Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Wayne Stock

Thanks once again to Arif Ansari for taking a couple photos of our set at the Palamino for Wayne-Stock, put on by garage rock tastemakers Roses MP.




Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Live from the ARTery

Here is a recording from our show at The Artery from October 9th, 2010. We had the Pleasure of sharing the stage with Dot and Action News Team. Amazing night. Thanks everyone.

Download the set here

Friday, October 8, 2010

REVIEW: They Came From Planet D

Just discovered a video review of our last EP, They Came From Planet D. The review was done by local show-going aficianado Phil Desaulniers. I think the last time I saw him he was DJing at Red Star, and I gave him the new Swamp Sex Robots record - Yes Wave.

Anyhoo, thanks for the kind words Phil. Check er out here.


Thursday, September 9, 2010

NEVER EVER FORGET...EVER




Whoa, s'been a while since we've last chatted. We just had our first jam in the new practice space (RE: Parker's basement)...and it was good.

First, the news: our 7'' is in the mail. Should be arriving in the Mammoth Cave any day now. Psychedelic party info will come soon.

And now, the shows:

September 11 at Likwid Lounge
with
Swamp Sex Robots
Bonspiel!

October 8 at the Anarchist Book Fair
with
TBA

October 9 at The ARTery
with
Action News Team
+more

October 22 at Bohemia
Krang vs Zebra Pulse
with
Holzkopf
Freida Ann
Italian Husbands

October 27 at Avenue Hall
with
TBA

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Krang in BeatRoute

Thanks to Sarah for writing a story 'bout Krang.

7'' on Mammoth Cave coming out very SOON!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Here Comes the Blinding Light

A nice preview of the Saturday show, care of Joe Gurba and Vue Weekly.

Take a look here.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

So hot, it'll melt your eyeballs!




We've got a few shows lined up over the next month - just lettin' y'all know.

July 29 at Starlite Room opening for Jucifer

July 31 at Sideliner's Pub with Gab'N and Netherward

August 1 in Hinton

September 11 at Likwid Lounge with Swamp Sex Robots

Friday, July 16, 2010

Metal, hip-hop, Krang



Krang is throwing a party July 31 at Sideliner's Pub in Edmonton. Joining us will be our good friends Netherward and the capital city's trippiest wordsmith, Gab'N.

Thanks to Dean and Kalvin for the sweet poster.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

PLANET OF THE TAPES




Krang has been included on a deadly summer mixtape, care of Jesse Locke at Planet of the Tapes! Check it out here.

Jesse's band of disco-trash miscrients, Mount Analouge, are playing SOS Fest in Edmonton on Saturday July 9. It'll probably be the last Megatunes basement show before it shuts down, so make sure to GO GO GO!

SHRED Island redux

Sled Island was an absolute shit-show. Bros, dames, shows, parties and hotel room floors. A quick thanks to Paul Lawton for puttin' together an intense Mammoth Cave showcase at Broken City on Saturday night. The Famines slayed. Other highlights include CAVE at the Distillery, the Lips during a hungover Saturday afternoon and Nu Sensae at the BeatRoute afterparty. Below are a couple photos of our set, taken by the effervescent Arif Ansari.





Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

SPEED OF TENT




Our 7'', recorded deep in the bowels of Paul Lawton's Mammoth Cave, is off to press! If all goes according to plan, they'll be ready for Sled Island. Check here for more info.

Monday, May 3, 2010

SLED ISLAND



Krang will be taking part in Sled Island 2010! You can see the full lineup here.

Wyrd times

The Wyrd Alberta Traveling Festival has wrapped up. A big thank you to Paul, Aaron and Sled Island for allowing this type of audio onslaught to happen. And thank you to all the VOLUNTEERS! Festivals like this don't happen without your hard work. Personal highlights from the weekend include Oman Ra II, Topless Mongos and Cosmetics!

Below are some photos from our set at the Legion in Calgary. Photos taken by Arif Ansari.







This one taken by Owen Strasky at WYRD FEST II in Edmonton.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

KRANG on BT



Krang recently stopped by the CITY TV studios for an interview and performance for BreakfastTelevision.ca

REMEMBER: WYRDFEST II AT THE ARTERY ON MAY 1. AVAIL YOUR TICKETZ AT BLACKBYRD MYOOZIK!

Thank to Owen for hookin' it up. And thanks to Ryan Jespersen for lending us all his old CD cases for our EP.

Check out the video here.

Also, have a look at this Hair Police video that Owen filmed from their show at the Black Dog last Wednesday. Great guys, sweet merch, serious noise rock.

Monday, April 12, 2010

WYRD ALBERTA MIXTAPE



Drew Marshall has put together a nine-song Wyrd Alberta mixtape featuring bands playing during the Wyrd Alberta Travelling Festival. Included in the mix are Grand Trine, Myelin Sheaths, Nu Sensae, Brazilian Money, Grown-Ups, Oman Ra, COSMETICS, Shearing Pinx and KRANG!

Let the weirdness commence.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

April 16 - Broken City - Calgary



Krang is joining an unbelievably noisy bill on April 16. We're heading down to Calgary to open for AWESOME COLOR and HAIR POLICE. Ear plugz will be needed.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Tiny Tim's Tasty Taters 3 # bag!

A few shot of Krang in the Mammoth Cave, Lethbridge, Alburrrta.








Tuesday, March 23, 2010

"They Came From Planet D" #1 on CJSR FM 88.5!



Thanks to CJSR for all your support!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Track listing

Album: They Came From Planet D (Cassettes Records, 2010)

1. Electric Farmer
2. Snakes on the Brain
3. Ships
4. Hot Rod Drip
5. Electric Wind

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Where are they from? Everywhere.



Hey Fish, thanks for taking time to listen to and say a few words about They Came From Planet D.

Read the review here.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

WEIRD WYRD!



Our new EP, They Came From Planet D was recently reviewed by Jesse Locke for Weird Canada.

Have a look-see here.

Thanks Jesse!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Southbound, down and back up again

Smitty's digested. Claresholm fried chicken finished. Back from a couple shows in Calgary and Lethbridge. Recording in the Mammoth Cave went great. Look for a new KRANG 7'' in the next month or two!

Do yourself a favour and listen to each one of these bands. It was a pleasure playing with them all this weekend.

Endangered Ape

Fist City

Bikeland

One more note: copies of our EP They Came From Planet D are now available at BLACKBYRD MYOOZIK and SOUND CONNECTION, both on Whyte Avenue in Edmonton!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Bringin' da noise



Krang was recently featured on Lethbridge's online arts and entertainment magazine, L.A. Beat. Check out the article here.

Thanks to Richard Amery for the story.

We leave tomorrow for a couple shows with Endangered Ape, and a couple days of recording with Paul at the Mammoth Cave.

More to come...

Thursday, February 25, 2010

In the papers

It's Thursday, which means new issues of local arts weeklies!

Below are a couple links to articles previewing our upcoming CD release at The ARTery.

See Magazine

Vue Weekly

Intercamp

Thanks to Mike, Dave and Kerry for takin' the time...

See you on Saturday.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Krang in Space



TONIGHT, Krang will be appearing on Borscht in Space, live on CJSR at 7:06 p.m. Hosted by the radiant Angela Mason (who also snapped the photo above), Krang will help steer this ship into psychedelic oblivion. Playing of jazz-rock fusion records haw been bandied about, mostly in my head. And mostly after listening to Weather Report on the weekend.


Tune in, tune out, re-tune.


Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Psychedelic stew



Here's what White Whale recording artist Eamon McGrath (who also lent his talents in recording and mixing our latest EP) had to say about Krang:

"Edmonton, Alberta's KRANG is a behemoth of sorts: a monstrous, slithering trainwreck of bass, drums, distortion, stewing in a pit of dehydrated psychedelic stew. The sound of Black Sabbath and Hawkwind filtered through the 90s lo-fi 4-track revolution, with a lunatic noise wizard at the helm steering the spaceship into oblivion. If you took the deformed, inbred brainchild of Wolf Eyes, Guided By Voices, and Sunn0))) you might be getting close to the mutated monstrosity that is KRANG...but even then, you'd be in some distant land, wandering through the desert, tempted by Satan, sucking on some pebble in hopes of pathetically seeing it all through.

"They Came From Planet D" is KRANG's first Cassettes Records offering, recorded live off the floor in an attic somewhere in the frozen winter labyrinth of downtown Edmonton. This is the feeling of being cooped up in a season. "Sometimes," says Parker James Thiessen, assigned to commandeering KRANG's barrage of digital noise and destruction; "when we jam, it's so loud, that I see spots when we're done."

Well if that ain't mean, I don't know what is."

Thanks Eamon.
(photo taken by Manon George)

Monday, February 8, 2010

Shows! Shows! Shows!




KRANG has a boatload of shows coming up in February and March. Some may or may not involve smoke machines and lazers (lasers?). Either way, here are the details:

Feb. 10 at Likwid Lounge, Edmonton
w/Almanac, Kidnappers

Feb. 27 at The ARTery (CD release), Edmonton
w/JAZZ, Outdoor Miners, Grown-Ups, Sharp Ends

Mar. 5 at Broken City, Calgary
w/Endangered Ape, Sharp Ends

Mar. 6 at Henotic, Lethbridge
w/Endangered Ape, Fist City, Bikeland


Friday, January 22, 2010

They Came From Planet D



A couple of quotes from the MC of the MacEwan University talent show after our performance...

"A blast from the past!"

"Post-psychedelic craziness!"

Our new EP They Came From Planet D is ready to go! Just waiting on album art - look for it in March. Recorded by Eamon McGrath for Cassettes Records.

You can find new tracks here.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Down the highway, there's an endangered ape




It's confirmed! KRANG will be heading down to Lethbridge March 5, 6 and 7 to record a 7'' with Paul Lawton at Mammoth Cave Recordings.

A million thanks bestowed upon Paul - not only is he puttin' KRANG on vinyl, but he scored us a couple gigs as well. Extinct Lethbridge garage rock crew Endangered Ape has moved back to the"endangered" list. KRANG will be joining the bill for the Apes reunion, along with the likes of Sharp Ends, Fist City, Bikeland - March 5 @ Broken City (Calgary) and March 6 @ GCBCs (Lethbridge).

KRANG is playing the MacEwan University talent show THIS THURSDAY (Jan. 21) at 5:30 p.m. at the Centre for the Arts Campus on Stony Plain Road and 156 street (phew, that's a lot of conjunctions).



In the meantime, please...enjoy.