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Listen to a punk version of The Spice Girls’ “Spice Up Your Life” by The Bare Minimum”

Did you ever wonder what a punk version of one of The Spice Girls’ songs would sound like? Me neither, but Toronto based hardcore-punk act The Bare Minimum have gone ahead and made the dreams you never knew you had come true. Check out their version of “Spice Up Your Life” below.



The Bare Minimum (hardcore) release video for “Hollow Animals”

Toronto based hardcore act The Bare Minimum are back with a video for their song “Hollow Animals” and Health Canada is stressed. The psychedelic video features extra arms, prisms and a mullet (probably what’s got Health Canada in a tizzy). The song comes off the band’s recently released Where the Busses Don’t Come EP  released earlier this month.

Check out the new video below.



The Bare Minimum (hardcore) streaming new EP “Where the Buses Don’t Come”

Look out Health Canada! Toronto’s own The Bare Minimum are streaming their latest release Where The Buses Don’t Come. The seven song EP is full of whiskey and cold winters. Amazingly crisp guitar work is highlighted with in your face lyrics that Tom Cochrane can only dream of.

Give the new EP a listen below.

This is the first new music from the Canadian hardcore punks since 2017’s Sink To The Top. If you’re a fan of Strung Out or 88 Fingers Louie you will love The Bare Minimum.



The Bare Minimum release new video for “Safe Bet” off of upcoming EP “Where the Buses Don’t Come”

Toronto punk act The Bare Minimum have just released a new video for their track, “Safe Bet” which comes off of their upcoming EP “Where the Buses Don’t Come.” The EP is expected to release November 2nd, 2018. 

The Bare Minimum last released ‘Sink to the Top’ in 2017. 

Check out the new infomercial-inspired video below.



The Bare Minimum release video for “Conspiracy”

Toronto skate punks The Bare Minimum have just released another music video for “Conspiracy.” The track comes from their last release of “Sink to the Top” which was released in March of 2017.

You can stream “Sink to the Top” in its entireity, and watch the video for “Conspiracy” below.



The Bare Minimum release video for “Pyrrhic Victory”

Toronto skate punkers The Bare Minimum have just released a new Halloween themed music video for their track, “Pyrrhic Victory” which is off of their album “Sink to the Top” released earlier this year. The 12 song record was self-released as a free download this April. 

Check out the new digs from these guys below!



The Bare Minimum release video for “The Only Thing You Can Keep”

Toronto skate punkers The Bare Minimum have released a hilarious video for their track “The Only Thing You Can Keep”. Thrashing about a practice space in true ’80s metal style, the group’s heavy, rapid style fits well with the theme of the visuals.

“The Only Thing You Can Keep” is taken from the album Sink to the Top which was released earlier this year. You can listen to it below.


The Bare Minimum (Skate Punk) release video for “Loaded Dice”

Toronto skate punks The Bare Minimum have released a video for “Loaded Dice”, the opening track from their recent album “Sink To The Top”. The 12 song record was self-released as a free download last month.

You can watch the video for “Loaded Dice” below.



The Bare Minimum stream new song “Garbage Lungs”

Toronto punk act The Bare Minimum are streaming a new song called “Garbage Lungs” off their upcoming album Sink To The Top.

You can give it a listen below.

Sink To The Top is set to be released on March 28th, 2017.  It will serve as a follow up to Hit After Hit, which was released on March 25, 2014.



Album Review: The Bare Minimum – ‘Hit After Hit’

I’m going to be blunt for a moment. Toronto’s The Bare Minimum play skate punk. Plain and simple. The drums pound and guitars explode through each and every song, and there are blistering leads and howling vocals that could remind your older brother of why he enjoyed punk rock in the first place before he decided to sell his skateboard and start listening to Rooney just to impress that girl he liked in 11th grade.

But I’m getting off subject here. The Bare Minimum’s debut album, Hit After Hit, lives up to its name by hitting fast and hitting hard from song to song. From the frantic, opening tones of “Party Alarm” to the Cobra Skulls-esque swagger of closer “All Is All”, Hit After Hit is the type of album that will make you want to hop on your skateboard for hours. Or I imagine that it could make someone feel that way… I’m not a skater. This kind of in-your-face punk has hints of influences from all the usual mid-90’s Epitaph / Fat Wreck Chords suspects present in the music, but endless comparisons to NOFX or Strung Out would be an injustice to The Bare Minimum.

Lyrically, the tunes on Hit After Hit touch upon plenty of subjects that could make any punk rocker shout along. Between calling out shitty DJs while borrowing lyrics from Pink Floyd (“Laptop Jockeys”) to the extermination of mankind (“Destroy the Human Race), to the feeling of alienation even within an alienated crowd (“Nerd at a Punk Show”) to the distrusting nature of politicians (“Snake Charmer”), Hit After Hit covers a lot of ground in its half hour runtime.

“Fun” might not always the first word associated with a punk rock band, but Hit After Hit is downright enjoyable. There’s been something of a melodic skate punk renaissance (for the lack of a better term) as of late, and The Bare Minimum easily has what it takes to be at its forefront. Hit After Hit is proof of that. Don’t sleep on these guys, that’s all I can say.

4/5

RIYL: NOFX, Strung Out, Teenage Bottlerocket

Hit After Hit was released on March 25, 2014. You can stream the whole album below.



Free Album Download: The Bare Minimum – ‘Hit After Hit’

Toronto punk act The Bare Minimum have released their debut album Hit After Hit, and they’re offering the entire thing as a free download.

You can stream the album below. If you like it, you can download it from the band’s Bandcamp page.

The Bare Minimum officially released Hit After Hit today, March 25, 2014.



DS Exclusive: The Bare Minimum stream new song “Sheets in the Wind” from debut album ‘Hit After Hit’

Toronto punk act The Bare Minimum are gearing up to self-release their debut album, Hit After Hit next week and to get you stoked for this release, we’re bringing you an exclusive stream of the band’s new single Sheets in the Wind”!

You can give a listen to the track below.

The Bare Minimum will be releasing Hit After Hit digitally and on CD through their Bandcamp page on March 25, 2014.



The Bare Minimum offer free download of new single “Mucho Frio”

Toronto punk act The Bare Minimum is giving away a free download of their new single “Mucho Frio”. The song is slated to appear on the band’s upcoming debut album, Hit After Hit.

You can give “Mucho Frio” a listen below. If you like it, you can download it from the band’s bandcamp page.

The Bare Minimum will be releasing Hit After Hit on March 24, 2014.