Monday, September 15, 2008

The Nils & The Sad, Sad Story Of Alex Soria



















AT THE REQUEST OF CARLOS SORIA AND NILS MANAGER NIKO STASH, I'M REMOVING THE LINKS FROM THIS POST.  PLEASE VISIT THEM AT http://vampirefreaks.com/The_Nils

Alex Soria was just twelve years old, when he started The Nils in Montreal with his older brother Carlos, in 1978. In 1983 one of their songs appears on the BYO compilation, Something To Believe In. In 1984, two more songs appear on the Primitive Air Raid: Montreal comp.

By 1985, they record their first EP, Sell Out Young. Paisley comes out the following year. In 1987, they release their debut LP.



By the end of the decade, The Nils will have been at the forefront of a revolution in pop-punk that included contemporaries like The Replacements and Hüsker Dü, whose leader Bob Mould would become a charter member of their fan club.



















Often cited as "Canada's Paul Westerberg", Alex Soria was a gifted songwriter. But his talents never got the proper exposure because they were signed to Rock Hotel, a division of Profile Records (of Run-DMC fame). Profile was reportedly making loads of money; Rock Hotel was designed to lose it. RH head Chris Williamson bought The Nils equipment and told them they'd be opening for various bands. Nothing materialized. Williamson is later described as a "dickhead" by people who were involved in the project.

Carlos Soria later reminisces that people told them not to sign with Rock Hotel. But they'd already been playing for ten years and this was the only offer they got.

Still, once the record comes out, there is a buzz about the band. They tour the U.S. East and West Coasts, earning influential fans along the way (including the aforementioned Hüsker Dü, Paul Westerberg and Soul Asylum in Minneapolis). Things are looking up. But not for long.

The Nils return home. During one concert, Chris Williamson shows up. Rock Hotel had checked out: the company went out of business. Williamson is there to reclaim them equipment he bought for them. This is the beginning of the downward spiral of Alex Soria.

Carlos would accept an offer to play with MIA in California, leaving the younger Soria in Montreal. Alex eventually strikes a relationship with an older woman named Karen, who was once the girlfriend of Dave Rosenberg of The Chromosomes. Karen and Rosenberg were both junkies: it would only be a matter of time before Alex joins that dubious crowd.

Karen mothers him for ten years. But when she splits, Alex Soria becomes more aimless: He sinks deeper into his heroin habit.

Upon Carlos' return, the elder brother would also strike up a heroin habit, purportedly to be closer to Alex. The sense of guilt Alex feels for this, is reported to be great: he spirals even further.

The brothers do try to make a Nils comeback: they form another lineup with Alex McSweeney on drums. But by 1995, there's nothing left. Carlos becomes a mess. Eventually Alex moves in with his friend Eric Kearns. Kearns urges Alex to form another band.

By late 1996, Alex breaks up with Karen. He eventually cleans himself up, and forms Chino, without his brother. The band spends $2,500 to record the Mala Leche EP. Carlos, too, kicks his babit. As awkward as it was for both of them, Carlos roadies for his brother and Chino.

Alex has many great songs in his head...but all he hears are shitty bands on the radio. But he never speaks of his frustration. However big brother Carlos speaks up for him, telling anyone who would listen that Alex should be on the airwaves with the best of them. By 1998, Alex is straight and has Chino going: he's happy and energetic.

But things don't always go as planned. Chino can't get off the ground. The band goes nowhere, thanks to the same old story: no tour and poor distribution. More frustration and heartbreak for Alex.

Fast-forward to 2004. Carlos and Alex have spent the last few years reportedly packing kosher products. Life is difficult for Alex: he has just come out of detox, but is feeling pressure that his family knows about his drug addiction. Then one day, he and Carlos go to work, only to find out that the company has shut down. They lose their jobs, and they lose their pay.

On December 13th, Alex and his girlfriend Debbie get into a terrible fight. One of his neighbours calls 911. These would be the last two hours of his life.

Alex leaves for some time alone. He reportedly enters a nearby restaurant and goes into the restroom, "doing what, I'm not sure," according to one-time roadie, Bill Moser.

When he returns to the apartment, he sees police at his door. He freaks out. Alex heads towards the train tracks.

It's not known if he was high at the time, but it's clear that Alex Soria was not of sound mind when he goes to the tracks.

Apparently, he gives the conductor of an oncoming train a salute. He then throws himself into the path of that train. Alex Soria was only 39 years old.

A couple of years later, Woody Whelan of Mag Wheel records and a friend of the band, compiled practically all the recordings The Nils put out, including EP tracks, demos and live recordings of a Boston tour. Please take a listen to Green Fields In Daylight and give Alex Soria the appreciation which he never received during his sad, tragic life.


As a bonus, I'm also including their 10-song LP, released in 1987. It has many of the same songs as the ones listed above, but with different mixes plus one song which didn't appear on GFID.



The Nils -- Green Fields In Daylight:

1The NilsCall Of The Wild2:17




2The NilsSlip Away2:07




3The NilsScratches And Needles2:45




4The NilsIn Betweens2:42




5The NilsFountains1:44




6The NilsDaylight2:26




7The NilsFreedom2:31




8The NilsI Am The Wolf3:21




9The NilsTuesday High2:12




10The NilsUp Turns To Down1:51




11The NilsGlory Daze2:44




12The NilsFreedom Come, Freedom Go (Live)3:02




13The NilsTruce2:04




14The NilsBandito Callin4:34




15The NilsSweet Dreams4:48




16The NilsWicked Politician4:51




17The NilsMary-Anne With The Shaky Hands1:52




18The NilsYoung Man In Transit3:09




19The NilsRiver Of Sadness3:52




20The NilsIf Heaven Lies3:41




21The NilsRed Balloon2:47




22The NilsWhen Love Puts On A Sad Face3:53




23The NilsPop Goes The World1:24




24The NilsIn An Instant1:37




25The NilsThe Back Flow2:14




26The NilsScratches And Needles2:49




27The NilsThe Gathering1:50




28The NilsGive Me Time1:56




29The NilsRadio Interview1:04



The Nils -- The Nils:

1The NilsRiver of Sadness3:57




2The NilsTruce1:45




3The NilsIf Heaven Lies3:37




4The NilsWhen the Love Puts on a Sad Face3:50




5The NilsWicked Politician4:40




6The NilsBandito Callin'5:01




7The NilsIn Betweens3:36




8The NilsBut for Now3:10




9The NilsYoung Man in Transit3:12




10The NilsDaylight2:34




31 comments:

yann said...

Alex Soria was in my opinion the best Canadian songwriter of his generation. I saw The Nils play in Montréal at least a dozen of times and will always remember the way Alex sang, his nose right on the mic, and how he would turn his back to the crowd when performing guitar solos. Even though I only spoke with him once or twice his death was a shock for me. I thought of all the great music he had inside him and that we will never hear. Thanks for this post. And by the way, the Chino ep is quite something, Alex sounds better than ever to me. If you ever get the chance to post it so that more people can discover the music, that'd be also great. Merci.

Son of Spam said...

Hi Yann:

Thanks for the shoutout! You know, I never really considered searching for Mala Leche. But it's available for eight bucks at Interpunk so I think I'll give it a go.

And, yeah...I'll definitely be posting it once it arrives.

Thanks again for visiting! :o)

Cheers,

SOS

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Gary said...

To get Paul Westerberg fans attention I'd mention that "Canada's Paul Westerberg" tag but really I think he was more a punk Neil Young. Either way this level of greats is where he should be remembered but...

Anyways, last year there was solo CD called "Next Of Kin" released with more acoustic-type stuff and some live versions of these new songs he was working on before he died. I Think the only place to get a physical copy is a Montreal store called SoundCentral which is online.

Anonymous said...

I agree the Nils are clearly one of the most underrated and unknown Canadian bands.

You can also find a great Nils tribute called Scratches and Needles put out on Magwheel as well.

If I knew how to post i would as I thnk it is long gone from record store shelves.

I have always wantd to hear the Chino stuff!

Great post, the more people get introducd to the Nils the more fans they end up with.

RV

jesse said...

Thanks for this post, The Nils and Alex's songwriting have become huge favorites of mine. You could tell he put everything into the music he was making. And he had so much more to share as evidenced by the Chino mini-lp and the posthumous Next Of Kin release. So sad...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post. As with so many N. American punks, I loved Alex Soria's work from my first listen to "Scratches and Needles" on that BYO comp. back in the early 80s. A couple of times a year I run internet searches just to see if there's any news on new Nils/Alex releases. In addition to what came out on Next of Kin, there are lots of recorded and live-versions of Nils (and Los Patos) songs from the early 90s that have never been made available and someday will hopefully see the light of day. Also, there is a live version of a bunch of unreleased Chino songs that demonstrated for me that Alex was in fact writing his best stuff ever in the last years of his life. Does anybody know if Carlos or anybody else is trying to get any of this material out? P.S. -- I always dream that some day Steve Earle will discover Alex's work and do a tribute album. For some reason, I think he'd appreciate Alex.

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Anonymous said...

Once I read about the heroin addiction I said "Fuck 'em". Boo fucking hoo. He did it to himself, not society or his mommy.

Anonymous said...

For your information there is loads of stuff still to come from The Nils. First of all there is the solo album made after Alex death called Next of Kin wich is more or less an unplugged album and a must for any fan of The Nils and/or Alex Soria. We also are in the process of producing a DVD containing all previously unreleased material from The Nils on stage and hopefully we will be able to add a short documentary secton containing interviews with Carlos and other people who where close to The Nils at various stages of their career. We also are planning on releasing the legendary promo album called Now on vinyl. Now, as you probaly already know was previously released on tape only. Also there is still around 20 tracks recorded by The Nils that are still unheard to this day. 2 songs really attracted my attention so far: one is called Buzz and the other one is the band version of a song called Next of Kin which you can hear th unplugged release on Next of Kin. trust me this is a all really really good material to my opinion of course...If anyone wants to know more or need some infos, just write to me at thenilsband@gmail.com. I'm also working on putting up a Nils website...My name is Niko and I will be glad to provide you with any information or product you may need.

Niko Stash said...

"Once I read about the heroin addiction I said "Fuck 'em". Boo fucking hoo. He did it to himself, not society or his mommy."

Fucking stupid asshole at least when you write down such stupid judgmental comments like that you should have the balls to at least sign it. Carlos is sitting down righ there beside me and dude if you have the balls to fucking show yourself somewhere I promise either me or Carlos are going to make sure your coward's ass is gonna be kicked out so bad your gonna regret your Quaker whore mother gave birth to your sorry ass.

If you have the balls you can contact us through the official gmail adress of the Nils which is thenilsband@gmail.com

Niko Stash said...

For your information there is loads of stuff still to come from The Nils. First of all there is the solo album made after Alex death called Next of Kin wich is more or less an unplugged album and a must for any fan of The Nils and/or Alex Soria. We also are in the process of producing a DVD containing all previously unreleased material from The Nils on stage and hopefully we will be able to add a short documentary secton containing interviews with Carlos and other people who where close to The Nils at various stages of their career. We also are planning on releasing the legendary promo album called Now on vinyl. Now, as you probaly already know was previously released on tape only. Also there is still around 20 tracks recorded by The Nils that are still unheard to this day. 2 songs really attracted my attention so far: one is called Buzz and the other one is the band version of a song called Next of Kin which you can hear th unplugged release on Next of Kin. trust me this is a all really really good material to my opinion of course...If anyone wants to know more or need some infos, just write to me at thenilsband@gmail.com. I'm also working on putting up a Nils website...My name is Niko and I will be glad to provide you with any information or product you may need.

jbull said...

Thank you for this. I loved these guys when I was in Montreal years ago and always wondered what happened to them. They were definitely the best of a rather interesting scene in the city back in the '80s.

Niko Stash said...

I made an official band profile on The Nils on vampirefreaks. That will be the place to get all the newest infos about what will be going on, upcoming albums, dvd release, lyrics release and so forth. I am really trying to gather all the Nils' fan onto the same place on the net so everyone can get the right infos as soon as they are available. I work in constant contact with Carlos and I am fully involved in the production of the upcoming DVD and the release of NOW on vinyl (25th special anniversary) release. There will also be at least another EP including all previously unreleased tracks! If you truly are a Nils' fan you will make the easy steps to join Vampirefreaks as a member, add yourself as a friend or a fan to their band profile. Once you are a member it is really easy to find the band profile under The_Nils. As soon as you get on there, just inbox me and I will help you out if you need any help. I will also help you with any issues you may have on the site. The best part is that I created a cult about The Nils on there where you can join discussions, ask all the questions you want and get first hand informations about anythng that is going with the Nils and trust me there is a lot to come! I have put a lot of efforts into it and I really hope at least some of you will make the effort to do this. It is really not complicated and if however you need help I will guide you through this simple process. Just in case my email is thenilsband@gmail.com I promise it will be worth it for you guys to be on there. You will get priviledged infos, always before anyone else. Spread the word and help out. Let us all give Alex and Carlos get the recognition they deserve. Just do it! I will invite you to this secret cult as soon as you add yourself as friend or fan of The_Nils band profile on there.

Sign up here:
http://vampirefreaks.com/

then on top clic on Music, then Band Profiles, look for The_Nils (don't forget the underscore),
http://vampirefreaks.com/The_Nils
add yourself as friend or fan, I will then invite you to the cult.

Niko

Niko Stash said...

Son of Spam, this is a very good post you just made but I totally urge you to take off that link that allows people to illegalydownload Greenfields in Daylight and their other album for free. I didn't notice it at first but if you really like The Nils you will remove this and maybe suggest to people they go download it from Itune or order it instead. You are so depriving Carlos of the little money he still can get from all those years of devoting himself to music. In memory of Alex. Remove this immediatley and I will not report it to anyone.

Monti said...

I used to play these guys when I had a university radio show in the late 80s. I went to vampirefreaks to register and then came back here to download their album since I own it on cassette and LP. I reread Niko's comments about it being on iTunes. I laughed to myself and thought "Yeah right!". I checked and to my surprise you *can* download it. What a surprise after searching everywhere in the 90s and early 2000s and finding nothing about this great band! Going back to download from iTunes now.

Niko Stash said...

Yeah look up Greenfields in Daylight or Next of Kin on Itunes and its right there.

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Niko Stash said...
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Niko Stash said...

I made a little "clip" from a radio interview with Carlos. It's on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qE2ga2LgkYM

also any comments on the pages I did for the Nils on Vampirefreaks? I am wondering if you have access if you're not a member. If anyone wants to join the cult and post you have to join vampirefreaks (it's free). Once you joined, just send inbox me and I'll make you a member of the cult. This is the page where all the stuff that will come out related to the Nils will be published first.

http://vampirefreaks.com/cult/The_Nils
or
http://vampirefreaks.com/The_Nils

I also created a group on facebook that already has circa 130 members:

http://www.facebook.com/home.php?#/group.php?gid=38426762452

Would me nice of you to notify me if you join. Any comments/suggestions are welcome. I will try hard to finish up the 2 official clips (Daylight and Faountains) I'm presently editing from previously unrealeased material.

Niko Stash said...
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Niko Stash said...

PS. Can someone please delete one of the double posts I've made, one being ANONYMOUS cuz I didn't know how to post ''as me'' back then I guess... It would be greatly appreciated if the ''anonymous'' posts gets deleted since I got to post it properly later on....Thanks a bunch and I sincerly hope I'll soon be getting some comments from faithfull Nils supporters around the world who are reading this blog!

Lomg Live The Nils! Alex will never be forgotten!

Niko Stash said...

THE LATEST NILS'ALBUM JUST CAME FRESH OUT OF THE MIXINGSTUDIOS All tracks were completed BEFORE Alex tragic death, meaning that you guys will get once again the very special pleasure to hear a bunch of very very amazing tracks, all written, sang and played by The Nils and their essential, special, talented and now legendary frontman ALEX SORIA It's like too good to be true but ir's not!s T'IS TRUE!s

All tracks were completed BEFORE Alex tragic death, meaning that you guys will get once again the very special pleasure to hear a bunch of very very amazing tracks, all written, sang and played by The Nils and their essential, special, talented and now legendary frontman ALEX SORIA!! It's like too good to be true BUT IT IS TRUE!

The new album contains previously unreleased studio and live performance as well as some different covers from Alex Solo album ''Next of Kin'' were added but they are totally different, ''Next of Kin'' (Alex' Solo album released in 2006) sounded a lot more to me like an ''Unplugged'' type of release. Carlos tends to disagree with that term, saying that it was recorded with a complete band and all so to him Next of Kin is and will remain a studio album !''. I have to agree on the technical part but I maintain that it should be considered as an ''unplugged'' type of album. Very unlike what you are about to hear on this brand new release from The Nils (It feels good to say those words again!)

I felt some goose bumps the first time I heard some tracks. Songs like ''Buzz'' and ''Next of Kin''.Both songs are for sure hit

as if something we had forgotten was back. Good old Honest Post-Punk Rock that is not self destroying or pitying but inflicting us simple everyday realities and putting them in question in a subtle way. Suddenly making us realize how some simple gestures from our part can hurt some people that are maybe more sensitive or how dishonesty can be a harm if not a threat to a whole new generation. The rebellion is still there but it has become more incisive and sarcastic. Alex acquired some lucidity and this gave his words a lot more of power and his anger got older and wiser. Alex always had a little book that he carried with him all the time, writing poems, lyrics, making drawings....Who knows how many treasures one would find in that book....I wonder where is this book now,,, I'm confident that it will reveal itself one day and the part of Alex that remains a mystery will finally diminish a little bit, leaving place to (I'm sure of that) a very pertinent critic of today's manic tied to, still, heavy doses of empathy, love and understanding cuz he's been there, done that.....


So yeah, from now on I guess it's just a question of time 'till you folks out there can buy it from your local store. I still wonder if we are going to find a reliable, trustworthy distributor or if this album will remain some sort of collector's item like it happened with ''Next of Kin''. (I still have a few copies of it BTW just contact me if you want one).


The best part of it is that's not all! Also on it's way is a compiled DVD composed of previously unreleased video material that was shot live on stage,backstage or just in their everyday life, going from their early days as far as the latest stuff like the show at Lee's Palace in Toronto. Knowing the tastes of our fans we will try to focus more on the early days with live excerpts shot at ''Les Foufounes Electriques'' as well as some live performances shot in the US . One thing is for sure, The Nils' fans around the world are going to be one helluva happy family very very soon.....I.ll give you more details as I get some...

Niko Stash said...

BTW I made a group on The Nils on there so if you haven't joined yet would be a pretty good time to do so cuz that's mainly where the infos will come out first as well as on the MySpace music profile created my dear friend Greg created on The Nils.On Facebook look for me under Niko Stash or you can find me using the addy thenilsband@gmail.com or this other (personal) addy surrealistic_freak@hotmail.com, Check and/or join up the group I created by looking up The Nils (Montreal Punk Band) So here are 3 places where you can get the good, reliable, first hand infos about those releases...
I leave you with 3 usefull links:

The Nils MySpace Music Profile created by Greg: - https://www.myspace.com/thenilsmtl
The Nils Vampirefreaks Band Profile created by me:- http://vampirefreaks.com/The_Nils
The Nils Music Profile on Last-FM were i try to update stuff and keep in touch with Nil's fans too:- http://www.lastfm.fr/music/The+Nils

Niko Stash said...

No Alex is not coming back to life!. ...I just wanted to make that clear right from the start but as for Carlos, let's just say that he never was so alive and kicking ass! In my last article I was telling you guys that you should be expecting lots of stuff coming up..... I wasn't very precise, well, I was so into the fact that a whole new album was coming out, all totally previously unreleased stuff (that alone is so very cool!)that I forgot to mention that some of their older stuff was going to be given a second life.

Stuff like....''NOW''! their first demo album, previously released on tape is going to be the A side of a good old vinyl album and on the B side you will also find the complete ''Sell Out Young'' EP. Also, reunited on a single EP vinyl, you will be granted the pleasure to re-discover the famous but ''rarissime'' ''Paisley'' Album'' along with the Chino (band who was put together by Alex) album entitled ''Mala Leche'' . To complete your collector's item Carlos also had the idea to reissue his brother's solo effort ''Next of Kin'' on vinyl, adding to it different covers of the songs that were on it's original CD release plus once again some totally previously unreleased tracks, all recorded while Alex (RIP) was still with us. For sure this one is going to be a really fine collector's item for any True Nil's fan.

Then of course comes this new CD, all previously unreleased songs, good old punk-rock tracks like ''Buzz '' and ''Double Chin'' , making us realize how much of a good lyricist and music composer Alex was.... What a complete artist! giving his first live performance at the Montreal Foufounes at age 14. ... I bet you all have images in your mind now....Wondering what The Nils looked like back in those years..... Well that was also taken care of; The CD being coupled with , as I mentioned before a very complete DVD . Live performances given in the early 80's as well as some more recent gigs in the late 90's. All of that will be available very soon....

If you want to really make sure you get some of the material I just mentioned, Just write to thenilsband@gmail.com. Don't be afraid to ask all the questions you may have and I will gladly do everything I can to make sure you end up being a very happy, satisfied fan. That's it! That's all I wanted to share with you guys and I seize this opportunity to thanks all of you who have never forgotten The Nils. The Nil's fan are'' irreducible''. I guess you get the fans you deserve.... The Nils most certainly got the best fans one could ever want... I most certainly am glad to be one of them!

Niko Stash said...

First of all I want to thank you for putting up this page on The Nils. The Nils fan's throughout the world have made a lot of things that would have been unthinkable first off and made our life easier by helping us in various ways but dude you really have to take off the free illegal downloads offered on your page!!!! This is truly killing us. If you really are a sincere Nil's fan you would take it off. Don't you think The Nils have been ripped off enough already? If you know the story you can't think otherwise...So I'm asking you as Carlos' manager to take off those free downloads off your page. Once again I'm telling you it's totally illegal and it's killing us. We are re-releasing some of their albums and Greenfields in Daylight is such a perfect comp that it'S already killing the sales of the albums so if you offer it for free....imagine... I have enough on my plate right now, I don't wanna have to bother to take legal actions but I will if this situation doesn't get fixed.

Niko Stash, Manager of Carlos and in charge of everything is on the net about The Nils.

Son of Spam said...

Whoa, Neko...sorry for never replying to you! Seeing that this particular post is so old, I never bothered to go back into the old comments. (Luckily, I just figured out how to forward comments to my email, hence finally seeing your multiple requests. Sorry for the delay in getting back to you!)

Having said that, though...sure, it's no problem. I can delete the links. Once you have the new collections out, if you'd be kind enough to post a link where fans can purchase them, I'd be more than happy to link them to you.

Cheers, and thanks for the great music! ;o)

Niko Stash said...

The Nils now have their own official website which is in the making right now. The new albums cover have been released and I made a very accurate and updated discog including all the new releases so yeah for now it would be the place to go to have a look at those. Any information you need just write to thenilsband@gmail.com

Here is the link to our official website:
-http://www.thenils.net/

Here is the link to the updated discog (just clic on the album sleeve and you get all the details):
-http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nils/122490897785140?v=photos#!/album.php?aid=12201&id=122490897785140

Niko Stash said...

Here is what we sent to all the people on our mailing list:

To All Our True, Very Loyal Irreducible Fans Around The World!

First of all we would like to say thanks! So many things have been made possible simply because one of you made a simple gesture that made all this become possible.

I have to mention that there won't be a lot of prints of each album so of course we will proceed on a first to order/first to get them basis.

-The new album on vinyl is called ‘‘It Must be Something’‘ and it has a few tracks less than on it's CD version so that it has a more ''hardcore'' sound to it $25
-Almost the same album on CD comes with a DVD (which is awesome BTW) and it’s called ‘‘The Title is The Secret Song'' and it has a few extra songs that are not available on the vinyl (most of them are ''ballads'' $40
-Alex Soria ‘‘Next of Kin’‘on CD $25
-Alex Soria ‘‘Next of Kin’‘ on vinyl as a few different songs on it and some of them are different then the one on the CD $25

Now as for the re-issued albums; there are 4 albums that are re-issued on 2 vinyls that are sold separately:
-Sell Out Young is coupled with NOW on one vinyl $25
- Then, on another vinyl that is sold separately The Nils (A.K.A Paisley) is coupled with the Chino Album ''Mala Leche'' $25

All of the above can be ordered at thenilsband@gmail.com or bought directly from:

Paul's Boutique
112 avenue Du Mont-Royal Est
Montreal, QC H2T 1N8

We accept postal money orders, cash and PayPal. Shipping costs are not included and will depend on the destination and the quantity of course. Minimum shipping fee for sending a vinyl to US and Canada is around $10.00.

Mag Wheel also still offers on CD only: :

-''Mala Leche'' from Chino
-The Nil's Tribute Album

You can order from their website http://www.magwheel.com/nils.html or leave me a message here and I will make sure they get your order infos.

On iTunes you can still get to download:

-''Greenfields in Daylight''
- ''Next of Kin'' ,Alex Soria posthumous solo album
-''The Nils'' first EP

Also, I would like to mention that The Nils now have their very own website. It is not looking very good right now because it is far from being finished since I sort of have a lot on my plate right now with graphic works, distributors and all that is involved when 6 albums and one DVD are being released at the same time... So check it out anyways (!), it still has lots of useful infos, links as well as some kool vids and pics. Our addy is http://www.thenils.net/ . Go check it out and comment me back on it. I am open minded and now is the best time ever to make comments and or suggestions as it is currently totally still in the making and don't forget to check out those audio samples of ''Buzz'' and ''Double Chin'' sent along this current email, both featured on The Nil's new album.


Sincerely hoping you will all be satisfied fans, Niko, Carlos and Manuel.

Rest in Peace Alex. You will not be forgotten....EVER!

The Nils on Twitter (created by me):
http://twitter.com/TheNilsBand

The Nils on MySpace (Thanks to Greg! form Switzerland):
https://www.myspace.com/thenilsmtl

The Nils Music Profile on Last-FM were i try to update stuff and keep in touch with Nil's fans too:
http://www.lastfm.fr/music/The+Nils

The Nils official page on YouTube (created by me):
http://www.youtube.com/user/TheNilsBand

Niko Stash said...

I wanted to tell you that if you make it look like a regular blog and take away the downloadable parts; I know you can't download them anymore but if you change the way it looks according to the fact that it's no longer an MP3 downladable blog. I will link your blog to our official band page on Facebook so everything that will be published here will automatically be linked to our facebook official band profile at :
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Nils/122490897785140?v=photos#!/pages/The-Nils/122490897785140?ref=ts

In other words, just erase everything that is not proper for others to see and everything will be just perfect!
If you are kind enough to do that little adjustment it would be really kool for both of us. Thanks in advance for the interest you have with us, especialy for your collaboration and understanding. Hoping you will take a little time to make those little adjustments so that you become our official blog source for our fans throughout the world which basicaly means from Australia to Japan passing through by Brazil!

Sincerly yours, Niko

Niko Stash said...

The CD-DVD ''The Title Is The Secret Song'' is now officially available. Price is 40$ CAD Shipping and taxes included for Canada and the US Just inbox me or send me an email at sales@thenils.net or the nilsband@gmail.com for more infos. Paypal accepted.

Niko