Bonnie Trash stream ‘Ezzelini’s Dead’ EP

Bonnie Trash stream 'Ezzelini’s Dead' EP

Twin sisters Sarafina Troy and Emmalia Vash Bortolon-Vettor are Bonnie Trash. Ezzelini’s Dead shares the folklore that was spread to many Italian grandchildren in Guelph, Ontario and the surrounding area. There is a ton of history between San Zenone, the city of Guelph, and the Italian community in Guelph.

The project was created as a means to embrace our heritage and to share a story that may have long been buried as a result of diaspora. We took location sounds from San Zenone, Monte Grappa, Bassano del Grappa, San Vito, as well as interviews in Veneto dialect to create the backbone of our EP.

Ezzelino III da Romano was a medieval tyrant whose cruelty was extended to eating his enemies and peasants. Extrapolating this myth and applying it to today, how do WE consume each other? Perhaps it is through the stories we share. We must consume ourselves in order to transform.

Sara Bortolon-Vettor on Ezzelini’s Dead:

“Have we become sheep? Followers? Non-leaders in a world where rapid consumption of everything and anything gives us pleasure, true love? The fear of the unknown is just as bad as fear evoked from knowing. We are becoming cannibals – consuming at a rate where we immediately throw away new information as it presented, lusting and hungry for future, not-yet-created, news.

Ezzelini’s Dead is a reflection of Ezzelino III da Romano’s tyrannical/cannibalistic behaviour. Ezzelino was a medieval tyrant in our ancestral town of San Zenone degli Ezzelini, Italy. His cruelty was extended to eating his enemies and peasants. Extrapolating this myth and applying it to today, how do WE consume each other? Perhaps it is through the stories we share. We must consume ourselves in order to transform.

The project was created as a means to embrace our heritage and to share a story that may have long been buried as a result of diaspora. We took location sounds from San Zenone, Monte Grappa, Bassano del Grappa, San Vito, as well as interviews in Veneto dialect to create the backbone of our EP.”

Bonnie Trash
TOUR DATES:

June 8 – Toronto, ON – TO EP Release Show – secret location – will be announced week of show – w/ Sea Beau, Myra Maines, Xuan Ye & Brigitte Bardon’t
June 9 – Guelph, ON – The ebar – GOO EP Release Show – w/ Wolfcow, Alpha Strategy, Dohn Valley
June 10 – Kitchener, ON – King StrEATery – w/ Hooded Fang, Phèdre