Once upon the late 1990s, before the internet made the world a smaller place, in the isolation of a tiny mining town called Kirkland Lake, a group of kids got together and called themselves The Deefons. Shane came from Swank and Cragmatic Pope. YeTI, Ty and Marco came from Harem. They were named for the family of imaginary friends that one member had as a child. The imaginary Deefons lived in a pile of hay down the alley sometime in the early 1980s. The musical Deefons recorded two albums. "Clippings From The Edge of The Road" was recorded in August 1998 in a small basement studio using the $1200 they had made playing in a bar before the most of them were old enough to be there. "Sunset" was recorded by Ryan (of Cragmatic Pope and Groundstate) in his basement in August 1999 with a 4-track and a couple of Pentium (1) computers. Since 2009 much of their music has been available for free online.
Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
YeTI : Bass, Guitar
Tyler Tessier: Guitar, Bass
Marc Milot: Drums (Clippings)
Ben Gardiner: Drums (Sunset)
Jen McLenaghan: Keyboards/Vocals (Clippings)
Hugh Dogg: Live Keys/contributing songwriter (Sunset era)
The Theme Song (Instrumental)
Meant to sound like cartoon theme song. Was the theme for Ronnie Rodent's morning show on pirate radio station Radio Xanadu in the UK.
Two Sides To Every Face
Spent a couple of weeks in the KIAC big 50, first song played on Dungeon Radio, featured on Ronnie Rodent's best of 2009 broadcast part 1, and recently featured on Campground Pirate Radio. See side bar to check out broadcast.
Hardcore Love Song
The song with the girl singing. Made it to semi-final in 2009 Year of the Indie open song contest in Punk\Emo\Ska. Much dirty sexy love to anyone who voted for it.
Just tell the truth about what's inside and you will find.
Steak and Potatoes
My teenage angst at full tilt and as far as I know the only song of ours to be covered. Check out Hazymind’s live cover here: https://soundcloud.com/user-930667564/deefons-cover-live
Mid-tempo power pop. Originally recorded by Cragmatic Pope in 1996.
Don't throw your heart away cuz you might need it for someday when someone comes along who understands.
Written for high school sweetheart.
The Death of Cool
Cool is a four letter word.
Today's The Day
IT'S MORPHIN TIME BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Found a video made by DragonRanger with Power Rangers footage. We didn't have anything to do with making it (besides the music of course) but we think it's badass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYUyKx2rSEs
Tits Underwater (Instrumental)
Wild Turkeys (Turkey Trilogy part 1)
A song about killer turkeys.
Wild People (Turkey Trilogy part 2)
The events of Wild Turkeys (part 1) from the turkey's point of view.
Original recording August 1999, remixed sept. 2009.
Circus themed pop punk with improvised lyrics about horny elephants, self exposing clowns and bears with giant balls. I said motherfucker get down!
Carlo's Cockring (Instrumental)
Your Friends Don't Know Me (Instrumental)
From Sunset recorded 1999
1/29/2009 10:55:49 AM
Hey guys, we dig your stuff, good to see all the songs up now too!
1/26/2009 12:16:16 PM
Thanks for the tip on the ChewToy song!
I re-upped it and am listening now, so it does work!
I appreciate the heads-up!
1/22/2009 8:01:26 PM
Where on earth did all the songs go ? ... Glad they are still up for streamin ... I'm really enjoying my sit ... really cool stuff ... Just now got up to "Carpet World" ... and digging the sound ... Hell they're all pretty good ... Right now I'm diggin' "Shlong" ... how cool is that ? ... oh I'm supposed to be answering not asking questions here ...
I'm definitely comin' back here ...
See ya soon !
1/22/2009 4:23:50 PM
Ha ! ... sorry about that ... I was just making a mental note to myself to get back here and check out your stuff when I could give it a serious listen ... guess I accidentally typed my mental note ... (actually it was a failed attempt at warped humor) ... :)
Just saw you showing up on the blogs and thought I'd tip toe over and have a good listen ... which, right now I have to go out for a bit ... but when I return this is my first stop ... until then ... have a great evening !
1/22/2009 9:19:57 AM
I'll be back when I have time to be proper ... or at the proper time ... or in the proper proper ... until then ....
1/10/2009 5:57:42 PM
Love hearing the Deefons!
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