MMS_12Jacket_RJCOne of my bands – The Black Bags – released a full length recording in 2013 and we still have a few copies left (but they are going fast and there are only a limited number of copies). The Album was nominated for six MusicNL Awards! The remaining few Black Bags’ CDs and fancy french vinyl records are now available for mail-order at Fred’s Records

You can always stream or download the album here:

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The first review is in!

Here are a few quotes from Damian Lethbridge of The Scope: “…Their much anticipated, self-titled debut was recorded this year by Jody Richardson and Grant King of Pathological Lovers, and it sounds absolutely stunning. Beautifully produced and mixed, the record fuses the grungy sound of the early to mid-nineties St. John’s scene with more modern pop-punk sensibilities, a combination I absolutely love….. 

Another great element of The Black Bags sound is the trade off of vocal duties between Liz and Marcel. Although the two alternate as lead singers, its when they come together on tracks such as “Never Get Enough” and “Everything is Leaking” that they really shine. From the crisp drums and stuttering bass line of opener “Kelowna Rocks”, The Black Bags come out swinging and plow through track after track of pure rock goodness.” See more on the Scope website:

The Black Bags had a blast at CBTGs on SATURDAY JUNE 22st playing with Montreal Punk Rock veterans The Ripcordz and St. John’s based Two Guitars Clash and The Potholez.

The Black Bags CD was released at a Rock Show at Distortion in St. John’s on Saturday June 28th, 2013. Special guests for the night included Jody Richardson, The Colleen Power Band (featuring Ed Sutherby and Aneirin Thomas), The Glendas – The Black Bags were joined on stage by special guests Grant King, Amy Joy and Jody Richardson. Thanks to Glenn and Johnny and everyone at Distortion for the great night. Vinyl was released in October at a super fun show at the Ship with special guests Erin Simms and Two Guitars Clash.