Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Bry Webb – Prove Me Wrong

No Comments 03 July 2014

If your search history includes ‘Cute Donkey Videos’, then the new Bry Webb video should be of interest to ya. The Constantines‘ frontman released a video for single “Prove Me Wrong” off his solo album Free Will. Instead of the usual ‘lip-sync to your own song’ music video treatment, director Colin Medley chose to include slow moving shots of the animals filmed at Donkey Sanctuary of Canada  near Guelph, Ontario. The sanctuary provides a haven for donkeys who have been neglected and abused, and the serene video helps in dignifying these animals even further.

Acoustic, Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Kandle – Not Up to Me

No Comments 26 June 2014

Songs with serious messages restores the notion that music is words by humans for humans. And if there is a music video that furthers the song’s sentimentality, then the message resonates even more. Montreal’s Kandle Osbourne aka Kandle released a stirring video for “Not Up to Me”. The video features the story of a young girl slipping into darkness as she battles emotional and physical abuse. The youthful singer is releasing the video in partnership with Canadian Women’s Foundation. Great to see when artists want to make a difference.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Half Moon Run – No More Losing the War

No Comments 26 June 2014

Currently the lads from Half Moon Run are busy working on the follow up to Dark Eyes. In the mean while, you can feast your senses with the video for ‘No More Losing the War’. The haunting clip is directed by  Czlowiek Kamera (Polish for camera man). The young Polish filmmaker was also behind the eclectic and playful filled imagery video for ‘Call Me In the Afternoon’. The new video has darker undertones matching the stirring vibe of the song. Prepare to feel feelings!

 

 

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

[Listen] Black Atlass- Beauty Queen

No Comments 05 June 2014

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Montreal’s Black Atlass dropped this minimalistic new track “Beauty Queen”, showing off his smooth R&B style and vocal range.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Bed of Stars – The Spell

No Comments 03 June 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Recall the last time you got goosebumps? No? Watch the video for ‘The Spell’ and you might remember that feeling. That’s new stuff from B.C’s Evan Konrad, aka Bed of Stars coinciding with the release of his new EP Tell Me If Its True. The soft piano ballad features Konrad’s emotive voice with vulnerable words. The music video is an exceptional compliment to the subtle brilliance of the song. Konrad will be releasing a new single in September and is currently working on a new album to be released early 2015 on Daniel Victor’s (Neverending White Lights) Last Light Records.

For now, tide yourself with a stream of the EP below.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, New Age, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] The Autumn Stones – End of Faith

No Comments 29 May 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Toronto’s dream-pop outfit The Autumn Stones are working on their new record Escapists. In the mean while, you can enjoy the single ‘End of Faith’. The song features a distinct sax riff, Ciarahn Megahey’s melancholic yet comforting vocals and his cerebral  words. (unlock your mind / make friends with time ). The acoustic version features Margot Collins on flute, adding to the soothing vibe of the song. Recommended listen while taking a stroll in a spring evening with a light breeze

 

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Heaven for Real – Protégé

No Comments 23 May 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Listen to ‘Protégé’ by Heaven for Real. The moniker of twin Grundy brothers from Halifax are premiering the single off their new  EP Heaven For Real’s Live Underground. Categorizing this as ‘pop music’ would be an insult, and labelling it indie-rock  is laziness. How about we describe their sound as  having the simplistic Beatles-esque sensibilities featuring melodic guitar intricacies and 60′s spacey vocals. Make sense? No? Well,then listen to the song yourself and draw your own conclusions. If you like what you hear, check em out in Toronto on May 28 @ Smiling Buddha 

 

 

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Diamond Mind – Better Alone

No Comments 09 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Ever caught yourself humming a song after just one listen? And yes, I know you felt bad because you were singing the chorus for “Timber”. Well, set your guilt aside, and check out “Better Alone”, courtesy of Edmonton’s Diamond Mind. The chamber-pop quartet have the Beatles-esque holistic pop soaking in rich harmonies a la Beach Boys. Their songs could be the background score to a glorious sunny day playing a friendly game of beach volleyball. .. yeah summer can’t get here soon enough!

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Real Ponchos – Outta This Place

No Comments 07 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Vancouver’s Real Ponchos are bringing their flavour of Canadiana all across this great country of ours this May and June. The four-piece are independently releasing their full length debut Since I Let You Go on May 6th, and bringing the party to Toronto on May 16. To get a preview of their folk, country and roots concoction, you can stream the track “Outta This Place”. The song has enough twang to please the country folks and grooving melodies to keep the others humming.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] The Strumbellas – Sailing

No Comments 03 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Are you saddened  by all this snow melting away and sunshine? (YEAH RIGHT!) Fear not you crazy one, The Strumbellas have the solution to bring back the misery of the horrid Canadian winter via music video for “Sailing”. The music video sees the six-piece brave the harshest of the conditions in their quest to find a buried vintage suitcase. I hope the recent Juno win for We Still Move on Dance Floors, their sophomore release, is keeping them warm.

While there is no official statement, hope no one suffered a frostbite in the making of this video.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Trevor Alguire – Miles Away

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Organic and intimate is what Trevor Alguire was aiming for while recording Miles Away.The small town Ontario singer/songwriter opted to not use a click track and recorded the songs for his 5th album live directly off the floor. He believes the process”captured the feel and flow of each song more naturally”. No stranger to the road, Alguire is currently touring  Europe with Canadian dates in April/May. While you (im)patiently await for April 22nd to come around to pick up the album, give the title track a listen below.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Watch

[Watch] Royal Wood – Forever and Ever

No Comments 19 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Are you waiting for that someone who will profess their eternal love for you through a song? Talk about high expectations! While the wait is on, you can watch/listen Royal Wood serenade you in ‘Forever and Ever’. The heartwarming single from his BRAND new release The Burning Bright (out  Mar 18) has the affable singer-songwriter claiming his eternal love in the background of calming LA sunshine.

Tour dates for April and May shows include shows in Ottawa and Toronto. Expect more dates in summer and fall in the near future.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Michael Feuerstack – Friday Night Guard

No Comments 16 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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What do you do when you are a musician with famous music friends? You make music with them, of course! For Michael Feuerstack, when your list of friends include lead vocalists of prominent Canadian bands such as the Weakerthans and the Constantines, you make em sing your songs. Singer Songer features 9 tracks written by Mike, minus his vocals. The result is glorious and wonderful such as the track ‘Fright Night Guard’ featuring John K Samson.

The record comes out on April 19 (a.k.a Record Store Day)

 

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Peter Elkas – In My Den

No Comments 16 March 2014

 

 

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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If Local Rabbits were part of your life growing up in the 90s, then you know Peter Elkas. Following the hiatus of the band, the Montreal-based singer/songwriter went solo, and 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of his debut Party of One. To celebrate the occasion, Elkas will be doing an April-long residency in Dakota playing the entirety of the record. He will be doing some additional Ontario dates including a Light of Day benefit concert in Hamilton with Sam Roberts Band. Light of Day is an organization that raises money to support research and care for Parkinson’s disease patients and their families. Elkas is a coordinator and board member of the organization.

 

 

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Watch

[Watch] Peter Katz – Thunder In Your Chest

No Comments 15 March 2014

Need a ‘pick-me up’? How about a music video featuring a giant disco-ball? Then, Peter Katz has you covered. The Toronto-based singer/songwriter released a music video for ‘Thunder In Your Chest’ , off his last release Still Mind Still. The feel good nature of the video compliments the endearing nature of the song as well. Unless you are very grumpy, this should make you feel a bit better.

 

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