Canada’s Cancer Bats just wrapped up a killer East Coast run which included sold-out shows in Halifax, Charlottetown, Fredericton and Quebec City. While out east, the band had the opportunity to record a cover of Joel Plaskett’s 2009 single “Through & Through & Through” with none other than Joel Plaskett himself in the producer chair at his New Scotland Yard studio. The idea behind the cover originated from The Strombo Show on CBC Radio 2 who pitched the cool collaboration after lead vocalist Liam Cormier requested Thrush Hermit during an interview back in March.
“We’re all huge Joel Plaskett fans from Thrush Hermit to his Emergency jams and solo stuff. Easily one of the best songwriters in Canada,” mentions Liam. “We chose “Through & Through & Through” because it’s such a catchy banger of a tune and we figured we could make a rad gnarly version. The best part was working with Joel and how pumped he was on the cover and how much fun he was to record with. Best dude! Hopefully we can head out to New Scotland Yard again!”
Cancer Bats debuted the cover yesterday via The Strombo Show. Stream the track here. To check out the latest episode of The Strombo Show featuring the Joel Plaskett cover and a chat with Liam, visit this location.
The Good Ol Canadian Rip tour will kick off in Vancouver on December 2nd and will wrap up with two shows in Toronto at Hard Luck on December 18th and 19th. Joining Cancer Bats on tour will be Portland sludge merchants Lord Dying.
2 – Vancouver, BC – Fortune Sound
4 – Edmonton, AB – Starlite
5 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway at SAIT
6 – Red Deer, AB – Bo’s Bar & Grill
8 – Regina, SK – Exchange
9 – Saskatoon, SK – Capitol Music Club
11 – Winnipeg, MB – The Goodwill
12 – Thunder Bay, ON – Crocks
13 – Timmins, ON – The Working Class
18 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
19 – Toronto, ON – Hard Luck
Cancer Bats’ video for “Beelzebub”, from their Searching For Zero full-length, can be seen below:
(Photo: Viktor Radics)