Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] SLOAN – CLEOPATRA

No Comments 31 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Sloan release the song “Cleopatra” ahead of their new album ‘Commonwealth’. After over 20 years the boys still manage to sound fresh on this lively slice of power pop.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Monomyth- Saturnalia Regalia!

No Comments 31 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: July 22nd, 2014
Label: Mint Records

Monomyth are no longer Halifax’s best kept secret — they are well on their way to becoming Canada’s latest indie pop darlings. Are they deserving of such acclaim? If their debut ‘Saturnalia Regalia!‘ is any indication then the answer is most definitely “yes”. Continue Reading

Alternative, Art rock, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me

No Comments 30 July 2014

by Mica McCurdy

Alvvays Press Photo

Alvvay’s have brought the shoe-gaze inspired “Archie, Marry Me” to life with a whimsical, yet heartwrenching, music video. Watch it for the cuts to a hand signing “Archie” and a bouquet of flowers, stay for what looks like a very angsty sail.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] FROG EYES – THE ROAD IS LONG

No Comments 30 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“The Road is Long” is the single from Frog Eyes’ painful confessional ‘Carey’s Cold Spring’.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Listen, Punk

[LISTEN] MOTHERHOOD – CADDY WHACK PT. 1

No Comments 29 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The oddball Fredericton trio, Motherhood, come from a folk background but now play a kind of alternative folk punk garage thing. Or something like that.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Metal, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Kuato- The Great Upheaval

No Comments 29 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: June 24, 2014
Label: Acadian Embassy

Kuato consists of five talented musicians from Halifax who practice their craft in the shadowy world of post-rock, which is a genre that is often misunderstood and sometimes even maligned. This is not prog rock for the 21st century, in fact it is “progressive” only in the broadest sense that it seeks to go beyond traditional rock stylings and structures. Nor is it merely instrumental metal. For one thing, post-rockers are not head-bangers, they are serious composers who approach their art the way classical musicians do, albeit with electric guitars and drums rather than violins and trumpets. Furthermore, on ‘The Great Upheaval‘ the music is just as often soft, almost ambient, as it is thunderous and loud. The only track that could be considered metal is “Battle of Bloody Creek”, but the title of the song should give you a good clue as to why it’s metal. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Watch

[Watch] Say Yes- Sunrise

No Comments 29 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
Toronto based Say Yes are Jordan Hastings, Adam Michael, and Michael Zane, previous members of Alexisonfire, Jersey and Saint Alvia. The band will be dropping a self-titled EP on August 19th via Dine Alone Records. Check out the video for “Sunrise” now.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Harvest- Beesides

No Comments 29 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Montreal’s Harvest specializes in unconventional folk tunes. Check out their bandcamp collection Beesides below. Apparently a full LP will be available sometime in August.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Watch] PS I Love You- Friends Forever

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Tiana Feng

PS I Love You’s video for “Friends Forever” follows the story of two muscle-builders who are bffs but one gets jealous of the other’s relationship with his dog.

Alternative, Canadian, Watch

[Watch] Fast Romantics – Friends

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Mica McCurdy

Indie rockers Fast Romantics have paired the heartfelt “Friends” with mashed up vintage ads to create a hilarious, and well timed, video.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Pink Mountaintops- Get Back

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: April 29th, 2014
Label: Jagjaguwar

‘Get Back’ starts off with such promise that you think, “This could be it. This could be the year’s big one.” Unfortunately, things go downhill after the first two tracks until finally bottoming out with one of the most abysmal songs in recent memory. “North Hollywood Microwaves” starts off with some garage boogie mayhem, which is all fine but you can’t help feeling that this must be heading somewhere. It is, but trust me you’ll wish you never got to that somewhere. Guest vocalist Annie Hardy (Giant Drag) starts into a rant that is not quite sung/not quite rapped. The subject matter is distasteful to say the least (it involves bodily fluids and bears, that’s all I’m saying). Even worse, the quasi spoken word part fails to bring the song together, in fact it throws everything completely off balance. All in all, the track is a regrettable inclusion. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Julie Arsenault- The Creature That I Call Myself

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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You should also add Julie Arenault’s “The Creature That I Call Myself” to your easy Monday morning listening list.

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

[Listen] Twin Voices- Sing To Me

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
twinvoices
Allow Twin Voices to gently wake you up this Monday morning with their EP “Sing to Me”.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] MAN MADE LAKE – LEMON CAKE

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A playful video of the song “Lemon Cake” from the album ‘Bodhicitta’ by BC’s Man Made Lake.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Will Driving West- Fly

No Comments 27 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Let Will Driving West‘s latest album soothe you to sleep tonight.

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