Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Close Talker- For the Sun

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
© Chris Graham Photo 2014
Close Talker will be releasing their second full length soon but for now you can check out the awesome tune “For the Sun”. Flux will be released November 4th on Nevado Records.

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Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Dan Mangan + Blacksmith- Vessel

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s latest video for “Vessel”, depicting the history of our identities in a mish-mash of cool animations

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Watch

[Watch] Strange Fires- Walkabout

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Strange Fires with a video for “Walkabout” featuring randomly juxtaposed videos from nature and other stuff.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Fish & Bird- Something in the Ether

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: September 30th, 2014
Label: Fiddlehead Records

They are an indie folk-rock outfit from the West Coast. You think you’ve got them pegged already, don’t you? Think again. For one thing they have more rootsy instruments in their arsenal than you’d normally expect from Canadian pacific music (banjos, fiddles, etc.). The thing that really sets them apart, however, is their arrangements. That’s not to say that F&B take you on weird free-form trips or baffle you with dissonant change-ups, but the song structures are never disappointingly predictable. It’s not heavy-handed by any means, but they throw you off just enough to pique your interest.

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

[Listen/Download] Dada Plan – Over When You Die

No Comments 18 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

“Over When You Die” is another artsy alt pop song from Dada Plan, and again it takes a swipe at the vacuity of modern culture.

Alternative, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Moonriser – Lovestruck

No Comments 17 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The duo known as Moonriser, who apparently used to play folk rock, recently dropped the lovely “Spiral Tunnel”. Now they cement their reputation as new electronic artists to take note of with their latest, “Lovestruck”.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Majical Cloudz – Your Eyes

No Comments 17 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Pining for the magical sounds of Majical Cloudz? Yeah, me too. Apparently we will have to wait until at least some time in 2015 for a new album, but in the meantime we will have to make do with this tidbit — a previously unreleased track that they’ve been kicking around for years. You guys have anything else in your back pocket?

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Legato Vipers- Gangly Dancer

No Comments 16 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Legato Vipers’ “Gangly Dancer” pairs well with this retro dance vid.

Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Timber Timbre – Grand Canyon

No Comments 15 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A fascinating video, if somewhat disturbing at times, to Timber Timbre’s excellent tune, “Grand Canyon”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Sarah MacDougall – I Want to See the Light

No Comments 15 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

It’s nice to see some artistry in video production (sorry, but DIY efforts are getting tiresome). There are lot of deft touches in this one set to the song “I Want to See the Light” by Sarah MacDougall. It portrays a story of what it is like to be walking home knowing that there is a sniper out there.

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

[Listen] Cursees Connect – In the Meadows

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Arcade Fire meets Coldplay on “In the Meadows” by Fredericton’s Cursees Connect.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, R&B/Hiphop

[Watch] Unbuttoned- Listen to Me

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Unbuttoned’s “Listen to Me” sings about the favourite songs of our (ex)partners. Now the emotional song has a video!

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

[Album Review] The Sky Lit Up- The Sky Lit Up

1 Comment 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: September 28th, 2014
Label: Independent

Comparisons to the Beatles are often lazy (how many bands don’t owe something to the Beatles, after all?) and can be a disservice (who wants to listen to a band that sounds like them when we all know and love the original?). So, I’ll limit my analogy to just two elements  – first, like the Beatles, The Sky Lit Up walks that fine line between being universally appealing and being artistically satisfying, and, second, “Shadow of a Vampire” does actually sound like a George Harrison number that they forgot to put on ‘Revolver’

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Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, New Age, Pop

[Listen] Weaves- Shithole

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Have a listen to Weaves latest single “Shithole”. This isn’t on their debut EP but will be out October 20th.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Uncategorized

[Watch] F&M- And We Will Mend Our Broken Hearts

No Comments 13 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Edmonton’s F&M have a stunning video out for “And We Will Mend Our Broken Hearts.

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