By Alex Molten
VANCOUVER — Toronto’s Career Suicide is not new to the hardcore game. They’ve been a band for about a decade and are showing no sign of stopping. They are facing a year of touring and are looking to release a new album by March. Their longevity is likely in part to them starting the band with the right attitude.
“The band has always been a labour of love. We really didn’t start with any expectations beyond writing the music that we most wanted to hear. The fact that anyone outside of the band paid us any attention and actually enjoyed it was completely secondary and honestly just a nice bonus,” says vocalist Martin Farkas about their approach to their music. “To this day, even 10+ years into the band, I’m still so pleasantly shocked when we arrive in some city half-way across the world and a crowd of people turn up knowing every lyric to our songs!”
Travelling halfway across the world is something the band will be doing this year. Along side their gig in Vancouver the Easterners will be playing a handful of shows in California. This is before they fly to Hong Kong to do a mini Asian tour where they will be hitting up China, Korea, and Japan.
The band’s new record, Distractions, should be out by March 2016 on Deranged Records. As a band that tends to be a bit obsessive about recording their material, their newest effort was no different.
“We all agree that Attempted Suicide, our last full-length album, was easily our best material, so following that up seven years later was no small task. We had a lot of expectations, it needed to be up to the same standards musically, but at the same time still take a step forward, so that it didn’t just end up sounding like out-takes from the same session. I hope that comes across and we hit the mark,” says Farkas about the experience, “We just finished everything in early December, so I’m still too close to it to be objective. It usually takes a few months before I can stop dwelling on the things that could have been done differently. We’ve played a few of the new songs live and posted another online and the response has been really positive, so I’m really looking forward to having the LP out and seeing what everyone thinks. I might be suffering from delusions, because I know every asshole in a band thinks their latest material is their best, but I really feel that some of our best-written songs are on this LP.”
Career Suicide will perform at the Astoria on January 17.Astoria, BC, British Columbia, Career Suicide