The idea to record and release “Eccentrics & Young Professionals” was conceived in the midst of gingerbread houses, candy canes, and tinsel. We’d had this pair of songs left over from the “Safe Passage” days–remnants of previous band incarnations and their subsequent visions–and we were beginning to feel as if maybe, though we enjoyed playing the songs immensely, they didn’t belong in the new batch of songs we were writing for a full-length. Though the initial idea was to record and press the single as quickly as possible, in true Slate Pacific form, here we are 8 months later proudly announcing our first vinyl release.

Ladies and gentleman, coming to you in the truly marvelous and superior vinyl format, with stunning artwork by artist Nick Howe that sincerely needs to be held and touched in the flesh with your very own two hands to be wholly appreciated, we present our brand new single, “eccentrics & young professionals”. This very limited edition record is offered to you on high quality 10″ 45rpm vinyl from the depths of our imagination. The b-side is 8 minutes long. Enjoy.

– slate pacific



(Moncton, NB) – On May 20th, 2010 – New Brunswick’s THE MOTORLEAGUE will release their latest music video for their single “You Wear Me Down” from their album “Black Noise” (2009 ¬©¬†Forward Music Group) which won the 2010 East Coast Music Award for “Loud Recording of the Year”. The Video was filmed and directed by The Postman Group who also handled the band’s last music video “Hymn for the Newly Departed” which also took home a 2010 ECMA for “Fan Choice Video of the Year”.

During the filming of the video, the band was awarded funding from MuchFact’s Viral Video program to help with production costs.

“Working with the crew from The Postman was another amazing experience. Seeing our rough ideas turn into a full fledged video and even expanding on our concepts and turning them into their own was great.” Commented Guitar player Nathan Jones “We even had a chance to throw a little shout out to one of our favorite canadian bands in the last 7 secs of the video.”
To view the video for “You Wear Me Down”, please visit: on May 20th, 2010!

ALSO – The band’s single was recently pulled into the top 40 tracks on

You can vote for ‘You Wear Me Down’ on Punk Radio Cast’s top 40 countdown found here. –