If you’re a fan of lo-fi records from western Canada over the past few years, then you probably know about Lethbridge, AB independent label Mammoth Cave Recording Co. Mammoth Cave has been putting out tonnes of amazing 7-inch singles and EPs, including their “Bloodstains” series. Each record in this series represents a Canadian province and features short, original songs written by bands from that province and (loosely) about that province… in a minute or less. So far, Mammoth Cave has released comps for Alberta, BC and Ontario. Coming next month is Bloodstains Across The Prairies, which gives one side of the record to Saskatchewan and the other to Manitoba.
One of the bands featured on the Saskatchewan side is Saskatoon garage-pop-punk band Haunted Souls. Originally started as a bedroom project of Auld Beak drummer Aaron Scholz, the band also features Pearson frontman Will Robbins, as well as former members of Mechanical Separation and From Chimpan-A to Chimpan-Z. The band penned a 54-second opus called “Hairy Prairie” for the Bloodstains compilation, which can be downloaded for free from their Bandcamp page. Have a little listen to the tune below: