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
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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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[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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[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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Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] City & Colour- Northern Wind

No Comments 29 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

It took a while but City and Colour’s new album Little Hell has grown on me. Sometimes the simplicity just works. Northern Wind is part of the Dine Alone Sampler that contains tons of awesome tracks. Northern Airis a beautiful track with metaphors of nature in his story of love.
City and Colour- Northern Wind

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Oh pssttt. If you’re a DJs, Indaba Music is holding a contest. Remix the track Fragile bird for a chance to win $1000. Details here.
Fragile Bird by cityandcolour

Acoustic, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Hayley Stark- Skirt is On Fire

No Comments 26 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

Hayley Stark is the Toronto acoustic guitar duo of Monica Julie and and Jennifer Bryan. They don’t look like it but their music is pop infused rock with some attitude. Although, at times I think they are a bit juvenile sounding. Take a listen to Skirt is On Fire. “You’re a sneaky filthy liar and your skirt is on fire”, sounds like one of those nights that we all regret.
Skirt is on Fire by Hayley Stark

Acoustic, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Music

[NXNE] Megan Bonnell Live at the Rivoli- June 15th, 2011

No Comments 17 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

I’ve only blogged about Megan Bonnell for the first time. There were a lot of important people around checking her out including Graham and Dave from Tokyo Police Club. Her set was beautifully intimate. I’m in love with the cello in her music. The Rivoli is the perfect venue for a set like this.

Check out the track South Korea which I had posted earlier.
Megan Bonnell- South Korea
You have to see her live though, to truly know the passion she puts forth into her songs.

Full gallery after the jump Continue Reading

Acoustic, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Music

[NXNE] Loom Live at Rivoli- June 15th, 2011

2 Comments 17 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

I was volunteering at the Rivoli every night so all my night shots are going to be from the Rivoli. So far they have had a ton of pretty awesome acts. Some who I have heard of, some who I have not. The first up of artists at Rivoli was acoustic sweet heart Loom. She connected with the audience with only her voice and an acoustic guitar. Check out this video for a track called Grown

LOOM – Grown from Mitch Fillion (southernsouls.ca) on Vimeo.

Full Loom Gallery after the jump Continue Reading

Acoustic, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Megan Bonnell- South Korea

No Comments 12 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

Megan Bonnell is a singer/songwriter from Toronto, Ontario. Her debut EP MAPS will be released June 21st ish. It presents the utmost vocal warmth that captivates you in for 4 tracks and a comforting piano paints the atmosphere. Sometimes a violin or various other things are present for some additional colour. Take a listen to single South Korea. Check her out on June 15th at The Rivoli during NXNE.. and come say Hi, I’ll be working doors there.
Megan Bonnell- South Korea

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[Listen/Download] The Express- Nobody Knows

No Comments 05 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

The Express are made up of people from bands you have heard of before. It’s a collaboration between cousins Liam Corcoran from Two Hours Traffic and Kinley Dowling, violinist from Hey Rosetta! The result is beautiful musical chemistry in an eleven track self-titled album set to release on July 5, 2011. From my first lessons through the album so far, I’m so in love with Liam’s voice. It’s an acoustic album where every note whether it be voice, guitar, violin or mandolin is played with effortless passion. I’ve played this album over and over again more than I have thought I would so far. Here’s a sneak peak at the album with a track called Nobody Knows. This one almost has a sort of country feel to it. There’s much better tracks on the album, but this is the one I’m allowed to share with you.
The Express- Nobody Knows

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Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Gavin Slate- Life As a Salesman

No Comments 03 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

Gavin Slate’s work is not limited to just his recent 4 song EP Life as a Salesman. He’s had songs placed in a TIFF film as well as the television show West 49 Ambition. He’s a regular performer at Toronto’s The Supermarket at “Wednesday’s Go Pop!”. Life as a Salesman was produced by Colin Cripps who has worked with artists such as Sarah McLachlan and Bryan Adams. Take a listen to Life as a Salesman, the title track off the EP which gives you a feel for what Gavin is all about, just some damn good songwriting. Not to mention some lovely cello playing.
Gavin Slate- Life as a Salesman

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Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Album Review] Kinley- fair hero

1 Comment 02 June 2011

by Tiana Feng

The Kinley I’m referring to here is not the lame band that comes up in the last.fm results when you search the name. He is maritime born singer-songwriter Joshua Docksteader who now lives in the prairies of Saskatchewan. The acoustic-folk album fair hero was released February 25, 2011. Continue Reading

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Matthew Barber- Ring Upon Your Finger

1 Comment 10 May 2011

by Tiana Feng

Sorry about the lack of single song posts recently. I broke up with my boyfriend and the last thing I felt like judging was love songs. Especially one about getting married.. but this is a beautiful one by Toronto’s Matthew Barber. The song is the perfect proposing song with just simple piano chords and drums. He sort of reminds me of a male Jill Barber. Haha and his name is Matthew Barber, oh wait they are siblings.
Matthew Barber- Ring Upon Your Finger

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[Listen/Download] Little Scream- Heron and the Fox

No Comments 06 April 2011

by Tiana Feng

For an artist called Little Scream, her music is anything but a bunch of screams. The Montreal native paired up with Arcade Fire’s Richard Reed Parry to produce her debut album, The Golden Record which is digitally out now, but set to release physically on April 12, 2011. My favourite track so far is the stripped down Heron and the Fox with lyrics full of fantastic story telling. The melody is so simple, yet pleasant. Sometimes the simplest things can be the most beautiful.
Little Scream- Heron and the Fox

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Acoustic, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Olenka and the Autumn Lovers- Go

1 Comment 27 March 2011

by Tiana Feng

I finally found a copy of Olenka and the Autumn Lovers And Now We Sing during CMW. The album had been released in October 2010 but it had been released quietly and mostly through touring and selling it at shows. I shared with you the beautiful track called Odessa earlier. Here’s another off the album called Go. Beautifully simple and sweet.
Olenka and the Autumn Lovers- Go

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Stream Odessa and the Autumn Lovers’ And Now We Sing at albums.ridethetempo.com

Acoustic, Charts, Garage, Music, Pop

Weekly Top 10- March 19, 2011

1 Comment 19 March 2011

by Tiana Feng

Since my site was down this week and last week’s chart was missing, this is a combination of 2 weeks. Enjoy! Keep hyping up your favourite single song posts, so that they can make the chart and somebody else can fall in love with it too <3

Position Last Song Link
1 1 Bedouin Soundclash feat. Coeur de Pirate- Brutal Hearts post
2 - Handsome Furs- Radio Kaliningrad post
3 - Mother Mother- The Stand video
4 2 Dynamite Walls- Blood on My Hands post
5 - Spring Breakup- It’s Not Me, It’s You post
6 - Kris Ellestad- November Steppes post
7 - The Peptides- For Those Who Hate Eachother post
8 10 Armistice- Mission Bells post
9 7 Norwegian Recycling- Miracles post
10 3 Athletes in Paris- Borrowed Time post
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