Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Artist: Cities In Dust, Album: Night Creatures, Song: Beautiful

Cities In Dust are a punk band from Hamilton, Ontario.  They are Zach Frank, Craig Nordemann, Simon Toye and Matt Winters.  They formed in 2003 and created a buzz on the local scene with their energetic live shows.  Their hard work eventually attracted the attention of indie label, Paper Bag Records (http://paperbagrecords.com/); home to a number of cool artists like Elliot Brood, Matthew Barber (see blog 8/4/10) and Controller.Controller (see blog 7/17/11).  The band actually played a number of gigs with the latter band.  The label would eventually release the band's debut, Night Creatures, in 2006.  The band received some strong radio support and garnered regional award nominations for the release.  The band's music was also included in a number of video games as well as the movie, Superbad.  Beautiful is a dance punk type tune from the Night Creatures' release and you can check it out on You Tube (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9y4ujRws-Q).  You can purchase the album on Itunes.  The band doesn't appear to be recording or touring although I haven't seen an official break up notice.  Simon Toye is involved in a new electronic project called, Stab City Nights (http://www.myspace.com/stabcitynights).  You can follow Cities In Dust at http://www.myspace.com/citiesindust.  Thanks for reading and enjoy!