Saturday, April 9, 2011

Artist: Killjoys, Album: Starry, Song: Today I Hate Everyone

The Killjoys were a Hamilton area three piece that rose from the underground in the early nineties to take their place on the national stage.  It was such an exciting time for new music with the emergence of Nirvana and Pearl Jam in the United States.  Our local scene was thriving as well with a number of bands perfecting the grunge sound, metal/hip hop hybrid and of course power pop.  The Killjoys were more of the later and in 1994, released their debut, Starry, with Warner Records.  It was a great album and the lead single, Today I Hate Everyone, got strong rotation on both video and radio stations throughout the country.  I'm not sure if this ever led to more exposure south of the border for the band but they certainly were good enough to attract it.  By 1997, they had released their sophomore album and won the Juno for Best New Group.  They beat out Limblifter, Pluto (see blog 8/13/10), Starkicker and Victor (Alex Lifeson of Rush) that year.  The band would release one more album of original material with Marshall Crenshaw handling the production duties but it wouldn't do as well as their earlier releases and the band would eventually fold.  Their singles were re-issued as part of an Essentials collection in 2005 and lead singer, Mike Trebilcock, would also release a solo album in 2000.  You can follow him at  You can purchase the album, Starry, on Itunes.  The song, Today I Hate Everyone, is also on a Rhino: Hi Five release that is available on Itunes as well.  You can watch the video for, Today I Hate Everyone, on You Tube (  Thanks for reading and enjoy!    

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