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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Press release regarding the flood.




On April 13 Library Voices released Denim On Denim, a feel good summer-pop album with an apocalyptic tinge - to an overwhelmingly positive critical response. Three weeks later their studio/rehearsal space would be destroyed in a flood of biblical proportions. Their space was located in the 10,000 sq ft basement of the Regina Cultural Exchange, a provincial, non-profit arts organization and building. The water, which is believed to have stemmed from a burst water main, reached over 8ft deep across the entire basement. The plumbing firm responsible for repairs estimates 598,000 gallons of water, weighing approximately 4.9 million pounds infused the space and destroyed everything the band had.

Literally every instrument and piece of gear was destroyed except for a saxophone and a Moog synth that miraculously floated to safety. Some of the instruments lost included a vintage Roland Juno 6, a Korg SV-1, a Fender Jazz Bass, an Ernie Ball Music Man, a vintage Korg PS-900, countless guitars, amps, horns, drums, organs, microphones, reel to reel tape machines and tape, and a Casio Sk-1 circuit bent by Tablebeast with only 100 in circulation (other owners include Trent Reznor of NIN and Devo).

Library Voices also had several thousand dollars of rented equipment, which despite purchasing the rental insurance is not being covered. In addition to the equipment loss, many of the bands worldly belongings suffered the same fate including; all of Amanda's artwork, Michael's academic career, a massive comic book collection and a couple hundred of Brennan's records, including our prized copy of No Jacket Required.

Library Voices, along with many others in Regina's music community have been working around the clock to haul the wreckage out of the Cultural Exchange, in an effort to get the venue up and running as soon as possible. It is one of Canada's longest running all-ages venues, and it is in a time of need. The band have pledged to borrow, rent and extend their lines of credit in the name of rock & roll to ensure they don't have to cancel any upcoming tour dates.


June 11, 2010 - Winnipeg / Royal Albert Arms
June 12, 2010 - Thunder Bay / Crocks
June 13, 2010 - Sault Ste Marie / Lop Lops
June 16, 2010 - Montreal / Il Motore
June 17, 2010 - Ottawa / Maverick
June 18, 2010 - Guelph / Ebar
June 19, 2010 - Toronto / Horseshoe *NXNE Show
June 21, 2010 - Peterborough / Red Dog
June 24, 2010 - London / Call The Office
June 25, 2010 - Waterloo / Maxwell's
June 26, 2010 – Windsor / Phog Lounge
June 27, 2010 - St. Catharines / S.C.E.N.E. Music Festival
July 15th- 18th - Ness Creek Music Festival
July 22nd - 25th- Calgary Folk Music Festival

For further information on Library Voices, please contact:
Julie Booth
Freshly Pressed PR
416 536 2698


Chels said...

You guys have had no luck... didn't you get all your gear stolen from your van about this time last year?

Hope things start looking up. And more than willing to pitch a dollar if needed. :)

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Amanda Putz said...

My L-voices! Just heard the news. My sister told me about the Exchange's flood but I didn't know about your (bottom) end of the bargain. Tell me what I could possibly do...and I'll do it.
Love & high fives from Ottawa,