Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Language Arts- Wonderkind

No Comments 24 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
languagearts

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Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Maple Music Recordings

Language Arts, the musical project of Kristen Cudmore followed up 2009′s Where Were You In The Wild? this year with Wonderkind. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Thus Owls- Turning Rocks

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thusowls

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Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Label: Secret City Records
In my interview with Thus Owls, Simon Angell spoke of how Turning Rocks came together, like a scrapbook, gathering inspiration from different art forms. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music

[Album Review] Mac DeMarco- Salad Days

No Comments 21 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
macdemarco

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Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Captured Tracks

It was 3 or 4 years ago that I saw Mac DeMarco’s old band Makeout Videotape play on a rooftop full of hipsters. I remembered his slacker clothes and “I don’t give a fuck” demeanor. He would mumble fast gibberish before taking off into the next song. As much as I didn’t want to, I liked his music. A year later, I would see him at CMW as Mac DeMarco. He wore the same attire, same nonchalantness with even more confidence to jump around and act silly on stage. 2012′s 2  was one of my favourite albums of the year and now Salad Days is a contender of this year. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
hotdreams

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Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

By the sounds of the title, Hot Dreams, you would’ve thought Timber Timbre moved away from the eerie demeanor of 2011′s Creep on Creepin’ On. If you thought this you are mistaken. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Tokyo Police Club- Forcefield

No Comments 03 April 2014

tokyopoliceclub

 

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Release Date: March 25th, 2014
Label: Dine Alone Records

 

It’s been four years since Tokyo Police Club released 2010′s Champ. At the time, they were pros at appealing to the masses, creating radio friendly pop rock tunes. With Forcefield, they show that they are aware of their pop strengths and drop a bit of the punk attitude that was found in their earlier albums. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Kevin Drew- Darlings

No Comments 31 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
kevindrew

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Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew gets things warm and sensual in his second studio album Darlings. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Canadian, French, Rap

[Album Review] Radio Radio- Ej Feel Zoo

No Comments 28 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
ejfeelzoo

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Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Label: Bonsound

If you take yourself too seriously, you probably wouldn’t like Radio Radio. The group raps in Chiac, a language that mixes Acadian French with structured English. Why would this even work? It just does and the group has been doing so since 2007, and 2010′s Belmundo Regal was even short-listed for the Polaris Prize. Now they are back again with Ej Feel Zoo, an album that feels like the listener hopped on some weird party bus. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Mounties- Thrash Rock Legacy

No Comments 24 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
mounties

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Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Light Organ Records

The super-group of Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays from Hot Hot Heat and Limblifter’s Ryan Dahle integrated the best of all their worlds in Mounties debut LP Thrash Rock Legacy. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music

[Album Review] Trust- Joyland

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
trust

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Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

Robert Alfons goes alone in Joyland, no longer partnered with Maya Postepski (who is also in Austra). This leaves Alfons to expand his explorations into gothic pop sound. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Wake Owl- The Private World of Paradise

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

wakeowl

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Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Vagrant/Rezolute

Mr. Colyn Cameron – more known in the Canadian music landscape as Wake Owl- recently released his Private World of Paradise. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Music, Punk

[Album Review] Solids- Blame Confusion

No Comments 17 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
solids

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Release Date: February 18th, 2014
Label: Dine Alone Records / Fat Possum

Montreal’s Solids let loose their debut record, Blame Confusion in February and it’s definitely not what you would play if you were trying to have a calm and relaxing morning. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Doomsquad- Kalaboogie

No Comments 10 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
Doomsquad

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Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Label: Hand Drawn Dracula

Doomsquad’s music is hard to describe in that it’s not what you’d expect out of traditional electronic music, but it still falls closest to that genre. In their debut, Kalaboogie, they take us to new worlds, soundscapes and experiences. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Blues, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Kandle- In Flames

No Comments 07 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
kandle

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Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Dare to Care Records

For some reason in the past, I overlooked Kandle. I had not written about her previously on RTT but when I stumbled on her debut In Flames on Bandcamp, I was in love. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Gramercy Riffs- Desire Trails

No Comments 05 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
desiretrails

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Release Date: February 18th, 2014
Label: Independent

Newfoundland, now Toronto, band Gramercy Riffs followed their debut Its Heartbreak with Desire Trails, continuing on the theme of love and relationships. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] The Royal Oui- The Royal Oui

No Comments 04 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
theroyaloui

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Release Date: February 11th, 2014
Label: File Under: Music

Vancouver duo of Ari Shine and Adrienne Pierce are The Royal Oui and in their debut self-titled they present us with delicate and effortless seeming duets. Continue Reading

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

[Album Review] Kalle Mattson- Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold

No Comments 03 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

kallemattson

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Release Date February 11th, 2014
Label: Parliament of Trees

I thought I wouldn’t find another album as human and full of heart as Evening Hymns’ Spectral Dusk ever again. That is until I finally sat down to listen to Kalle Mattson’s Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Monogrenade- Composite

No Comments 10 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
monogrenade

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Release Date: February 4th, 2014
Label: Bonsound

Montreal French orchestral-pop group, Monogrenade recently released their sophomore album Composite which may be one of my favourite albums so far this year. Continue Reading

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