THE VICTIM PARTY


LIAR, LIAR, SHORT SHORTS ON FIRE.

 

We lied. We lied through our fucking teeth in our indiegogo campaign, and everyone bought it. Now we feel bad. We told all of you donators that you were getting a bookmark that would serve as a download card, along with a comic book that would be 5×7 inches, perfect bound, and roughly 30-50 pages. And right there, at the end of that sentence was where we lied. The book you’re actually getting is going to be 5.5×8.5 inches, perfect bound and exactly 76 pages….see, we lied. You’re actually getting a lot more than we promised. So, sorry for being fountains of misinfromation.

The exterior of the graphic novel (we’ve upgraded from comic book to graphic novel due to size and pretentiousness) was drawn by former bandmate, and long time thorn in our paw, Adam Cook, and designed by Colin, current band member and resident headcase. You can see some of it up top there.

So the day approaches. May 2nd we will release this graphic album upon the world.

For the majority of donators hailing from Toronto, members of the band will be delivering your package to your door. If you donated and are coming to our release show in Toronto on May 2nd (Sneaky Dee’s), or London on May 3rd (Call the Office) just send a quick email to thevictimparty@hotmail.com to let us know, and we will have your package ready for you. As for everyone else, all of your packages will be mailed out the week of May 5th.

In preparation for all this excitement, we made this teaser video.

Please note, that while we think chimpanzees dressed as humans is cute, TVP does not endorse the type of animal ‘training’ (see abuse) these poor animals had to endure to create what was ultimately, a fucking idiotic and forgettable television show. Chimps are wild animals and should stay that way, they aren’t pets, they aren’t actors.

Having said that, we’ve devised a contest for you. You can win a pair of tickets to our Toronto or London shows mentioned above simply by answering this question:

What is the full name of the television program that we used for our teaser video.

Please email your answers to thevictimparty@hotmail.com and specify which show you and a friend would like to attend.

First two people to answer correctly win.

In other news, we’ve been keeping ourselves super busy of late. Here’s a brief rundown of things we TVPers have been up to.

Pat has started a hardcore band called Hounds with some awesome dudes from awesome bands. Check it out here: http://houndsoftoronto.bandcamp.com/track/saps-demo

Dean (with Pat) has been working on his other band Tragic Hearts so expect some new stuff from them soon:http://tragichearts.bandcamp.com/

Tabi has been working behind the scenes for Toronto designer Thomas Balint who recently showed at Paris Fashion Week, as well as Ma——rd  Fashion week in Toronto: http://www.thomasbalint.com/

Matt has been rocking hard with his other band Like Rivals, who are too DIY for a bandcamp page.

Kyle has been gearing up for another exciting season of softball with the Toronto Northcocks.

Meanwhile Colin has officially entered his mid-life crisis via hip hop, renamed himself Big Lies, and recently debuted on the final edition of Euphonic Sound’s Late Shift Cypher.https://soundcloud.com/lateshiftcypher/late-shift-cypher-5-stereo (Colin, sorry Big Lies comes in in at 2:44). He and Tabi are currently working on a mixtape under the moniker No Hustle Crew.

Since we kicked this blog post off with admitting that we have lied, we suggest, in keeping with this theme, you check out the following film:

 

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WE NEED TO HAVE A LONG UNCOMFORTABLE TALK ABOUT OUR RELATIONSHIP

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Yes, we do need to talk. We have to break this awkward silence between us. And let’s face facts here – this lack of communication has been our fault. We ran an indiegogo campaign asking all of you Party Victims for donations to finance our next album, and it was a huge success. Everyone was so incredibly supportive and we surpassed our initial goal by an unexpected margin. Once we received the funds we hit the studio right away. It took about 6 days to lay everything down and we are currently in the mixing stage. Meanwhile,Colin is feverishly working to complete the comic book that will be the physical release of Getting to Know the Victim Party.

So the question arises, why have we been so distant? Why the shut mouths and inactive typing fingers? What’s the deal? Do we just take your money and then pretend like you don’t exist? Are we that fucking unappreciative? How dickish can one band be?

Well, with hats in hands, and eyes to the floor, we respectfully ask for your apology. We should have gotten in touch sooner. We should have said thanks somewhere other than just Facebook. Please forgive us, and disregard all actions that indicate ungratefulness. We are grateful, and touched, and still weeping with joy. No bullshit.

But, on to other things, like, when the bananas will this album-comic hybrid be released? Well, we plan to unleash GTKTVP as soon as all this disagreeable snow melts and the far more palatable season of spring has reared its rejuvenating head.

Until then, we will be working like mad to get everything prepped for mailing . Please note, for everyone that donated an amount that will get them a limited edition T-shirt, we will be contacting you to confirm sizing.

Happy New Year and thanks to everyone that came out and welcomed 2014 with some serious mayhem.

Also, we’re stoked to be playing Pouzza again this year. See you mugs there.

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