"The new album offers more of what made the first so great. Dream-like lyrics cover everything from romance, to the indie scene, to the death of their hometown. Singer Tim Ford's satin smooth vocals are fantastic, with guitarist Ryan Stanley's back-up singing meshing perfectly; it's hard to imagine two voices better suited to sing together. Artists from other bands offered their services during the recording of the album, including Casey Mecija, Colin Fisher, Andrew Scott, Jessie Stein, Leon Taheny and Aiden Koper; that's a line-up that rivals even that of Canadian indie favourites Broken Social Scene."
-- BTFD zine
Three years in the making, Smalltown Devotion/Hometown Compulsion is the follow-up to 2002′s Days That Stand Still EP. Recorded in the basement of The Ford Plant, the all-ages venue operated by Ford, the album provides a portrait of how the group have matured. Days That Stand Still, along with their first EP, We’re Running Out Of Places To Drive, were both composed when the act were in their teens. Since then they’ve become better players and have learned to appreciate other styles of music, adding more diversity to their infectious mix of post-punk and indie rock sounds.
released October 29, 2005
All songs by The Vermicious Knid.
Recorded between 2004-2005 in the Ford Plant basement in Brantford, Ontario by Ryan Stanley, with assistance from Tyler Cook.
Produced by The Vermicious Knid, overseen by Mark Ganassin.
Mixed by Leon Taheny in Toronto and Ryan Stanley in Waterloo.
Mastered at Little King Studio by Ryan Mills.
Manufactured by The Ford Plant Recording Co.
The Vermicious Knid;
Brian Ward - Bass, Vocals
Ryan Stanley - Guitar, Vocals
Jesse Shanks - Drums
Tim Ford - Vocals, Guitar
The Colborne St players:
Casey Mecija - vocals on 4,11
Colin Fisher - saxophone on 1,4,10,13
Andrew Scott - trumpet and trombone on 1,4,10,13, vocals on 4
Tim Ford - saxophone on 1,4,10,13
Jesse Stein - vocals on 8,9
Leon Taheny - vocals on 8, glockenspiel on 1,13
Aiden Koper - vocals on 8, wurlitzer on 1
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