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.

Acoustic, Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Listen, Music, Roots

[Listen] The Goatbox Rebel – The Goatbox Rebel (EP)

No Comments 11 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The Goatbox Rebel is Ivan Westley, a one-man band with a reverence for the traditions of blues, rock and folk but with a bitter, punk attitude. This self-titled EP is the debut for the Montreal-born/Toronto-based artist (uprooted via the 401).

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Roots, Watch

[Watch] The Barr Brothers – Half Crazy

No Comments 11 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Barr Brothers go all southern swamp blues on “Half Crazy”. The beautiful b/w footage captures them in their multi-instrumental glory.

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

[Listen] Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Gates of Hell

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“Gates of Hell” is more fun than it sounds. Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are a punk pop garage band, not a black metal group.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Jazz, Roots, Watch, World Music

[Watch] Kiran Ahluwalia – Hayat

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Kiran Ahluwalia infuses traditional Indian music with western rock and jazz to create a sound of her own.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] The 427’s – Blue Hawaii

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Calgary’s The 427’s play twangy, ’50’s sci fi, surf rock. It’s like The Ventures from a different planet.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Grunge, Watch

[Watch] Beefdonut – Just Colours

No Comments 05 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Beefdonut may not sound very appetizing, but it is great music put out by Joel Klaverkamp of the Winnipeg’s The Hummers. This video for the song “Just Colours” features animation from Avatar Book 2.

beefdonut – just colours from Joel Klaverkamp on Vimeo.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Pop, Roots, Watch

[Watch] Reuben and the Dark – Devil’s Time

No Comments 03 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Great video to Reuben and the Dark’s glorious song “Devil’s Time”.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Singer/songwriter

[listen] Fossil Cliffs – Wake Me Up

No Comments 03 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Kuato’s Mike D’Eon takes some time away from the band to put out a solo effort under the name Fossil Cliffs. He recorded the 5-track EP himself in his basement, and it has the kind of eclecticism you’d expect from a guy who wants to do some exploring outside of the confines of a band. There’s math rock (“Summer Sun”), downbeat indie folk rock (“In My Eyes”) and a touch of ’90’s slacker alt pop (“Wake Me Up”). “Cold” is one of those odd, off-kilter folk numbers that you’d expect from Beck, and “Down and Out” is like a cross between Fleet Foxes and Neil Young.

The Good: “Cold”. What can I say, I’m a big Beck fan.
The Bad: Although there is overall variety, each individual song has that single-minded vision that comes with self-recorded efforts.
The Final Dust Off: A very solid solo effort, but please don’t quit Kuato.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Hardcore, Watch

[WATCH] NAPALMPOM – GUIDED BY VOLUME

No Comments 02 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Calgary’s Napalmpom. Wait, that looks a lot like Mumford and Sons, doesn’t it? Hahahaha. I haven’t stopped laughing since I first watched this.

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.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] GEYSER – COPPER WISH

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

copper wish

Geyser are a garage rock band from Sudbury. “Copper Wish” is a lo-fi charmer with an early ’70’s vibe, both proto-punk and glitter rock.

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.

Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Watch

[WATCH] ZOMBIE GARDEN CLUB – BURN

No Comments 19 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Some down’n’dirty blues rock with a delicious bass line and some mean guitar licks.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Grunge, Watch

[WATCH] DEATH FROM ABOVE 1979 – Train Wreck 1979

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Finally! A new video from Death From Above 1979. “Trainwreck 1979″ gets us excited all over again for those visceral sounds that grab you by the spine from the inside. Yeah!

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