Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Ken Park- You Think About It Too Much

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
kenpark
Ken Park (Scott Harwood from Ostrich Tuning) released You Think About It Too Much in July. Though it’s an electronic album, it pays homage to Harwood’s shoegaze-pop side.

Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] By Divine Right- Just Can’t Get Enough (Depeche Mode Cover)

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
bydivineright
This fall By Divine Right is releasing a tribute album of Depeche Mode’s Speak and Spell. Stream “Just Can’t Get Enough” now.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Remix

[Listen] Weaves- Weaves Remixed

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
weaves
Weaves are playing a FREE show next weekend (September 7th) on the Island. Get pumped with this remix EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] WISH- Nothing to Say

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Toronto’s WISH has a kaleidoscope video for “Nothing to Say”.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] COWARDS – New Country

No Comments 29 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cowards

It would be easy to dismiss Cowards as just another lo-fi punk band from Vancouver. First of all, they’re not really punk, more like noise rock with a goth edge. Furthermore, listening to their album ‘World Champions in Male Chastity’ you get the sense there is some inspired madness beneath the sneering surface. This probably won’t be the last time I talk about them….

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Suuns- Sunspot

No Comments 29 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Suuns took the song “Sunspot” from last year’s Images du Futur and turned it into a mini short-film featuring a dude washing the blood off his hands.

Charts, Music

WEEKLY TOP 10- August 22nd-29th, 2014

No Comments 29 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
weeklytop10

Position Last Song Link
1 - post
2 - post
3 - post
4 - post
5 - post
6 - CFCF- Strange Form of Life video
7 - post
8 - Secret Broadcast- More Than Friends video
9 - Cygnets- Gallows video
10 - post

Chart is based off of top song/video posts according to Google Analytics.

Canadian, Folk, Indie, Music, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] CURRENT SWELL – KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The official video to “Keys to the Kingdom” by Victoria’s Current Swell is an amusing take-off on reality TV.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Chad VanGaalen- Monster

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Chad VanGaalen does a literal animated interpretation of his song “Monster” in this latest video.

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

[LISTEN] DIRTY BEACHES – DISPLACED

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dirty beaches

Alex Zhang Hungtai (a.k.a. Dirty Beaches) presents a preview of his new album ‘Stateless’ due out in November. “Displaced” is a piece of experimental music, featuring viola by Vittorio Demarin.

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

[WATCH] LEONARD COHEN – ALMOST LIKE THE BLUES

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

OK, maybe not “indie” in the sense of being on an independent label, but he’s indie in attitude And most definitely Canadian. It also helps that he’s from Montreal, because that city just doesn’t get enough recognition when it comes to music….

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

[LISTEN] VALERY GORE – AMSTERDAM

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
valery

“Amsterdam” is a work of understated complexity and subtle charm. This dark indie folk number is a preview of Valery Gore’s latest album ‘Idols in the Dark Heart’, due out in a few weeks. And that finishes off my Women’s Wednesday…

Music, News/Tours

Electric Island Season Finale 9/1/2014

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Ani Hajderaj
The Labour Day weekend usually marks off the end of summer, fortunately in Toronto there are a lot of parties to get your mind off that. Electric Island will come to a close after a summer long series of amazing events.

 


In this edition Tale of Us, Jamie XX and Hot Since 82 will be headlining the party. The headliners will be getting support from Terence Kissner, Gera, Members Only and Simon Jain. The theme throughout is deep house with a little bit of techno thrown in between. This edition will be a perfect way to end your long weekend if you decide to stick around in the city. The event will be starting at noon and will be ending at around 10PM at Centre Island.

 

Grab tickets here: www.electricisland.to/tickets and if you have any questions about the event visit the official event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/555846304527694/.

See you on the island!

Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] ROSIE JUNE – LION ON YOUR SIDE

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another song from ‘Listening Post’ by Nanaimo’s Rosie June. This one is “Lion on Your Side” and features Hey Ocean!

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] THE SECRETARIES – THE WAY I FEEL

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
secretaries

A slow burn gem from Edmonton’s The Secretaries. It has the earmarks of some of Jefferson Airplane’s trippier trips, but this one keeps things on an even keel, and the brass instruments give it a distinctive touch. Dreamy female vocals, grinding fuzz guitar and a loose Haight Ashbury style bass-line are all cooked up with a contemporary indie outlook. A wonderful way to spend 6 minutes.

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