Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Lowell- LGBT

No Comments 26 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Lowell
We Loved Her Dearly will be out in a few weeks, but the first single “LGBT” can be streamed below. The track continues to Lowell’s penchant for being outspoken

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Ryan Hemsworth- Cream Soda (w/ Tomggg)

No Comments 26 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Here’s an adorable new Ryan Hemsworth track with Japanese artist Tomggg.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] TOPS- Outside

No Comments 25 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Let TOPS brighten up your Monday with a new tune called “Outside”. Picture You Staring is out next week on September 2nd.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Paper Lions- Philadelphia

No Comments 25 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Hilariously awkward family moments here in Paper Lions video for “Philadelphia”.

Canadian, Chill, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen] Swim Good- Warmth (ft. AM)

No Comments 25 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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New Swim Good in my inbox this morning! “Warmth”‘s samples are sort of silly, but kind of addictively chill.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen/Download] Small Talk- What’s Left

No Comments 24 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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London, Ontario’s Small Talk have a name your own price EP out on Bandcamp called What’s Left, giving you a sample of the groups punk-pop styles.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Metal, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Gob- Apt. 13

No Comments 24 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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Rating:

Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Label: New Damage Records

Gob started their career over 20 years ago, so some of you may be simply too young to know who they are. Even if you were listening to music back in the ’90′s you could be forgiven for not recalling them; after all they’ve only put out one album in the past 10 years, and that one was way back in 2007. To make matters worse, they’ve been promising us a new album since 2009, so many of us just stopped paying attention. But anyway, here we are, it’s 2014 and we have a new Gob album on our hands. Was it worth the wait? Yes, probably. They may not be blazing any new trails into the 21st century, but at least they are doing us the great favour of not rehashing their own musical past.

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Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Dirty Nil- Guided by Vices

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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The Dirty Nil‘s Cinnamon b/w Guided By Vices 7″ is out now on Fat Wreck. Check out the ferocious B-side track “Guided by Vices” below.

Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, French, Listen, Music

[Listen] Jorane- mélopée

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Today’s Bandcamp find is Jorane from Saint Sauveur, Quebec. These ambient folk sounds are just so angelic.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Bahamas- Bahamas is Afie

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: August 18th, 2014
Label: Universal/Brushfire Records

I have to start this review up by saying that I’ve been listening to Bahams is Afie ever since I could get my hands on a copy. At work it is currently the most played thing on my Spotify account. I had the pleasure of listening to Afie play it in the CBC Radio 2 studios before it’s release. He was clean-shaven, hair cut, in a suit – grown-up, as his latest album sounds. Continue Reading

Concert Reviews, Music

Ruth Moody, Rose Cousins, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald and more @ Edmonton Folk Music Festival 8/10/2014

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Nele Van Aerde
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Festivalgoers were blessed to have another gorgeous sunny day of folk music in Edmonton to conclude the festival. The first session I took in was “Hymns and Laments” where James Keelaghan, Rose Cousins, Ruth Moody and John Mann shared the stage: another all-star Canadian lineup. James Keelaghan has been doing the folk thing for years now and won the Juno in the roots and traditional album in 1993. His experience shows through his confidence onstage; as the workshop’s host he engaged in hilarious and easy banter between the other musicians. Keelaghan is known as a great storyteller, a reputation he upheld as he brought the entire audience (including those onstage with him) to tears with the song ‘McConville’s.’ I strongly urge you to find a clip of him playing this live; it’s a perfect showcase of the talent of this artist who has been honing his craft throughout the years. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] CFCF- Strange Form of Life

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

CFCF‘s face takes over his video for “Strange Form of Life”

Canadian, Electropop, Music, New Age

[Watch] Cygnets- Gallows

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

New wave synth-pop band have a dark video out for “Gallows” from their latest album Isolator, available on Bandcamp.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Born Gold- Flowers

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Cecil Frena dropped the next track from his No Sorrow video project. This takes you back to older Born Gold tunes and remains so much fun. I really love the line “I know no metaphor worth saving from the fire

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Elephant Stone- The Three Poisons

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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Rating:

Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Label: Hidden Pony Records

I approached this review with a certain amount of trepidation. I enjoy psychedelic pop rock as much as the next guy (probably more, in fact) and Elephant Stone’s first two outings were great examples of the genre. But that market is getting pretty saturated and interest is starting to wane. Without even looking to other countries such as the US, UK and Australia, there have already been numerous psych pop albums in Canada this year (including superlative efforts by Shimmering Stars and Monomyth), so what else needs to be said, or should I say played? As it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried – Elephant Stone kick their own game up a notch and in doing so they raise the ante on all the other psychedelic rockers out there. ‘The Three Poisons’ is a flat-out killer groove-fest. Continue Reading

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