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In our modern age, few bands toil in obscurity for long. Take the Hamilton, Ontario garage punk outfit Simply Saucer, for example. The group released a sole 7” single in 1978 and achieved a fair bit of notoriety around their home province before splitting up. Some 30 years later, the band reunited in 2006, driven in part by a new interest in their psych-heavy sound and some fresh reissues of their unreleased demos and live material.
The train has kept rolling since then with the reissue of Cyborgs Revisited by the good people of In The Red Records and, more importantly, the first new material by Simply Saucer in 40 years. Out on June 19th via Label Obscura is “Lo-Fi Garage Symphonette,” a 7” single that showcases all that made this band great. The two songs are driving uptempo jams punctuated by a spacey air that goes well with their interstellar moniker.
Here’s what band leader Edgar Breau has to say about the a-side to this delightful single:
“Lo-Fi Garage Symphonette” is our homage to the garage influences Simply Saucer had in the ’70s like The Seeds, ? and The Mysterians, Wally Tax & The Outsiders, and a lot more obscure psychedelia. I was thinking about the street level, everyday life I was experiencing in the East End of Hamilton while living in a storefront on a piece of foam, basically sleeping with the amps and the instruments while writing the songs that became Cyborgs Revisited.
If you’re lucky enough to reside in Ontario, Simply Saucer has a pair of shows coming up next month. Look for those dates below.
June 21 – Toronto, ON – The Baby G with Blonde Elvis, DJ Twig Turnbull
June 30 – Hamilton, ON – This Ain’t Hollywood with Shooting Guns, Hawkeyes