Congratulations to Nation journalist Jesse Staniforth on the launch of his new book, The Deadly Snakes: Real Rock and Roll Tonight, published by Halifax’s Invisible Publishing as part of their Bibliophonic series of short histories of Canadian bands.

The Deadly Snakes: Real Rock and Roll Tonight charts the rise and gentle fall of Canada’s greatest band. Unwilling to bow to industry demands, the Deadly Snakes instead made records they were proud of and played music by their own rules. From their chaotic teenage beginnings to the band’s exquisite final act, the story of the Deadly Snakes is both the story of angry young men growing up and a microcosm of Canadian independent music.

All the best Jesse!