Punk has evolved through the years, but there are still few bands that want to keep the garage, raw vibe alive – The Discarded is one of them. The band is back with their new single “Could That Be You,” a catchy and fun track reminiscent of acts such as The Ramones.
Making music, especially loud punky garage music, feels good. Jared Dean and brother Caden Jax drummer figured that out quick. The boys needed something positive to grab on to beyond online gaming, so they grabbed their rocker dad and formed a band. J.P Wasson is best known as the drummer for popular Toronto bands Fifth Column and The Snowdogs, but Caden wanted to drum – so in The Discarded, Dad sings and plays guitar. Jared, Caden and Joel spent their first seven months in their new house learning how live (alone) together, and how to be a band. They learned quickly and, being two thirds impetuous teenagers, recorded their nine song self- titled album in August 2016 at Pro Gold Studios, helmed by the legendary Sir Ian Blurton. The Discarded recorded the whole nine songs in nine and half hours and could have done it quicker if they hadn’t stopped to eat or broken a string. That’s rock n’ roll and nothing feels better.
“Could That Be You was the first song I wrote with the band and it came together very quickly” explains Wasson of the song. “Over the previous months, the boys’ mother and I had divorced. This song is about looking forward and what qualities you’d like a person to have in a new relationship. And ultimately wondering if that person you are seeing is that type of person.”