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Sunday, March 31, 2013


Well it's been super quiet around BananaHQ lately. My cash flow has dried up quite a bit and other things in life have had to take precedent, so I haven't been able to commit to any new projects. The immediate future isn't looking a whole lot brighter to be honest; I wouldn't expect to see the Black Banana insignia plastered too much in 2013, but never say never.

The OBACHA/ CHETWRECKER split has predictably taken much longer than anticipated, but I should have my copies when PRISON VIOLENCE return from their west coast jaunt at the end of April. I'll be looking to trade them fucks when I get 'em.

Updated the tours page for the first time in donkeys. Rad bands crossing the bad lands.

Despite the label crickets I've still managed to get involved with some other cool shit. I'm still (kind of) involved in the SCREAM// WRITHE distro. Taylor's been getting shit done and launched a new site, beefed the stock up like a motherfucker, and generally made everything pretty damn legit while I stood by making snide comments and bitching about postal rates.

Beyond that I started singing for a new band called SUBSIST, we've played a handful of shows thus far and are working on a tape release. I'll toss a link up once we establish some kinda online presence. Of all the bands I've ever been in, this is the closest to what I've hoped to realize.

I've also been involved in a new punk space/ venue/ infoshop in east Vancouver. The first handful of events have been awesome and there's lots more rad shit to happen. If you're in Vancouver keep your ear to the ground.

Till neck's thyme!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Up next

Should probably bother to announce that the next release will be the OBACHA/ CHETWRECKER split 7". Obacha is fast as fuck power violence from Squamish, ex-BB superstars WAR HERO. CHETWRECKER is equally gross PV from Oakland, ex-MISANTHROPIC NOISE. This came out on tape a couple months ago but now you can buy it all over again. Listen to the Chetwrecker shit here.
Speakin' of them Chets, check they'z tourdates.

Friday, September 14, 2012

New jams

AHNA/ BRIDGEBURNER and VIOLENT RESTITUTION LPs are out now! Both records came out amazing. Why is DIY extreme music so fucking good in BC right now? The lowdown on both is here, and can be snagged here.

Speaking of Ahna, they're on their way to Europe for a lengthy tour with Iskra! Check the tours page for the finer details.

Saturday, July 14, 2012


SIX BREW BANTHA LPs are finally in! I'm fucking amped to have helped out with what I really think is one of the best grind records in recent years. Read about it here, order it here. I have very few copies so act fast.

VIOLENT RESTITUTION tests sound kill as fuck. Artwork is equally sick, this should be out in time for their Canadian tour next month.

'Nother release? Hold the phone! bbr019 will be a split 12" between Vancouver drone violence duo AHNA and Kamloops' own PV fast-fuck derangers BRIDGEBURNER. Tests are approved already, hopefully not too long before this is out. Check the BRIDGEBURNER tourdates too.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


SIX BREW BANTHA have gotten a new van and are back on the road. Rest of the dates are a go, check 'em on the tour page.

VIOLENT RESTITUTION Canada tour dates are up. The LP was recorded last weekend, should be ready for tour. Couple other releases planned for the year, details forthcoming if they actually materialize. Sick local shows all weekend for TAUR-ASS FESTY, I will be resting from eye surgery but I reckon the Scream//Writhe distro will be there for your plundering.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

R'uh R'oh

Unfortunately Six Brew Bantha's come into some really shitty luck on the road. The back tire blew, causing the van to flip 3 times, totalling the van and landing Mark in the hospital for a torn ligament. They've canceled a few shows while they figure out what the next step is. The gear and records apparently made it out okay (I'll have my copies when they return, it's a rager). All things considered it coulda been a lot worse. Send some positive thoughts their way.

In better news... maybe a bit early to hype it already, but the next release will be a 12" by Vancouver's best new band VIOLENT RESTITUTION. They're heading out to record with Code Tron in Victoria, who did a mighty fine job with the Six Brew LP so you know their blasts are in good hands. We're scrambling to have this ready for their tour in August. Van city folk, come see them tonight with HONDURAN at the Moon Tower. Scream//Writhe distro will be in the kitchen so bring some extra bucks.

Monday, April 23, 2012


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