Monday, December 31, 2012

Top 100 of 2012

Our Choke Hits cassette (Totally Disconnected) made it to #15 on the CJSR FM 88.5 Top 100 Albums of 2012. THANK YOU CJSR, DJs, listeners and smokers around the world! Check out the whole list here.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Merry KRANGmas!

Hope everyone had a very merry holiday. The Bengals are in the playoffs, and we are all back in town. 2013's gonna be a gooder. We've got a special show happening at Elevation Room in February. Check back for details very soon. Stay greeeeeeeeeen.   

Monday, December 17, 2012

Get yer myoozik

The Ram just dropped off a bunch more copies of our split seven inch at Blackbyrd Myoozik and Edmonton's Permanent Records. Get 'em while you can! Or, come to our show with Eamon McGrath on Thursday, pick one up there and we'll throw in a hearty handshake or hug, depending on your preference!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012

Permanent Records (Edmonton and beyond)

Still showing us lots of love, Permanent Records (L.A., Chicago) are selling our split with Shooting Guns. If you're in la la land or chi town, buy it!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Zube Tube

Parker "The Ruiner" Thiessen laying down some mad Zube Tube overdubs.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Rat flies plane, Krang makes a record

We have emerged from the depths of Riverdale Recorders this past weekend, having finished recording our new album with the ineffably charming Rene Wilson. Mixing, mastering, pressing, releasing to follow. Stay t-t-t-tuned!

Holidays are right around the corner...

Friday, November 9, 2012

This galaxy is the only world I know [video]

Was trollin' through the ol' innnernet and found a video of our show at Baby Seal Club with Shooting Guns and Taiwan. This track is called "Ice Road Truckers". I believe this was shot by Keith from the Guns.

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Shake Joint [Video]

We've been waiting for months to get the audio track to mix with this tasty video; but the two burnouts helping us flaked out, never gave us the track and, in a strange twist of fate, basically kicked us out of the jam space we shared. But I digress...

So we are happy to debut the raw audio, high quality video for "Shake Joint", from our split 7'' with psych pals Shooting Guns. Video shot by Kalvin Lock at our friend Andrea's amazing downtown Edmonton log cabin mansion. Record available from Psychic Handshake.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Heat rash: better than poison ivy

It's always great to read niceties about the things you and other people create. Reviews for our split 45rpm with our pals Shooting Guns have begun to roll in. Most are positive, some are simple, some are foreign and one in particular doesn't like (our) 'generic stoner riffing'.

Either way, thanks to everyone for taking time to listen. And thanks for taking even more time putting some words online to promote it. Good or bad, YOU are helping to get the word out.   < 3

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Don't even remember seeing this guy

From It Catches My Heart in its Hands...believe this was the show at New City with Mahogany Frog.

"Oh man, this guy is hating Krang"

Monday, September 17, 2012


popcorn the moonshiner

very excited to announce this weeks debut of uncle ram and the goodtime family band. We will be laying waste to bohemia this friday, and try as you might, you will not be prepared...

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Instrumental Intensity

Well folks, our split 45 rpm with psych pals Shooting Guns is out. Here are some nice words about it from Winnipeg's Stylus Magazine.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New SPOTS video up

Tony Hawk's RIDE Channel has posted the latest edition of SPOTS. This episode takes a gander at the history of Del Mark Skate Ranch. The intro tune may sound familiar.... ++++

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Mahogany Frog :: Krang :: Scraam

September 7 
New City

Monday, August 13, 2012

SSShake Joint

Pleased to (finally) announce the release of our new split 7" with lumberjacks Shooting Guns. If you don't know who they are, google that shit... don't sleep on Shooting Guns, they will kill you dead. Anyway, You can get this at Permanent Records, Blackbyrd Myoozik and Psychic Handshake. As well as our next show, Sept 7 at New City, don't sleep on that either. -ram

Thursday, July 26, 2012

KRANG 7inch Release Party!

Krang releases their long awaited split 7" with Saskatooners, Shooting Guns. What better way to celebrate than with some other Saskatooners!! This is Krangs first show in over a month, and they wont be playing for over a month after that, so don't miss what people are calling the Krang event of the late summer! Plus, I mean Feral Children, c'mon, they are amazing!!!

Doors at 7pm show at 8pm
... 10217 97st
in Edmonton

Feral Children (Saskatoon) -
"Saskatoon’s Feral Children are becoming a crucial cog in the soundtrack of our salvation. In my opinion, Feral Children are one of the most important new bands in Canada. The original FC recordings were the bedroom musings of Davidson, a series of self-taught experiments in looping and noise, with happy accidents forming the edges. Now a proper band, they’re evolving; if their previous work is confused protozoa dwelling in murky primordial ooze, then their new, self-titled album — two years in the making — sprouts legs to walk on land, a purpose slowly forming in the design. Having a full band gives Davidson the opportunity to focus on his guitars and vocals, especially in a live setting. It was always his vision driving this project forward, now it’s literally his amazing and charismatic vocal performance that pushes the boundaries. The songs themselves are a whirl of hypnotic loops, psychedelic white guitar noise, and primal melodies, with Davidson hollering and whooping like the last sane man trying to bring the mad population back from the brink — or perhaps, a madman trying to bring the sane down with him. And yet, in some perverse way, Feral Children is also a pop band — even with everything going on here, there are no shortage of hooks and melodies to latch on to. Feral Children is the stone from the slingshot, flung through time, striking down that which we fear the most. Or maybe it’s just some shit that’s really fun to dance to. Either way, it takes us from being those terrified alley cats to entities making sense of the world — if only for the fleeting length of a jam." - Criag Silliphant @

Zombifyus -
was formed in late 2010 by Josh Feldman and Bennett Dobni. Since then, they have released 3 short run EP’s, toured western Canada with Paper Beat Scissors and played shows with Chad VanGaalen, Moonface and Shearing Pinx.
Their music is characterized by elaborate arrangements of synthesizer, drum samples, loops, guitars, drum set and vocals. They combine ambience with grooving drums, melodies and spaced out vocal leads, blending psychedelia and drone with pop music sensibility.
This summer will hold a Canada-wide tour with Feral Children, a new EP release and a relocation to Montreal in the fall.

Krang -
fall back into a hazy groove and get enveloped in Krang’s tangible smog. Soulful, desolate, driving, soaring, otherworldly – the Edmonton band is in a constant state of psych-flux, but you’re able to completely absorb the sonic explosion; picture spiraling through a wormhole while being aurally blasted from all sides. From meandering builds to garage energy to Sabbath-styled riffioso, you’re always involved and immersed. Krang goes full on, so don’t feel this fringe from the fringe – dive deep into these murky waters.

doors 7pm
bands 8 pm

Saturday, July 14, 2012

SPOTS volume 2 ep 1

the new episode of Spots is up, this time the legendary skate park of tampa. Very stoked to be a part of this one...

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Skate on Film

Tracks from our Choke Hits cassette are featured in a new 900 Films mini-doc called Skate on Film

It aired on ESPN a few days ago to help kick off the X-Games!

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Hold That Shit In

No Krang shows til August 2nd. Its better when you wait.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012


B.A. Johnston

June 15
Ten bones

SPOTS Part 2

Part two of Spots is up on Tony Hawk's Ride Channel on YouTube.

Friday, May 25, 2012

It might not be a grand gesture, but... celebration of Internet freedom, you can download our albums for free if you want. Enjoy!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Regional Stampede

This one's been a while in the making...

Krang (Edmonton)

Shooting Guns (Saskatoon)

Deadhorse (Calgary)

June 7

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Nice review from the folks at Winnipeg's Stylus Magazine.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


Tony Hawk has a new Youtube channel called RIDEChannel. Just uploaded is the premiere episode of "SPOTS", a series vignettes about  famous skate spots that have influenced skateboarding, skateboarders and kids like me who bought their first board with plastic trucks at San Francisco (next to the nudie playing cards, of course).

Anyways, these vignettes feature our song, "Spirit Animal". Thanks to Matt Haring at Tony Hawk's 900 Films for working with us to use the track.

Premiere episode of SPOTS below.


We just released a limited edition cassette called Sonic Portage. Run of 10, count 'em, 10 cassettes, each painted with a different colour. Recorded live off the floor at the Log Cabin, early 2012.

Lots of exciting show announcements coming up, so stay tuned bros!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

SLEEPY SUN early show


Early show, starts at 8 p.m. I randomly caught Sleepy Sun at the Black Dog the last time they came through town, like, 3 years ago. They sold a TON of merch. 


Various photos from various shows, including a look inside the Log Cabin where we recorded a song for our upcoming split 7'' with the mighty Shooting Guns. Black and White photo taken by Calgary's Arif Ansari.

Monday, April 16, 2012


This one's been a long time coming, but 4/20 finally falls on a weekend! Come to the Artery this Friday for smoky jams of the psychedelic variety.

McGowan Family Band

Thursday, April 5, 2012


It's a springtime blizzard in Edmonton today. Perfect for some gloomy, cold industrial electronic from local man Dub Vulture. We recorded backing vocals/effects/phonetic alphabets for his track Svenska Rhapsody on the new Sleeping at Trinity release.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012


Clip of our set from the Solidarity Rock show at Wunderbar a little while ago. Video by Drew McIntosh.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Solidarity rawk

Krang w/ Scrapbooker, Catgut in solidarity with, erm, Solidarity Rock.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Heavy Dad Blues

We somehow made it onto the cover of Profile Edmonton! Some sweet photos and an interview here.

Thanks to Umar, Bevan, Jordan and the folks at Profile Edmonton.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Provincial Flower at McKernan Hall

Video shot by Clint.

Monday, February 6, 2012

MTT Fest :: March 24 :: Calgary

Just found out we'll be performing at MTT Fest, March 24/25 in Calgary.

Along with some amazing regional talent (Famines, Ketamines, Deadhorse), MTT Fest will see performances from members of Spaceman 3 (Sonic Boom), Can (Damo Suzuki) and Galaxie 500 (Dean & Britta). Yes, you heard me right.

Band info, tickets available here.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

"Winds of Change" :: Live at Tip of the Iceberg

Video below shot by the Bayonets!!! drummer, NHL rink rat, NextGen board member Blake Betteridge.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Feb. 18 :: McKernan Hall

Nice poster Hondo

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Krang, Borscht in Space

Gonna be poppin' into the CJSR studios to help host Angela Mason's psychedelic space caravan Borscht in Space. Details below...

Monday, Jan. 30
7 - 8 p.m.
FM 88.5

photo above taken by Steven Siegel (not that one)


Thanks to all the lovely CJSR DJs and listeners for helpin' put Choke Hits at the top of the (week's) charts.

Also, do yourself a favour and listen to the musical yarn spun by our good pal Ben Corno. He's at #12!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Just the tip of the iceberg

Very excited to rep Edmonton's excellent and dedicated music community. We'll be takin' over Churchill Square with a dozen other unique acts. Our set starts at 1:20 p.m.

Presented by Edmonton's Next Gen and Old Ugly Recording Co.

Tip of the Iceberg during the Edmonton Metropolis Winter Festival

January 29
Churchill Square
All Ages
Bands start at noon

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Police Studies

Shot by Duncan Kenworthy at Wunderbar, April 2011.

January 13

Stoked for this one. Tickets are $10, available at the usual suspects.