Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Watch

[Watch] The Hidden Cameras- Doom

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Tiana Feng

Bay Street boys get kidnapped in The Hidden Cameras video for “Doom”.

Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Emilee Sorrey- You Love Me

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Laura Feeney
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Charlottetown’s Emilee Sorrey is on my radar for 2015. Her first single, You Love Me, brings to mind images of a summer evening on at the beach. Her mellow vocals paired with soothing electronic sound are simply relaxing. I can’t wait to hear more from Emilee’s upcoming EP in the new year.

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Los Echo- Bold Fire EP

No Comments 09 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Los Echo are electropop duo Kaitlin Thatcher and Connor MacFadyen. This year’s release Bold Fire previously missed our radar but hey, if music is good we’ll find out about it eventually and this is no exception. Their style has a minimalistic steal but maintains a sugary bright atmosphere.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Album Review] Rec Centre- Monster of the Week

No Comments 28 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Release Date: November 18th, 2014
Label: Independent

Although he utilises the able help of Jay Arner and Jessica Delisle (who currently have their own venture, Energy Slime) Rec Centre is, for all intents and purposes, the musical outlet for Alex Hudson, whose work as a writer (e.g. for Exclaim!) and blogger make him something of a music industry insider. Although the record has a surficial sheen of light-hearted fun, underlying it all is the inevitable cynicism. This is reflected in the album title, ‘Monster of the Week’ — that crass industry term for whatever crap is currently popular — and is pervasive throughout.

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Alternative, Ambient music, Art rock, Blues, Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Folk, Garage, House, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Punk, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter

[Listen] Various Artists – Fourteen for Fourteen: Indie Victoria 2014

No Comments 27 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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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?

Canadian, Electropop, Watch

[Watch] Hilotrons – Tackle the Strand

No Comments 27 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
Electro popsters the Hilotrons present life in 1920's rural Ontario in this video to "Tackle the Strand". It's an indictment of the province's policy of closing and consolidating schools in farming areas as populations shifted to the cities.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] LYON- Cut Me Loose

No Comments 21 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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After dropping some dreamy tracks last year in the form of her Indian Summer EP, LYON has returned with a new single called “Cut Me Loose”. Great vibes to start your weekend.

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Watch] NONI WO- Specter

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Ok, I think this NONI WO video might actually out-bizarre the Viet Cong one.

Ambient music, Art rock, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music

[Listen] MU – My Hunter, My Forest

No Comments 13 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Vancouver synthpop duo (why are they always duos??) MU has dropped their latest single “My Hunter, My Forest”. The track starts out as spooky as the cover photo, but then settles into an atmospheric work of ethereal beauty.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop, Uncategorized

[Listen] Natural Animal- Slave

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Natural Animal is Toronto’s Matt Hunter and Devon Wright and I am a currently my ears are a slave to this song because it’s so good.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music

[Album Review] Ryan Hemsworth- Alone For The First Time

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: November 4th, 2014
Label: Ryan Hemsworth

Mister Ryan Hemsworth fascinates me because of how good he is on the interwebs. He’s a master of social media with a fanbase that includes North America, Europe and Asia (the dude has a cult of Asian girl fans).  It’s not a surprise as Hemsworth has create a signature style of electronic music that is both fascinating and well, kind of adorable. Though his latest album is titled Alone For The First Time, this album features a bunch of collaborators including members of his new label/project Secret Songs. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] New Hands- Strange Attractor

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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It’s been a while since we’ve posted about New Hands. I actually saw them last Saturday as a part of Craft Beer event Big Smoke Festival where they played old favourites as well as new track I now know as “Strange Attractor”. The dudes in the band are ridiculously young but I can’t get over how good Spence Newell’s low croony voice is. I know there’s great things to come for these boys.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Music

[Album Review] Absolutely Free- Absolutely Free

No Comments 03 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: October 14th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

The artsy outfit Absolutely Free never seem rushed. In the same way that they have taken their time to develop the band’s career (it has taken them over two years to get around to putting out their debut full-length) they allow their songs all the time they need to do their thing. As a result, many of the tracks on ‘Absolutely Free’ start out by wandering around aimlessly (this is not a bad thing at all, it’s very pleasant) before gradually taking on some semblance of structure. A prime example of this is the closing track “Spiral Jetty” which starts off in a very ambient vein with looping synths. The keyboards start to coalesce around a recognizable beat and are joined by vocals that are so disconnected and airy that they could be dispersed by the slightest of breezes. Partway through the piece, however, Matt King’s drums kick in and provide an anchor to the entire affair. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Vogue Dots- Mauka EP

No Comments 02 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Electropop duo Vogue Dots have released their Mauka EP via Indica Records. You can stream it in its entirety below!

Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Watch

[Watch] Born Gold – Until You Heal

No Comments 01 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan Another good video from Edmonton's Born Gold. The track "Until You Heal" is a busy, jerky paced song with processed and distorted vocals. Not sure what's going on with this girl in the video, but it fits the music fine.
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