"Like Mazzy Star run through a vintage fuzz pedal and synched to beats."

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!

Expanda Fuzz release new song and Earth, Wind & Fire cover 

Do you remember the 21st day of September? 

Announcing our latest single 'Sonic Halo' b/w the Earth, Wind & Fire song 'September'. 
 

We recorded 'September' as a tribute to Maurice White, who passed away in 2016. He was the founder, producer and co-singer of Earth, Wind & Fire

September is an iconic party track that we've loved since we were kids. This is our take. Sing along with us. 

RIP Maurice. 

You can watch and hear the brilliant original here: 
 

 

released September 21, 2016, natch!

Expanda Fuzz release 'Hired Gun' 

Illustration by meltingplastic


New track everyone!

From the album "Bleuets", releasing August 15th, 2016.

Also available on limited vinyl on Meltingplastic Records.

Lyrics!

HIRED GUN (lyrics) 

Lie in sun, pollute the beach 
I hear you spoiled the fun 

Could it be ours to break and mortify everyone? 

Lovers hide in hushed retreats 
It’s exercise for some 

You’ll find me by the pool, relaxing this hired gun 

Concentrate 
On your politico 

Concentrate 
Don’t break your stereo 

Tempting fate is how we’ll roll through town 

Lie in sun, pollute the beach 
I hear you spoiled the FUN! 

You’ll find me by the pool with this hired gun. 
 

----Copyright Expanda Fuzz-----

Expanda Fuzz covers Rough Trade’s High School Confidential 

Illustration by meltingplastic

Covers are always fun and this one was a blast. 

Expanda Fuzz was recently asked to contribute a Canadian cover song to a great collective of musicians here in Ottawa called ‘The Centretown Recording Alliance‘ to celebrate Canada Day. 

We chose the iconic Rough Trade song High School Confidential and thought that it was the perfect track as Canada Day also coincided with the Pride celebrations going on in Toronto that weekend.



Meltingplastic’s artwork for the track pays tribute to Carole Pope‘s lyrics during the song when she compares her fixation to 50s bombshells, including Mamie Van Doren

And just the mention of that name will put Ms. Pope’s iconic, sultry lyrics bouncing around your head. 

We’re liking this cover and hope you think we did it justice:

 


 

Follow us on Soundcloud and see more of meltingplastic’s artwork for the growing Expanda Fuzz song catalogue! 

Be sure to check out all the wicked Canuck covers on this comp:
 

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"This two-piece would be equally at home playing to the beard-strokers at a Warhol Factory Party as they would be ignoring their neighbour’s angry knocks for making too much racket in the garage". - Sled Island

"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

About:
Expanda Fuzz
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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