Prairie Fires (2011)
Slates’ second release Prairie Fires is a collection of 11 songs influenced by the raw melodies of SST and Dischord records, filtered through the damaged vocal chords of Jawbreaker, the gloom of the Wipers, and the down stroke attack that the Hot Snakes borrowed from Johnny Ramone
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Edmonton, Alberta’s Slates self-titled debut was recorded (mostly) live off the floor to analog tape over 5 days in May 2009, at the Hive Studios in Burnaby, BC by Jesse Gander. Released on vinyl+digital download, their debut record has drawn comparison to Husker Du to the Wipers to early Leatherface and Jawbreaker.