Cursed Arrows - Influence + Inspiration traces the origins and ideas behind each of our musical releases in chronological order.
In Episode #1, we discuss 2007's full-length album, Knives Are Falling From The Sky. Our son Fox joins us as we explain some of the stories behind the songs, share intimate behind-the-scenes photos, and enjoy some very sweet moments as a family of musicians.
You can just as easily listen to it, podcast-style, as you go about your tasks - but be warned that it might be difficult to look away from Fox's adorable little face.
Here are some reviews of our first album:
"Beefy, sludgy guitars that not so subtly allude to Nirvana at its messiest or Sebadoh at its most stoned." ~Aversion (US)
"A sound that effectively marries Lightning Dust with The Melvins...valiant attempt at a post-grunge masterpiece." ~ Eye Weekly (Canada)
"...punchy rock and roll. Somewhat following in the footsteps of everyone’s favorite rock duo The White Stripes...And dare I say they give the Stripes a run for their money." ~The Red Alert (US)
"Stark, emotion-drenched post-punk." ~ Within Earshot (Canada)
Part concert film, part road movie, part art film. Far from chronological, the film reveals, unveils, seduces, induces, shifts, shimmies, and shimmers across time. Intimate home videos combined with poetry, interviews and eclectic footage spanning 15 years. Shot by the band and those closest to them, this semi-autobiographical movie creates an avant-garde portrait of a band, a married couple, and their ethos.
Song list: Headstone (partial) Say No To Johnny (instrumental) Meat Heart (live) Say No To Johnny (live) Stolen Sex Tapes Heart Shaped Box (partial live) Tourette's (partial live) Oh, Sister (partial live) Femme Fatale (partial live) Free Money (partial live) Blueprint (partial live) White Rabbit (partial live) Children of the Grave (partial live) Caribou (partial live) Trust Us (live) Poisonbelly (partial live) Bottom of the Hole Liquor Store Basement Little Girl Blue (demo live) Devil's Weed Busy Skies Who Do You Kill (live acoustic) Death Rattle Blues (partial live) Run Forever (partial live) Fleet Street The Destructor (partial live) Little Girl Blue (partial live) Publicity (partial live) Manic Death (partial live) Headstone Saviour's Son (live acoustic) Unfortunate Few (live) Liquor Store Basement pt. 2 Sad Fucks Miscarry You (live) Blacked Out STOLEN SEX TAPES a Digital "film" by Cursed Arrows BARDOS (Cursed Arrows) is Pinky Bardo (Jackie Stanley) + Fox Killdeer (Ryan Stanley) Edited by Jackie Stanley With additional footage by Christopher Winston Curpen Director of Photography Jackie Stanley Soundtrack by Bardos/Cursed Arrows Primary Post-Production Facility Aluminum Monster Productions Post Production Sound Ryan Stanley Additional camera - live performances Christopher Winston Curpen (Winnipeg Natural Cycle show 08/14/14) Gary Garrick (Winnipeg Garrick Hotel show 8/30/14) Lynn Rafter (Toronto Horseshoe Tavern show 04/25/13) Mitch Fillion - Brian Wirth (Caledonia Southern Souls shoot 01/28/13) (Hamilton Southern Souls shoot 09/05/10) Paul Copoc (Hamilton Homegrown show 10/10/12) Ryan Patey (Halifax T.O.F.U. Tour show 08/12/11) Noisography (Halifax Gus' Pub show 08/05/11) The Untold City (Toronto Silver Dollar show 05/27/10) Dan Gorman (Toronto Rancho Relaxo show 04/17/10) Paul Duchenay (Brantford Ford Plant show 08/08/09) + More kind souls, known only by their avatars, who uploaded videos of our shows! Additional audio/video Steph Clattenburg - Sahar Yousefi (Play Your Gender interview 2014) Christopher Winston Curpen (Winnipeg Natural Cycle conversation 2014) Aaron Levy (CIVL interview 2014) Rogers Television (Studio 20 live performance and interview 2012) (Ryan Stanley live performance footage 2004) Ryan Delehanty (Bourbon Jungle radio interview 2011) (AMI Poptalk radio interview 2012) Omar Husain - Nav Pall (CJLO Hooked on Sonics interview 2011) Rob McKenna (Sound FM interview 2011) Exclaim! TV (Live performance 2011) Al Munstero (Crystal Crescent Beach interview 2011) Steve McGregor (Vermicious Knid footage 2001) Camera Assistants Paul Copoc Al Munstero We are thankful for everyone who has filmed us performing, conducted interviews, played our music on campus radio, bought and reviewed our albums, and those who promoted, volunteered at, and attended the shows. THANK YOU. ©2015 Cursed Arrows / Bardos (SOCAN) Aluminum Monster Productions