You’re all going to be like “Whatevs dude”, but I dun’ care.
Morton can verify, for a time between 1999 and 2001 my world was ruled from the Maritimes, by two bands: Sloan and The Flashing Lights. The FL’s record, Where The Change Is, is one of my 10 favorite records ever in fact.
After a second Flashing Lights album almost as good as the first failed to catch fire (and after the Flashing Lights North American record deals expired) they called it quits. Sloan remained Sloan. Flashing Lights frontman Matt Murphy did a stint as an actor, playing the lead in the Life And Hard Times of Guy Terrifico…and then became a segment producer with the CBC.
Well. Chris Murphy of Sloan and Matt Murphy of The Flashing Lights have put together a band, along with their friend Mike O’Neill from The Inbreds. They’re called TUNS, a named they nicked from a defunct school their hometown of Halifax, the Technical University of Nova Scotia (it’s now been merged into Dalhousie University).
Anyway, I tried to not get excited about this. Oh, no big deal. First proper rock record from Matt Murphy in 15 years, with Chris Murphy as his partner in crime. I tried to reign in my excitement for what it would be…
…but now Exclaim Media in Canada is streaming it a week prior to release and HOLY SHIT YOU GUYS ITS BETTER THAN I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE AND ITS GREAT AND I’LL BE IN MY BUNK OH MY GOD SO GOOD