Back in February, folks with discerning taste in Canadian rock had lots to talk about. Hands down one of our country’s best kept and severely underrated secrets – kept in the limelight thanks to frontman Hugh Dillon’s successful acting career – the Headstones reunited for a number of select shows, putting an end to eight years of silence. The band’s hometown show in Toronto at the Sound Academy is one of those gigs that anyone who claims to be a diehard fan will swear to having been in the audience. I will gladly lie to your face and say I was in the front row.
Sadly, I couldn’t be there as I was out of the country, which sucks beyond words.
It was a momentous occasion because the Headstones were easily (and remain) one of the most original acts to come out of the Canadian music scene. The reunion shows went over a storm and then some, to the point that, all these months later, they’ve committed themselves to a project that lifers like myself have been clamouring for:
“Make no mistake, you’ve kickstarted the machine. The next record is a direct result of that wave of interaction. You made us remember what the fuck it is we do.”
With luck and the help of this little thing we call the internet, maybe they’ll finally get the attention they deserve.
And on that note, check out the Headstones’ new single “Binthiswayforyears’ here, download it for free, and spread the word.
Aw, hell, I can’t resist. Check this out…
And for those that freely admit to missing out on a bad-ass show: