Concert Reviews, Discussions, Music

RIFFLANDIA: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

I’ve always been a big fan of spaghetti westerns, so I couldn’t resist invoking Sergio Leone’s classic when I asked the performers at Rifflandia what their opinion was of the Victoria music festival:

(By the way:  lineup = roster of performers (good);   line-up = queuing (bad or ugly) Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Miracle Fortress- Even in America

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Miracle Fortress continues his single series with the chillaxing “Even in America”.

Canadian, Electropop, Psychedelic, Watch

[WATCH] THE BACKHOMES – TALK

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

“Talk” is from the debut release by the Victoria/Montreal psych pop duo of Kees Dekker (The Besnard Lakes) and Aimee van Drimmelen (Key of K).

THE BACKHOMES – TALK (OFFICIAL) from The Backhomes on Vimeo.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music

[LISTEN] The Lad Mags – Hypnotized

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“Hypnotized” is from the Lad Mags’ newest self-titled release (cassette). Part girly band playfulness, part horror story creepiness, but 100% lo-fi fun.

Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Electronic, Pop, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] VALERY GORE – WITH THE FUTURE

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

At Ride the Tempo we are huge fans of Valery Gore and her latest album ‘Idols in the Dark Heart’. Here’s a great example of her brilliant avant-pop.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] ALVVAYS – NEXT OF KIN

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Finally, a new video from Alvvays. The last one had Tiana convinced she wanted to marry Archie, but it’s high time for something else from the Toronto band’s excellent debut album.

Canadian, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[LISTEN] D-SISIVE – BOZO NIGHTMARE

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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To tide us over until the release of ‘The Great Mr. Nobody’ D-Sisive has released this cut that borrows heavily from Beck’s “Loser”.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music

[Listen] Swim Good & RLMDL- Saturday

No Comments 20 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
swimgood
Let’s celebrate the weekend with this aptly titled collab from Swim Good and RLMDL.

Canadian, Charts, Music

WEEKLY TOP 10- September 12th-19th, 2014

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Position Last Song Link
1 - post
2 - post
3 - WiL- Make Make video
4 - post
5 - post
6 - Ryan Hemsworth- One For Me (Feat. Tinashe) post
7 - Lauren Mann & The Fairly Folk- I Lost Myself video
8 - post
9 - PS I Love You- For Those Who Stay video
10 - Blonde Elvis- Snow Fall on Egypt video

*Chart based on the most popular songs/videos on Google Analytics

Album Reviews, Canadian, Hardcore, Metal, Music

[Album Review] USA Out of Vietnam- Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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Release Date: May 5th, 2014
Label: New Damage Records / Aurora Borealis

‘Crashing Diseases and Incurable Airplanes’ is an impressive effort, to say the least. Recorded at Montreal’s renowned Hotel2Tango with a gaggle of guest musicians, the album is a richly layered cornucopia of musical sounds. It’s progressive drone metal, but that’s a label that is more limiting than illuminating.

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Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Watch

[WATCH] ZOMBIE GARDEN CLUB – BURN

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Some down’n’dirty blues rock with a delicious bass line and some mean guitar licks.

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

[LISTEN] KEYS N KRATES – ARE WE FADED

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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K’n’K just played at Victoria’s Rifflandia festival last weekend, so I thought I’d throw out their latest single “Are We Faded”.

Acoustic, Canadian, Country, Covers, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] HONEY ROSE – COVERS: Volume One

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Peter Gardner, lead singer of Hawk and Steel, had an idea: team up with folk singer Sydney Batters, rent a warehouse and then, with little rehearsal, just record their favourite folk-rock songs. Simple. Earnest. Brilliant. The pair lovingly render versions of classics by Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and Guy Clark. The rustling of fabric, the odd missed note, a false start and some traffic noise merely add to the honesty of the effort.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Gold Zebra- Drift Away

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Tiana Feng

Watch Gold Zebra drift away on ice.

Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Folk, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] ALEX CALDER – FATAL RELAY (EP)

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
Fatal Relay

I’ve lost track of the number of releases put out by Alex Calder this year. When he stops being entertaining we’ll tell him to quit. This 4-track EP features an alternate version of “Someone’ and three new instrumentals. I’m not calling him in yet.

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