The Roughnotes is a band. What kind of band? They do not know.

Born in the frivolity of the Toronto cityscape, The Roughnotes is composed of Charlie Cohen, Colin Brady, and Jay Chisamore. In the past, it has been formed otherwise but I don't know that that is currently important to our story.

Charlie, AKA CHUCK SMASH, is a mild-mannered audio technician who is rumoured to have alien physiology which allows him to SMASH the forces of both good and evil (his choice of side is mood dependent) necessarily, occasionally unintentionally, and always with the power of a thousand shawarmas.

Colin, the mind and soul, the artiste, the mensch, consistently considers practicing the guitar but instead often opts for pizza, pillows, and Batman comics. Jay, the flatulent, farts out bass lines composed of cheesy toast and beerwithall to the point of vague, ill-wrought perfection. Together they form a laughably menacing unit, with vitriolic tongues and the dance of wet noodles.





An earlier iteration of the band, composed of Colin Brady, Matt Wills, and Paul Pitre, created a dashingly dazzling debut disc in 2014. Under the sheer ferocity of Kensingtone Records' Oliver Meurer's dragon breath and the fickle fecundity of Joseph Straccuzi's knob nibbling, The Lost Cause Chronicles hope to both honour and overbear this initial effort.


With the first of the chronicles already available as a digital release, The Roughnotes are preparing to record the second in September 2020 and press the two to vinyl. By the end 2021, they will have completed up to volume four (if not six) of The Lost Cause Chronicles, at which point they can happily fade into obscurity.





The Roughnotes
And the Lost Cause Chronicles Vol. 1

1. Melita
2. Goodbye Jean
3. Faces
4. This One
5. Electric Marylamb
6. The One That I Want
7. She'll Come Around

Kensingtone Records  /  KR CD 024


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The Roughnotes

1. Lori
2. Winona
3. John
4. The Black Between Your Stars
5. Inside A Box
6. Frozen Brains
7. It's Too Soon
8. Plenty of Mashed Potatoes
(But No Twist & Shout)
9. Ms. Simmons
10. Rome
11. Killing The Muse
12. I Don't Dance
13. All Other Projects Are On Hold
14. A Good Time
15. The Zooter

Kensingtone Records  /  KR CD 015


available on iTunes, Napster, MediaNet, Rhapsody, eMusic, 24/7, Nokia, 7 Digital, Secury Cast, Virgin FR, Verizon, OnMobile US, Telecom Italia S.p.A, MusicLoad, Jesta Digital, Starzik SARL, Juno Records, SendMe Mobile, Dada S.p.A., Amazon Digital Services Inc., FNAC Direct, Fortune Field Investments, Last.fm, Spotifym, Xbox Music, Gracenote, Netville, BMAT Licensing, S.L., uplaya, deezer, blinkbox Music, Myxer, Shazam, Museeka, Qobuz, Myspace, Mufin, one italia, Basepoint Media, Beezik, Catch Media, Aspiro, Vervelife, Omnifone, rDio, Audible Magic, MUZ.RU CJSC, AT&T Mobility, simfy GmbH, REAL Networks, Waymedia, Lda (aka MyWay), YouTube, Inform-mobil, Znak it! aka BuyMyPlaylist.com, Internet Bookshop Italia Srl, Audible Magic, InternetQ SA dba Akazoo and MP Greek, Flipkart, NMusic, Carmel Music, Prisa Digital Inc., mflow (Digital Distribution Network Ltd), Boinc, mSpot Inc., Phononet, Google Music, Neurotic Media, Cricket Communications Inc., Zvooq Limted, Hoopla (Midwest Tapes), JB Hi-Fi, Bloom.FM (Digital Distributution Networks), Zik (Groupe Archambault), Pulselocker, KKBOX, Library Ideas / Freegal, Yala, PCM Technologies, SoundCloud, Mondia Media, Liquid Spins, Tuned Global, Red Touch Media, Yes.FM, iHeartRadio, Touchtunes, BMAT Licensing, S.L., PCM Technologies, BuzzAngle, YouTube Subscription, Facebook, Simfy Africa and Anghami.



The Roughnotes

The Hole I Dug For You

Kensingtone Records  /  KR S 008











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