Part Two of a Thursday morning ’70s double shot. This time it’s RTT favourites the Deep Sea Gypsies with a psych-tinged blues rocker, featuring a good old-fashioned guitar solo.
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Just to prove that not all great Canadian indie music comes from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, here’s a nifty collection by indie artists based in Victoria, BC. And a varied collection it is, featuring dark folk, psychedelic rock, art rock, dream pop, EDM, ambient yacht rock and stuff we don’t know how to categorize. RTT regulars will recognize a couple of bands that have made our Top Ten of the week, such as Black Valley Gospel and Deep Sea Gypsies. All proceeds go the local food bank in Victoria (Mustard Seed). And, hey, who’s not up for a good Doctor Who album cover?
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.
Lily Frost incorporates some contemporary sounds into a song that is basically a southern gospel spiritual. The video features Frost singing in front of a bank of speakers in glorious black and white. And, look, some of her friends from the laundromat showed up for the chorus.
by Mark Anthony Brennan
Release Date: September 23rd, 2014
Label: Transistor 66
On ‘Thank You I’m Sorry’ the trio known as The Crooked Brothers embellish their rootsy folk music with the more urban sounds of rock, blues jazz and funk. These “rural” and “city” forms of music form a sort of dichotomy which is best illustrated by contrasting the song “Organs on Demand”, with its urbane spoken word poetry set against a funky blues rhythm, to the likes of “Kennedy”, with its acoustic folk guitars and down home steel guitars.