The Weirdies
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The Weirdies

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | SELF
Band Rock Punk


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"Volatile review (Nov. 2010) - 4 stars"

Like the best garage rock bands, the Weirdies keep it loud, fast and snotty on their second album. Songs depict a world where smart, sassy, independent women would rather have a one-night stand than put a ring on it and where tough guys are just looking for someone to love.

Lead singer/bassist Minx Weirdie, responsible for most of the trio’s lyrics, has a voice reminiscent of Cyndi Lauper’s on the Pee-wee’s Playhouse theme song. That voice, especially in duets with singer/guitarist Brad Reinhardt’s thundering growl, sets the Toronto band ahead of the pack. You believe her when she sings, “It’s crowded in my heart / There’s no room for you” in response to Reinhardt’s declaration that she’s his dream date.

Propelled by Stacey Case’s pounding rhythms, Volatile’s the soundtrack to a rock ’n’ roll dance party. If that party’s being thrown to celebrate your emancipation from a lousy relationship, even better.

[4/5 stars] - NOW Magazine

"The Weirdies @ Horseshoe Tavern, April 23, 2010 review"

How to describe the Weirdies? Imagine Betty Boop fronting the Ramones. Throw in a bit of the 5,6,7,8s and you’re close (and I mean all of that as a compliment). We’re conditioned not to expect much from opening bands. But halfway through the first song, I broke into a grin. This was worth arriving early for. - Notes from Underground

"The Weirdies In 3D review"

The Weirdies in 3D is fun, loud, raunchy and flat-out awesome. Comprised of ex-members of Toronto garage rock institutions Tijuana Bibles, the Pin-Ups! and the Threat, the Weirdies play songs about planetarium knife fights and cuffed jeans, and they’re great. With the swagger of the Detroit Cobras and the classic riffs of the MC5, songs like ‘Let’s Get Hot’ manage to ride the line between nostalgia and relevance, making for a record that stays exciting for its entire running length — 12 songs in a brisk 24 minutes. It’s worth noting that drummer Space Weirdie makes a living doing screen-printing and design, and the truly badass artwork that accompanies this disc is a genuine asset to the music. Listen to the record and touch that CD sleeve. Both rule. - Exclaim magazine

"The Weirdies In 3D mini-review"

Drags-style snotty garage punk with flourishes of trashy rock ’n’ roll à la 5-6-7-8s and dollar-store lyrics that would make even the Mummies blush. 8/10. - Montreal Mirror

"The Weirdies @ Horseshoe Tavern, Dec. 16, 2009 review"

“Who are the Weirdies? We are The Weirdies!” One part garage-punk outlaws, one part 50’s revivalists, unleashed as Beach Blanket Punk that’s built for speed. Alternating between the growling vocals of guitarist “Bad” and the Kate Pierson-style yelps of bassist Minx, it’s clear that this trio’s combination of raw intensity and feel-good energy makes for straight ahead rock ‘n roll party music.” - Lonely Vagabond


The Weirdies In 3D (June 2008)
Volatile (November 2010)



Comprised of former members of the Tijuana Bibles and The Threat, The Weirdies released their first record, The Weirdies in 3D, in 2008. Exclaim described it as "fun, loud, raunchy and flat-out awesome," having "the swagger of the Detroit Cobras and the classic riffs of the MC5." The Montreal Mirror gave it 8/10, calling it “Drags-style snotty garage punk with flourishes of trashy rock ’n’ roll à la's"

After two more years of high-energy live shows, The Weirdies released their sophomore album, Volatile, in November 2010. Their second outing sees the Toronto garage-punks exploring the unstable world of love gone bad. From "Breakup Breakdown" to "I'm On Fire (But You're No Match)," the 13 tracks capture the late-night desperation of jaded lovers come unhinged, their neuroses tempered with a frantic, bopping beat - much like adding sugar to the bitterest of pills.

Though heartbreak is universal, Minx's high-energy, high-octave vocals are anything but. Once compared to "Betty Boop fronting the Ramones," she's a demented femme fatale on the prowl for sex ("Friends With Benefits"), sedation ("Going Crazy") and revenge ("X-Ray Eye"). With additional lead vocals by string attacker Brad Reinhardt and primitive pounder Stacey Case, Volatile is 28 minutes of breakneck boy-girl harmonies, ripping guitar riffs and danceable drum beats.

A recent 4-star review in Toronto alt-weekly NOW Magazine called Volatile "loud, fast and snotty...the soundtrack to a rock ’n’ roll dance party." Fans of The Buzzcocks, X and The's will find a lot to love here.

Recently, The Weirdies have played with Shonen Knife, Jon Spencer's Heavy Trash, The Sadies and Bob Log III.