Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Indie, Music, Pop

[Album Review] The New Pornographers- Brill Bruisers

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Label: Matador/Last Gang

Of the two major critics’ darlings in Canadian contemporary music Arcade Fire are the ones for whom indie weirdness comes so naturally that it’s a struggle for them to rein it all in and present something listenable. Their West Coast counterparts, The New Pornographers, on the other hand, could rattle off enjoyable power pop in their sleep (and maybe they do), and so you would swear they deliberately go out of their way to sound “difficult” in order to ensure that they are taken seriously. However, after kicking around for about 15 years TNP are at a point in their musical lives where they no longer seem to care whether they are taken seriously or not. On ‘Brill Bruisers’ everything sounds more effortless, without any obvious attempts at pretension (gone, for example, are the head-scratchingly obscure song titles). The resulting product exhibits more exuberance and cohesion than we’ve heard since the band’s early days. Continue Reading

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen/Download] D-Sisive- Jonah Hill

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
In his latest track, D-Sisive stories what it would be like if Jonah Hill played him in his biopic. The song is from his upcoming mix tape The Great Mr. Nobody out September 19th.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, R&B/Hiphop, Rap

[Listen] Buck 65- Super Pretty Naughty

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
Buck 65′s new song “Super Pretty Naughty” is a hilarious take on current pop music. THOSE REMIXED AIRHORNS LOL. His new album Neverlove is out September 30th.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Dragos- Together Blue

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
Have a chill morning with Montreal producer Dragos and his latest EP “Together Blue”.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Ken Park- You Think About It Too Much

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
Ken Park (Scott Harwood from Ostrich Tuning) released You Think About It Too Much in July. Though it’s an electronic album, it pays homage to Harwood’s shoegaze-pop side.

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] By Divine Right- Just Can’t Get Enough (Depeche Mode Cover)

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
This fall By Divine Right is releasing a tribute album of Depeche Mode’s Speak and Spell. Stream “Just Can’t Get Enough” now.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Remix

[Listen] Weaves- Weaves Remixed

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
Weaves are playing a FREE show next weekend (September 7th) on the Island. Get pumped with this remix EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] WISH- Nothing to Say

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Toronto’s WISH has a kaleidoscope video for “Nothing to Say”.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Suuns- Sunspot

No Comments 29 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Suuns took the song “Sunspot” from last year’s Images du Futur and turned it into a mini short-film featuring a dude washing the blood off his hands.

Charts, Music

WEEKLY TOP 10- August 22nd-29th, 2014

No Comments 29 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Position Last Song Link
1 - post
2 - post
3 - post
4 - post
5 - post
6 - CFCF- Strange Form of Life video
7 - post
8 - Secret Broadcast- More Than Friends video
9 - Cygnets- Gallows video
10 - post

Chart is based off of top song/video posts according to Google Analytics.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Chad VanGaalen- Monster

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Chad VanGaalen does a literal animated interpretation of his song “Monster” in this latest video.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Lowell- LGBT

No Comments 26 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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
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
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

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

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