When we were growing up in the mid-80s in Halifax, we were lucky to be exposed to different styles and political ideas in the music we heard on college radio. CKDU FM at Dalhousie was our introduction to so much great music: punk, American hardcore, and rap were the angry voices that mainstream radio wasn’t playing. This music drew our attention to recognize the challenges, frustration, and sheer injustice that so many faced then, and still face to this day.
In 2013, we released a 7” single with two songs inspired by the hardcore punk that spoke to us growing up. While these songs are not necessarily lyrically topical at the moment, we want to contribute to the movement that’s happening today.
These tracks have never been made available for sale digitally until today.
To coincide with Bandcamp’s pledge to donate their share of today’s proceeds to the NAACP Legal Defence and Education Fund, Sloan are committing to donating all proceeds raised from the sale of these tracks to supporting Black Lives Matter - Toronto.
released June 19, 2020
Recorded by Ryan Haslett at Sloan's rehearsal space (2013)