Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Skinny Kids – Skinny Kids (EP)

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The self-titled EP by Vancouver’s Skinny Kids is garage rock perfection. Into the mix they throw glitter rock (“All Gold” and “Cool Fetish Girls”), surf guitar (“Love Cult”), psychedelia (“Sandal and Peppermint”) and even a touch of goth (“Greek Women”).

The Good: “Sandal and Peppermint”. Garage rock with a punk snarl. Think The Kingsmen with dog collars.
The Bad: Part of their charm is their DIY, lo-fi approach, so can it last?
The Skinny: Give these guys a full album and they’ll give the likes of Shimmering Stars and Monomyth a run for their money.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Kurvi Tasch – Cast Me Away

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Weirdness continues unabated on this Tuesday with the wobbly sounds of Kurvi Tasch on their post-new wave “Cast Me Away”.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Arbutus – Black Strawberries

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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How about some Black Strawberries? No? Well, try listening to it rather than eating it. Vancouver’s Arbutus offers up some experimental ambient music to keep your day off kilter.

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

[Listen] Futurekids – Captain Furniture Valley

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
futurekids

More dreamy shoegaze from Winnipeg’s Futurekids.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] The Sky Lit Up – Avero

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Light up your Tuesday morning with Sky Lit Up. “Avero” is seductive psychedelic indie pop.

Alternative, Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Pop, Soul, Watch

[Watch] The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer – A Real Fine Mess

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer’s “A Real Fine Mess” get the video treatment. For the most part it looks like the credits to the next James Bond movie.

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

[Listen] Tetrix – Cool FM Pulse Beat

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Continuing on with our Weird Tuesday offerings here’s a hip-hop number from the experimental electronic group Tetrix. Their latest album ‘Tetrix 13′ will get you geared up for Halloween.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Homeshake – Cash is Money

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Homeshake’s new album drops next week. In the meantime, listen to this track, which features his signature chill sound and an unconventional vocal harmony.

Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] SEA OLEENA – IF I’M

No Comments 29 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Some beautifully crafted dream pop from Montreal’s Sea Oleena. “If I’m” is the lead off track on her latest album ‘Shallow’.

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

[Listen/Download] Half-truth – Say It Again

No Comments 29 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Montreal’s Half-truth has release a 3-track pop song fest. Two of the tracks will be too MOR radio-friendly for most listeners (OK, that means me), but “Say It Again” at least veers in the direction of being interesting.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Watch

[Watch] Coarse Language – Given the Odds

No Comments 29 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Coarse Language is an electronic solo project by Teenanger’s Jon Shouten. “Given the Odds” was apparently inspired by Shouten’s search for filthy reminders of the Wiemer Republic during a bad night in Berlin.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] GEYSER – COPPER WISH

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

copper wish

Geyser are a garage rock band from Sudbury. “Copper Wish” is a lo-fi charmer with an early ’70’s vibe, both proto-punk and glitter rock.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] BILLY GHOST – DIRTY SHOPPING BAGS

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
billy ghost

Billy Ghost returns with his new album ‘Tsunami Fear’. The track “Dirty Shopping Bags” has the pleasant ambiance of a babbling brook, with the vocals rippling beneath and only breaking the surface during the refrain (“So long, Canada”).

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Will Hunter Band – Challenger

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Some indie folk rock from Toronto’s Will Hunter Band. “Challenger” is from Hunter’s latest EP ‘Last Summer’.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Gold and Marrow – striking gold

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

I don’t think they’ve struck any marrows, but Ottawa’s Gold and Marrow release their video for “Striking Gold” just ahead of their album release on Sept. 30th.

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