Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] ANAMAI- Altar Coals

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Tiana Feng

I know it’s only OCTOBER, so we don’t have to think about winter, but here’s ANAMAI with a snowy video for “Altar Coals”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Kurvi Tasch – Cast Me Away

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Weirdness continues unabated on this Tuesday with the wobbly sounds of Kurvi Tasch on their post-new wave “Cast Me Away”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Futurekids – Captain Furniture Valley

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
futurekids

More dreamy shoegaze from Winnipeg’s Futurekids.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] The Sky Lit Up – Avero

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sky lit up

Light up your Tuesday morning with Sky Lit Up. “Avero” is seductive psychedelic indie pop.

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

[Watch] The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer – A Real Fine Mess

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Harpoonist and the Axe Murderer’s “A Real Fine Mess” get the video treatment. For the most part it looks like the credits to the next James Bond movie.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] BILLY GHOST – DIRTY SHOPPING BAGS

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Billy Ghost returns with his new album ‘Tsunami Fear’. The track “Dirty Shopping Bags” has the pleasant ambiance of a babbling brook, with the vocals rippling beneath and only breaking the surface during the refrain (“So long, Canada”).

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Will Hunter Band – Challenger

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
will hunter

Some indie folk rock from Toronto’s Will Hunter Band. “Challenger” is from Hunter’s latest EP ‘Last Summer’.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Gold and Marrow – striking gold

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

I don’t think they’ve struck any marrows, but Ottawa’s Gold and Marrow release their video for “Striking Gold” just ahead of their album release on Sept. 30th.

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Barrelmen – Cold Highway

No Comments 27 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Polishing off a Saskatchewan triple play, just call this Saskatoon Afternoon. The Barrelmen offer up their twangy take on alt country.

Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] Foggy Notions – Love Theme

No Comments 27 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sussed

Here’s something to brighten up your day, the bouncy “Love Theme” from Saskatoon’s The Foggy Notions.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Roots, Watch

[Watch] Gunner and Smith – Towns

No Comments 27 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

In this video, Gunner and Smith’s mournful but evocative music is set to an interesting story that could be an episode from “The Twilight Zone”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] TEENANGER – HOT RODS AT THE LOSER CONVENTION

No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
teen22

“Hot Rods at the Loser Convention” is from Teenanger’s latest album ‘EPLP’, which is either an EP or an LP, or it’s neither. Don’t ask me — even they can’t decide.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] THE RURAL ALBERTA ADVANTAGE – ON THE ROCKS

No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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RAA’s new album ‘Mended With Gold’ drops this coming Tuesday (Sept. 30) and it’s a work of mature indie folk rock. Ably backed by drummer Paul Banwatt and the multi-talented Amy Cole, their music centres around the songwriting and distinctive voice of frontman Nis Edenloff. This track, “On the Rocks”, is probably my favourite, with its solid lyrics (the title references Newfoundland, as well as a crumbling relationship) and nice touches of keyboards and guitars. I also liked the two closing numbers, “Not Love or Death” and “…On the Run”, with their rolling drum beats. Aside from that, nothing here really hits it out of the park, but nevertheless it is satisfying, intelligent alternative folk.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, R&B/Hiphop, Watch

[WATCH] CHESSCLUB – Half/DEAD

No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An intriguing video to ChessClub’s “Half/Dead”. The song itself is partly hip-hop and partly indie folk, all set to a dreamy synth background.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Lab Coast- Walking on Ayr

No Comments 25 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: February 18th, 2014
Label: Mammoth Cave Recordings

Lab Coast revolves around the talents of David Laing and Chris Dadge, who together put out guitar-based pop rock music with some nice hooks. With 16 songs, their latest album ‘Walking on Ayr’ is chock full of it, but you should keep in mind that the tracks average about 2 minutes in length and some of them are a lot shorter than that.

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