Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Industrial, Listen, Roots, Uncategorized, World Music

[LISTEN] TANYA TAGAQ – UJA

No Comments 24 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
tanya tagaq

Like nothing you have ever heard. Tanya Tagaq combines Inuit throat singing with modern experimental and industrial electronica. “Uja” is from her current album ‘Animism’.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Psychedelic, Soundtrack, Watch

[WATCH] DIXIE’S DEATH POOL – SHAPE OPERATOR

No Comments 24 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Dreamy, ambient, folktronic …. strangeness, from the mind of Lee Hutzulak a.k.a. Dixie’s Death Pool. “Shape Operator” is from the album ‘Twin Galaxies’.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Punk

[LISTEN] THE DOWNERS – ONE (EP)

No Comments 24 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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A lo fi effort from BC punk outfit The Downers. Amazing what 3 guys, 2 mikes and a living room can produce. These guys list “alcohol depression” as one of the genres they play!

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Metal, Watch

[WATCH] MIRE – LIMITLESS PART 2

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Video of “Limitless Part 2″ by Montreal progressive metal band MIRE. Fans of Tool will love this.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Blues, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer- A Real Fine Mess

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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Release Date: June 17th, 2014
Label: Tonic Records

The Harpoonist (Shawn Hall) and the Axe Murderer (Matthew Rogers) hit a career high with their latest album ‘A Real Fine Mess’, which is aptly titled given that it is one hell of a mess of styles but, boy, is it fine. The record is a wild mix of blues, funk, southern roots, honky-tonk and motown, but what makes it special is how the duo fuses these diverse styles into a unique sound that is all their own. Continue Reading

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Jazz, Watch

[WATCH] DIANNE BODY QUARTET – SAY UNCLE WALTZ

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An in-studio video of the Dianne Body Quartet performing “Say Uncle Waltz”. Breezy modern jazz with folk rock leanings.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] Billy Moon- Video Girls

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
billy moon

Goofy garage rock from Hamilton’s Billy Moon.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] THE WRITTEN YEARS – THE STATION

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
the written years

The cut “The Station” is from Vancouver band The Written Years self-titled album. The delicate, mournful ballad shows off the band’s folksier side.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] ALTERED BY MOM – JOANNE/FANTASTIC PLANS

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
ABM

Altered BY Mom is the latest musical project by veteran Devon Lougheed (beekeeper, Hey Ocean!). This time out it’s more straight-forward power pop, but there is still a quirky edge.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] POWER BUDDIES – IN MY MIND

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
powerbuddies

A bit of weird lo fi garage rock from Edmonton’s Power Buddies.

Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] HIGH ENDS – INTOXICATED

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
High Ends Photo

High Ends is a solo project by Yukon Blonde’s Jeffrey Innes. “Intoxicated” would be a folk rock stomp, but it’s done with electronics. A fun, chorus-driven sing-along, if somewhat undemanding.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Hardcore, Music, Watch

[WATCH] THE MOTORLEAGUE – OH, HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Atlantic-flavoured rock from The Motorleague. Plus, you can download the actual game if you want!

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

[Listen] Jay Arner – T.S.A.T.S.

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
mintrecords-jayarner-flexi-web-2-1

For those of you who just cannot get enough Jay Arner, here’s a track that did not appear on his self-titled album last year. It was released as a 7″ flexi.

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] SLIGHT BIRCHING – CURRENCY

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
SlightBirching-HighRes

An off-beat neo-folk number from Slight Birching (a.k.a. Sean Travis Ramsay). This dreamy, haunting single is released ahead of his debut album ‘Cultural Envelope’ (coming August).

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] BILLY GHOST – SALUTE THE GOLDEN AGE (EP)

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
New Billy Ghost

The new 6-track EP from the mysterious Billy Ghost is a follow-up to his fantastic self-titled LP released earlier this year. The songs here range from dreamy (“Pacific Ocean Blues”) to Beatlesque (“What a Disaster!”) but they are all works of well-crafted pop.

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