Album artwork by Tess Millar ft. Jamie Duncan photography
We’re very excited to announce our second annual Dirty Disc!
On it you’ll find a list of great musical artsits we either currently work with or are very excited to be working with in the near future.
DIRTY DIISC will be available at the In the Soil Arts Festival’s Vendor Bender April 27th & April 28th and online at www.soundcloud.com/greenbeltarts
The track order is as follows:
Beams- Be My Brother
Beams is a 7 piece band based out of Toronto, Ontario. They are reinventing traditional folk music by mixing lap steel, banjo, mandolin, and the saw with electric guitar, bass, drums and thick harmonies. We’re very excited to have them join the Greenbelt family. This is a single from their upcoming full length ‘Just Rivers’ which will be released May 14th.
Ketamine//Girls is a 3 piece band based out of Toronto, Ontario. We’ve worked with solo artist Send Christians for two years and are huge supporters of his music. When we heard he was revamping his songs with two of his friends (Tim Paul- Guitar and Kyle Dunbar- Drums) we had to jump on this. He’s known for his high energy and raw emotion both with live shows and in recordings. They just recently released their first EP called ‘Cut Your Teeth’ which can be found on their bandcamp.
Dante Matas- Swollen Pseudo Fantasy
Dante currently plays solo shows around Toronto, Ontario. This track was recorded with his old band ‘Reality Control’ who just released their album ‘Pixilated Nonsense’. Although they’re no longer a band Dante still plays a lot of their songs for his solo performances. He’s known for his incredible finger picking matched with perfect floating melodies. His dedication to his craft shows a very promising future to a young, but well seasoned musician.
Pete Trembaly & the Boozy Truth- I’m not wrong
These guys have been on the ITS scene for the past three years. The band is comprised of three dudes from Welland that are an intricate part of the Niagara’s music culture: Pete on guitar and vocals, Billy Topolinsky on drums, Jeff Sinibaldi on lead guitar and Kelly Jones on bass. When Peter Tremblay and the Boozy Truth told us they were recording this song specifically for Greenbelt’s Dirty Diisk we were ecstatic.
Omar Shabbar ft. Adam Reid- Salamander*
This song was written and recorded as an anthem for Greenbelt Art’s project: New Relics of the Greenbelt. The anthem is based upon the works of Mike White, based on history of fantastical and mystical occurrences. Omar and Adam are both part of Bury the Hatchet and key members of the Greenbelt Arts crew.
Formalist- Thomas Edison: The Great Intender
Formalist are a four piece band from Toronto, Ontario. Having played several shows with other Greenbelt Art’s musicians, we took notice of their intricate melodies and technical playing. We have not worked extensively with Formalist but look forward to doing so greatly in the near future. They recently released two EP’s ‘Congratulations To Those Who Move Onwards and Excel!/ In Support of Healthy Structure which can be found on their bandcamp.
Paper Bag Palace- Bad Taste
Paper Bag Palace is a three piece, based out of the Niagara Region. They have already made a name for themselves with their contagious melodies and amazing, three part, all-female harmonies. This song is a single from their first full length which they recently finished recording with Joe Lapinski.
Mike Thai- Nimbostratus*
Mike Thai wrote and recorded this track for Greenbelt Art’s project: New Relics of the Greenbelt. Teamed up with visual artist Andrew Hood, Mike tried to embody the lush fruit culture throughout the Greenbelt.
Chris Sipos- Only Forever
Chris Sipos grew up in St. Catharines and was a big part of the Niagara music scene at the same time as the founders of Greenbelt. Chris is currently forming a band with some friends in Hamilton, Ontario. They took this track to SiteSound Studios in Toronto where Greenbelt Arts is looking to start Greenbelt Records. Chris’ band will be one of the first musicians to be released under Greenbelt Records.
Field Days- Morning Haze
Field Days is a four piece jam rock band based out of Toronto, Ontario. After playing several shows with other Greenbelt Art’s musicians, Greenbelt asked Field Days to join the Greenbelt Family. They’re currently working on their first EP which will be released late spring/early summer.
Think of a Name- Outsides*
Think of a Name consists of three members, Steve Del Duca, Julian Anderson and Jeff Sinabaldi, who lead an open concept Improv Group downtown St. Catharines. They wrote and recorded this song for New Relics of the Greenbelt. Based upon the work of visual artist Steve La, they’ve embodied the feeling of being in a foreign place with a group of friends and finding comfort within that. The inspiration for the project grew as Steve reflected up the ritual of summer camping that he, as well as so many Greenbelters, have indulged in.
Bury The Hatchet- Stick Stone
Bury The Hatchet is a six piece folk rock band based out of Toronto. We have been working with Bury The Hatchet longer than any other group of musicians. Bury The Hatchet is known for adapting unusual instrumentation (cello, flute, clarinet, trumpet and flugelhorn) and thick four part harmonies into a tradition folk rock formation. They have made a name for themselves by performing flawlessly tight while maintaining contagiously high energy. This song is off their upcoming acoustic EP which will be released in May. They have already started working on their second full length album at SiteSound Studios.
Joe Lapinski- Plant This*
Joe Lapinski is an interdisciplinary artist who has been performing, writing, and producing music in St.Catharines Ontario Canada for the past 13 years. He performs actively as a solo artist, as well as a member of Dave Clark’s Woodshed Orchestra, The Regards, and Bronx Cheerleader. He is currently working on his 3rd solo album with co-producer and drummer Dave Clark (Gord Downie, Rheostatics, The Woodshed Orchestra). He is the founder and chief of Yummy Recordings, runs Midtown Studios, and is the co-founder of the In the Soil!