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

[Listen] The Weeknd- King of the Fall

No Comments 22 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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The Weeknd dropped a new track called “King of the Fall”. Not sure why Sky Ferreira is on the cover though. Perhaps it is her Abel Tesfaye is singing about.

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

[Listen] Shad & DJ T.LO- Always Winnin

No Comments 21 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Shad & DJ T.Lo will be dropping an EP this fall. Check out “All This Winnin” which features Shad’s oh-so relatable lyrics and some smooth sax licks with classic hip hop beat.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Arkells- 11:11

No Comments 21 July 2014

by Tiana Feng

Ever met a girl(/boy) at the show? This song might be for you. It’s from Arkells’ upcoming August 3rd album High Noon.

Acoustic, Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Concert Reviews, Folk, Jazz

THE JESSICA STUART FEW, WEST MY FRIEND @ SOLSTICE CAFE (Victoria, BC) 7/19/2014

No Comments 20 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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There is nothing finer than spending time in the funky confines of the Solstice Cafe on a lovely Victoria summer evening. Nothing, that is, unless you add some terrific music by two of Canada’s classier acts. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] The New Pornographers- War On The East Coast

No Comments 20 July 2014

by Tiana Feng

The New Pornographers debut “War on the East Coast” with a music video. Their album Brill Bruisers will be out August 25th.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Meet Animalia aka Jill Krasnicki

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Animalia, or Jill Krasnicki as her mother calls her, is originally from Hobart, Tasmania. After playing bass for Australian bands for several years she finally ended up in Toronto where she decided to go solo. ‘Mouth Full of Teeth‘ is her wonderful debut. I got the chance to catch up with Jill to discuss her new album and to ask about her transition from an acoustic artist to an electronic one: Continue Reading

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Pop, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] EVAN BOURQUE – FROM OUT OF THE WOODS (EP)

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Evan Bourque’s brand of country/folk rock is lively and infectious. He was the Zone 91.3 (Victoria) “Band of the Month” for March, 2014 and rightly so.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] BORDEEN – BROKEN BONES

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Hooky power pop from the Newmarket sibling trio. “Broken Bones” is the new single from their 2013 self-titled debut album.

Canadian, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[WATCH] SHIMMERING STARS – ROLE CONFUSION

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A delightful video from Vancouver shoegaze meisters Shimmering Stars. The single “Role Confusion” precedes their 2nd full-length album ‘Bedrooms of the Nation’ due out in August.

Shimmering Stars Role Confusion from Jeffery Loucks on Vimeo.

Canadian, Folk, Pop, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] JOHN SOUTHWORTH – HEY I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Intriguing video from Toronto singer-songwriter John Southworth. This single “Hey I Got News For You” is released in advance of his new double album ‘Niagara’ coming out this Fall.

Canadian, Garage, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] THE TALLEST TREE – BOAT

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from Dundas trio The Tallest Tree. A DIY effort, which is fitting given their lo fi, garage pop sound.

Canadian, Pop, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] ROSIE JUNE – SOUND IT OUT

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from Nanaimo singer-songwriter Rosie June. Her debut album ‘Listening Post’ was recently reissued by Draper Street Records.

Canadian, Listen, Soul

[LISTEN] SIERRA JAMERSON – BLOOD IN THE WATER

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“Blood in the Water” is a mournful breakup song by neo-soul singer Sierra Jamerson. The production is polished, but with her heart-felt delivery Jamerson avoids the common pitfall of sounding slick.

Canadian, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE – WORLD’S GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL BAND (LP)

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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‘World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’ is a misnomer on at least two levels, but no matter. It is the title of the full-length debut by Toronto popsters Young Doctors in Love. This is polished, bouncy, new wave-inspired pop. All of the songs are solid and well-crafted, and feature some nice bridges and interludes. The band is named after a goofy ’80′s movie, supposedly as a reminder to keep it fun. As if anyone needed reminding. I thought it was more to convince everyone that it was 1982 and bands like the Go Go’s still ruled the airwaves.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music

[Album Review] Five Alarm Funk- Abandon Earth

No Comments 18 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Release Date: June 7th, 2014
Label: Independent

The last thing that occurs to you when first listening to ‘Abandon Earth‘ is that there is any coherent theme to this barely bridled mayhem. The album is an exhilarating but frightening rollercoaster ride through funk, heavy metal, gypsy, punk, prog rock, afro-beat and many other musical styles just too numerous to list. This is such high octane insanity that you’d never believe there was actually a method to the madness. But there is — this is actually a concept album, which relates the sci fi tale of a demented ice cream vendor who laces his wares with drugs and then takes his victims on a psychedelic trip to the centre of the earth. Whoa, hang on, that sounds … nuts. Maybe we should just say that there is madness to their madness.

Five Alarm Funk have been around for ten years now, and in that time they have evolved from a more traditional-sounding funk band into something heavier, darker and weird, something that is all their own. They make full use of everything at their disposal – drums, guitars, brass, sax and percussion —  to gleefully whip their listeners into a frenzy. It is still a carnival, but where it was once a romp in the fun-house it is now a riot at the freak show.

The album opens to the chiming of an ice cream truck, which gives you a bit of a shiver because you know that it’s ominous, like the singing of a nursery rhyme at the beginning of a horror movie. Then there is a brief bit of vaguely Balkan-sounding guitar work before the flood-gates open and the band hits you with all that they’ve got — and this is a 9-piece band, so that’s quite a bit. When lead singer (and drummer), Tayo Branston, delivers the narrative he does so with a menacing growl that one normally associates with death metal, putting you on notice that this is no walk in the park. This is a dizzying, high-energy thrill ride, but it has a sinister edge.

Once the band unleashes their sonic barrage on “We All Scream” they never let up. ‘Abandon Earth‘ is impressively creative with its unique concoction of sounds, but it’s relentless and it’s intense. So intense, in fact, that when the band plays this material live they make sure to intersperse it with some of their older, less demanding songs.

However, for all of that, Five Alarm Funk’s music remains rhythmic, bouncy and infectious. The story they tell on this record may involve catastrophe, fear and destruction, but at the end of the day it is still a party.

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