Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[Listen] Deep Sea Gypsies – Cherry Red

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cherry red

The latest single from the Deep Sea Gypsies. This time out they bring in some late ’60’s British blues and a touch of early ’70’s country rock. The guitars are smokin’ as usual.

Canadian, Chillwave, Folk, Listen, Music, Roots

[Listen] Amanita Bloom – Just Like Skin

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
amanita bloom

OK, so we may be slow on the uptake sometimes but we always get around to the good stuff eventually. Amanita Bloom follow up their excellent debut ‘Furniture Music’ with the equally good ‘Neither the Sea Nor the Land’ (yes, I know, it was like ten months ago). “Just Like Skin” is a prime example of their atmospheric dark folk.

Canadian, Listen, Metal, Music

[Listen] Waster – Ghost March

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Some slowhand doom metal from Waster. Ah, nothing like it first thing in the morning! For a bunch of metal-heads from Winnipeg these guys actually have something to say about the how desensitizing and dehumanizing our society has become. I love the final line: “Take that hammer from the God above and throw it in his face.” Yeah! And … then maybe hit the snooze button and get a little bit more shuteye before work.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] The Mouthbreathers – Fancy

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Sackville slackers The Mouthbreathers continue to put out their brand of punk/garage/alt pop. On “Fancy” the downbeat rhythm is so grinding that you worry they’re gonna put a hole in the floor. In the meantime, on the surface Lucy Niles’ vocals are more plucky, but in that college ’90’s smirking way. You know?

Canadian, R&B/Hiphop, Watch

[Watch] Spacesuits – Ranger

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

We seem to be going more sci fi than scary this week. But, hey, this video does include some monsters (just not very scary ones). This is from the Spacesuits project, which includes LMNO, Moka Only and Mr. Brady.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Oh Village – In a Dark and Quiet Place

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
oh village

Oh Village made an impressive debut with ‘Far Side of the Sea’ but they really seem to be coming into their own on their latest release ‘To Rely’. Just give a listen to the nuanced indie folk rock number “In a Dark and Quiet Place” to see (or hear, I guess) what I mean.

Blues, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music, Soul

[Listen] Frazey Ford – September Fields

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Former member of The Be Good Tanyas puts out another excellent record, ‘Indian Ocean’. In “September Fields” she offers up a breezy blend of country, folk and soul.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Glory Glory – Everybody Lies

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Hopping to the other coast now, here’s a video from Halifax’s Glory Glory. The clip features some pretty trippy visual effects to go with the slightly psychedelic nature of the music. Cool jangly guitars in there too.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Lovecoast – One Night

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The indie pop group Lovecoast are set to drop their debut EP ‘Chasing Tides’. As a sample we have the video to the joyful and bouncy “One Night”, which showcases both urban and natural scenes from in and around Vancouver.

Album Reviews, Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Music

[Album Review] Joshua Van Tassel- Dance Music: Songs for Slow Motion

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: March 25th, 2014
Label:Backward Music

Multi-instrumentalist Joshua Van Tassel offers up his more electronic work to date. That is not to say that there is less humanity here, far from it. Despite the ethereal ambience of the album, emotions such as hope, dread, fear and joy are ever-present and pervasive. However, these emotions are not articulated so much as evoked, making for a very personal experience on the part of the listener. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Rich Aucoin- Want to Believe

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Rich Aucoin’s video for “Want to Believe” is pretty epic. Inspired by movies like The Goonies, Monster Squad and more, he invited kids to participate in the making of this fun adventure.

Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Soul

[Listen] Rayannah – Growing Song

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Start your Thursday off with the smooth sounds of Rayannah. The Winnipeg singer/electronic artist gives a soulful vocal delivery over a bed of delicate synth beats.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Johnny de Courcy – Alien Lake/Wind Chimes

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

For the flamboyant Johnny de Courcy it’s always 1973 — that wonderful point in time when Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie were the triplet princes of the rock world. Here he gives us an interesting double shot, a science fiction double feature if you will. The first video, “Alien Lake”, is a gentle love story backed by mournful piano. The second, “Wind Chimes”, serves as a kind of counter-point to the first, this time set to more driving rock music. It’s cheesy, and, yes Johnny, it’s oh so trashy.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] No Museum – Engine Parts

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
no museum

We close off Weird Tuesday on a gentle note. Edmonton’s No Museum offers up “Engine Parts” from their debut album with the great title ‘I Was a Worker and Now I’m Old’. If they sound familiar then, no, you’re not crazy, because they used to be known as Twin Library.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Invasives – Postmodern Prometheus

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
robot stink

Surprisingly, heavy metal guitars drive this song by Vancouver’s Invasives, who are better known for their alternative punk.

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