Put The Rifle Down

Put The Rifle Down

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Put The Rifle Down is a dance band from Toronto Canada. Signed to Montreal record label Summer Lovers Unlimited (LP out Aug 19, 2008) they've recently played with The Teenagers, We Are Wolves, Crystal Castles, Duchess Says, New Young Pony Club, VHS or Beta, VNDLSM, and Tokyo Police Club.

Biography

Put The Rifle Down

GIFT SHOT

Put The Rifle Down are a band who could, in theory, be referred to as synth-pop, or dance-rock, or maybe synth-rock, if only such descriptors hadn't been bled so utterly dry of meaning by indie market researchers repping the last ten 'club-rawk' bands you can't possibly remember. Better, then, to err on the side of hyperbole and just say that these dudes are your new New Order. RLY.

Through scarily pinpoint awareness of both context and texture, the Toronto foursome retain the spare, wiry instrumental elegance of their sleeve-worn new-wave forbears, while bringing their own completely uncynical new pop maximalism. The result is an intensely urgent, modern sound, shot through with flashes of ungraspable familiarity. These boys have done their homework and they execute with style: it's not uncommon, nor unnatural, to hear flawless motorik beats, crystalline 90s synthlines, and the rough-hewn fragile vocals of indierock's golden years - all in one PTRD song. If there's anything pure left in our generation's collective musical nostalgia that hasn't yet been defiled by a million shitty ironic misappropriations, leave it to Put The Rifle Down to put the record out.

Put The Rifle Down have recently played with The Teenagers, New Young Pony Club, Duchess Says, We Are Wolves, and Crystal Castles, and everyone sang along. You're supposed to sing along.

Lyrics

My Industrial Park

Written By: Put The Rifle Down

I make general observations as often as i breathe, and all that it seems to ever get me is a scripted routine. And if i stumble and fall, how will i know when to hold back if i don't a rule to live by?

the waste and repeat, you started singing "this is romantic, so why's this not it?". right from the start, my industrial park.

these traps are made for living; they're the bed i've made but only for a sleep i've been missing, running around with tired eyes that long for a time when start and stop don't follow one on one. I can never say i'm done.

the waste and repeat, you started singing "this is romantic, so why's this not it?". right from the start, my industrial park.

Hot Video

Written By: Put The Rifle Down

It all starts with advertisements and the suicide nets on the bloor street viaduct; video screens catching motorists to owe. our municipal governement is spending outside efforts and investments, increasing traffic accidents to oh. i always thought this was the only way. I never thought there was any other way. you unever sold it to me any other way. hot video.

Dragged Across the Gulf

Written By: Put The Rifle Down

staring across, waiting to fall in. crawl on your knees, careful don't fall in. just can't sit still. can't wait to slow down. driven by nerve. frozen to the ground.

this trail ends with a pair of footprints, sweep me up.

a little more. a little further. you've come so far. no drifting under. will there be rest? or satisfaction? will there be pause? or a reaction?

this trail ends with a pair of footprints, sweep me up.

Discography

Upcoming release on Summer Lovers Unlimited in August 2008 (Canada), October 2008 (USA).

Set List

Sets are roughly 30-35 minutes.