You can stream the album below.
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 at 1:20 PM (PST) by The Torchbearer
Toronto punks Deforesters have released a video for their song “Municipal Geography Lesson.”
You can check it out below.
“Municipal Geography Lesson” comes from the bands upcoming debut album Leonard, which is set to be released on February 25th through Black Numbers Records. It will serve as a follow-up to their 2016 self-titled EP.
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 1:28 PM (PST) by Mike Scott
Toronto punks Deforesters will release their debut album, “Leonard”, on February 25th through Black Numbers Records. It will serve as a follow-up to their 2016 self-titled EP. They are streaming advance track “What Do You Want On Your Tombstone?” now.
Shortly after signing with independent punk label Black Numbers Records, this four piece from Toronto, Ontario released a surprise, self titled EP. The four track album, which is a follow up to their extremely well received 2013 debut EP Bones, clocks in at just over twelve minutes. Not that their first album didn’t have high production value, but this new one has a more precise, and focused manner to it than their prior offering. No surprise that it was recorded and mixed by Drive Studios’ Steve Rizum who has also worked with the likes of The Flatliners, Dillinger Four and The Penske File, among others. The quality of the production isn’t the only thing that stands out on this sophomore release, however. The thoughtfulness of the lyrics and messages and the articulation in which they are conveyed are what hooked me. It’s deliberate and crystal clear, something akin to punk legends Face to Face in regards to the songwriting and similar to Off With Their Heads in it’s packaging and delivery. It’s tangible, energetic, blue collar music. Sure, it’s catchy and appealing to the masses, but it’s also grittier and more mature than typical pop punk. Since we’ve got all these labels laying around, Easycore would probably be the best classifier, although they categorize themselves as Douchecore. This same lighthearted, self deprecating humor is reinforced on their Facebook page which is pretty good for a laugh. All in all, this album is adroit, with each track expertly ordered to maximize continuity and flow. It has more of a wisdom and depth to it than some others in the overpopulated and extremely broad category of pop punk and that trait is exactly what makes these guys stand out from the rest of the crowd.
Stream the entire EP and check out the track breakdown below! If it elates your ears, both of their albums are available for Name Your Price, show them some support!
IYL: Face to Face; Off With Their Heads, Wolvesx4
Thursday, October 29, 2015 at 1:15 PM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
And the FEST madness continues! Get Party! Records have released a free digital compilation of 10 Canadian punk bands that will be playing in Gainesville this weekend. The track list boasts tunes by Crusades, Black Tower, Deforesters, The Penske File and more.
Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 6:09 PM (PST) by Lauren Mills
When you’ve been writing for zines as long as I have its not surprising that you end up with a lot of great friends in a lot of killer bands. The friendships I’ve made have been the best thing about doing what I do, and last year I decided to use my privileges for a greater good by putting out a benefit comp for the SPCA featuring a bunch of great music by a lot of punk bands I’m proud to call my friends. After its success I made a commitment to release a new compilation for charity every year and this year’s comp is for Suicide Prevention, an issue that is close to home for me because I suffer from depression.
Today I’m proud to present the compilation “Hope: A Compilation for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” which features great punk bands from across the globe and includes unreleased songs by Sass Dragons, Deforesters, Sic Waiting, Up For Nothing, Skipjack, Western Settings, Poor Me and more. You can stream the compilation and track list below and download it for a pay-what-you-want donation on bandcamp.
All proceeds go to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. The organization was created to raise awareness, offer support, fund research and call for action in regard to advancing a national response to the problem of suicide. According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, approximately 1 in 5 adults in the U.S.—43.7 million, or 18.6%—experiences mental illness in a given year. Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the U.S. (more common than homicide) and the second leading cause of death for people aged 15–24. The goal of this compilation is to expose bands I love to a wider audience, while donating to a good cause. In addition to giving people solid tunes to listen to and donating money to charity, I wish to open up a dialog and help those struggling feel less alone. Please go download the record. If you feel inclined, throw some cash to the charity by donating.
Thursday, December 11, 2014 at 7:45 AM (PST) by vdubowner
The ongoing “bands advent calendar” at Pouzza Fest’s headquarters is happening just as planned. They’ve begun unveiling bands on December 1st and since the last announcement, Deforester, Cayetana, No Trigger, Mouth (featuring members of Sister Kisser) and Serenity Now have been added to Pouzza Fest’s next year edition which will take place in Montreal on May 15-16-17.
We’ll be sure to keep you updated as the Pouzza Fest 5 advent calendar is unveil. 3-day passes for the festival can be purchase right here.
Thursday, November 27, 2014 at 11:54 AM (PST) by Lauren Mills
I don’t know if it’s kosher to post about your own compilation on DyingScene or not, but here goes. Today I’ve released a compilation entitled “Lauren’s Awesome Mix Vol. 1.” The purpose is to expose lesser known bands and donate to a good cause. All proceeds go to SPCA in Titusville, FL. The compilation features 75 songs including previously unreleased songs by The Shell Corporation, Deforesters, Sic Waiting and more. Happy Thanksgiving!
You can stream/download it below.
From Deforesters Facebook page, because anything I could write about them would pale in comparison:
“Deforesters are four dudes that make noise together in a semi-organized fashion and also drink beer with the lofty ambitions of one day getting free beer in exchange for making the aforementioned noise.
But, as yet, they have accomplished as close to nothing as is humanly possible, both musically and otherwise. Any further details would be superfluous.”
I don’t know about you but reading that, I’d love this band if their EP contained nothing but the four of them farting into a mic for ten minutes. As a bonus though, the four tracks on ‘Bones’ are not only not farts, but are four catchy, gritty, well written street punk sing alongs. Which makes me instantly wish that the band ‘doing as close to nothing as is humanly possible’ wasn’t true, at least on the musical output side.
Deforesters are from the city everyone (in Canada anyway) loves to hate, Toronto. They’re the result of the breaking up of some other Toronto area bands that I would name if I thought there was a chance in hell of you having heard of any of them. Although their greatest name-drop to fame in the punk scene right now is that Zack, the drummer of this band is also the drummer of buzz garnering up and comers PUP, who just dropped their full length in Canada (record review here) and will be dropping that same record in the States later this year on Side One Dummy.
Deforesters play a hard hitting brand of catchy punk that doesn’t sound a million miles away from what bands like Off With Their Heads and Dear Landlord are churning out these days (or whenever the last time Dear Landlord recorded something was).
At four songs, ‘Bones’ rips by in a hurry, but it leaves a lasting impression. Don’t let their self penned bio fool you, these are four well crafted, exciting and serious punk songs obviously written by dudes with deep ideals and a fiery passion for the music they create. Then again, maybe they just sit down and shit these songs out two at a time and throw em on a computer to upload to their bandcamp page and do it all in an afternoon without much thought or effort whatsoever. Either way, this is quality punk rock that I can’t recommend enough.
With PUP in high demand these days and poised for great things, I suspect it could be a while before we see a proper full length emanate from this Ontarian foursome, which is a shame and which makes ‘Bones’ a bit of a tease, albeit a tasty tease. And whether or not Deforester gather up enough energy to get their asses up off their La-Z-Boy’s and do a proper tour or just keep it local, as far as I’m concerned, they’re officially a band to watch.
When the sun’s out and I’m feeling carefree I love my ska and pop-punk. When I’m feeling nostalgic and wistful I skew towards Menzingers or emo. When I’ve had three cups of coffee and need an outlet for the nebulous discontentment that silently builds behind the exterior of my stoic demeanor I turn towards hardcore-punk. That’s where I’m at this morning so when a request to check out the debut album from Californian skate-punk/hardcore act Facelift hit my inbox it was perfectly timed. This music is raw. It’s fast as hell. And it’s f’ing pissed off. Oh, and it’s riddled with metallic riff breakdowns which absolutely clinched it for me (give it 2:20 into the album opener to see what I mean). Turn up the volume and let off some steam with me by streaming “Sinceforevertilwhenever” here.