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New Song! The Bolsheviks

We are excited to finally release a new song.  We wrote this one over the summer, it was born from the cowbell pattern we'd originally written for another song.  That one kinda ran out of steam and was abandoned. The Bolsheviks was created after Isabelle suggested muting the guitar parts on the other track.  Suddenly everything opened up and we had a fresh idea.  I was just fooling around with a keyboard line and the melody instantly came out. At that point we both knew the old idea was done and a completely new song idea was in its place.

Lyrically it's an interesting combination between us, with Isabelle handling the refrain and me taking on the bridge.  We've played at this kind of thing before but it was a lot of fun to come up with the "Dont" section.  Maybe it's my subconscious trying to encapsulate the world of facebook and social media in a song; or maybe not.

Anyway, very pleased to share this today.  It feels like a fresh start for Combine the Vic…

Bob and Ross vs. Real Life Turns Me On (Kreap Backroom Orgy Mix)

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Real Life Turns Me On (Kreap Backroom Orgy Mix) the video features our old cats Bob and Ross.  The two old sisters passed away last year at almost 18 and a half years of age.  As they were relaxing one night on a couple weeks before Bob (the cat on the right) died Isabelle and I took up our camera and filmed them sleeping.  These two were a couple excellent little critters, and this remix is awesome!  Enjoy.

VIDEO: Best Tonight ft. Taya Morrow

We are pleased to present the official video for our song Best Tonight, directed by Wayne Hoecherl, and featuring dancer Taya Morrow.

Filmed on a cold February evening in an underpass beneath the No. 1 Highway in N. Van, we had a very fun shoot with Wayne and his crew of Dan Kozma and Chris Hooper.   Wayne had a concept to utilize the the underpass which he discovered working on a television series earlier that season.  I think the final result is quite striking.  Big thanks to everyone involved in this project!

Best Tonight
Director: Wayne Hoecherl
Camera and editng: Dan Kozma
Key Grip: Chris Hooper

Dancer: Taya Morrow
Hair and Make: Charlene Santaga for Bambu Salon
Fashion stying by Isabelle Dunlop of Isabelle Dunlop Clothing

You can download the song from iTunes
or bandcamp
or stream it on Spotify

Soundtrack to Jane Doe

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I really like how they've used our song, Smoke and Choke in the intro of this short film, Jane Doe, by Katrin Bowen.

MRH





Listen to the full song on Spotify now

Theme song to Records In My Life: Best Tonight

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We've been rather slow at promoting songs from our past album Autonomous but I did finally get around to putting a clip together for our song Best Tonight this weekend.  We had footage of us playing it very early on at the Fox Cabaret, as well as a simple camera on a tripod filming us playing it during the past Rock'n'Roll Marathon in East Van this past October.   Also, back last winter we started making a video with Wayne Hoecherl and dance Taya over in N Vancouver but never really put the final touches to it, so I've kinda appropriated the little promo clip Chris Hooper edited for us into this video as well.  The life of a song on video!

Best Tonight has been used as the opening and closing theme music to the series Records In My Life for the past year.  We though it was time to recognize that and put this clip together to share the full song in video format as well!

We present for your Youtube viewing pleasure "BEST TONIGHT."



Edited by Mark Henning
Footag…

Fashion Show-Live Music Dec 14th at The Fox

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We are really excited to be the musical portion of this event, the Isabelle Dunlop Runway Show at the Fox Cabaret.  The night promises to be a blast, with the evening starting off with the fashion show to be closely followed by a showcase set by Combine the Victorious and a full headline set from the brilliant dance band Terrace.  A special shout out must go out to Leigh Grant for joining us on drums at this show.  He's been a true blessing on the kit, adding so much energy and good vibes.  we are really looking forward to this show!


We'll be performing a brand new song at the show, as well as using our fantastic remix of Real Life Turns Me On for the fashion portion.



And of course you can always catch up on all the Combine the Victorious music on Spotify if you're using that service.


We highly recommend you check out the music of Terrace as well, they have a new album with a lot of great material on it!  Here's a new single from the band.

Cote d'Azur by TERRACE

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Rock n Roll Marathon and Fashion Shows

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We were asked to perform again at this year'sRock n Roll Marathonhere in Vancouver.  Of course we said yes, because who doesn't love waking up for a Sunday 6:30AM load in to play a cold wet stage in the darkened corners of East Van?  (I only half kid about that.) Yes, we will be blasting our songs out to the thousands and thousands of hearty runners who take part in this half marathon.  It's been fun the last couple years so we're looking forward to it.


Even more importantly we have booked a show at the Fox Cabaret for December 14 2016 as part of a full Boutique Empire evening.  To start the night will be an exclusive Isabelle Dunlop Clothing fashion show, with co-operation from David Briker's store Platform, and Erin Templeton Bags.  The fashion show will be followed by a live performance by Combine the Victorious,  who shall be joined onstage by Leigh Grant on drums, and we shall conclude the evening the band Terrace with the dance music of Terrace.  It promises …