The Flatliners

The Flatliners

The Flatliners were making music together before they were old enough to drive a car. Before they were old enough to buy alcohol they had already released two albums: 2005's Destroy to Create (Stomp Records) and their 2007 Fat Wreck debut The Great Awake. Since then this Toronto-based four piece have toured the world enough to make even the most road-savvy bands homesick.

With an impressive road resume that boasts tours along side punk icons like NOFX and Bad Religion, The Flatliners continue to mature and progress, an evolution obvious on their new Fat 7" Cynics. "We usually catch ourselves writing parts that may be a bit more challenging to play at first, but we're up to it. We're constantly trying to be better at our respective instruments and keep things interesting for ourselves. That's the fun part of writing your own songs. You can do whatever the hell you want." said singer Chris Cresswell. Recorded again by Steve Rizun at Drive Studios, who has worked with the band on all previous releases, the three songs on Cynics are sure to impress and intrigue old fans and new listeners alike. And with cover art by Richard Minino (Horesbites) you can be sure it will look just as good as it sounds.

It seems all the hard work has paid off as The Flatliners will head out on tour again this year in support of Cynics, and soon their third full length album Cavalcade (April 13, 2010 via Fat Wreck) with a handful of American dates, their first trip to Australia, their fourth trip to Europe/UK, and a stint on this summer's Warped Tour. "It's funny to think that this has become our lives." says Cresswell, but that seems to be exactly what's happened and with a new full length slated for 2010 The Flatliners show no signs of slowing down.

Pkew Pkew Pkew (Gunshots)

I told them that I needed them to send me a band bio for the website. What they sent me instead was, as far as I could tell, just a description of what they did for the rest of the day. Here it is:

“So, we were working on “Mid 20’s Skateboarder (I Hope I Don’t Get Hurt)”, and we got pretty fuckin’ excited, so we hit The Beer Store and then headed out to the skate park in the Toronto Beaches. It was a nice day, but school was out, so the place was packed with children and we got scared ‘cuz we had a lot of beers with us and we didn’t feel like making fools of ourselves in front of those judgy little bastards. We did what any mature adults would do when faced with such a problem and got real drunk and waited until it was dark out and there was nobody around. Things were going okay at first but then we got ourselves into the pool and Jon went down. Broken arm. We dropped him off at the hospital…he thinks he’ll be able to start working again soon!”

That’s probably the best response I’ll get out of them regarding a bio, and I’m just realizing that maybe this is the best way to describe them. Drunk, impulsive, and desperate to have fun at any cost.

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