Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Real Ponchos – Outta This Place

No Comments 07 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Vancouver’s Real Ponchos are bringing their flavour of Canadiana all across this great country of ours this May and June. The four-piece are independently releasing their full length debut Since I Let You Go on May 6th, and bringing the party to Toronto on May 16. To get a preview of their folk, country and roots concoction, you can stream the track “Outta This Place”. The song has enough twang to please the country folks and grooving melodies to keep the others humming.

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] New Country Rehab- Lost Highway EP

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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New Country Rehab are kicking off an extensive North American tour today and to celebrate they dropped a FREE EP on Bandcamp, Lost Highway. It features “Lost Highway” from their 2013 album Ghost of Your Charms as well as 2 covers: “Effigy” by John Fogerty and “Alone and Forsaken” by Hank Williams.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Kalle Mattson- Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold

No Comments 03 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

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Rating:

Release Date February 11th, 2014
Label: Parliament of Trees

I thought I wouldn’t find another album as human and full of heart as Evening Hymns’ Spectral Dusk ever again. That is until I finally sat down to listen to Kalle Mattson’s Someday, The Moon Will Be Gold. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Gunner and Smith- He Once Was A Good Man

No Comments 02 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Here’s my Bandcamp find of the day. Some easy listening for your Sunday from Saskatoon’s Gunner and Smith. The project started in 2010 as a solo thing by Geoff Smith, but the album includes some other performers.

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Les Soeurs Boulay- Le poids des confettis

No Comments 04 August 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Here’s another Bandcamp find. This time from Montreal, Les Soeurs Boulay are sisters Melanie and Stephanie Boulay who sing completely in French. The two give credit to their parents for guiding them onto music.

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] New Country Rehab- Home To You

No Comments 23 July 2013

by Tiana Feng

NEW COUNTRY REHAB – Home to You (official video) from kelprecords on Vimeo.

Prance around in the fields with New Country Rehab in their video for “Home To You.” It took me until mid-video to realize the girl was doing some interpretive dancing and not struggling to walk in long grass.

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music, Under 2000

[Listen] Cold Water- Wolf Willow

No Comments 23 March 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Members of Stalwart Sons decided to turn country in a project called Cold Water. Despite this, they play with the same ferocity that is deeply integrated into the hardcore punk side of them.

Canadian, Concert Reviews, Country, Folk, Music

[CMW] Jeremy Fisher and Trent Severn @ The Dakota Tavern 3/19/2013

No Comments 20 March 2013

by Tiana Feng
Trent Severn @ The Dakota Tavern 3/19/2013
Dressed in plaid shirts (and a Hudson Bay sweater), Jeremy Fisher and Trent Severn started my Tuesday night of CMW. Continue Reading

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Express and Company- Gold In Your Pockets

No Comments 03 March 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Express and Company spread joyous music with fiddle and banjo twang in their debut album Ontario released March 26th. Here’s a sneak peak with a song titled “Gold In Your Pockets” that encourage some square dancing.

Album Reviews, Country, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Portage and Main- Never Had the Time

No Comments 27 January 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: January 22, 2013
Label: Independent

Never Had the Time is the second album from Vancouver’s Portage and Main. Independently released on Bandcamp, the group is not trying to re-invent anything but do what they do best. Continue Reading

Alternative, Concert Reviews, Country, Folk, Music

Harlan Pepper, Graydon James and the Young Novelists and Paula Perri @ The Big Smoke Festival 2013

1 Comment 25 January 2013

by Tiana Feng
Harlan Pepper @ The Big Smoke Fest 2013
Last night I braved the cold weather to check out day 1 of second installment of The Big Smoke Festival at Tall Boys Craft Beer House. The first night was an alt country/folk night and Harlan Pepper, Graydon James and the Young Novelists and Paula Perri were the acts of the night. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Country, Music

[Album Review] Daniel Romano- Come Cry With Me

No Comments 22 January 2013

by Nash Bussieres
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Rating:

Release Date: January 22, 2013
Label: Normaltown

Daniel Romano‘s Come Cry With Me is an album that I, admittedly, probably wouldn’t have listened to if it weren’t for the fact that I used to listen to a lot of Attack in Black, the punk/indie/aggro-whatever band he used to be the frontman of. I’m not particularly well versed in country music (something I should probably fix soon) and because of this I’m not sure if the songs (and especially the album title) are either deadpan satire of the genre as a whole or an honest (read: fabricated) attempt to be young Willie Nelson 2.0. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Music, News/Tours, Watch

[Watch] Dustin Bentall & The Smøkes- You Are An Island + Tour Dates

No Comments 20 January 2013

by Tiana Feng

Dustin Bentall & The Smokes released Orion last fall. Here is a video for You Are An Island from the record. They are hitting up on a North American tour with Lindi Ortega soon. Dates are below.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Canadian, Country, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Cuff the Duke- Stay

No Comments 16 January 2013

by Tiana Feng

Here is Cuff The Duke‘s video for Stay from their latest album Union.

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Christina Martin- Marina

No Comments 03 December 2012

by Tiana Feng

Nova Scotian singer-songwriter Christina Martin released Sleeping With A Stranger back in June, a twangy collection of roots pop. Check out Marina from the album below.
Christina Martin- Marina
Website

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Grey Kingdom – Imminent Failure

No Comments 26 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

Grey Kingdom is the solo project of former Attack in Black guitarist Spencer Burton. In October he released an album titled Light, I’ll Call Your Name Out “Darkness”. The acoustic songs are thoughtfully arranged with the addition of strings and steel guitar. Check out the country tune Imminent Failure below.

Light, I’ll Call Your Name Out

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Daniel Romano- Middle Child

No Comments 15 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

Daniel Romano recently announced a new album for release in January of 2013 called Come Cry With Me. Did you know he was formerly in Attack in Black? Well anwyays, now he writes twangy country tunes about loneliness and heart break. Here’s a song Romano wrote, about a friend.

“‘Middle Child’ is about a good childhood friend of mine, Bruce. He told this story to me drunkenly one night a few years ago in Medicine Hat, Alberta, where I just happened to run into him. Before that night I thought his mother was his birth mother. Turns out he was the middle of three children and was the only one to be abandoned and given up for adoption. He was able to track down his mother at age 25 only to discover she had just passed away from a rare heart disease he also has. During that time, he was in and out of jail and rehab a lot. I’m happy to say he has cleaned up his act since then and has built a good relationship with his real father who is a carpenter in Wawa, Ontario.” – Daniel Romano

Canadian, Concert Reviews, Country, Folk, Music

The Tom Fun Orchestra w/ The Strumbellas and Olenka and the Autumn Lovers @ The Horseshoe 11/08/2012

No Comments 11 November 2012

by Tiana Feng
Tom Fun Orchestra @ The Horseshoe 11/08/2012
on Thursday, I helped filmed a session for Exclaim! during the day with Cape Breton’s Tom Fun Orchestra. In the evening, I attended their show at the Horseshoe. Continue Reading

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Trent Severn- Snowy Soul

No Comments 12 October 2012

by Laura Feeney

Stratford Ontario’s Trent Severn is a collaboration of Emm Gryner, Dayne Manning, and Laura C. Bates. Their sounds is described as ‘Canadiana’: a mix of folk, rock, and old country with lyrics to celebrate Ontario’s folklore and pay tribute to Canadian legends. Their self-titled debut-album will be released November 6, 2012, but you can get a sneak peek of their first track, Snowy Soul. As the song’s title suggests, the track incorporates the etherial quality of snow in its percussion and pretty harmonies, with electric fiddle to keep the sound modern. I look forward to hearing more from Trent Severn – particularly their collaboration with Joel Plaskett.

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Watch] The Wooden Sky- I’m Your Man

No Comments 29 September 2012

by Tiana Feng

The Wooden Sky released this video for I’m Your Man from their latest Every Child A Daughter, Every Sun A Moon.
Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun - The Wooden Sky

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Whitehorse- Archilles’ Desire

No Comments 09 September 2012

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Whitehorse‘s new video for Archilles’ Desire from their debut full length The Fate of the World Depends on This Kiss.

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Cuff the Duke- Side by Side (feat. Basia Bulat)

No Comments 07 September 2012

by Tiana Feng

Paperbag records released a free compilation titled The 2012 Loss Leader. It features this single from Cuff the Duke‘s upcoming album out October 2nd. There’s also new singles from Luke Lalonde of Born Ruffians as well as The Luyas and Slim Twig. Download it here.
Cuff the Duke- Side by Side (feat. Basia Bulat

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Jason Collett- Where Things Go Wrong

No Comments 01 September 2012

by Tiana Feng

Jason Collett’s upcoming album is due out September 25th via Arts & Crafts. This song is easily relateable to anybody who’s ever had a horrible day. It’s also easy to sing a long with after one listen.
Jason Collett- Where Things Go Wrong

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