Artist of the Week: The Deadly Snakes
There are some artists who are just so good that they continually keep us coming back for more. Toronto’s The Deadly Snakes is one of these bands, potentially taking home the prize for the most placements in Vapor Music projects since the company was established. We’re not the only ones in love with them though — the band’s 2005 release ‘Porcella’ was short-listed for the Polaris Music Prize, they’ve opened for The Hives, and Pitchfork’s super-elite music bloggers gave the album a highly coveted rating of 8.1/10.
Although the band broke up in 2006, members Age of Danger, Andre Ethier, Andrew Gunn, Chad Ross, Matthew Carlson and Jeremi Madsen are reuniting this coming Saturday for Scion’s GarageFest in Portland. Although we’re sad to not be able to enjoy the show in person, we’ve compiled a retrospective of Deadly Snakes placements sure to blow your socks off and re-introduce you to one of Toronto’s most renowned indie bands…
– MONSTER.CA found a great boss using “Early Bird” in this spot.
– MAX TRAX featured “I Got A Plan for Saturday Night”.
– ROGERS featured “Everybody Seems To Think You’ve Got Some Kind of Hold on Me” in their FIFA World Cup spot
– THE BORDER featured “High Prices Going Down” in episode 213 of the riveting CBC drama.
– EVERYTHING’S GONE GREEN, the first feature film written by Douglas Coupland, included both “I’ve Got A Plan For Saturday Night” and “Sweet Sixteen” on its soundtrack.
– SPOONFED, a Canadian Film Centre short film, used “Gore Veil”.
– MAN VS MINIVAN, another CFC short film, used “Oh My Bride” and “By Morning It’s Gone”
– COLE, a feature film which premiered last month at TIFF, includes “Cotton Stained Red” on its soundtrack.
– JACK BROOKS MONSTER SLAYER, a horror flick, features a trifecta of Deadly Snakes goodness, with “West Texas Sound,” “Make A Fool Out of Me,” and “Everybody Seems To Think You’ve Got Some Kind of Hold on Me”
– LOVE CHILD is an upcoming feature film set to include “I Heard A Voice” alongside its dynamite cast.