I Heard You Singing

Over the past decade, i've often choked back tears while listening to the songs of Vancouver's The Rebel Spell. It's going to be even harder to listen to those songs now...

"It is our deepest regret to inform you all that on Saturday, March 7th, we lost our good friend and lead singer Todd Serious, also known as Todd Jenkins, in a tragic rock climbing accident. Todd influenced our lives in a way that is beyond comprehension. This is completely sudden and unexpected and we're still processing what has happened. We're taking a few days to figure it all out. This is pretty heavy for all of us, and a lot of people are still finding out so if you're letting others know, please be respectful."

Our deepest condolences to his friends, his family and the Vancouver punk scene. I imagine there will be a large hole left in the wake of this.

It is my opinion that The Rebel Spell are an unheralded national treasure, the best and last of a great tradition of true punk rock in Canada. They are one of the few modern bands i look to for inspiration. I felt a very, very strong connection to Todd's words and his worldview. I feel grateful to have encountered him.

His spirit lives on.

RIP Todd Serious

Jesus H. Chris / March 9, 2015