Yesterduh CD launch and Closing Party

24 May 2006 12am - 12am

Mercer Union and Wavelength present a release party for:

Brian Joseph Davis’ Yesterduh CD

Wednesday, May 24th 8:30 PM at Mercer Union, 37 Lisgar St. Toronto, FREE


The CD

For the month of April, artist Brian Joseph Davis ran a recording studio at the Mercer Union artist-run centre.

Passersby were stopped and asked to sing, from memory and with no practice, the Beatles’ Yesterday. Davis then took all the versions recorded and created several different mixes to be released on CD including:

– A mix featuring 60 (!) layered individual tracks of people trying to remember the words to Yesterday.

– A haunting soundscape in collaboration with Japanese musician Aki Onda.

– Several solo versions featuring the most unique and made up lyrics.

All these tracks are available for free downloadfrom the artist’s website at:

A limited edition CD with elaborate packaging will be available for sale. The packaging includes a silk-screened “LP” style sleeve and a metallic ink print poster.

The Event

Entertainment for the evening has been curated by the Wavelength organization. The highlight is a rare performance by Vigilante Justice, the teen hunger force (featuring members of Ninja High School, Pyramid Culture and other bands) that performs early ’90s techno classics a capella. In honour of Yesterduh, they will also be performing a special Beatles “mega-mix.” DJing for the evening courtesy of Giz Nad, K.P. Regina and May 2-4 birthday boy, Jonny Dovercourt.

This event is Free and begins at 8:30PM, Wednesday, May 24th at Mercer Union, 37 Lisgar St.

Media contact: Brian Joseph Davis (416) 588 3168 or

Brian Joseph Davis is a creator of deceptive sound and print projects. Frieze Magazine called his Minima Moralia 7 inch “serious hilarity…joyous and thoughtful”. In 2005 Coach House Books published Portable Altamont, his first collection of writings, which has garnered praise from Spin Magazine for its “elegant, wise-ass rush of truth” and his most recent project was a free album called 10 Banned Albums Burned…Then Played. Exactly as it sounds.

Wavelengthis a weekly pay-what-you-can live music series and monthly magazine focused on the Toronto underground musical and artistic community. Started in 2000, Wavelength continues to be driven by a social conscience, promoting inclusively, equality, civic responsibility, with the aim of encouraging connections between diverse and currently isolated communities.

The Yesterduh CD is a joint publication between Mercer Union and the AGYU.

Back Gallery exhibition: Brian Joseph Davis Yesterduh

(A Co-Presentation with Images Festival)

April 13, 2006 – May 20, 2006