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Plan 37 recruit new guitarist, Cactus Vella

Toronto outfit Plan 37 has just announced that Cactus Vella (whose resume includes bands such as The Class Assassins, and Whiskey Hearts, as well as his solo-project) will be stepping in as the band’s lead guitarist. The position was opened back in June, when the band parted ways with their former guitarist, Dr Paul.

The band has also announced their first full-length album will be released this coming November. Their last EP, Space Junk, was released back in June via My Fingers! My Brain! Records. Check it out below.



The Class Assassins release music video for “Start Again,” announce departure of guitarist Cactus Vella

In good news, the guys in Toronto punk act The Class Assassins have released a music video for their song “Start Again.” In not so good news, they have also announced the departure of longtime guitarist Cactus Vella, who is leaving the band to focus on his solo work.

The music video and a statement from Vella can be found below.

“Start Again” appears on The Class Assassins’ Treason 7-inch, which was released back in 2011 through Rebel Time Records. The band’s latest release, a 9-minute ‘concept single’ entitled The Addiction & The Solution came out last March.



Cactus Vella offers free download of Bruce Springsteen covers EP

Toronto’s favorite punk rock solo artist Cactus Vella has released a short EP entitled Cactus Covers Springsteen, featuring covers of Bruce Springsteen’s “Going Down” and “Hungry Heart.” You can stream and/or download it for free below.

Vella’s debut EP Sailin’ On was released in December of 2012. That’s also available on his Bandcamp page.



Pouzza Fest announces “Mini Pouzza” in Toronto (Miracles, Adelleda, Cactus Vella & more)

You Canadian punks are getting lucky this year! The organizers of Pouzza Fest have just announced they will be putting on a “Mini Pouzza” in Toronto on April 25th, in addition to the main festival taking place on 16th, 17th, and 18th of May in Montreal, Quebec.

The show will feature smaller smaller acts than the main festival, including Miracles (ft. ex-Sainte Catherines frontman Hugo Mudie), Adelleda, The Hunters, Cactus Vella, and many others. More details can be found over here.

Bands playing Pouzza Fest 2014 include Mustard Plug, Morning GloryThe Lillingtons, The Flatliners, and a many, many more. Tickets are available for purchase right here.



Cactus Vella performs new track “Ship Wreck”

Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins/Sinkin’ Ships) recently dropped by Exclaim! TV and played an unreleased song, titled “Ship Wreck”

You can check it out here.

Cactus Vella most recently released Sailin’ On via Anxiety Attack Recordings, and is streaming here.



Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins) releases music video for “Touch The Ground”

Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins and Sinkin’ Ships) has released a music video for his song “Touch The Ground” and you can check it out here.

The song appears on his recently released solo acoustic album “Sailin’ On” out on Anxiety Attack Records and streaming here.



Cactus Vella (Class Assassins) streams solo album “Sailin’ On”

Toronto’s Cactus Vella (The Class Assassins and Sinkin’ Ships) has released his first solo acoustic album titled “Sailin’ On” on Anxiety Attack Records.

Cactus, who’s been playing acoustic shows since the late 90’s, recorded the album at the home of Moby Holman (ex-Trigger Happy) in the spring of 2012.

You can stream “Sailin’ On” right here.

Speaking of Sinkin’ Ships. They recently finished recording their 3rd full length album “Late For Everything” with producer Ian Blurton. The album should be available in early March.