with our pals Costal Pigs (who are also releasing a record that night) on Sept 28th at the House of Targ, we're releasing a SUPER limited 12" lathe cut: 

Side A: 'The Last Of The Who Heads'  

Side B: 'Cheerleader

And all 12" lathes come with a download card that includes the live version of Psychopaths In Lukewarm Baths (from our Bleuets EP).  

Folks who come to our show get first dibs on these 17 copies. Yep. SUPER limited.  

Show details: 
Thursday September 28th 
House of Targ 
1077 Bank St, Ottawa 
EARLY SHOW: early start, early finish: Doors 8pm, 8$ 
The Jerry Gross Organization: 8:30pm 
Expanda Fuzz: 9:30pm 
Coastal Pigs: 10:30pm

SEE YOU THERE! 

We play Ottawa Explosion + Calgary's Sled Island!  

It's true! We're playing two of our very favourite fests over the next two weeks! Come party with us. 

OTTAWA EXPLOSION: 


 

Saturday June 17th

Ottawa Explosion, Saw Gallery

MINT RECORDS SHOWCASE!

Expanda Fuzz at 7pm! 

Buy passes at Ottawa Explosion now! 

 

SLED ISLAND!

 

Wednesday June 21st

Live performance on CJSW at 4pm (MST), 6pm (EST)

Listen online here

 

Wednesday June 21st

Sled Island, Calgary

The Palomino, Main Floor

Expanda Fuzz at 9:30pm!

Details here

 

Saturday June 24th

Sled Island, Calgary

Ship and Anchor, afternoon show

Expanda Fuzz at 3:00pm!

Details here

 

We've got some exciting shows to announce! Check these:  



Friday, May 26th at the Record Centre, Ottawa



Our friends at Ottawa Showbox are celebrating their 5th anniversary and we're thrilled to be a part of the party. 
Our show is Friday night at 8pm as we share the cozy stage in the Record Centre with Jon Creeden and Nightshades. 

Details:

NIGHT 1 - Friday, May 26 
Event

EXPANDA FUZZ (garage) 

NIGHTSHADES (garage) 

JON CREEDEN (acousitc punk rock) 

/ @ The Record Centre (1099 Wellington St. W) 
8pm / $8 adv / $10 door / all ages & dry

Check out Night 2 details on Facebook here or at Ottawashowbox.com
 


Saturday June 17th at Ottawa Explosion!



Yes, we're playing one of our very favourite fests and long weekends of the year...Ottawa Explosion! To top it off, we've been added to the Mint Records showcase which has made us pretty giddy. Chris is a Mint alumni and old pals with The Smugs! Add on Tough Age and Needles//Pins to an already stacked weekend line up? We've got a winner folks. 

For the entire OXW line up, check here. And get your weekend passes here.

BEST WEEKEND OF THE YEAR, HANDS UP AND DOWN! 
 


Wednesday - Saturday, June 21 to 24 at Sled Island! 


We're super excited to be heading out to Calgary this June to be a part of the mighty Sled Island. It will be Expanda Fuzz's first time in Calgary and there's no better time to visit, right? (Don't say there's Stampede or you lose).

Can't wait to catch up with friends and see Waxahatchee. :) 

Details of our show is still TBD. But we're going and can't wait! 

We're playing JUNOfest in Ottawa! 


Just announced! Expanda Fuzz will join No Fuss, The Dirty Nil and Dilly Dally at House of Targ for a JUNOfest showcase on Friday March 31st.

We're on at 10:15pm sharp! 

JUNOfest is over 100 acts playing multiple venues over two days. Get a wristband and bounce around to as many shows as you want. 

You can find more details about our show at the FB event here

Friday Mar 31, 2017 
Doors: 9:00 PM 
Show: 10:00 PM 
19 and over 
$12
9:30pm No Fuss 
10:15pm Expanda Fuzz 
11pm The Dirty Nil 
12am Dilly Dally

Press release: At War With Summer - Expanda Fuzz release 2 songs for Megaphono showcase 



Right on the heels of their first EP 'Bleuets' released last fall, Ottawa post-punk band Expanda Fuzz release 'At War With Summer', a two-song single on their Meltingplastic imprint. 

Side A, 'At War With Summer', continues to reveal the Expanda Fuzz psych-rock sound with its droney, fuzzed-out pop. Side 2 is a distorted, plodding and eerie version of the Split Enz song 'I Got You', sure to amuse and intrigue fans of that classic 80s track. 

For collectors, the release includes an extremely limited run of 30 numbered (15 black, 15 clear!) lo-fi lathe cuts, available as part of the band's showcase performance at this year's Megaphono festival in Ottawa on Thursday, February 2nd at the Dominion. 
 

Background: 

Expanda Fuzz is a duo from Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, conceived while attempting to rip apart a Pink Floyd song with a distorted bass and a fuzz-driven guitar through a ripped speaker cabinet...while playing to a Roland 404 sampler. 

The result of that experiment can be heard on the duo’s first record ‘Bleuets’, where they showcase their brand of catchy, drone-y, post-punk songs that hook heavily into a psych-garage sound. 

Think Kim Deal fronting the Velvet Underground, or Mary Timony jamming with Suicide. 

The band was formed in 2016, and during last year, they performed notable festivals like Ottawa Explosion and Edmonton's Up + Downtown Festival. 

They released their first EP 'Bleuets' in the late summer of 2016. 

'At War With Summer' is their 2nd single since releasing 'Bleuets'; they put out 'Sonic Halo', an original track backed with Earth Wind and Fire's 'September', in, appropriately, September of 2016. 

Watch for much more from Expanda Fuzz in 2017!

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"Sometimes some stripped back rock'n'roll is just enough, add in the darker garage edge, and that's enough boxes ticked for me!" - Beehive Candy

"Expanda Fuzz may be my new favorite band." - Brent Oliver, Artistic Director, Up + DT Festival, on Twitter

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was conceived attempting to rip apart a Pink Floyd song with a distorted bass and a fuzz-driven guitar through a ripped speaker cabinet...while playing to a Roland 404 sampler. The result of that experiment can be heard on the duo’s new record ‘Bleuets’, where they showcase their brand of catchy, droney, post-punk songs that hook heavily into a psych-garage sound.

Think Kim Deal fronting the Velvet Underground, or Mary Timony jamming with Suicide. And while that initial Pink Floyd cover has yet to surface, many more Expanda Fuzz releases are planned for 2017.
 

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