Canadian, Garage, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Betrayers – Love Rat

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another one just in time for Halloween. The video to “Love Rat” has the Betrayers dressing up in fittingly eerie costumes as they writhe to the sounds of their psychedelic surf rock.

Canadian, Metal, Watch

[Watch] The Great Sabatini – Life During Wartime

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Great Sabatini very effectively mesh their droning metal distortion with footage from the 1993 cult classic ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ (one of my favourite animated movies of all time).

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[Listen] Sc Mira – Life at Last

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Just in time for Halloween, Sc Mira’s take on “Life at Last”, which originally appeared in the 1970’s cult rock musical ‘Phantom of the Paradise’.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen] Woodworker – Standing on the Corner

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

“Standing on the Corner” by the noise folk duo Woodworker features some distorted vocals, meaty guitars and feisty keyboards. It ain’t exactly Peter, Paul and Mary.

Alternative, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Dinner Belles – River and the Willow

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Still trying to catch up this week — so much music coming down. Here’s a rootsy, country folk album from Ontario’s Dinner Belles. Sounds very traditional at first, but they have their own new millennium indie lens on the whole thing.

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

[listen] Harrison – Back Home

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Chiptune synths, whistling, birds singing? It all sounds a bit too goofy. But wait, once things on Harrison’s “Back Home” get rolling it settles into an intriguing groove. Yeah, I like that.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[Watch] First You Get the Sugar – Foreign Lands

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The name First You Get the Sugar is quite the mouthful, but they are definitely worth taking a bite. Although their sound is certainly contemporary, FYGTS’s song structures and arrangements are a bit of a throwback to those FM radio bands of the ’70’s. The video to “Foreign Lands” features a lot of street scenes from Montreal.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] North Atlantic Explorer – Into the Blue Sea

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Nautical themes abound with the new single from North Atlantic Explorer (who are, rather confusingly, from the West Coast). The breezy and melodic “Into the Blue Sea” is from the new album ‘My Father Was A Sailor’. Man, that salty air is stinging my eyes.

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


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
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

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

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.

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