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Inor Man 04:50
Peachy Keen 05:28
Panic 07:22
Group Scene 03:37
Cool Stars 05:27
Lights On 00:50
Gospell 04:39
Stave 04:40


A Commemoration of the 2003 Great Northeast Blackout from a Toronto Perspective:

Prelude – Plodding Along
1) Inor Man (D. Hughes) – Just minding our own business

The Blackout Suite (T. Shia)
2) Peachy Keen – Everything is just ducky until it isn’t
3) Panic – Oh we in at least 3 shades of freak out
4) Group Scene – folks hanging out, piling out of subway stations,
directing traffic
5) One Sausage Too Many – The 3 stages of cleaning out your freezer
i) Party ii) Oooh…Gastrohell iii) Release
6) Cool Stars – No light pollution makes for a pretty cool show
7) Scene 2 aka Not so fun anymore – Why do Yorkville Clubs have
power before us?
8) Lights On – Yay? (L. Shia with samples of the WPBE)

Epilogue – Back To Whatever Normal Is
9) All That’s Left (D. Birston) – Tribute to Drew’s mom
10) Gospell (A. Farrugia) – Tribute to the church of illiteracy
11) Stave (C. Gale) – Tribute to Gingers
12) Wayne’s Shorts (T. Shia) – A tribute of s(h)orts…


released October 1, 2015

Produced by the Worst Pop Band Ever:
Tim Shia (booms), Chris Gale (squawks), Adrean Farrugia (plinks), Dafydd Hughes Drew (plonks), LEO37(woojahs), Drew Birston (da bass)

Mixed and Mastered by Garu at Doomed Tunes
Designed and Illustrated by Howie Shia

Tracks 1-8 recorded at Lincoln County Social Club by John Dinsmore
Tracks 9-12 recorded at Slaughterhouse Studios by Mitch Girio

Thanks to our friends and families, but especially: Tania, Hannah, Olivia, Chloe, Sophia P., Amanda, Leo, Oliver, Sophia B., Andree, Max, Jane and Howie.

Special thanks also to the TAC for their generous support, Garu for his sound wizadry, and of course Tom Teitle and the Rex folks for giving the band a home.


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The Worst Pop Band Ever Toronto, Ontario

With influences ranging from Wayne Shorter to Levon Helm to J Dilla, this Toronto based group tries to combine a love of jazz and indie pop. Whether it be blending acoustic bass with turntables or analog synths with the saxophone, the WPBE sets out to twist & bend both originals and covers, straddling genres and butting heads with expectation. The ugly lovechild of Miles Davis & Radiohead. ... more

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