Toronto-based sludge punk group HSY was formed in 2011. Almost two years since their first incarnation and with a full lineup finally in tow, HSY disappeared to the outskirts of the city to record their self-titled debut EP. Harkening to the 80’s post punk vibes of Section 25 and 90’s sludge metal gods The Melvins, HSY crafts the perfect soundtrack for Toronto’s seedy underbelly.

The band’s debut EP was captured by Dean Tzenos and Ian Gomes in an empty, small town church completely cut off from the outside world and released on September 17, 2013 to critical acclaim from the tastemakers such as Pitchfork, Stereogum and Noisey.