We are The Parkdale Hookers, an alternative indie rock group based in Toronto, Canada.

We can best be described as AntiGlam. Take all the attributes you are supposed to associate with Rock ‘n Roll: glamour, being cool, being hip, being “in” – and get rid of it. What’s left is us. We’re like a trio of accountants who figured out a way to make Marshall stacks tax deductible and went with it

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The Story Behind “Echo Bubble Overdrive”

EBO shivaThe Parkdale Hookers International Inc. (a.k.a “The Parkdale Hookers”) is a Toronto-based business conglomerate, hedge fund and alternative rock group. The group formed in 2001 with the founding members, Noise (Chief Marketing Officer), Mark Jeftovic (CEO) and ex-Landslide drummer Dan Miles.

After Miles left the group in 2004 to take a position in Jim Flaherty’s Ministry of Finance, Mark C replaced him on drums. MC has recently stepped back to spend more time with his family.

In 2005 the group released Polyester Fire Starter, a 5-song EP that was released under a Creative-Commons License.

In 2010 tPH entered the novelty song space with their release of “Have A Parkdale Hookers Christmas Time“, which was featured on CBC and elsewhere and has become a perennial favorite among bohemians and disaffected families around the holiday season.

Echo Bubble Overdrive is the long-awaited follow-up album to PFS. Recorded at Toronto’s Vespa Music Studio, the 7-song EP was engineered by none other than Juno Award winner Eric Ratz (Billy Talent, Big Wreck, Cancer Bats) over the period of 2011-2013. It was mixed at Jukasa Sound Studios by Nick Blagona (The Police, Deep Purple, ALEXISONFIRE). Ratz also mixed the lead video for EBO “MultiMedia World”. [Read the rest...]

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Waiting a long time

Grab an ear-ful of “Waiting a long time” from the first EP – “Polyester Fire Starter”

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Click here to buy the CD now – quantities are extremely limited.

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The Story Behind “Echo Bubble Overdrive”

The Parkdale Hookers International Inc. (a.k.a “The Parkdale Hookers”) is a Toronto-based business conglomerate, hedge fund and alternative rock group. The group formed in 2001 with the founding members, Noise (Chief Marketing Officer), Mark Jeftovic (CEO) and ex-Landslide drummer Dan Miles. After Miles left the group in 2004 to take a position in Jim Flaherty’s … Read the Rest ->

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Sat. Nov. 3, 2012 10pm: Live at The Sister (formerly Mitzi’s) with Maryanne’s UFO & Garage Baby

This coming Saturday we’ll be playing with one of our fav bands: Garage Baby. They always bring a killer show. Needless to say, we’re stoked. We’ll be on sharply at 10pm, followed by Maryanne’s UFO at 11, with Garage Baby kicking the place at 12pm. Don’t miss it!

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TPH live @ NXNE 2012: June 13 @ 11pm

We’ll it’s that time of year when break out the powerpoints, and get ready to kick out the punk at North by Northeast. We’ll be at the Velvet Underground for a tight set starting sharply at 11pm More details to follow!