Tuesday 27 August 2013


This post's artist is from the July 2013 Mix. This is track #7.

GenresRock / Garage / Punk / Shoegaze / Emo
Related artistsNorth Of America, Holy Fuck, State Champs, The Motes, The Wintersleep,
                        Savant Garde, The Plan and Thrush Hermit.
Country: Halifax, Canada
Years Active: 2005-2006
Song: "Exit Polls"
Album: "Ghost Repeaters"
Year: 2005
For fans of: Despistado, North Of America, Desiderata, Dillinger 4 and Riddle Of Steel.

Much like their previous band North Of America, THE HOLY SHROUD played a very underappreciated style of shoegaze, punk and emo to create a sound that I still call the North Of America-sound. The reason that I use their old band is because of the obvious, they did this style first. But, THE HOLY SHROUD is the culmination of what North Of America was trying to achieve - bouncy yet aggressive garage rock, similar to Riddle Of Steel, especially in the dual-vocal department.

These sassy Canadians only had 2 releases, but if you dig this you can go through all of "North Of America"'s discography. I was lucky enough to see them play with Hot Cross during their 'Fair Trades and Farewells' tour - and THE HOLY SHROUD were as good as Hot Cross! A quick random reference point that I thought of - if you combine some elements from Despistado, Dillinger 4, Hot Cross and Hot Water Music you may have an idea of their sound - or just download the discography or click those youtube links. Listen to "Exit Polls" for a prime example of a sing-along anthem 'we'll find a way'

Click )==>here<==( to download  THE HOLY SHROUD's complete discography in mp3 form.

2005 - Hot Cross Split 7"

2005 -  Ghost Repeaters cd

youtube )))))embedded audio((((( links

(2005) THE HOLY SHROUD - "Exit Polls" (from 'Ghost Repeaters' cd)
(2005) THE HOLY SHROUD - "Calling In Confederate Debts" (from 'Ghost Repeaters' cd) 
(2005) THE HOLY SHROUD - "Clear The Room" (from 'Hot Cross split' 7")
THE HOLY SHROUD out-of-print mp3 discography


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    1. Here you go!

  2. Could ya'll Re up this please. I miss this band a lot. Was lucky enough to catch them years ago. Also lucky enough to see north of america and the plan.

    1. Swoosh! Only 3 days after the initial request post. Upping my game.