Acoustic, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Chris Velan- The Long Goodbye

No Comments 21 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Montreal song-writer Chris Velan explores the emotional aftermath of a relationship in his upcoming album The Long Goodbye. The LP will be released July 23rd via Newsong Recordings. Stream the title track below.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Matt Moonigan- Someday

No Comments 10 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Doing some Bandcamp hunting on this rainy day Monday. Here’s an soft tune from Guelph’s Matt Moonigan.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Watch] Astral Swans- You Can Carry A Sickness

No Comments 23 May 2013

by Tiana Feng

Astral Swanns – You Carry a Sickness – LIVE from Kaelen Ohm on Vimeo.

Extra Happy Ghosts!!! member Matthew Swan released this weird kaleidoscope video of him performing “You Carry A Sickness”

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Timid, The Brave- Crowe River

No Comments 14 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

Timd, The Brave is the moniker of Hamilton’s Tim Selles, former singer of the now defunked band Bruekke. This is a more introspective project and he just released his debut self-titled album last month. Here is Crowe River from the release, a simple song with just him and his guitar.

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Autumn Portrait- Tired Love

No Comments 30 October 2012

by Tiana Feng

Toronto’s folk- acoustic project The Autumn Portrait recently released their sophomore album Tired Love on Bandcamp. The heartfelt album shows Freddie’s ability to vulnerable and that’s what is most memorable about the album.

Acoustic, Canadian, Covers, Listen, Music

[Listen] Arkells- Thinking About You (Frank Ocean Cover)

2 Comments 10 October 2012

by Tiana Feng

Here’s the Arkells covering Frank Ocean’s Thinking About You. Since I quit doing Cover Saturdays, I haven’t posted that many covers. This is an exception because it’s lovely.

Acoustic, Canadian, Country, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Kevin Stebner- Proud Faces

No Comments 18 March 2012

by Tiana Feng

Sunday’s are for relaxing before the busy weekdays so here is Calgary’s Kevin Stebner. He has a collection of name your price things on Bandcamp. I probably should have posted this earlier because it’s the kind of track that seems perfect fit for gathering by a fire. It’s too warm for that this weekend though. It still makes a perfect soundtrack for those trying to catch up on their Hunger Games reading.
Kevin Stebner- Proud Faces

Acoustic, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music, Under 2000

[Listen/Download] No Family- Songbird

1 Comment 17 March 2012


I know it’s St. Patrick’s Day but I think I’m getting too old to be drunk all day so I’m gonna spend it relaxing to some great tunes. What better to sit down and read a book to than Montreal trio No Family. Thanks herohill for introducing me to such “real” sounding music.
No Family- Songbird
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Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Joel Plaskett Emergency- I’m Yours

No Comments 04 March 2012


Here’s another single from Joel Plaskett Emergency. It’s a nice acoustic track with guitar. Simple stuff. It’s part of his plan to release 1 song a week until his release of Scrappy Happiness on March 27th.
Joel Plaskett- I’m Yours

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Zachary Lucky- Back in the Fall

No Comments 23 February 2012


Zachary Lucky’s music is honest and gorgeous in delivery. I kind of love the pedal steel and banjo. The twangs make me wish I was out of a busy city in the middle of a field enjoying a beer. Even though this song is about a past relationship gone wrong, it’s beautiful. I secretly hope that if I break a guy’s heart some beautiful love songs come out of it. Back in the Fall is a new track from Saskatchewan EP which will be released this March.
Zachary Lucky- Back in the Fall
Bandcamp

Acoustic, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Under 2000

[Listen/Download] Christopher Graham- Different Planets

No Comments 21 February 2012

by Tiana Feng

Christopher Graham’s songs sound like the songs you hear in the background of commercials. They’re all light and pleasant. The singer-songwriter has even released a cover album of Disney classic songs which is free on Bandcamp. Different Planets is an original track from Down With Up And Away released last year. Why does the glockenspiel always made sounds more adorable sounding?
Christopher Graham- Different Planets

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Bry Webb- Zebra

1 Comment 02 February 2012

by Tiana Feng

I watched We Bought A Zoo yesterday and this song reminded me of it. (Don’t watch the movie though it sucks). Here’s a song called Zebra from London, Ontario’s Bry Webb who is also known as the frontman of the band The Constantines. It’s a gentle acoustic from his latest album Provider.
Bry Webb- Zebra

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Tasseomancy- The Darkness of Things

No Comments 12 November 2011

by Tiana Feng

I love this track. It features the creepy sounding Taylor Kirk from Timber Timbre with the sweet sounds of Tasseomancy. After raising funds from Kickstarter, Tasseomancy released their 2nd album Ulalume in August and it’s co-produced by Taylor and Simon Trottier from Timber Timbre. If you didn’t know Tasseomancy is also Austra’s touring back-up singers. Trippy small world isn’t it? Although this song is found on Tasseomancy’s album, I find it a little bit Timber Timbre sounding as the girls once again play back-up vocals here.
Tasseomancy- The Darkness of Things
Website

Acoustic, Ambient music, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Under 2000

[Listen/Download] Joshua Van Tassel- Before You Sleep

1 Comment 23 August 2011

by Tiana Feng

Joshua Van Tassel may sound like name from the medieval ages but his music is rather not. His instrumental music takes you on a journey through sound experimentation adding different elements one at a time. Before You Sleep is a perfect example of this as it laments something, maybe a place far away. There’s a longing for something far away present when you listen to the acoustic track with subtle hints of electronic effects. At the end of the song, this loneliness is resolved. The album is meant to be listened to more of a whole as the end of the track leads into the next.
Joshua Van Tassel- Before You Sleep

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Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Siskiyou- Hold it In

1 Comment 11 July 2011

by Tiana Feng

I haven’t heard from Siskiyou for a while, kinda miss them. Their self-titled was just so beautifully intimate beyond the track Never Ever Ever Again. The acoustic tenderness of tracks like Hold it In are to die for. I hope they release something new soon!
Siskiyou- Hold it In

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Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Alex Drumm- Empty Rooms

No Comments 05 July 2011

by Tiana Feng

I don’t know much about Alex Drumm, except that he’s from Brandon Manitoba but is based in Hamilton, Ontario. He recently released his 8 song EP Empty Rooms which introduces his lovely baritone voice and simple, but not to be overlooked instrumental harmonies. For example the title track Empty Rooms is anything but empty in terms of it’s orchestral elements. I’m in love with the wailing strings that act as an interlude between the sections. If you dig this you can pick up the album on Bandcamp.
Alex Drumm- Empty Rooms

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Acoustic, Music

[Listen/Download] Garvy J- War is Over Again

No Comments 04 July 2011

by Tiana Feng

From Boston, comes artist Garvy J. This sounds like a name for a DJ, but no his style is experimental indie pop. He started his artistic career in the group The Elevator Drops. Here’s a track from his solo debut War is Over Again that highlights his enchanting baritone voice.
Garvy J- War is Over Again

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