Once upon the late 1990s, before the internet made the world a smaller place, in the isolation of a tiny mining town called Kirkland Lake, a group of kids got together and called themselves The Deefons. Shane came from Swank and Cragmatic Pope. YeTI, Ty and Marco came from Harem. They were named for the family of imaginary friends that one member had as a child. The imaginary Deefons lived in a pile of hay down the alley sometime in the early 1980s. The musical Deefons recorded two albums. "Clippings From The Edge of The Road" was recorded in August 1998 in a small basement studio using the $1200 they had made playing in a bar before the most of them were old enough to be there. "Sunset" was recorded by Ryan (of Cragmatic Pope and Groundstate) in his basement in August 1999 with a 4-track and a couple of Pentium (1) computers. Since 2009 much of their music has been available for free online.

The Deefons:
Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar, Bass
YeTI : Bass, Guitar
Tyler Tessier: Guitar, Bass
Marc Milot: Drums (Clippings)
Ben Gardiner: Drums (Sunset)
Jen McLenaghan: Keyboards/Vocals (Clippings)
Hugh Dogg: Live Keys/contributing songwriter (Sunset era)







The Theme Song (Instrumental)
Meant to sound like cartoon theme song. Was the theme for Ronnie Rodent's morning show on pirate radio station Radio Xanadu in the UK. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Guitar Jennifer McLenaghan: Keyboards Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



PowerPop
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Two Sides To Every Face
Spent a couple of weeks in the KIAC big 50, first song played on Dungeon Radio, featured on Ronnie Rodent's best of 2009 broadcast part 1, and recently featured on Campground Pirate Radio. See side bar to check out broadcast. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



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Hardcore Love Song
The song with the girl singing. Made it to semi-final in 2009 Year of the Indie open song contest in Punk\Emo\Ska. Much dirty sexy love to anyone who voted for it. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Jennifer McLenaghan: Vocals Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Guitar Shane Willard: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



Girl Punk
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Liquid Talent
Just tell the truth about what's inside and you will find. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Jennifer McLenaghan: Keyboards, Backing Vocals Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums Ian Auger: Egg Shakers



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Steak and Potatoes
My teenage angst at full tilt and as far as I know the only song of ours to be covered. Check out Hazymind’s live cover here: https://soundcloud.com/user-930667564/deefons-cover-live From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass, Guitar Marc Milot: Drums
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Carpetworld
Mid-tempo power pop. Originally recorded by Cragmatic Pope in 1996. Don't throw your heart away cuz you might need it for someday when someone comes along who understands. From Clippijngs From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard : Vocals, Guitar Jen McLenaghan: Vocals Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTI: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



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Strawberry
Written for high school sweetheart. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Jennifer McLenaghan: Keyboards Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



Alternative
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The Death of Cool
Cool is a four letter word. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



Pop Punk
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Today's The Day
From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums



PowerPop
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My Heroes
IT'S MORPHIN TIME BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Found a video made by DragonRanger with Power Rangers footage. We didn't have anything to do with making it (besides the music of course) but we think it's badass. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jYUyKx2rSEs From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums
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PowerPop
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Schlong
A song about talking to your own dick while high on drugs. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Marc Milot: Drums
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Alternative
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Insincerity
From Sunset (1999) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums



Pop Punk
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Tits Underwater (Instrumental)
Noisy grunge instrumental From Sunset (1999) Shane Willard: Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums



Hard Alternative
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Wild Turkeys (Turkey Trilogy part 1)
A song about killer turkeys. From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar, Turkey sounds Tyler Tessier: Guitar, farmer YeTi: Bass, Turkey sounds Marc Milot: Drums, Turkey sounds More Turkeys: Matt Higgins, Mike Lively, Crystalyn Aldred
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PowerPop
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Wild People (Turkey Trilogy part 2)
The events of Wild Turkeys (part 1) from the turkey's point of view. From Sunset (1999) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums
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Cowpunk
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One Wish
Original recording August 1999, remixed sept. 2009. Slow sad acoustic love song. From Sunset (1999) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums



Acoustic
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Deefons Circus
Circus themed pop punk with improvised lyrics about horny elephants, self exposing clowns and bears with giant balls. I said motherfucker get down! From Sunset (1999) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums
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Punk
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Carlo's Cockring (Instrumental)
Rock instrumental inspired by YeTI’s stuffed worm Carlo and his cockring From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: guitar Tyler Tessier: guitar YeTI: bass Marc Milot : Drums



Guitar Instrumental
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Your Friends Don't Know Me (Instrumental)
From Clippings From The Edge of the Road (1998) Shane Willard: Bass Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Guitar Marc Milot: Drums



Alternative Hard Rock
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Cherry Bomb
From Sunset recorded in 1999 Maybe some day you might say these were the shining times of your life. When they’re gone, we might move on but we’ll never be the same. From Sunset (1999) Nominated for a Golden Kayak Award in 2020 in alternative category. Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums



Alternative
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So Pathetic
Waiting for the sky to fall ..... From Sunset (1999) Shane Willard: Vocals, Guitar Tyler Tessier: Guitar YeTi: Bass Ben Gardiner: Drums Ryan Blais: Backing Vocals



Grunge
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DMD Compact Disc Online



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Fade to Black

1/29/2009 10:55:49 AM
Hey guys, we dig your stuff, good to see all the songs up now too!



ChewToy

1/26/2009 12:16:16 PM
Thanks for the tip on the ChewToy song!
I re-upped it and am listening now, so it does work!
I appreciate the heads-up!

Todd




The Man With No Band

1/22/2009 8:01:26 PM
Where on earth did all the songs go ? ... Glad they are still up for streamin ... I'm really enjoying my sit ... really cool stuff ... Just now got up to "Carpet World" ... and digging the sound ... Hell they're all pretty good ... Right now I'm diggin' "Shlong" ... how cool is that ? ... oh I'm supposed to be answering not asking questions here ...

I'm definitely comin' back here ...

See ya soon !
Peace
Sam




The Man With No Band

1/22/2009 4:23:50 PM
Ha ! ... sorry about that ... I was just making a mental note to myself to get back here and check out your stuff when I could give it a serious listen ... guess I accidentally typed my mental note ... (actually it was a failed attempt at warped humor) ... :)

Just saw you showing up on the blogs and thought I'd tip toe over and have a good listen ... which, right now I have to go out for a bit ... but when I return this is my first stop ... until then ... have a great evening !




The Man With No Band

1/22/2009 9:19:57 AM
I'll be back when I have time to be proper ... or at the proper time ... or in the proper proper ... until then ....

Peace
Sam




alexandra80quesnel

1/10/2009 5:57:42 PM
Love hearing the Deefons!



Shane Willard

12/17/2008 4:28:13 AM




The Mighty Jerkules

12/13/2008 6:11:21 AM



 

       

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Shane Willard   Reset The World
Cragmatic Pope   Shane Pre-Deefons
The Sky Hits The Ground   Shane from the Deefons current project
Swank   Shane was in this band before The Deefons
Understatement   Shane’s first band. Bass and occupational vocals from 1992-1994. Age 13-15.
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