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

[Listen] No Museum – Engine Parts

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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We close off Weird Tuesday on a gentle note. Edmonton’s No Museum offers up “Engine Parts” from their debut album with the great title ‘I Was a Worker and Now I’m Old’. If they sound familiar then, no, you’re not crazy, because they used to be known as Twin Library.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Invasives – Postmodern Prometheus

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Surprisingly, heavy metal guitars drive this song by Vancouver’s Invasives, who are better known for their alternative punk.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Tearjerker – You Can

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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If you are waiting for Tearjerker to make it big then don’t hold your breath. Not only do they eschew all notions of being commercially viable, but also to them DIY is not just a necessity, it’s a desired aesthetic. Here’s “You Can” from the 4-track ‘Hiding’ EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[listen] Grifter – Bite Marks

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
grifter

Weird Tuesday continues with the garage/shoegaze sounds of Fredericton’s Grifter, one of several projects by the prolific Hayden Wheeler.

Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Ultimate Power Duo – An Anti-Universe Apart

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The deliberately misnamed Ultimate Power Duo (they’re actually a trio) from Saskatoon unleash ‘Space Joe: Ad Astra to the Stars’, a sci-fi themed concept album. This is “An Anti-Universe Apart” which melds 1970’s prog rock with contemporary indie folk-rock. And to great effect, I might add.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Watch

[Watch] SoHo Ghetto – Man Down

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Halifax’s SoHo Ghetto perform “Man Down” from their debut LP. The song has an interesting feel because it’s dark and heavy in the verse but then light and poppy on the chorus. Also, they borrow a trick from the Beatles by performing on a rooftop — in this case, high above the Halifax cityscape.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[Listen] Sc Mira – Life at Last

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
scmira

Just in time for Halloween, Sc Mira’s take on “Life at Last”, which originally appeared in the 1970’s cult rock musical ‘Phantom of the Paradise’.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen] Woodworker – Standing on the Corner

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
woodworker

“Standing on the Corner” by the noise folk duo Woodworker features some distorted vocals, meaty guitars and feisty keyboards. It ain’t exactly Peter, Paul and Mary.

Alternative, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Dinner Belles – River and the Willow

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Still trying to catch up this week — so much music coming down. Here’s a rootsy, country folk album from Ontario’s Dinner Belles. Sounds very traditional at first, but they have their own new millennium indie lens on the whole thing.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[Watch] First You Get the Sugar – Foreign Lands

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The name First You Get the Sugar is quite the mouthful, but they are definitely worth taking a bite. Although their sound is certainly contemporary, FYGTS’s song structures and arrangements are a bit of a throwback to those FM radio bands of the ’70’s. The video to “Foreign Lands” features a lot of street scenes from Montreal.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] North Atlantic Explorer – Into the Blue Sea

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Nautical themes abound with the new single from North Atlantic Explorer (who are, rather confusingly, from the West Coast). The breezy and melodic “Into the Blue Sea” is from the new album ‘My Father Was A Sailor’. Man, that salty air is stinging my eyes.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[Watch] The Written Years – Homesick Dirge

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An atmospheric lyric video of “Homesick Dirge” from The Written Years fantastic self-titled debut.

Alternative, Canadian, Covers, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Rosie June – When It’s Over (Sugar Ray Cover)

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Man, this has been a busy week in music — I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Anyway… Rosie June has so far been one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets, but we figure that isn’t going to last much longer. Here she gives Sugar Ray’s “When It’s Over” a torchy, haunting makeover.

Alternative, Canadian, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Ought – New Calm Pt.2

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Good news, kids. Ought has some new music on the way in the form an EP. In the meantime, they offer this teaser video which celebrates the shimmering sounds of ennui. Yes, Tim Beeler’s dance moves are hard to take, but it’s all part of their ‘f$ck you, this is all stupid’ charm.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Naysa – Losing Weight

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
naysa

Maybe I’m giving Naysa a complex because they are no stranger to Weird Tuesday. Hey, we all know the best music appears on Weird Tuesday. Anyway, we’ll close off this edition with the goofy “Losing Weight”.

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