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Duotang (band)

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Genres  Indie rock Pop
Labels  Mint Stomp Records
Years active  1995–2001 2014-present
Associated acts  Novillero
Duotang (band) wwwunionlabelgroupcomfiles1508duotangpresss
Origin  Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Albums  New Occupation, Smash the Ships and Raise the Beams, The Cons & The Pros, The Bright Side

Duotang is a Canadian power pop, mod rock & roll duo from Winnipeg, Manitoba composed of Rod Slaughter and Sean Allum.


Duotang (band) Reluctant mods Duotang reunite BeatRoute Magazine


Duotang (band) Spend Boxing Day with Duotang Winnipeg News Winnipeg Sun

Slaughter and Allum began practising together in the summer of 1995. Their respective bands Zen Bungalow and Bovine shared a practice space. They began staying behind to craft their own music.

Duotang (band) Duotang Mint Records

They played a show with the Smugglers which led to a signing with Mint Records in March 1996. They released a 7", entitled The Message July 16, 1996.

Duotang (band) Live Review The Smugglers Pansy Division Groovy Ghoulies

Their first album, Smash the Ships and Raise the Beams was recorded in Vancouver by Darryl Neudorf. It was released August 29, 1996. Their second album, The Cons & The Pros was released May 20, 1998. They then toured Canada with fellow locals, The Weakerthans.

Duotang (band) Duotang Ghosts YouTube

After the tour, Duotang was inactive for a time; Slaughter joined Winnipeg mod band, Novillero in 1999, while Allum attended Creative Communications studies at Winnipeg's Red River College. The pair came back together to release a third full-length album entitled The Bright Side; it was recorded at Private Ear Studios in Winnipeg, Manitoba with Cam Loeppky and released in June 2001.Gauntlet interview an interview with the UCalgary paper, Gauntlet, from 2002 Archived at the Wayback Machine

Duotang (band) Winnipeg bassanddrums duo having a blast revisiting the 3990s

Duotang disbanded after the release of The Bright Side. They reunited briefly in 2006 for the Mint Records Christmas Party.

Duotang (band) Duotang smashes the past to get to something new jaded and elated

After a 13-year hiatus, Slaughter and Allum got together as Duotang to perform shows in Vancouver and Winnipeg in late 2014. The band returned to touring in 2015, and released an album called New Occupation on October 14, 2016 on Montreal's Stomp Records.


  • Smash the Ships and Raise the Beams (1996)
  • The Cons & The Pros (1998)
  • The Bright Side (2001)
  • New Occupation (2016)
  • Compilations

    Duotang (band) Winnipeg bassanddrums duo having a blast revisiting the 3990s
  • Team Mint (1996), Mint Records
  • It's a Team Mint Xmas Vol. 1 (2000), Mint Records
  • Team Mint Volume 2! (2001), Mint Records
  • Somebody Needs A Timeout (2002), Campfirecords
  • It's a Team Mint Xmas Vol. 2 (2004), Mint Records
  • Mint Records Presents the CBC Radio 3 Sessions (2006), Mint Records
  • Taking It To Heart (2016), Treeline Recordings
  • Songs

    Karma Needs to Come AroundNew Occupation · 2016
    Broken RuleThe Cons & The Pros · 1998
    Call Your SideThe Cons & The Pros · 1998


    Duotang (band) Wikipedia

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