Live @ the Astoria tomorrow night, Georgia Straight interview, Split Cassette w/HERON and more….


We have dusted off some old songs (one of which has never been played live before) for tomorrow night.  We hope to see you there.

I did an interview with the Georgia Straight about our Boxset, Split with Heron, and upcoming 3rd record.


Seven Nines and Tens’ David Cotton on releasing cassettes in a digital age and mixing stoner metal with jazz

Tomorrow night we will have our Cassette Boxset “Satisfy the Faction” for sale in addition to our brand new Split Cassette release with HERON

Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers

We recently recorded our 3rd record at Raincity Recorders w/Matt Roach.  The working title of the record is Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers.

The tracklist is not in order but as follows:

  1.  Sunshine
  2. Edutainment
  3. Fight for Your Right to Partial Relevance
  4. Popular Delusions
  5. Throwing Rocks at Mediocrity

We’ll be announcing a release date asap.  Those fans and followers who always wanted more singing in our sound should be happy with this new recording.

One of the amps we used on the record below:

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Pre-order our boxset!


Thanks to Max Cayer and COUP SUR COUP records for their passion and drive in assembling the pre-order for our cassette box set “Satisfy the Faction 2008-2018.”  You’ll find every note we ever recorded in the set.  In addition we are gathering some old b -sides and live tracks as well.

You can pre-order the set at the bandcamp link below:

Holy hell, did we ever have a blast opening for Boston based prog doomers Elder, on August 10th.  The supporting bands Serial Hawk, Dead Quiet, and Bushwhacker were all stellar as well.


In closing, we are recording our 3rd record “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers” with Matt Roach starting Sept 23, stay tuned – Cotton / Seven Nines & Tens


Satisfy The Faction Boxset

Hey gang, please be advised that pre-orders for our boxset “Satisfy The Faction” will be live on Friday, August 10th.  A huge thank you to COUP SUR COUP RECORDS for making this boxset happen. Their love for our music is a huge inspiration for us.  This pre-order date just happens to be the day we are supporting  Boston progressive rock titans ELDER @the Astoria.  Rounding out the bill are Serial Hawk, Dead Quiet, and Bushwhacker.  Here is the link to the facebook event page:

Elder @ The Astoria August 10th Facebook Event Page


In other news we begin recording our 3rd record “Over Opiated in a Forest of Whispering Speakers” with our boy MATT ROACH in September.  We have been swapping demos amongst ourselves for a few months now.  Every artist says this but our new record is far and away our best material.  Heavier, more streamlined, increasingly memorable, and completely calculated (of course).  The sound we have been making lately is a bit of a departure from the previous material but those of you following our career to this point will see and hear a logical extension of Seven Nines & Tens. We will be debuting the first single from the record soon.

Thanks to Micah Neufeld for taking this shot of us live at Taco Fest 2016!

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Summer 2018

Tons going on in Seven Nines land right now.  I’ve been talking to a really influential American artist about doing a split release.  Although the details are still being ironed out, if we can make it happen it’ll be some of our finest work and an exceptional release.

As it stands now I’m finalizing the release details with Coup Sur Coup records regarding our forthcoming box set “Satisfy the Faction 2008 – 2018.”  We will be having a pre-order for release and it will be live within the next 30 to 45 days.

Until then, don’t sleep on arguably THE show of the summer of 2018:


And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Daves

The 3rd Seven Nines & Tens record is finished being written.  Now we just have to flesh it out at practice.  We chose a title for it too but you’ll have to wait to see what it is.  Speaking of Album #3, the cover is being designed by the legendary Conrad Keely from Texan art-rock legends And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead. Conrad’s music is exceptional and the same goes for his art.  Check it out below:

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Needless to say, I’m expecting the cover of our 3rd album to out of this universe.  Speaking of Conrad / Trail of dead, we were discussing treatment for the cover whereupon I sent him a copy of our forthcoming single “Sunshine.”  He said, “hey, do you still want me to lay something down for you?”  (We had discussed him playing the guitar on a song on the album)  It turns out that he is going to be playing keys on “Sunshine.”  I sent him the song earlier this week so it won’t be long until we have something incredibly beautiful.  Until then  – Cotton

Next show with The Atlas Moth and more….


Our show with Royal Thunder, Pinkish Black, and Owlface was killer.  Alex played his ass off and was a beast behind the kit.  I think the 3 of us were pretty buzzed on the 2 new songs we played “Sunshine” and “Panned Flashes.”

Our next show is supporting Chicago titans The Atlas Moth, Friday, June 1st @ The Astoria.  We may play another new song or two from our upcoming 3rd record.


I received this beautiful Kevin Hufnagel cassette in the mail today from our new label Coup Sur Coup records.  Max from CSC is a gem of a guy and aside from really being jazzed on our music, he’s also producing a killer looking package.  Being labelmates with Kevin (also known for his work with Dysrhythmia and Gorguts) is pretty great if you consider he’s regarded as one of the best modern guitarists.  Our career spanning boxset “Satisfy the Faction 2008 – 2018” will be released in fall 2018.  I may even include some of the songs we did pre Habitat 67 which were never formally released.

Spring 2018

Here are some shots of us recording our new single “Sunshine” at Raincity Recorders.  That room is a beauty.  Get your first glimpse of our new drummer Alex below.  Also pictured is our producer Matt Roach.  Pics by Shane Lange Factotum photography.  We are putting out a cassette boxset on Montreal based Coup Sur Coup records.  All of our recordings from 2011 onwards will be on it.  It’s tentatively titled “Satisfy The Faction.”  We are playing with American contenders Royal Thunder and Pinkish Black @ the Astoria Wednesday, March 29.

January 2018

Max and I had a blast performing on New Year’s Eve at the Rickshaw Theatre.   It was fun to light it up with members of Bison, Black Mountain, Pride Tiger, Needles Pins, and Blackout Lights.  Not to mention our collaboration with the awesome members of The Waning Light.  We had our work cut out for us learning 11 Tragically Hip songs.  The songs we chose were:

  1.  At Transformation
  2. It’s a Good Life if you don’t Weaken
  3. Sharks
  4. The Last Recluse
  5. Cordelia
  6. Little Bones
  7. New Orleans is Sinking
  8. Nautical Disaster
  9. Grace Too
  10. Gift Shop
  11. Bobcaygeon

Here is a pic that was taken of “The Hugh MacLennan’s” by our pal Shane Lange.  You can see Shane’s work at Factotum Photography here.


Now that we are nearly 3 weeks into the New Year it’s time to get back to all business pertaining to Seven Nines & Tens.  Our first show with our new drummer Alex will be supporting awesome American bands Royal Thunder and Pinkish Black, Wednesday, March 28th @ the Astoria.  You can check out the facebook event page here.

Rumor has it that we may be recording a new song soon.  It’s just a rumour for now.  There is no truth to this rumour at all.  None whatsoever.


In a Forest of Whispering Speakers

Max and I will be performing alongside our friends Sage and Mac from the Waning Light on New Year’s Eve.  All performers for the event will be covering songs by the Tragically Hip.  I (Dave) am co-hosting the event and members of Black Mountain, Bison, Needles/Pins, and Pride Tiger will be headlining the event.  All ticket sales will be donated to the Gordon Downie / Chanie Wenjack fund.  We have carefully picked out a killer setlist of old and new Tragically Hip songs to play.  Behold:


I’d like to extend a gigantic thank you to Innovative Music and Arts World for including “Set the Controls for the Heart of the Slums” among their top 30 records from 2017.  You can read their words about the list below:

Sorry if your album/single didn’t make my top 30 AOTY/Singles list (I still love your music). It was a tough decision, but these albums/singles definitely deserved it (in no particular order):

1. Sannhet – “So Numb”
2. Spotlights – “Seismic”
3. The Contortionist – “Clairvoyant” 
4. dälek – “Endangered Philosophies”
5. Sadistik – “Altars”
6. Astralia – “Solstice”
7. arms and sleepers – “Life Is Everywhere”
8. Kristoff Krane – “Kairos, Pt. 1”
9. Mogwai – “Every Country’s Sun”
10. Samoans – “Laika”
11. Quicksand – “Interiors”
12. Aesop Rock – “Bushwick (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)”
13. Nikko Knight – “Darkness (Single)”
14. Chelsea Wolfe – “Hiss Spun”
15. To Destroy A City – “Go Mirage”
16. Nine Inch Nails – “Add Violence”
17. soup – “Remedies”
18. Behind the Shadow Drops – “H a r m o n i c”
19. THiS – “Hoc Est”
20. Onry Ozzborn – “c v p ii d” & “Black Phillip”
21. Sleep Maps – “No More Good Dreams”
22. Seven Nines and Tens – “Set The Controls For The Heart Of The Slums”
23. Living Phantoms – “Memory Palace”
24. And So I Watch You From Afar – “The Endless Shimmering”
25. Citizen – “As You Please”
26. Thavius Beck – “Technol O.G.”
28. Conscious Mindz – “Unplug”
29. Ghostpoet – “Dark Days + Canapes”
30. Gonjasufi – “Mandela Effect”

In closing, cheers to the radio program Rocket From Russia for including us on their most recent episode along with many of our friends and peers based in our home, Vancouver.  The program made a deep dive and played our track “Voir Dire” from our first record “Habit 67”  read all about that below as well:

Episode #250, Lots of Local Music

Hello Hello Hello!

Few months ago I started a Spotify playlist called “Vancouver Punk”. This playlist of local music isn’t limited to punk rock, but limited to what is available in Spotify’s library. The goal of this playlist is to celebrate awesome local music scene we have in Vancouver and to help people discover those great local bands. I already have 150+ bands on the list right now and it keeps growing. Throughout making this playlist I discovered some new bands myself and in the first block of this episode I played those bands – IndicationsNO LIARSThe I In TeamViewMasterLoans and Seven Nines and Tens.

My friends from The Corps got an awesome opening spot for local legends Gob. I did a ticket give away to that show and played their hits.

And the final block features hits by The Greatest SonsShockloadDead End Drive-InOFF BY AN INCH who played a show at The Pub 340.

FRENZAL RHOMB – Cruelty To Animals [Forever Malcolm Young]
INDICATIONS – Frame Error [The Joy of Being Permanently Vacant]
NO LIARS – Animal [The Cause And The Cure]
THE I IN TEAM – London Lullabies [Fallen Not Forgotten]
VIEWMASTER – Caved In [Alternative Classics]
LOANS – Introspect [Self Loaning]
SEVEN NINES AND TENS – Voir Dire [Habitat 67]
GOB – Oh! Ellin [Foot in Mouth Disease]
THE CORPS – The Island [Punkouver, vol. 1]
THE GREATEST SONS – 1982 [We’ll Take The Road]
SHOCKLOAD – Day By Day [Punkouver, vol. 1]
DEAD END DRIVE-IN – When We Get Older [B Movies]
OFF BY AN INCH – Complete Disaster [Demo]
BIG D AND THE KIDS TABLE – Wailing Paddle [Gipsy Hill]

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