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Propagandhi - Punk Hardcore from Canada - Biography & Full Album Download MP3


Propagandhi


Punk Hardcore Band from Canada formed in 1986


Propagandhi is a Canadian punk rock band formed in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba in 1986 by guitarist Chris Hannah and drummer Jord Samolesky. The band is currently located in Winnipeg, Manitoba and completed by bassist Todd Kowalski and guitarist Sulynn Hago.

While their earlier work was aligned with the punk rock and skate punk tradition, in later years Propagandhi records have moved towards a heavier and more technical heavy metal-influenced sound. Both in their lyrics and hands-on activism, the band's members champion various left wing and anarchist causes and veganism, and have taken a vocal stance against human rights violations, sexism, racism, nationalism, homophobia, imperialism, capitalism and organized religion.

History

Formation, first two records (1986–1997)

In 1986, Samolesky and Hannah recruited original bassist Scott Hopper via a "progressive thrash band looking for bass player" flyer posted in a local record shop. Hopper was replaced three years later by Mike Braumeister, which completed the first lineup to perform live. After the band established itself through several demos and larger shows, including one with Fugazi, Braumeister moved to Vancouver, and John K. Samson became the band's third bassist.

In 1992, Propagandhi played a show with California punk rock band NOFX and included in their set a cover version of Cheap Trick's "I Want You to Want Me". Impressed by their performance, NOFX front man Fat Mike signed them to his independent record label Fat Wreck Chords. The band later accompanied him to Los Angeles, where they recorded their debut album, How to Clean Everything, released in 1993. The band spent the next three years touring and issuing several smaller releases, including the How to Clean a Couple o' Things single on Fat Wreck Chords, a split 10" record with I Spy, a split 7" with F.Y.P, and the double 7" Where Quality is Job No. 1, the latter three on Recess Records.

In 1996, they recorded and released their second album, Less Talk, More Rock, via Fat Wreck Chords. The title was ironic, as they had become well known for lengthy song explanations and speeches during live performances. The album was more politicized than its predecessor, with such song titles as "Apparently, I'm a 'P.C. Fascist' (Because I Care About Both Human and Non-Human Animals)", "Nailing Descartes to the Wall/(Liquid) Meat Is Still Murder", and "... And We Thought Nation-States Were a Bad Idea". Ramsey Kanaan, founder of the anarchist publishing company AK Press, appears on "A Public Dis-Service Announcement from Shell" as the voice of the petroleum multinational. Partial proceeds of the album were donated to AK and other activist groups. Less Talk, More Rock caused some controversy at the time of its release due to the band's pro feminism and "gay positive" stance which, according to Hannah, clashed with the sexist and homophobic culture of the West Coast punk rock scene that the band had become associated with.

Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (1997–2005)

After Less Talk, More Rock's release, Samson departed and formed The Weakerthans. Hannah's then-roommate Todd Kowalski, formerly of Propagandhi's touring mates I Spy and the political grindcore band Swallowing Shit, replaced him. Hannah and Samolesky also founded the record label G7 Welcoming Committee Records, which also released The Weakerthans' first album. The label structured itself around the participatory economic proposals of Robin Hahnel and Michael Albert. The band issued Where Quantity Is Job No. 1, a collection of EP and compilation tracks, demos, and live songs.

In 2001, Propagandhi released their third album, Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes. The album was considered by some to be a major departure from their previous works. The song titles and lyrics of Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes furthered the sphere of their political views, bolstered by the addition of Kowalski's aggressive songwriting and an increased density of guitar lines. The album includes enhanced content, with political videos and essays concerning such topics as COINTELPRO and the Black Panther Party.

Potemkin City Limits, expansion to four-piece (2005–2008)

Propagandhi released the album Potemkin City Limits on October 18, 2005. Like its predecessor, the album features multimedia content, with a number of PDF files on topics such as participatory economics and veganism, and links to websites of organizations that Propagandhi support. The album's opening track, "A Speculative Fiction", won the 2006 SOCAN Songwriting Prize by online vote. Propagandhi pledged to use the $5000 prize to make donations to the Haiti Action Network and The Welcome Place, an organization in Winnipeg for which they'd previously done volunteer work which helps refugees start new lives in Manitoba.

Hannah briefly adopted the pseudonym Glen Lambert in the run-up to and immediate aftermath of the release of Potemkin City Limits, causing confusion among some fans, reviewers, and commentators; the band concluded the prank by announcing on 14 August 2006 that Glen Lambert had been dismissed and would be replaced by "former" member Chris Hannah. This coincided with the addition of second guitarist David Guillas, marking the band's first four-piece lineup in their then-twenty year career. Guillas, nicknamed "The Beaver", was a former member of two Winnipeg-based rock outfits, Giant Sons and Rough Music. Hannah had previously stated that he had been a fan of, and influenced by, Guillas' work in Giant Sons.In 2007, the band released a DVD entitled Live from Occupied Territory, which features a recording of their set at The Zoo in Winnipeg on July 19, 2003. Proceeds of the DVD benefit the Grassy Narrows blockade and the Middle East Children's Alliance. Included on the DVD are two full-length documentaries: Peace, Propaganda and the Promised Land, and As Long as the Rivers Flow.

Supporting Caste, Failed States (2008–2015)

The band spent the following years working on their fifth record, Supporting Caste. During the recording sessions, Hannah stated that to his ears the record "resemble[d] a nuclear-powered space-age composite of Potemkin City Limits, Less Talk More Rock, Giant Son's Anthology and a carefully measured dose of Today's Empires Tomorrow's Ashes". The band created a web page giving fans an option to receive two high-quality songs from the album before its release by donating $1 to $10 to one of three activist organizations which they supported. The page also linked to various pre-orders of the album. It was officially released on 10 March 2009.

The digital Recovered EP followed on 6 April 2010. It featured old recordings from the How To Clean Everything and Less Talk, More Rock eras, remastered and with new parts recorded by Hannah. A split 7" with Sacrifice followed that December, featuring Propagandhi covering Corrosion of Conformity. In collaboration with their friends and fellow musicians from Sheet Happens Publishing and Protest the Hero, Propagandhi also released a tablature transcription of Supporting Caste for guitar and bass in early 2012.

The group began plans for a new record shortly after completing Supporting Caste. After several years' work and pre-release snippets offered through various Internet outlets, Failed States, their sixth studio album, was released on 4 September 2012 through Epitaph Records. Early reviews were generally positive: Revolver praised the record's musical and lyrical accomplishment, while Exclaim! identified its improvements upon the standards set by the band's recent work. In October 2012, the release of the Failed States tab book was announced.

Victory Lap (2015–present)

David Guillas has not been part of the touring lineup as of September 2015, and the band soon after recruited Floridian musician, Sulynn Hago, as their new touring guitarist. On May 10, 2017, the band announced on their Facebook page that a new studio album has been recorded, ready for release in or after Summer 2017. On July 17, 2017, Propagandhi announced that their new album, Victory Lap, would be released on September 29 through Epitaph Records. The announcement was followed by the release of the title track. In that album, Sulynn Hago was credited as a band member and David Guillas a "Propagandhi alumnus" who had contributed additional guitar parts.

Members

Timeline

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Band Members :   Sulynn Hago, Todd Kowalski, Jordy Samolesky, Chris Hannah, Hopper's Wife, Stinky Mike Braumeister, David Guillas, John K. Samson




- Biography -

19 albums

Propagandhi - Laughing Stock

Laughing Stock

2017 - Canada
Punk
Flexi-disc 7"1 Tracks
Epitaph


Propagandhi - Victory Lap

Victory Lap

2017 - Canada
Punk
CD Album12 Tracks
Epitaph


Propagandhi - Failed States

Failed States

2012 - Canada
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album12 Tracks
Epitaph


Propagandhi - The Recovered

The Recovered

2010 - Canada
Punk
Digital MP33 Tracks
G7 Welcoming Committee Records


Propagandhi - Anthem / Technocracy

Anthem / Technocracy

2010 - Canada
Punk, Thrash
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
War On Music


Propagandhi - Supporting Caste

Supporting Caste

2009 - Canada
Punk, Hardcore, Melodic Hardcore
CD Album14 Tracks
Hassle Records


Propagandhi - Live From Occupied Territory: An Official Bootleg

Live From Occupied Territory: An Official Bootleg

2007 - Canada
Hardcore, Punk
DVD Album DVD-Video21 Tracks
G7 Welcoming Committee Records


Propagandhi - Potemkin City Limits

Potemkin City Limits

2005 - Canada
Punk
CD Album12 Tracks
Fat Wreck Chords


Propagandhi - Live

Live

2002 - Canada
Punk, Hardcore
CD Album10 Tracks
Diabolik Records


Propagandhi - Propagandhi • Sick Of It All

Propagandhi • Sick Of It All

2000 - Canada
Hardcore, Punk
Cassette Promo4 Tracks
Fat Wreck Chords


Propagandhi - Today

Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes

2000 - Canada
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl LP14 Tracks
Fat Wreck Chords


Propagandhi - Where Quantity Is Job #1

Where Quantity Is Job #1

1998 - Canada
Punk
CD Album Compilation30 Tracks
G7 Welcoming Committee Records


Propagandhi - Less Talk, More Rock

Less Talk, More Rock

1996 - Canada
Punk
CD Album14 Tracks
Fat Wreck Chords


Propagandhi - Portage La Prairie / When We Grow Up

Portage La Prairie / When We Grow Up

1995 - Canada
Punk
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Recess Records


Propagandhi - Where Quality Is Job #1

Where Quality Is Job #1

1995 - Canada
Punk
Vinyl 7"8 Tracks
Recess Records


Propagandhi - Thank Heaven For Little Boys / Letter Of Resignation

Thank Heaven For Little Boys / Letter Of Resignation

1995 - Canada
Punk
Vinyl 7"4 Tracks
Recess Records


Propagandhi - I

I'd Rather Be Flag-Burning

1994 - Canada
Punk, Hardcore
Vinyl 10"13 Tracks
Recess Records


Propagandhi - How To Clean Everything

How To Clean Everything

1993 - Canada
Ska, Hardcore, Punk
Vinyl LP12 Tracks
Fat Wreck Chords


Propagandhi - How To Clean A Couple O

How To Clean A Couple O' Things

1993 - Canada
Punk
Vinyl 7"2 Tracks
Fat Wreck Chords




- Videos Propagandhi -

55 Videos

Today's Empires, Tomorrow's Ashes (Full Album)
Propagandhi
Showdown
Propagandhi
Stick That Fucking Flag, Up Your Goddam Ass, You Sonofabitch
Propagandhi
Anti Manifesto
Propagandhi
"Failed Imagineer"
Propagandhi
Pigs Will Pay - Propagandhi
Propagandhi
Propagandhi LESS talk, MORE rock with lyrics 20th Anniversary
Propagandhi
Potemkin City Limits [2005, FULL ALBUM]
Propagandhi
Propagandhi / I-Spy - I'd Rather Be Flag Burning (Full Album)
Propagandhi
Technocracy
Propagandhi
Failed States - Note To Self
Propagandhi
Failed States - Unscripted Moment
Propagandhi
Failed States - Hadron Collision
Propagandhi
Note To Self
Propagandhi
Failed States
Propagandhi
Failed States [2012, FULL ALBUM + bonus tracks]
Propagandhi
The Days You Hate Yourself (Failed States Bonus)
Propagandhi
Propagandhi-Supporting Caste [FULL ALBUM]
Propagandhi
Tartuffe (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Letters to a Young Anus (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Nigredo (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Lower Order (A Good Laugh) (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Cop Just Out of Frame (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Adventures in Zoochosis (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Comply / Resist (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
Failed Imagineer
Propagandhi
Victory Lap
Propagandhi
Propagandhi / Cria Cuervos ‎– Live (Full)
Propagandhi
FULL SET - LIVE at Manchester Punk Festival 2018
Propagandhi
Live - Brakrock 2019
Propagandhi
Anti-Manifesto (Lyrics)
Propagandhi
Haillie Sellasse, Up Your Ass (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam
Propagandhi
Pigs will pay (with lyrics)
Propagandhi
Without Love Reaction!!
Propagandhi
Live @ St. Joseph's Church, Ottawa, ON Dec 6, 1996
Propagandhi
Failed States [2012, FULL ALBUM + bonus tracks]
Propagandhi
LIVE - FULL SET from Dickens Pub, Calgary, Sept 20, 2019 (Multi-Cam)
Propagandhi
Dear Coach's Corner (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam
Propagandhi
Nation States
Propagandhi
"White, Proud and Stupid" w/lyrics
Propagandhi
A Speculative Fiction (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam
Propagandhi
"Note to Self" (2019 Remaster) (Full Album Stream)
Propagandhi
A Speculative Fiction | Live | Moshcam
Propagandhi
Stick That Fucking Flag, Up Your Goddam Ass, You Sonofabitch
Propagandhi
Anti Manifesto
Propagandhi
Potemkin City Limits [2005, FULL ALBUM]
Propagandhi
And We Thought Nation States Were A Bad Idea (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam
Propagandhi
"Note To Self"
Propagandhi
We Thought Nation-States Were a Bad Idea
Propagandhi
Anti-Manifesto (Live in Sydney) | Moshcam
Propagandhi
"Victory Lap"
Propagandhi
@ 13th & Broadway, San Diego, CA 06/11/94
Propagandhi
Dear Coach's Corner Reaction!!
Propagandhi
How To Clean Everything LP
Propagandhi
Fixed Frequencies (With Lyric)
Propagandhi








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