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

[Listen] Diamond Mind – Better Alone

No Comments 09 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee



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



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



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


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.


Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Eamon McGrath – Running From The Cops

No Comments 18 February 2014

By Nele Van Aerde



Edmonton born & now Toronto based Eamon McGrath is releasing the second installment of his three-part album “Exile” on March 11th.  I have to put the part about him being born in Edmonton because as an Albertan I have followed Eamon’s career for years now. Of this new song, Eamon says: “It’s an age-old song about being haunted by memories, and about that uneasy feeling when they start to creep back into the present time after you’ve thought that you’d let go of them.”

Expect the third installment and a full-album vinyl release this summer.


Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Watch

[WATCH] Kae Sun- Blackstar Rising

No Comments 18 February 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Acoustic guitar sounds + engaging bass + enticing high pitched vocals = Kae Sun

“Blackstar Rising” is off Afriyie, sophomore effort from the talented Ghanian/Canadian singer songwriter. The album is an intriguing listen. The video, shot in Toronto, features child astronaut trainees.

Everything about that sounds interesting!

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Strumbellas- Sailing

No Comments 23 January 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

The Strumbellas -chair pic - photo credit Heather Pollock hi res

Stream the new single “Sailing” from The Strumbellas. The Toronto-based folk act is currently on their first ever US tour returning home to dates in February and opening slot for Corb Lund in April. “Sailing” was also used as part of Hockey Night in Canada montage for Remembrance Day last year. You can see the video HERE

Acoustic, Alternative, Listen, Music, Watch

[WATCH] Peter Katz – Dear

No Comments 21 January 2014

If this video doesn’t move you, better check your vitals! Peter Katz released a music video for his new single “Dear” off his last release Still Mind Still. 


Acoustic, Canadian, Listen

[Listen] Wide Eyed Tour Guide – Commitment

No Comments 16 January 2014

By Nele Van Aerde
Wide Eyed Tour Guide

Wide Eyed Tour Guide is Toronto’s Jared Parker. His 3rd release is a collection of dreamy acoustic songs, perfect for a winter day.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Listen] Brendan Canning- Bullied Days

No Comments 19 September 2013

by Tiana Feng
Brendan Canning‘s You Gots 2 Chill may bare his name but his latest reveal “Bullied Days” shows evidence of other contributors. Snowblink’s Daniela Gesundheit provides gentle vocals to a relaxing acoustic atmosphere.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music

[Watch] Brendan Canning- Plugged In

No Comments 07 September 2013

by Tiana Feng

You know those guys that hand you a piece of paper with a smiley face asking for change and you almost never give it to them? This video for Brendan Canning’s “Plugged In” might make you change your mind.

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