by Tiana Feng
Synthpop band roboteyes are back and will be releasing an album called True Love in Modern Stereo sometime soon. For now let the cheery “Call My Name” brighten up your day.
by Mark Anthony Brennan
Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Label: Paper Bag Records
Caila Thompson-Hannant (a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister) is a close friend of Claire Elise Boucher (a.k.a. Grimes), which is perhaps even more reason why the two are constantly being compared, to the point that MS is often dubbed the ‘next Grimes’. This is patently unfair, because it is completely a no-win situation. If she does sound like Grimes then she’s a copycat, if she doesn’t then she is not living up to the comparison. So let’s not do this – let’s review MS solely on her own merits without making reference to anyone else. Fair is fair. Continue Reading
OK, so just what is it with me and New Brunswick these days?? I don’t going looking for it – music from that province somehow just keeps crossing my path. I don’t mind!
Vogue Dots are the experimental duo of Babette Hayward and Tynan Dunfield, and their self-titled debut is a thing of rare beauty. The only negative thing to say here is that it is too damn short. The Vogue Dots are meticulous in their production, leaving not one note wasted or out of place. Listening to their EP is such a rich and satisfying experience that you want to scream in frustration when it ends all too quickly.
This is essentially indie folk set to dreamy electronica. The duo weave complex tapestries of clever instrumentation, while Hayward’s ethereal voice hangs in the air like a wispy cloud. From the throbbing, danceable beats of “Skinny Thing” to the gorgeous atmospherics of “Mercy” this is one of the best collection of songs you’ll hear all year. Guaranteed.
And, hey, thanks New Brunswick. Stay classy!
by Ani Hajderaj
Nicholas Spencer and Parker Nowlan, better known as HolloH have dropped their self titled EP “HolloH” to mark their presence in the electronic music landscape going from Toronto to international platforms. The Rare Beef Records EP comes packed with the tracks: New Man, Dogbody, Medusa, 2Soon, Laying Awake and Ting. To celebrate, a launch party will be happening tomorrow at The Drake, for more information visit the event page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1486391218272576/.