VANCOUVER, BC – From the depths of the uncharted wilderness (or is it “wildness”?), Nardwuar the Human Serviette, John Collins, Stephen Hamm, Nick Thomas and Shawn Mrazek, known hereafter as The Evaporators, release 8 new songs in the form of a digital download and coloured vinyl LP, titled Ogopogo Punk!
The Evaporators sing about a lot of things on Ogopogo Punk including: shaving, mohawks & dreadlocks, eating to win, the mythical landlocked BC monster the Ogopogo, Skagit Valley’s Chuckanut Drive and a whole lot more!
Over the past decade The Evaporators have graced stages / halls / living rooms with everyone from Anal Mucus to Sleater-Kinney to the Whack Attack Puppet Show.
“Ogopogo Punk features a cover drawn specifically by cartoonist Peter Bagge (Hate, Neat Stuff) plus full liner notes and, yes, Brother Ali even contributes the last track, giving an ode to the writer of this here ditty, me, Nardwuar. What the hell? Let’s turn the reins over to him:
I've had the pleasure of being interviewed and featured in some of the most incredible publications but the most entertaining and interesting interview i’ve ever had was with the one and only Nardwuar. During our interview he gave me the original program to a Muhammad Ali exhibition fight in Vancouver and several records. First thing I did when I got home from the tour was listen through the records and make a beat from one of them. I ended up recording this song. Doot doola doot doo...
Well gosh, “Doot doo,” Brother Ali! I am honoured! Please keep on rawkin’ in the free world!
Have a good midnite snack!
Nardwuar the Human Serviette
Radio CiTR fM 102
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
released November 15, 2016
John Collins – Guitar, Sitar, Bass
Stephen Hamm – Bass, Organ, Guitar, Vocals
Shawn Mrazek – Drums, Percussion
Nick Thomas – Guitar, Vocals
Nardwuar – Vocals, Organ
Megan Barnes – Vocals on
“Candy” & “We’re in the Teens Now”
MFC Chicken – Saxophone, Vocals on “Chuckanut”
All Songs © 2016 The Evaporators (SOCAN) except: “Candy” by The Rabble (Mike Harris)
Young-Art Music BMI & Brother Ali’s “Nardwuar” song,
Nafsjn Waheedah Music (ASCAP)
Recorded at Nimbus Recording, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Except “Candy” recorded at The Factory, Vancouver, BC, Canada by Sheldon Zaharko
Produced by John Collins for JC/DC Productions, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Mastered by John Golden, Ventura, CA, USA
Cover Drawing by Peter Bagge
Front photo & back cover concept by William R. Jans wrjphoto.com
CD + LP Centres by Peter Bagge
Layout by Randy Iwata for Mint-O-Shank
Special Props to: PJ Crittenden at Dirty Water Records, Keith Parry, CiTR 101.9 fM, The Rabble, Discorder Magazine, Neptoon Records, Keith from Strange Things, Intersections Media, Nimbus Recordings, Joseph P.S
. Klymkiw, Brian Foss, Leora Kornfeld, Mint Records, Ryan Dyck, Robert Catherall, Brenda Gruneau, Marc Coulavin, Jason Margolis, Soraya Tayob, Justin Leigh, Kurt Dahle, Andrew W.K., Rev. Norman, Stephanie Ostler at Devil May Wear, Zulu Records, Anthony Seto at Non-Fiction Design, Grant Lawrence, Susie, Molly, Otis, June, Mike Usinger, The Georgia Straight, CBCRadio3, Tom Harrison, John Mackie, Stuart Derdeyn, Francois Marchand, Vancouver Sun,
Vancouver Province, Bill Baker, Sky, Scott Livingstone, Fred Thorsen, BeatRoute,
Cleopatra Von Flufflestein, Mike at Thrillershop & Brent at Faceplant.