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

[Listen] Tough Lovers – Mouthful of Blood

No Comments 20 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
tough lovers

Vancouver’s Tough Lovers have one foot in ’70’s rock and the other foot in contemporary indie, and since 2010 they’ve consistently been offering up well-crafted, thoughtful songs. Now I am hearing rumblings that it all may be coming to an end. Say it isn’t so!

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Switches- I Just Wanna

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Meet Edmonton girl group Switches. Their sound is a punk-infused garage rock with catchy melody and infectious energy. Their latest LP I Just Wanna can be streamed below and was mixed by Mr. Renny Wilson.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Viet Cong- Continental Shelf

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Viet Cong dropped a rather bizarre video today for “Continental Shelf”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Lisa LeBlanc- Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted

No Comments 18 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
Lisa LeBlanc is one of those song-writers where everything seems to flow naturally, organically and real. The francophone artist recently released an EP titled Highways, Heartaches and Time Well Wasted. It’s definitely worth your undivided attention.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Dying Arts – Snake in the Grass

No Comments 16 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dying arts

Indie garage rockers The Dying Arts treat us to a Arctic Monkeys-style number. “Snake in the Grass” is from their self-titled EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Watch

[Watch] Amanita Bloom – Some Tragic Darling

No Comments 16 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A harrowing tale of murder from Amanita Bloom. The sombre, dark folk tune is reminiscent of Nick Cave in his broodiest moments.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Pop, Watch

[Watch] High Ends – Intoxicated

No Comments 15 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Yukon Blonde’s Jeffrey Innes’ song (as High Ends) “Intoxicated” gets the claymation treatment in this video. Yay, claymation!

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Travis Bretzer – Promises

No Comments 13 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
travis bretner

Edmonton’s Travis Bretzer will be releasing his debut full-length ‘Waxing Romantic’ in February. Here is the first single,”Promises”. It’s breezy and summery, but delivered with an undercurrent of psychedelia. Nice pop tune to warm you up on a cold November day.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music

[Watch] Poor Traits – Black and White

No Comments 13 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
poor traits

The band Poor Traits has just released their debut album ‘Minor Setbacks’, a collection of emotional, hard-driving indie rock numbers guided by front-woman Alex Badger. “Black and White” is a mid-tempo song that simmers along until it finally boils over in a burst of guitar at the end. The video depicts a man who wakes up on a beach, unable to remember how he got there. Disturbingly, you just know he’s done something very bad.

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

[Listen] Mr. Goshness – Two Thousand Pieces

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
mr. goshness

It’s been a long wait. Indie prog rockers Mr. Goshness have been kicking around the Vancouver Island music scene for several years and they are now finally releasing their debut full-length, ‘A Guide To All Things Twisted’. The first single is “Two Thousand Pieces” which is part math rock, part indie folk/pop and part, oh I dunno, Broadway musical? It isn’t that long (3:45) but it has a mini-epic feel due to multiple change-ups.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Meligrove Band- Sunrise Old

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
Toronto indie rock veterans Meligrove Band have a new album coming out called Bones of Things. It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music. I think the last time we heard a new song RTT was in it’s infant stage. They were one of the bands that led to our initial focus on Canadian music. Anyways, I won’t keep you waiting, here is a new hearty pop song called “Sunrise Old”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Neil Holyoak – Red Queen of Autumn

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
holy oak

The gentle alt folk sounds of Neil Holyoak paint a beautiful picture of Fall.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Watch

[Watch] Homeshake- Making A Fool Of You

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Homeshake gets turned into a sad clown in the video for “Making A Fool of You”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Birch Barks – Mountains

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
birch bark

Birch Barks are a couple of clever musicians from Lethbridge (Dillon St. Jean and Eric Den Haan). “Mountains” is a mellow piece of music with vocals so delicate and vulnerable that they’re likely to get blown away if you open a window. But, there is more going on here than you might think.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Jon Hynes- Watchful Creatures

No Comments 10 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
Jon Hynes might sound like a new name, but he’s been a part of some of RTT’s favourite bands. Evening Hymns, The Hidden Cameras, Hey Rosetta! to name a few. In June, he released a solo album titled Watchful Creatures which you can stream below. Old bandmates and fellow musicians including Donovan Woods (“Lay Down and Dry” and “Forever Kathleen”) lend a hand at creating the full sound of the record.

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