Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop, Soul

[Listen] Rayannah – Growing Song

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Start your Thursday off with the smooth sounds of Rayannah. The Winnipeg singer/electronic artist gives a soulful vocal delivery over a bed of delicate synth beats.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Johnny de Courcy – Alien Lake/Wind Chimes

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

For the flamboyant Johnny de Courcy it’s always 1973 — that wonderful point in time when Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie were the triplet princes of the rock world. Here he gives us an interesting double shot, a science fiction double feature if you will. The first video, “Alien Lake”, is a gentle love story backed by mournful piano. The second, “Wind Chimes”, serves as a kind of counter-point to the first, this time set to more driving rock music. It’s cheesy, and, yes Johnny, it’s oh so trashy.

Concerts, Music

Slowdive w/ Low @ The Danforth Music Hall 10/28/2014

No Comments 29 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
Slowdive @ The Danforth Music Hall 10/28/2014
After what was literally 20 years, UK’s Slowdive returned to Toronto last night putting on a stellar performance at the Danforth Music Hall. Opening the night Minnesota’s Low. Check out the photo gallery below:

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

[Listen] No Museum – Engine Parts

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
no museum

We close off Weird Tuesday on a gentle note. Edmonton’s No Museum offers up “Engine Parts” from their debut album with the great title ‘I Was a Worker and Now I’m Old’. If they sound familiar then, no, you’re not crazy, because they used to be known as Twin Library.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Invasives – Postmodern Prometheus

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
robot stink

Surprisingly, heavy metal guitars drive this song by Vancouver’s Invasives, who are better known for their alternative punk.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Tearjerker – You Can

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

If you are waiting for Tearjerker to make it big then don’t hold your breath. Not only do they eschew all notions of being commercially viable, but also to them DIY is not just a necessity, it’s a desired aesthetic. Here’s “You Can” from the 4-track ‘Hiding’ EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[listen] Grifter – Bite Marks

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Weird Tuesday continues with the garage/shoegaze sounds of Fredericton’s Grifter, one of several projects by the prolific Hayden Wheeler.

Art rock, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen] Propofol – Le Banquet

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Weird Tuesday begins this week from an electro-rock duo out of Montreal known as Propofol. This is “Le Banquet” from the album of the same name.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music

[Album Review] Caribou- Our Love

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan



Release Date: October 7th, 2014
Label: Merge Records

After 2010’s ‘Swim’ it should come as no surprise that Caribou (aka Dan Snaith) should again delve into contemporary R&B on his new album ‘Our Love’. And even though the lyrics take on a lighter tone this time out, long-time fans can be rest assured that Snaith is not forsaking his subtle artistry in his march to the dancefloor.

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Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Ultimate Power Duo – An Anti-Universe Apart

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The deliberately misnamed Ultimate Power Duo (they’re actually a trio) from Saskatoon unleash ‘Space Joe: Ad Astra to the Stars’, a sci-fi themed concept album. This is “An Anti-Universe Apart” which melds 1970’s prog rock with contemporary indie folk-rock. And to great effect, I might add.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Black Mastiff – Leave it on the Floor

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The soulful, acid-tinged sounds of Edmonton`s Black Mastiff. The video to “Leave It On The Floor” has the band members performing in silhouette against a seizure-inducing array of flashing coloured light.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Watch

[Watch] SoHo Ghetto – Man Down

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Halifax’s SoHo Ghetto perform “Man Down” from their debut LP. The song has an interesting feel because it’s dark and heavy in the verse but then light and poppy on the chorus. Also, they borrow a trick from the Beatles by performing on a rooftop — in this case, high above the Halifax cityscape.

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

[Watch] Daniel Lanois – Sioux Lookout

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another video from Daniel Lanois’ ‘Flesh and Machine’ album. This one features kaleidoscopic images that are trippy and hypnotic — fittingly so because the track “Sioux Lookout” is, you guessed it, trippy and hypnotic.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Cowboys in Cardigans – The Duke

No Comments 26 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cowboys in cardigans

Hey, that dude is not a cowboy and he’s not wearing a cardigan. What the ….? Oh well, the ukulele-driven “The Duke” is irresistible, so we’ll let it go.

Canadian, Folk, Jazz, Listen, Music, World Music

[Listen] Drumhand – No Rush

No Comments 26 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Multi-voice harmonies, modern jazz and world percussions. Add those all together and you get the enticing sounds of Toronto’s Drumhand.

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