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Piffbreak Arcade

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Punk




"Piffbreak Arcade Stream New Single "Road Rage""

Toronto punks Piffbreak Arcade have released a brand new single called “Road Rage” for you to sink your ears into. The gritty track has been released for free streaming and download, it is also set to appear on the band’s upcoming 8-song EP which is due out this spring. You can listen to the track below.

Stay tuned for details on the new EP, it will serve as a follow-up to the group’s 2015 release Two More Beers, Please. - Dying Scene

"Piffbreak Arcade release new single "Road Rage""

Piffbreak Arcade is a punk rock band from Toronto, Canada, that are streaming the first single titled 'Road Rage' from their upcoming EP that will be out on Spring 2016. The band latest release is 'Two More Beers Please' which was published in 2015. - Skatepunkers

"Piffbreak Arcade Premiere New Music Video"

Toronto punkers Piffbreak Arcade have released a brand new music video for their song “The Bad Guy.” The tune is set to appear on the band’s upcoming EP Love The Bad Guy. You can watch the clip and see the track listing for the release below.

Love The Bad Guy is scheduled for release on June 11th, 2016. Stay tuned for details. - Dying Scene

"Punkanormal Activity Podcast Episode 002"

Whats up, dudes and dudettes? We are pleased to present Episode 002 of our podcast! This week Jawsh sits down with Piffbreak Arcade and Grizzly Trail via Skype! Check it out and let us know what you think! - Punkanormal Activity

"Mad Caddies with Piffbreak Arcade and Copper Crown – Live at Lee’s Palace – December 16th, 2016 – Toronto, ON"

There was one night I was looking forward to for a long time: Friday, December 16th. Why do you ask? Well, weeks of anticipation since the announcement of Mad Caddies’ Toronto tour date brought me so much excitement that when the day finally arrived, I was beside myself.

Well, as pumped as I was for the Californian ska-punk group to be playing this one-off Toronto show at Lee’s Palace in the midst of the most beautiful snowfall we’ve had so far this winter, my night was off to a rough start pretty quickly. Due to some miscommunication regarding press passes and tripod entry (Come on guys, it’s the current year! I thought we lived in a world free of tripod-related discrimination!), I was delayed at the door and ended up missing Copper Crown’s set, which is a real bummer because I reviewed their EP a couple of months back and was stoked to see these guys on the bill. I walked into the venue as they played their last song, “The Messenger,” and all I can say is those guys sounded exactly like they did on record, at least for those forty-five seconds. I hope I can catch them again soon.

The first band I saw that night was Piffbreak Arcade; a fast, energetic group that is influenced by too many 90s punk bands to name. They were nothing I hadn’t heard before, but they had great energy. They captured the fun spirit of the genre almost perfectly in their music and even prompted a few people to do that thing where they run around and shove each other into other people. Inspiring stuff. Those who weren’t convinced by the halfway point of their set were treated to a pretty spot-on cover of Rancid’s “Journey To The End Of The East Bay,” and it’s at that point that I was sold on these guys. Their original music fit well amongst a Rancid cover and helped show the influence that Tim Armstrong and Co. have on the guys in Piffbreak Arcade.

Despite my somewhat shitty mood, I couldn’t deny lighting up when the Mad Caddies stepped on stage. Their laid back ska style brought a very feel-good vibe to the packed floor. Of their first ten songs or so, nine were off their two most recent, more laid-back albums (Not that I’m complaining, they’re the records I’m most familiar with). The crowd was surprisingly active considering how relatively slow the tunes were, which made the floor all the more hectic when the band dipped into their older, faster catalogue. Bodies were diving off the stage, surfing the crowd, and taking full advantage of the lack of security guards to stop them. A few of them felt the need to film themselves doing shit onstage, which made the sadistic side of me happy when they almost immediately fell to the floor with their phone in hand. I’m an asshole, what can I say? At least no one got hurt.

The band’s performance was spot on, with a special mention needing to go to Chuck Robertson’s vocals, which sounded exactly like they do on their records. I couldn’t help but dance along with everyone else in the pit, even with my winter jacket. Sweat and beer-soaked as it was, I had a fantastic time.

Despite all the pre-show mishaps, and the three-hour trek back home (Gotta love late-night public transit to the suburbs), I had a good time at Lee’s Palace. I think we’ve proved that Toronto is a more than a welcoming audience. Let’s hope the Mad Caddies get those extra Air Miles again next year. - Bucket List


Nine Lives (Hallowe'en EP) released October 7, 2016

Love The Bad Guy (EP) released June 11, 2016

Two More Beers, Please (EP) released April 7, 2015

At The Cineplex... (EP) released November 8, 2013



Piffbreak Arcade is a 4 piece band from Toronto, Ontario.  Their infusion of rock, hip-hop, and punk rock meld together to stylistically create the sound that is PBA.  The band began in Dusty’s basement with the demoing of the 7 songs from 2011-2012 written by Dusty and Mike.  These songs eventually became the band’s debut EP “At The Cineplex...”   Over the year of 2012, Chris joined the band by adding live drums to the debut EP and eventually becoming a full time member.  Chris was playing in a few projects at the time and recruited Chad to complete the band as it presently constituted.  

Piffbreak Arcade has played a slew of shows across the GTA, ranging from small punk rock clubs, to larger venues, and headlining their own shows.  Some highlights over the years have been their first show ever at Clinton’s in the heart of downtown Toronto, several shows at renowned Toronto music venues such as the Rivoli, Lee's Palace, The Velvet Underground, and the Horseshoe Tavern; as well as the Rockpile West and East where they opened for the legendary Misfits in October of 2014.

After the release of “At The Cineplex...” PBA began playing the aforementioned shows at regular intervals.  As a full band, the process of writing began for the songs which became the band’s sophomore EP “Two More Beers, Please” in spring 2015.  This 6 song EP typified the current PBA sound, and the band released its first single "Amnesia."

In February of 2016, PBA released a single entitled "Road Rage," and have most recently released a video for "The Bad Guy" on May 20th to support the release of "Love The Bad Guy," an 8 song EP dropped in physical form June 11th @ Lee's Palace in Toronto.  The album along with the artwork is available in digital form in June @ www.piffbreakarcade.com !  PBA also released an original 4 song Halloween EP "Nine Lives" in October complete with a full length music video to accompany it!  All music is available for 'pay what you can' on piffbreakarcade.bandcamp.com ! The band is coming off some awesome shows, namely opening for legendary Detroit ska-punkers The Suicide Machines--also opening for Authority Zero, and Mad Caddies @ Lee's Palace December 16th, 2016. On the docket for 2017 is a headlining show March 31st @ Linsmore Tavern, and opening for Big D & The Kids Table & Bigwig at Hard Luck Bar on 4/20!

They plan on continuing work on releasing new music in 2017 and label representation going forward!

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