Sunday, November 28, 2010


GAY/ WHITE SUEDE 7” - Now available

from Pleasence Records.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Observatory - 5th Anniversary Edition

2010 marks the 5th Anniversary of Observatory's first (and currently, only) full length release. To celebrate, we are releasing a FREE download with a bit of a re-organization of the track listing. Download it now!!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Buy Stuff Here

Please let me know what you want to purchase, by emailing me here. We do accept PayPal.

(erg029) OBSERVATORY / BLUIGLOOS - Text / All the Rage Split - $5
(erg026) THE VAGUE ACCOUNTANTS - Mellow1 Single - $6
(erg012) HEY! DEATH? - Ze Bastard synthetics EP - $10
(erg009) OBSERVATORY - Observatory - $10
(erg006) OBSERVATORY - Danger in the Drowse/Audit of James Single - $6
(LDCK08CD) LEGIONNAIRE'S DISEASE - A Chatham Kent Indie Compilation - $15 (Includes Tracks from Underwater Solitaire & Observatory)

2010 Effortless Records Logo Hoodie (black) (M/L/XL) - $40
2010 Effortless Records Logo T-Shirt (black/white) (M/L/XL) - $20

Effortless Records - 2009 Logo Sticker - $ FREE
Effortless Records - Keith Smith YellowTeddyBear Sticker - $ FREE
Observatory - Secrets or MemoryMan Sticker - $ FREE

Please let me know what you want to purchase, by emailing me here.
We do accept PayPal. A small shipping charge will be added to your total.

Sunday, August 15, 2010



New Release: Observatory / BluIgloos Split Single


Found my Sam Roberts Autograph!

Summer Days....

Not much to report. The Studio is busy, despite many technical glitches. 2 weeks ago the main data drive blew. (The one with ALL the recordings on it). Through luck and minor technical wizardry, I was able to save everything. Fast forward a week after that, during a mastering session with Hey! Death?, Cam and myself watched helplessly as the other drive followed suit. That one - could not be saved.

Luckily, no recordings were lost. Just time. Lots of time was lost. We were able to borrow Kyle's rig from ITA Studio 2, which saved the Gay's 3 day recording session. Yay!

Recent studio visitors include Gay, Hey! Death?, Observatory, The Exotic Pets, and The BluIgloos. So much recording - still with nothing being close to a release. I know it's only rock and roll - but I like it.

Updated: Studio Page

I think this summer has been pretty shitty.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Observatory vs. Mod Cloth!

Astral Grenades was selected to be in the background of this Mod Cloth promo video!!!

What's going on at Effortless... (Rumor Mill)

A little update on some of the going(s) on around here...

1. Yes - the place is for sale. I have no idea what will happen, but I'm also not too worried. I don't like the expense of the place - and I can find a better deal elsewhere, if need be.

2. The Exotic Pets have been in studio a fair amount...

3. The Gays are still working on their project...

4. The Hey! Death? project may be back on the table...

5. Observatory's "Secrets of Memory Man" may be back on the table...

6. An Observatory song has been chosen as part of a fashion project... I have no details at this time.

7. Gear has been sold.

8. Some geer has been purchased.

9. The Studio still has no name - but is for sale - doh!

All around, it's been an Effortless Summer - for better or worse.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

What's that Dude Play?

Check this site out! A great resource on Effects Pedals.

Monday, May 31, 2010

The Exotic Pets

Effortless Records Welcomes - The Exotic Pets!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Just about all moved in...

Almost all moved into the new space. Effortless Records has relocated again, for a 4th, and hopefully for a long while - final time. New studio space is pretty decent - no control room, but a good amount of room. Look here soon for new news, and the unveiling of the new studio name.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Projects coming down the pipe...

Winding down the days at the hallowed "House of Bleen / House of Miraculous Recovery". Effortless Records promises a few release from "the House" though they may not be out before the move. Observatory's next release is right around the corner, as well as a surprise release involving them. Check back soon!

Monday, April 5, 2010

Another Re-location

We've had a few noise issues with some neighbors that limits when we can and can't play and record music, so I've bought a house that should remedy most of that. The new studio space will be bigger and better than ever.

Hoping to have the new studio up and running for June 2010.

Please check back for updates.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Check out AudioGeekZine.Com

A recording blog I kind of like, check it out!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

March/April Show listings in Chatham Kent

List Courtesy of The Chatham Music Archive

Mar 09 (Tues) – Julie Ross Open Mic Night – Elephants Nest
Mar 11 (Thurs) – Sarah Hiltz @ Studio One Cultural Centre
Mar 12 (Fri) – Brooke Nicholls @ Kiwanis Theatre $25
Mar 13 (Sat) – ASHES OF SOMA, 7th Reign @ Encore $10 All Ages 6pm
Mar 13 (Sat) – Tom Lockwood / Jaimee Paul @ Cultural Centre $25
Mar 16 (Tues) – Julie Ross Open Mic Night @ Elephants Nest
Mar 18 (Thurs) – Tony Meriano Tribute Show – Various Artists @ Encore
Mar 20 (Sat) – Crash Karma, The GMUS, Southwest Dirt @ Encore
Mar 23 (Tues) – Julie Ross Open Mic Night – Elephants Nest
Mar 26 (Fri) – Ken Crone Trio & guest @ Studio One Cultural Centre
Mar 26-27 (Fri-Sat) – BLUTONIUM @ THE JAZZBAH
Mar 30 (Tues) – Julie Ross Open Mic Night– Elephants Nest

April 2,3 (Fri-Sat) – The Shake @ Jazzbah King St. W. Chatham
April 10 (Sat) – Jade Lester CD Release party @ Kiwanis Theatre
April 23 (Fri) - KEN CRONE TRIO (Jazz) @ Chatham Cultural Centre
April 23-24 (Fri-Sat) – BLUTONIUM @ THE JAZZBAH

May 7,8 (Fri-Sat) – The Shake @ Jazzbah King St. W. Chatham
May 29 (Sat) – CK GUITAR SUMMIT (Host T. Lockwood) @ KIWANIS

Monday, March 8, 2010


Check out Some excellent studio tips from "Big Al's" blog. Big Al is one of the producers and stars of one of my favorite pod casts... PSN or Project Studio Network.

Circus Devils: A Riot of Gold Teeth

Robert Pollard and the Tobias brothers have released "A Riot of Gold Teeth" which is a greatest hits of Circus Devils music from 2001 to 2010. So far the reviews are good! Check the Circus Devil's web site for more information.