aw shucks what a nice post from Matt Swann at Weird Canada about the pink house tape! The cassette was a collection of tracks we released in celebration of this house’s life and contribution to the Calgary music scene right before it was torn down to make way.
“This album is a collection of tracks recorded in the basement of a lovely house, bubble gum pink, located on 12th street in the middle of an old neighbourhood gone classy. The house passed from friends to friends for four years, during which time many bands recorded many cool tracks. In the spring of 2012, the house was torn down to make way for city progress. We threw it a party (101 years!) and invited all the neighbours and many pals. We made tacos and served our super strength home brews, and all the bands on this tape played in various rooms all over the house. The landlord brought his kids, got happily drunk and introduced himself to everyone as “the bad guy”. We released this tape. All the music was recorded there, all the photos were taken there, and all the drawings were drawed there. We miss you old pink, but you lived a good life.
xo from your friends of the Pink House
Calgary, Alberta 1912 – 2013″