Saturday 4 June 2016


GenresPunk / Hardcore / Post-Hardcore / Emo / Screamo / Emo-violence / Skramz
Related artistsWorst Gift, I Spoke and Bandera.
CountryToronto, Ontario CANADA
Years Active2007-2009
Song: "Darryl Sucks"
Album: "National Wizards of the Century"
Year: 2009
For fans ofI Spoke, Eyelet, To Dream Of Autumn, Saligia, Birthday Boyz, Matsuri, The Holy Shroud, North Of America, O'God The White Whale, Dream Caste, Dispensing Of False Halos, Polina, Logs, Wild Guess, Forget Me Not, Van Johnson and OsoLuna aka PROPER SCREAMO.
Label(s): Itchy Roof Records
This post's artist is from the March 2016 Mix. This is track #6.
You can download: the May Mix#5 right here or get the new June 2016 Mix#6 here.

TONNN was a screamy and jammy Toronto hardcore band with slight jazz and emo-violence leanings. They released a superior EP called 'National Wizards of the Century' in 2008 as well as a progressive 'split 12"LP with Lice'. The former is a rollicking good time with more emphasis on the dual screaming as well as more screamo and hardcore instrumentals.

On 'National Wizards of the Century', the insanely good "Dick Wizard" takes over after the "Intro" track with a bottomless, walking suitcase full of wizardry, riffing and jammy ass tunes not unlike Birthday Boyz. The deep, rolling transition at 42 seconds gets me every time, and leads directly to stop-start North Of America-esque and at 1:45 shit gets ridiculous again with playful riffing that reminds me of Logs and more fantastic screaming. "Darryl Sucks" is another amazing song that trades back and forth screaming right off the bat and even includes a jazzy, trumpet-filled outro. The closer "MODG Key" is very little like the band's other material, or at least it seems that way to me because of the beautifully sung vocals by Suz coupled with the dissonant yet poppy instrumentals. These three songs in particular make the EP more than worth your time.

The final recordings from the band show a wider approach to songwriting with a stronger focus on cohesive songs and a post-hardcore sound with elements of screamo, instead of the other way around. "Dick Wizard II - Dick Journey" is an excellent song and opener, but does pale in comparison to the unreal original "Dick Wizard" from their EP. Regardless, this sequel hits full force after 40 seconds of a muffled movie clip with multiple screams that really remind me of To Dream Of Autumn mixed with The Holy Shroud, I shit you not. At 1:43 there's a sick jazzy section that is reminscent of obscure screamo greats Birthday Boyz would be proud of, followed by the complete disintegration of melody and the song collapses in on itself over the final minute.


Click )==>here<==( to download the band's complete discography in mp3 form.

2008 - National Wizards of the Century EP (stream here)

2009 - Lice split 12"LP (stream here and buy 12" here)


(2008) TONNN - "Dick Wizard" (from 'National Wizards of the Century')

(2008) TONNN - "Darryl Sucks" (from 'National Wizards of the Century')

(2008) TONNN - "MODG Key" (from 'National Wizards of the Century')

(2009) TONNN - "Dick Wizard II - Dick Journey" (from 'Lice' split)

(2009) TONNN - "The Done" (from 'Lice' split)


TONNN out of print mp3 discography download / additional links

(download here)


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