Mar. 13, 2013 - Issue #908: In Your Face
What began as a few beer-fuelled jam sessions between friends became the inception of a new hard-hitting thrash entity on the Saskatchewan prairies.
During the five-year hiatus of the now-disbanded hardcore outfit DFA, vocalist Mike Lefebvre, got together with friend Adam Graves—no longer in the group due to conflicting professional obligations—and began casually writing songs in 2008. Before long they began combing the local scene for other musicians to join in. Lefebvre quickly rounded up a lineup with experience varying from reggae to metal and a new band, now known as Rehashed, took shape. Gigs began to mount around its home base of Saskatoon, as well as further afield. Connections were built with other acts and shows were traded amongst the bands' respective home cities, which has now led to Rehashed releasing a split seven inch with Wake from Calgary.
"It just kind of came out of nothing; just out of hanging out and playing some of these songs that Graves had written, and then it just kind of snowballed from that," notes Lefebvre, who for a time was balancing not only Rehashed, but also a newly resurrected DFA and the band Poser Disposer.
With the exception of Lefebvre's connection to the others in the group, none of the other members had any experience working with one another, which Lefebvre jokes was probably for the best, as everyone was on their best behaviour for the first six months or so. Despite varying music tastes and experiences in their respective scenes, the band members bonded over a shared appreciation for acts like NOFX, '90s skate punk and Slayer.
"Everybody has pretty eclectic tastes that's for sure, but it doesn't rear its head that much ... you don't really want to start mixing in things like funk with punk and metal. It's happened before with less-than-great results," Lefebvre notes, adding the band plans to get back in the studio once its current tour has wrapped up, channeling its already extensive song catalogue into a full-length album by the end of the year.
Sat, Mar 16 (8:30 pm)
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