Posts Written On February 08, 2010

Meet SMVC!

“When most kids their age were riffling through college textbooks and figuring out the path of least resistance towards some sort of stable income, these small town boys were riffling through their parents record collections, studying the messy emotion-fuelled rock of Pavement and the fuzzy post-rock discography of Sonic Youth, dreaming of ways they could marry it all together”

Sandman Viper Command are Audio Blood’s newest addition to their already AWESOME roster of artists; four best friends Rob Janson, Aaron Harvey, Dan Reardon, and Matt Meyer make up this ambitiously named group. In the beginning, they locked themselves up for days in their parents’ basements practicing and refining demos; only emerging when they had stumbled upon the most perfect blend of garage pop/guitar fuzz rock Canada has heard in a long time.

They just wrapped up a busy year, playing alongside the likes of Holy Fuck (I LOVE THEM), The Arkells and more. During this time they were also recording their debut album Everybody See This, which will be released on March 2nd. 
 Everybody See This has lots of variety, yet never sacrifices the consistency of the full release…”Strawberry Quick” is like a parasite, vague enough for any heartless teenager to fill in the gaps with their own lost stories of lust-filled nights….”Oh Yeah, It’s Fusion” is a right proper sing-a-long while balancing on the edge of being nerdy art rock and an angular ambient guitar jam.”

CHECK OUT the promo video for “Yo Bobcat”:


Feb. 2 @ C’est What, TORONTO
Feb. 9 @ C’est What, TORONTO
Feb. 16 @ C’est What, TORONTO
Feb. 23 @ C’est What, TORONTO
Feb. 27 @ The Mansion, KINGSTON (w. Wax Mannequin)
Mar. 11 @ El Mocambo, TORONTO (Audio Blood CMW showcase)
Make sure you go out and show them some love!
Check out their myspace and don’t forget to…
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Did you know? Sandman Viper Command isolated themselves for six months in a barn on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ontario with producer Dave King; recording intensely to ensure Everybody See This captured the raw, frenetic qualities of the band, and achieving that lofty childhood goal of creating a sound they can call their own.
Thanks Sari!


Red Carpet Room

All the buzz around Red Carpet Room is totally amazing. I was so happy to get this email today featuring one of my favorite Camera Ready Femmes!  She is definitely a favorite here at HeyDoYou. I heart Meghan and so should you. I first met Megs when we worked together at the Stylus DJ Awards, Kinder Bueno Bars x Town Shoes and a whole slew of amazing promos.
Deniz, Shay, Meghan presenting the Stylus DJ Awards


A rising Canadian talent, Meghan Heffern is no stranger to the big or small screen. She recently was featured alongside Liam Neeson in Atom Egoyan’s newest work “Chloe,” which premiered at TIFF 2009 and opens in theatres this March. The Edmonton born sweetheart channels her contagious enthusiasm in a recurring role as the head cheerleader in Spike TV’s new comedy series Blue Mountain State, which follows the antics of three college football stars. A leading role in Season 2 of Disney’s Aaron Stone follows next and later this year, Meghan can be seen in the upcoming horror movie The Shrine in which she stars alongside Aaron Ashmore.






(Would you like to wear Canadian for a week? Contact to apply!!)



In the Biz: Chivas Skincare

Lauren Johanson is the co-founder of Chivas Skincare – a free-trade skin care line that’s made from goat’s milk!  This company is the brainchild of Lauren + her mom + goat milk soap. Chivas is the Spanish word for… Goat!

As a part of our entreprenuership class at FiDM, we always have guestspeaker that are inspiring – sometimes with the simplest stories. Lauren’s mom made these soaps and sent it to her when she was in college as a part of a care package. She and her friends loved it and soon after a few years of globetrotting, Lauren and her mom launched this business.

Lauren says, when you are a business owner, you think you are the authority on what is ‘cool’ and what is ‘in’. All because YOU like it, it doesnt mean it will be a best seller. 

Her advice: Sell what sells!

You can get Chivas Skincare at Fred Segal, online and at various giftshops and tradeshows.


Red Hot Makeup

Tiffany demo-ing the makeup!

Went to Hollywood multi level night spot KRESS to celebrate the new launch of Red Hot Makeup.  The venue is amazing! Look at the art on the wall…

This line is the Professional Makeup For Naughty Girls (Caution: May Attract Naughty Boys). We put on your bad girl lashes and big girl shoes to play with make-up, eat red velvet cake and dance the night away.

FIDM Beauty’s Rebecca + Caitie Woo

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