The 1955 Canadian classic, originally written by Wade Hemsworth gets a punk rock update Track Appears On Band's 1st Album in 14 Years 'A Canadian Tragedy' - Out June 14 on Thousand Islands Records
"11 tracks worth of songs about love, irony, coverup, scandal, folklore and tradition all with a Canadian twist."
For Fans Of: Face To Face, Bad Religion, NOFX, Rise Against, and Millencolin
Canada-based skatepunk band Handheld is back after a 14-year hiatus with a new LP titled “A Canadian Tragedy”, due out June 14, Digi/LP/CD on Canada’s Thousand Islands Records.
The second single “The Log Driver's Waltz” (a melodic punk rock version of a classic Canadian folk song) is out now.
Stream "The Log Driver's Waltz" here: https://bfan.link/the-log-driver-s-waltz
Watch the video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ObfhoNhETx4
Handheld formed in 1998 in Ontario, Canada. Fast punk rock, CHECK. Sing along melodies, CHECK. Single kick pedal, CHECK. For fans of Face To Face, Bad Religion, NOFX, and Millencolin. Handheld released 6 Albums/EPs from 1998-2008 and then took a 10 year hiatus. A few members went on to form Curbside. Handheld reformed with the same line-up +1 in 2018 with the goal of playing a few reunion shows. Cue the Pandemic and the inability to play live shows, so the band wrote and recorded a new album. Look for ‘A Canadian Tragedy’ in 2022 wherever you buy or stream your music.
Of the upcoming album, the band says, "Yes, Sorry we know we are friendly folk full of maple syrup and cheese curds. But Canada is not without its fair share of issues. A Canadian Tragedy is full of songs about love, irony, coverup, scandal, folklore and tradition all with a Canadian twist. 11 Fast melodic punk songs written with sing-along melodies and lyrics that make you go hmmm."
Title: A Canadian Tragedy Release date: 14/06/2022 Formats: Digital, CD, LP Cat number: TIR-098CD/TIE098LP
TrackList Double Double DUI - 3:16 Leaving Candyland - 2:40 On the Fly - 2:23 Flip the Scrip - 2:20 School is in Session - 2:19 Bend the Iron - 1:58 Group of Six - 2:20 Somewhere Over Kentucky - 2:37 The Log Driver's Waltz - 2:41 Life of a Hitman - 2:42 Coming Home - 4:20
Upcoming Album Release Show: June 4th, Kitchener, Ontario