Biography

Seven Nines and Tens formed in 2008 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Guitarist Dave Cotton had been recording as many song ideas as he could manage for about 2 years leading up to this time and reached the point where it was time to see what the songs sounded like with a full band. Earl Heath joined the band in October 2008 as the drummer and the two played as many shows as possible for the next two years. Over this span of time the band was able to hone and refine their songwriting and used these results to record their debut album Habitat 67 in February 2011. Their engineer Hayz Fisher used his remarkable talents to facilitate the sessions and the resources to allow the band to record at legendary Vancouver studio “The Factory.” The record turned out quite well and saw the band sign to International art rock label Fluttery Records a mere two weeks after they released the record themselves.

The re release of Habitat 67 in the spring of 2012 saw the band receive acclaim from all corners of the world thanks to the wide reach of their new label. Along with this new-found international presence Seven Nines and Tens were fortunate to get to share to the stage with local Vancouver legends and Nettwerk/Sonic Unyon recording artists Mystery Machine, American based Translation Loss band City of Ships and a wide range of others.

The band spent upwards of a year recording and mixing their debut album and during this time they experimented with a large amount of new material that wasn’t to be included on their debut album. With the album eventually completed the band had literally compiled 20 new songs. Given that their debut hadn’t even been out for a year the band was not interested in releasing another full length record so soon. Two live performance favorites “Constants & Axioms” and “Kemptville” were chosen by the band to record as a single to give their fans a glimpse into the evolution of the band’s sound since the release of Habitat 67 The band entered another legendary Vancouver studio “The Greenhouse” to record these two songs with engineer Hayz Fisher once again engineering and producing the sessions along with the band. Adam Veenendaal, who mastered Habitat 67 worked his magic on the two tracks and band friend Steve Hanker co produced the sessions with the guys. The single will be released by NJ, USA based independent label Nefarious Industries on January 1st, 2013.

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Exclaim! Magazine reviews “Constants & Axioms”

“Vancouver post-hardcore trio Sevens Nines and Tens want you to take five to listen to their new digital single, but we warn you, your spare time may be spent trying to figure out their mathy arrangements.” – Exclaim! Magazine

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2012: Looks like we’re all still here… some words from Kevin Conway

2013 is shaping up to be an amazing year for Nefarious Industries. Two and a half years into this moronic experiment, we’re getting the opportunity to work with a wide array of artists that are all creating incredible and diverse music. We’re proud to be able to continue to bring you guys such a variety of music that you might not have been exposed to otherwise.

Before I delve too deeply into our future plans, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank all of the great bands that we’ve worked with in 2012. So Is The Tongue, Mount Gomery, Tovarish and arbogast all made great records, and we’re proud to have worked along side of them. If you haven’t checked their records out yet, please do so. Also, don’t forget to avail yourself to our free digital sampler here.

Constants and AxiomsNow, onto the new stuff. We’re going to kick off our year with our first ever international release! Seven Nines and Tens from Vancouver will be releasing a digital single through our label on January 1st titled Constants and Axioms/Kemptville. Seven Nines and Tens plays a particularly muscular and brainy brand of post rock that I think you will all enjoy thoroughly. You can get a taste of the single on our digital sampler. We’re happy to be spreading our auditory virus north of the border!

Seven Inches of A Fucking ElephantJanuary 22nd will mark the return of one of our flagship artists, A Fucking Elephant. We’ll be releasing their amazing new 7″, Seven Inches of A Fucking Elephant. Most of you who follow our collective exploits are familiar with this band’s mindfuckery, and I can assure you that this release is a wonderful extension of that. The EP 7″ will be available in limited quantities of yellow and black vinyl, accompanied by stunning artwork from the warped mind of Eric Nyffeler (doe-eyed.com). Pre-Order now to be entered into the raffle for a chance to win a test pressing of this slick 45. The band will be hitting the road hard in January. Check out their tour dates here.

We’ll be spending most of the spring on 2 awesome vinyl releases. The first will be Farmer’s Almanac by East of the Wall. This one holds a special place in my heart because it’s the first record I ever played on, and I have been waiting to have this on vinyl for quite a few years. We don’t have an exact release date for this one yet, but it will be out in time for the band’s spring tour.

Next up will be Goes To Purgatory by Jar’d Loose. If you’re not already familiar, this awesome Chicago band plays a grimy, Am-Rep sort of nastiness that will get your head banging. We’re happy to be releasing Goes To Purgatory on vinyl. Make sure to check them out on tour next month. Dates can be found here.

My band, El Drugstore, will FINALLY release our debut full-length, Plague Ship, this spring. Needless to say, I’m very proud of the songs on this record and I can’t wait for you all to hear them. More release details are forthcoming. In the meantime, check out a demo of the track “Fascinating Underpants” here.

All of the nuttiness that I outlined above is just the beginning of our year. We’ll be releasing a new record from Pigeon (facebook.com/pigeonny) at some point early in 2013. We’ll be making some forays into improvised acoustic world music, as well as free jazz. One of my goals for this label from day one has been to expose whatever followers we have to a ton of music of all styles that they likely wouldn’t have heard otherwise. 2013 is a big step towards achieving that goal.

A big thank you is in order to everyone who has bought a record from one of our bands, or even just came to a show or helped spread the word. Onwards and upwards.

-Kevin

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Seven Nines And Tens To Release New Single “Constants & Axioms/Kemptville” – Metal Underground

Seven Nines and Tens
Vancouver, British Columbia act Seven Nines and Tens will be releasing the new single Constants & Axioms/Kemptville this coming January 1st, 2013 via Nefarious Industries.

To get acquainted with the band’s music, check out the previous album “Habitat 67,” which is available for streaming at this location. Seven Nines and Tens also issued the following announcement last month about recruiting a new member:

Seven Nines and Tens would like to welcome our new guitarist Kerry to the fold! Kerry brings an extensive jazz background to the band along with an impressive collection of boutique effects. Drummer Earl said that we’ve never sounded better after our 2 hour jam last night. After 4 years of being a band this is a cause for ridiculous excitement for us.”

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