We’re barfing with excitement that samual shanahoy invited us to have our Hand Pies music vid screened as a trailer the world premier of Queen Bee Empire. Vancouver queermos: don’t even think about being anywhere other than the Rio Theatre on Thursday April 10th. Dreamy!

hey all,if you’re looking for something to do or listen in to,  some of us are pulling an all nighter at ckdu! midnight till 10 am tomorrow.root rot & 4-lom are playing live on air, & maybe half/read. this 4-lom’s last show (I think) because our dear george is leaving for nfld.also elly is “djing” sometime & will be likely be playing an alternating mix of her favourite dystopia & weakerthans songs. listen online - http://www.ckdu.ca/

hey all,
if you’re looking for something to do or listen in to,  some of us are pulling an all nighter at ckdu! midnight till 10 am tomorrow.
root rot & 4-lom are playing live on air, & maybe half/read. this 4-lom’s last show (I think) because our dear george is leaving for nfld.
also elly is “djing” sometime & will be likely be playing an alternating mix of her favourite dystopia & weakerthans songs.
listen online - http://www.ckdu.ca/

Content warning: themes of sex, food and eating.

HAND PIES LYRICS:

bodies that come, bodies that gush
when they’re fucked so good
in the back or in the front
in the ass or in the cunt
when they rub + they hump
when they moan + they grunt
talk to me sweet thing
come on tell me what you want

sit on my face & rock your hips
I want it all against my lips
drag your nails hard down my back 
& put your hands under my ass

limp wrists raised fists 
fuck queer to resist
limp wrists raised fists 
queer bodies resist

flip me over it’s my turn now
I’ll guide your hand & show you how
to make me come cause I’m not broken
fuck me babe like you know it’s a sin

limp wrists raised fists 
fuck queer to resist
limp wrists raised fists 
queer bodies resist

1 2 3 4 
slip your fingers in my hole

push me up against the wall
one hand around my throat
the other up to the knuckles
in my hot wet flesh
fill me up with your fist
now get down on your knees
and suck me like this

limp wrists raised fists 
fuck queer to resist
limp wrists raised fists 
queer bodies resist

ABOUT THIS VIDEO: 
The following statement addresses violence in the context of sex and systemic oppression.

We’re pumped to put Hand Pies out into the world. It’s about delicious, raunchy, consensual sex between queer and trans folks, which is something that needs to be represented more in media, both mainstream and underground. The lyrics were written by trans and cis women but are generally non-gender-specific. When we mention body parts we use words we consider empowering.

The representation of shameless queer & trans sexuality is powerful and necessary. We used food as a pretty obvious symbol for sex, cause food is sexy and good sex is delicious. The video was so fun to make. We put out an open call on DIY Halifax for folks to come take part. For some of us in the band, it felt amazing to be silly and sexual in ways we might not have felt comfortable being before, whether because we face queerphobia and transphobia, because we deal with body shame and histories of disordered eating, or because we’re getting comfortable with sex and desire in ways that are new. In any case, getting consensually sexy with our friends and our food felt amazing. It felt like a big fuck off to the oppressive, heteronormative, cissexist, body shaming culture we live in.

We also recognize our representations of shameless queer & trans sexuality are limited. We embody a privileged demographic of queer and trans communities. We want to be accountable to this. These privileges are real, and we recognize they make our transgressions from oppressive norms immensely easier.

It’s easier in a fat-phobic, body-shaming society for us as thin people to eat food in a shameless way. And as (temporarily) able-bodied people, we don’t have to deal with the patronizing, oppressive assumptions of asexuality that people with disabilities face in an ableist society. White privilege means we’re not constructed as animalistically sexual, as rape-able and disposable in the ways people of colour and particularly women of colour and queer and trans people of colour are in this misogynistic, transphobic, heteronormative, white-supremacist society.

The participation of the folks in the video was supported by the same systemic privilege and oppression as was ours. The Halifax punk community, and we would say most punk scenes in Canada and the US, tend to be predominantly white and unwelcoming to people of colour, either because they’re structured around the privileged experiences of white punks, or because white punks in the scene are explicitly racist, or both. The same goes for queer scenes, in Halifax and elsewhere. The exclusionary nature of punk and queer scenes has been written about by many rad and critical queer and punk people of colour, by fat queers, by queers with disabilities, and by many other radical people who see how somewhat subversive scenes can reproduce much of the same oppressive shit as the mainstream. This is something we read about, talk about, and think about a lot.

We want to create powerful, positive art. We also want to be open to criticisms about the things we create, and connect with folks who want to do the same. If you’d like to share your thoughts, you can get in touch with us at eekumseekumhfxATgmailDOTcom.

CREDITS:

Directed by Eekum Seekum. Shot by Beck Glimer-Osborne. Edited by Emily Davidson. Photos by Lucky.  Big thanks to all our pals who helped out on this project. 

HAND PIES music video coming soon!
HFX queer punx: come on over for a little music video release party on Saturday March 15 at 7 PM. Jelly donuts and hand pies will be served. At Elly’s new place. Email eekumseekumhfx@gmail.com if you wanna come but don’t know the address.

HAND PIES music video coming soon!

HFX queer punx: come on over for a little music video release party on Saturday March 15 at 7 PM. Jelly donuts and hand pies will be served. At Elly’s new place. Email eekumseekumhfx@gmail.com if you wanna come but don’t know the address.

IMPRESSED! Kostas sent us this picture today. Euro release of Glitter Bomb is just around the corner.

IMPRESSED! Kostas sent us this picture today. Euro release of Glitter Bomb is just around the corner.

digitaldenial:

Harbour Water also includes electric punx making music, of course.

Here are a few selected images featuring a few of the bands that played, and some of those who rocked out while they were playing. It all took place at one of the shows that weekend at Shake It! Dance Studio, this past spring in Halifax.

(as a result of me being somewhat forgetful, I could originally only name the first band pictured, Eekum Seekum. But my friend Prunellavulgaris tells me that the second band is called Riot Porn, and the third is called Half Read. I suspect that you could find out a way to listen to all three of them, if you go to www.diyhalifax.ca. Might have to search a bit, but it’s totally worth it.) 

(the rest of the images from this roll are available for your viewing pleasure here, as always.)

this was the best show we’ve played. thank you dandy for lovely photos as always!

ffaannggrrll:

Eekum Seekum- Pink Dollar$

Queer, trans and feminist punk band from Halifax, Nova Scotia.

On first listen, Eekum Seekum may come across as a bit straight forward in terms of punk. They’re loud, abrasive and shouty. This is the sort of band that I know would be a blast to see live. However, once you realize what they’re singing about, you’ll understand their importance.

Each song on their tape, Glitter Bomb, has its own outstanding message. “Pink Dollar$” is against those seeking to make a profit from the LGBTQ community. It gets personal on “A.Smith”, which I was immediately drawn to by name but revealed itself as a somber ode to a lost friend. “Take Care/Watch Out” is essentially a big fuck off to the idea of being taught to protect ourselves rather than teaching others not to harm.

Essentially, these four have a lot to say, and what better a platform than to be loud about it?

thank you kindly <3

hey folks! our buds in europe are fundraising to re release our demo tape onto 7”. the record will come out regardless in the spring of 2014 but this little fundraiser will help speed up the process. think of it like a pre order?
the little write up from sanna also warms our silly hearts <3
feel free to spread the link around. it’s super appreciated!

talk soon.
xoxo eekums

courtneytrouble:

Out today on DVD: TRANS GRRRLS: REVOLUTION PORN STYLE NOW!

Borrowing the iconic language of the riot grrrls, Courtney Trouble is making a serious statement with this punk rock porno: trans women belong, and should be forefront, in this here feminist porn movement.

All politics aside, this film is a smoking hot two and a half hours of making out, heavy petting, playful kink, strap-ons, oral, anal, fisting, public sex, squirting, laughter – and even a little bit of love.

TROUBLEfilms hopes to add to the growing library of alternative trans porn available to the queer community, as well as show the mainstream world what can, and will, be done to improve the genre.

BIG TUMBLR SECRET!

I am taking $5 off the cost of the Trans Grrrls: Revolution Porn Style Now! DVD for my darling Tumblr Queers. use the code TUMBLR5 at checkout at http://transgrrrls.com/buy

You can share this code with your friends, please re-post this! But encourage them to follow me in Tumblr so they can see my secret sales for themselves!

Can’t wait to see this! Especially because the trailer features an Aunty Panty song what?!? http://transgrrrls.com/trailer-2/

(We&#8217;re not playing this but folks in Hali should definitely come out! You won&#8217;t want to miss this.)FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013 @ Creighton Manor (2084 Creighton St.)WEED THIEF PRIMARY STRESS 4-LOM 3$ / doors @ 7:30 / show up on time! / no dogs / all ages

(We’re not playing this but folks in Hali should definitely come out! You won’t want to miss this.)

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22ND, 2013
@ Creighton Manor (2084 Creighton St.)

WEED THIEF
PRIMARY STRESS
4-LOM


3$ / doors @ 7:30 / show up on time! / no dogs / all ages