In honour of our friend Todd Simko, we are making available a free download of the last song he ever performed on as the guitarist in Pure: So West Coast.
We recorded this song back in 2010 at the Boutique Empire studio as a bit of an experiment. Joined by the wonderfully talented Juice and Misty of the Yoko Casionos on drums and bass respectively, Jordy Birch, Todd and I all got together for a fun-filled afternoon of music. The song came together in just a few takes and then we did the usual overdubs of vocals and percussion. Everything went quickly and easily, it was probably one of the smoothest Pure recording sessions we'd ever had! (Big thanks once again to Juice and Misty for helping that vibe!) The result is the track you can hear below, which was recently remixed by none other than John Webster (the same guy who'd mixed Generation Six Pack and recorded the initial demos that got Pure signed to Reprise Records back in the 90's).
Please feel free to download and share this song, we'd be happy to have Todd's work remembered by as many people as possible. Also remember to join us on May 10th & 11th for a mini Pure reunion at the "A Change of Frequency" festival in New Westminster at the Columbia.
Thanks for checking it out,