April 26, 2015
We’re really proud of this EP! Produced, engineered and mixed by Cody of Fiend Recordings, “One Year Long” by ursidae is the musical equivalent of floating in a lunar Sea of Tranquility; no matter how chaotic the cosmic forces are that surround my metaphorical space-dinghy.. Carolyn’s voice cuts through the ether, anchoring everything in place. A true labor of love, in the most classic sense of the phrase..please, have a listen! Our personal favourite is “Elle”.
April 26, 2015
Almost 3 years in the making, Ben Rowley‘s “Waveracer” is an amalgamation of heartfelt, soul-searching introspection and balls-to-the-wall, non-apologetic, psychedelic seduction. Ben’s lyrical craftsmanship and impeccable musical ability gives this album a truly authentic and personal touch, whilst also pushing the boundaries on what pop-sensible songwriting can encompass. Recorded in multiple studios, with a multitude of different gear and musical toys, Ben and Cody, along with lots of other Fiend friends, spent countless hours toiling away on this musical journey. Please take some time and enjoy the magic that is “Waveracer”.
March 26, 2015
Ben’s at it again!! Here’s a new video from his just recently released album “Waveracer”.
Edited and Spiritualized by Stephen Leafriver
February 6, 2015
About two years ago Cody and Ben set out on a journey to create Ben’s solo debut album ‘Waveracer’. While recording anywhere and everywhere that we could, our goal was to create music that stayed true to Ben’s vision, while having fun every step of the way. Ben and Kale Beaudry created this video, and we hope you’ll make the right choice and watch it, or else Ben got banned from the mall for nothing. Keep an eye out for Ben Rowley and his upcoming releases.
December 19, 2014
Our Second Annual Fiend Family Food Drive was a great success. Thanks to everyone we were able to donate a number of non-perishable food items, along with donating $300 to the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. A special shoutout to our musical acts, Ben Rowley, Samuel Enrique Romero, Ursidae, and Chersea. You guys killed it!
November 25, 2014
Chersea won LG 104.3’s vanCOVER contest prize of $5,000 with her cover of “Walk Like An Egpytian” by The Bangles. It was an awesome song to work on and we were happy to be a part of it, check it out below!
May 29, 2014
Nearing the start of a short Ontario/Quebec tour, Ursidae is releasing her very first song titled “Rust”. Most of the Fiend crew was a part of this, so please take a listen and share if you care. 🙂 More Ursidae coming your way soon!
April 22, 2014
On April 19th, Chersea brought her longtime brainchild “Grey Matter” into the world at Fortune Sound Club. Her set had a powerful effect on the entranced crowd, highlighting her talents as a solo performer. Pulling dense and layered arrangements seemingly out of thin air, she uses a variety of keyboards, loop pedals, horns, and dazzling vocal parts to create an atmosphere that is as thought-provoking as groove inducing. Use your brain. Check it out. This is Grey Matter.
March 3, 2014
This one’s a little sentimental for us. Free City Collective parted ways last year shortly after the release of their sophomore effort, “Black Soda”.. but not before isolating themselves on the Sunshine Coast with Fiend for their final record. After some time spent hibernating in post production, the EP titled “Castle Island” is finished and set to be released later this month. Engineered by Cody, produced by Ben, Cody and FCC, mixed by Shawn Cole and mastered by Brock McFarlane (CPS Mastering).. the single is called R A T T L E S N A K E . Here’s the hand-drawn animated video by Paige Quinton.
February 2, 2014
Hear (lol) is the first single from Chimpanzebras’ sophomore LP, “Dude, Relax”. It happens to be the album closer, too. Clever irony ploy? Who knowz……….. …. …….. …but we’re really excited. It’s a full fledged Fiend production, all hands on deck. Cody Engineered and Produced, Dave Produced and Wrote, Tim technified the drums, and I, I sit alone atop a bewildered moon and- no I produced it, too.