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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PROCESS/ GOLF/RADICAL

Plenty of mail in the mailbag this week and, wow, do our pen-pals ever want to know what new bass player and team builder Matt Woo does to get psyched up before practices and shows.
Claire Bellamy of Regina asks:

“What does bass player and team builder Matt Woo do to get psyched up before practices and shows?”

Never ones to put words in the mouths of others, we went straight to Matt to learn about his process. Turns out, there isn’t much to it.
In an email response directed to everyone on the TVP mailing list Matt had this to say:

“I golf before every show no matter what. Before practices I try to get in 18, but if there’s a schedule conflict I’ll settle for a mini putt or even croquet. And check it, crackers*, I fucking slay, so act like you know:”

That’s right a hole in one. Matt might talk a big game, but he has the chops to back it up.

In other news, we have some info about some rad shows, rad merch and a rad video coming your way soon. In the meantime, if you require something rad to tide you over, here is a bunch of impaired people covering “Roots Radicals.” As a side-note, you will have to adjust your audio speakers because the sound on this video is amazing, if you experience any distortion there must be something wrong with your system.

Until next time. Keep those letters coming.

*the racially sensitive language in this post does not represent the beliefs of The Victim Party as a whole. Rest assured Matt has been fined accordingly for his culturally insensitive remarks.



SUPER SECRET Show with Saint Alvia Cartel Contest Winners!

About a week ago we told all you Victims out there about a contest we were throwing that would gain you access to an Ultra, Super, Secret, Show we were playing at an undisclosed location with our friends, The Saint Alvia Cartel.

We had a flood of entries and limited capacity so we had to play by the rules and make sure everyone completed all the steps of the contest.

Alas, of the 37 entries we received only 2 had completed all three steps. In an effort to be fair we requested each winner bring only 1 guest and share the wealth. As you can see from the below photo, it was a riot. Our winners were one of our usual penpals who we finally had the pleasure of meeting -Maxine Daniels, and her best friend Violette from Brantford. As well as Krista Mathews and her friend Tara all the way from London! Here they are posing with some of the band members (unfortunately all members were not able to meet with them personally)

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In addition to watching us play an intimate and interactive set where prizes were endlessly passed out to the audience, and almost any form of debauchery was allowed, they also got to see Juno award nominees The Saint Alvia Cartel throw down, and both bands mix it up at the end of the night with some unexpected covers! You’ll never see that again, will you?

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After the show, our winners were treated to the full band experience, lugging gear back to our space and then listening to an additional mini set of our bassist Matt Woo beat-boxing and Singer Colin Lichti spitting some verses.

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All and all, it was a great experience for our winners and for us. Hope the prizes kept you warm on your way back into the armpits of Ontario, ladies. Let us know that you made it home ok as we lost track of you shortly after we asked you to leave our jam space.



Article of Interest

We played a CMW show at the Bovine this past weekend. A few folks thought it would be interesting to speak to us before our set despite our insistence it would make people dumber to hear what we have to say. Regardless, one such individual is terrible at procrastination and had this article up mere days after we spoke. So click here for a CMW round up including a little interview with us.



Greetings and salutations

Oh, yes, hello, we’re The Victim Party. This is our first blog entry. If you have found yourself here with no clue about who or what we are, allow us to give you a quick point-form introduction:

  • We reside in Toronto and we play pop punk with much carbonation and humility.
  • La di da di we like to party.
  • People who enjoy this type of music, like ourselves, tend to become beer snobs as they age. We are not these people.
  • We have six members because we have two singers. These are the players: Adam (bass), Pat (guitar), Dean (guitar), Colin (vocals), Kyle (drums), Tabi (vocals).
  • Recently we released our first album “The Worst Party on Earth,” on our friend Andrew Harris’ record label Black Pint Records.
  • Andrew Harris has political views that conflict with the bands’ so we wrote a song about it. This has led some people to think of us as right-wing apologists. We consider this completely fair assessment to be both offensive and amusing.
  • We recorded said album, featuring said song, last summer with Shawn Dickey at the Lincoln County Social Club. The first 6 hours of each day were productive.
  • Shawn worked for free because he is a solid dude. We have yet to write a song about Shawn. Loading…
  • If you would like to hear some songs go here or here.
  • Incidentally you can also purchase a digital copy of the album from that second link.
  • If you would like to purchase the hard copy of the album, go here. We suggest this method of purchase as it provides you with a masterfully illustrated album cover designed by Adam (bass), a gorgeous piece of12″ translucent coloured vinyl, a lyric sheet featuring further illustrations by Adam (bass), and a convenient business-sized download card thoughtfully designed for the consumer on the go.
  • Recently we had a release show for “The Worst Party on Earth” at Sneaky Dee’s in Toronto. It was great. Some of our friends’ bands played, and a lot of people came out to party.
  • We have been writing a lot of new material, and we prefer to play this material live because we are getting tired of playing what has already been documented for posterity.

Have a wonderful day. SCIENCE! at 00:54!