Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[Watch] The Written Years – Homesick Dirge

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An atmospheric lyric video of “Homesick Dirge” from The Written Years fantastic self-titled debut.

Alternative, Canadian, Covers, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Rosie June – When It’s Over (Sugar Ray Cover)

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Man, this has been a busy week in music — I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Anyway… Rosie June has so far been one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets, but we figure that isn’t going to last much longer. Here she gives Sugar Ray’s “When It’s Over” a torchy, haunting makeover.

Alternative, Canadian, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Ought – New Calm Pt.2

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Good news, kids. Ought has some new music on the way in the form an EP. In the meantime, they offer this teaser video which celebrates the shimmering sounds of ennui. Yes, Tim Beeler’s dance moves are hard to take, but it’s all part of their ‘f$ck you, this is all stupid’ charm.

Interviews, Music

Interview: Sarah MacDougall

No Comments 22 October 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Born in Sweden, moved to Vancouver, and then called the wilderness of Yukon home. That sums up Sarah MacDougall. The nomadic singer-songwriter has had a quiet a start to her career making critically acclaimed albums, while adjusting to a life in the Canadian wild as a city dweller. That had to be rough, right? Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Blue Hawaii- Get Happy / Get Happier

No Comments 22 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Blue Hawaii recorded “Get Happy” and a rework “Get Happier” sometime in January. Dance to both tunes below!

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Naysa – Losing Weight

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Maybe I’m giving Naysa a complex because they are no stranger to Weird Tuesday. Hey, we all know the best music appears on Weird Tuesday. Anyway, we’ll close off this edition with the goofy “Losing Weight”.

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Metal, Music

[Listen] Protokult – Get Me a Beer!

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Ah, nothing says Weird Tuesday like an odd mixture of genres. Here’s “Get Me a Beer!” a pagan folk metal song from Protokult. Bound to keep you chuckling all the way down to the bottom of the keg.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Marie Davidson- Abduction

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“Abduction” is a disturbing track from the debut full-length album by singer/poet Marie Davidson. It is a work of electronic dark-synth and is completely performed and sung (actually, more spoken) by Davidson alone.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Man Made Hill – Cryptic Decision

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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I have no idea how to describe this one by Man Made Hill. It’s just bizarre alt pop with some Isley Bros-style falsetto harmony vocals. It’s off a 7″ vinyl shared with The Pink Noise.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, lo-fi, Music, World Music

[LISTEN] Expwy – EP

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Expwy was Matt LeGroulx. The Montreal musician recorded several albums/EP’s in his apartment between 2010 and 2014, and they normally featured a particular genre of music. ‘EP’ was his electronic/bossa nova/samba offering. Notice I’m using the past tense. That’s because LeGroulx has retired the name Expwy and is now focusing on his new band Galaxius Mons.

(BTW, I always liked bossa nova and I’m predicting it’s gonna make an underground comeback.)

Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Amy Casper – Abandoned Me

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Welcome to this week’s edition of Weird Tuesday. We start things off with some experimental folk from Amy Casper. “Abandoned Me” is from one of four albums that the prolific Casper has put out so far this year.

Album Reviews, Electronic, Music, Psychedelic, trip-hop

[Album Review] Dada Plan- A Dada Plan Is Free

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Label: Kingfisher Bluez

Dada was an art movement in the early 20th century that celebrated the absurd and the nonsensical. A data plan, on the other hand, is a mundane phrase from the early 21st century that is a reflection of our electronic media-obsessed society. Put the two together and you have … I dunno, a bunch of guys who think they’re clever? The good news is that, from a musical perspective, they are.

Continue Reading

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Watch

[Watch] Seoul- Stay With Us

1 Comment 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Montreal electronic artist Seoul (pronounced “Soul”) just signed with Last Gang Records. Check out the video for their latest single “Stay With Us”. The ambient-pop tune is paired with this video of stress free wandering.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Close Talker- For the Sun

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
© Chris Graham Photo 2014
Close Talker will be releasing their second full length soon but for now you can check out the awesome tune “For the Sun”. Flux will be released November 4th on Nevado Records.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Dan Mangan + Blacksmith- Vessel

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s latest video for “Vessel”, depicting the history of our identities in a mish-mash of cool animations

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