Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Watch] Owen Pallett- Song For Five & Six

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

We’re inching ever so closer to the May 27th release of Owen Pallett’s In Conflict. Today he revealed a video for a new song called “Song For Five & Six” which pairs his voice and violin with electronic flourishes.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] DIANA- Strange Attraction

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
Carmen Elle glams up in DIANA‘s latest video for “Strange Attraction”.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Thus Owls- Turning Rocks

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thusowls

Rating:

Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Label: Secret City Records
In my interview with Thus Owls, Simon Angell spoke of how Turning Rocks came together, like a scrapbook, gathering inspiration from different art forms. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Greys- Guy Picciotto

No Comments 21 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Greys hurls a Marshall cabinet off an abandoned building in their video for “Guy Picciotto” directed by a talented friend, Amanda Fotes.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Watch

[Watch] Evy Jane- Closer

No Comments 21 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

It’s been a while since we’ve heard from Vancouver’s Evy Jane. Evelyn Jane Mason and Jeremiah Klein reveal “Closer” a dazzling electropop tune through a music video that hallucinates in many colours.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Ought- Habit

No Comments 21 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
ought
New Constellation signee, Ought drop More Than Any Other Day next week. For now grab the post-punk tune “Habit”.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music

[Album Review] Mac DeMarco- Salad Days

No Comments 21 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
macdemarco

Rating:

Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Captured Tracks

It was 3 or 4 years ago that I saw Mac DeMarco’s old band Makeout Videotape play on a rooftop full of hipsters. I remembered his slacker clothes and “I don’t give a fuck” demeanor. He would mumble fast gibberish before taking off into the next song. As much as I didn’t want to, I liked his music. A year later, I would see him at CMW as Mac DeMarco. He wore the same attire, same nonchalantness with even more confidence to jump around and act silly on stage. 2012′s 2  was one of my favourite albums of the year and now Salad Days is a contender of this year. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Soul

[Listen] Isabelle Young- Sirens

No Comments 20 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
isabelleyoung
Montreal singer-songwriter Isabelle Young has a voice that is effortless in her single “Sirens”, the title track of her EP coming in summer. I love the piano sparkles, provided by Felix Leblanc.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Zerbin- Lift

No Comments 20 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Hailing from Edmonton, Zerbin is a pop-rock group. Their song for “Lift” sounds like it has a spiritual/religious undertone which I thought would be rather fitting for Easter Sunday.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Jom Comyn- In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the Time)

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
jomcomyn
Edmonton’s Jom Comyn aka Jim Cuming recently released an album titled In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the Time). He worked with producer Eric Cheung (Coeur de Pirate, Michael Rault) to create dense layers in his recordings. The album, probably written during a long winter evokes the slow passage of time, the moments that eventually become a blur.

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] The Almighty Rhombus- The Good In Everyone (Sloan Cover)

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thealmightyrhombus
Check out The Almighty Rhombus covering Sloan! They’ll be playing CMW and have also made the regional finals in the CBC Searchlight contest.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Sunfields- Ghost

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
sunfields
After some life changes, like giving birth to children, and transitioning into new life, Montreal’s Sunfields are soon ready to release a new album titled Habitat on May 27th. It’s been four years since their last album but the new one is a culmination of all the things that has happened since. For now stream a new song called “Ghost” below.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Watch] Boreal Sons- Secret Keeper

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

SHOT AT THE DARK PRESENTS BOREAL SONS from Shot at The Dark on Vimeo.

Partnering with Shot at the Dark Pictures and Deluxe Design Group, Boreal Sons released this short-film-esque video for “Secret Keeper”.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop, Under 2000

[Listen] Chersea- Grey Matter

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
greymatter
Here’s another random Bandcamp find. Chersea is from Vancouver and if you skip over the unnecessary “Prelude”, you’ll be delighted by her blend of effortless vocals and danceable percussion.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Alex Calder-Alex Calder Demos

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
alexcalder

Found these random Alex Calder demos on Bandcamp. Enjoy.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Royal Canoe- Button Fumbla

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

For “Button Fumbla”, Royal Canoe didn’t want to lipsync a music video. Instead, they opted to capture the energy of a live performance. They look like they’re performing in the ice kingdom in Adventure Time.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
hotdreams

Rating:

Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

By the sounds of the title, Hot Dreams, you would’ve thought Timber Timbre moved away from the eerie demeanor of 2011′s Creep on Creepin’ On. If you thought this you are mistaken. Continue Reading

Charts, Music

WEEKLY TOP 10- April 11th-18th, 2014

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Position Last Song Link
1 - post
2 - Strange Fires- Spring Break video
3 - post
4 - Mathematique- Feel post
5 - We Are The City- Friends Hurt video
6 - post
7 - Trust- Capitol video
8 6 post
9 3 post
10 - The High Dials- Yestergraves post

chart is based off most popular posts according to web analytics

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Darcys- Hymn For A Missing Girl

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
thedarcys
For Record Store Day this Saturday, The Darcys are releasing a limited edition (500 LPS) of a project inspired by Cormac McCarthy’s Cities of the Plain. If you are expecting regular Darcys you are mistaken. This is beautifully haunting, emotionally sad piece of work. At times it rumbles with energy, other times it’s frightening and it’s definitely a wonderful 20 minute journey.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Punk

[Watch] Solids- Over the Sirens

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Solids‘ video for “Over the Sirens” captures the garage-punkness of the song through a black and white video full of camera loops and fast cuts. The band have also posted a whole bunch of tour dates on their website.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Born Ruffians- Oh Cecilia

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

In December, a crossing guard by the name of Kathleen Byers, a crossing guard who always danced on the job, was asked to stop. Born Ruffians recruited Byers this video featuring “Oh Cecilia”, a cut from their expanded version of Birthmarks. I wish I had a crossing guard that cool when I was little.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Arkells- Never Thought That This Would Happen

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s a lyric vid of Arkells latest single “Never Thought That This Would Happen”. The words are written over some footage of a rocket taking off.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] We Are The City- Friends Hurt

No Comments 16 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

We Are The City defy gravity as they play instruments in their vid for “Friends Hurt” from their recent album Violent.

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