Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Daphni & Owen Pallett- “Julia” and “Tiberius”

No Comments 14 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
jiaolong
I am a big fan of Caribou and Dan Snaith’s Daphni project. How could it get any better? Well, add Owen Pallett on violin into the mix.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] daysdeaf – Giving Life to Greys

1 Comment 07 April 2014

Music videos are becoming cool again! Whether its  Arcade Fire wearing animated paper-mache heads in “Reflektor” or Pharrell’s eternally cheerful “Happy”, acts are injecting some long-lost creativity back into this art form, achieving the desired result of furthering the senses from the song. The video for “Giving Life to Greys” has achieved that with a fraction of the budget. 

That’s the single by Toronto’s daysdeaf aka Manvir Rai from his upcoming release When Colour Lost Light. The electronica-infused song with steady beats, minimalist keys and Manvir’s spacey vocals is a calming listen. The accompanying video has bright colours mixing together in a giant space, that gently steers the mind to a fantastical place. Like music videos used to in the ol times!

 

 

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Chalks- Sidewalk Vertex

No Comments 05 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
chalks
Another one in this morning’s chill tunes is this ethereal tune from Calgary/Montreal’s Chalks. So far on her Bandcamp there’s only this one track but I’m intrigued enough to hear more.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Max Greening- Ebb

No Comments 04 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
maxgreening
Chill beats for your Friday from a dude called Max Greening.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Pop

[Listen] Brendan Philip- Saint & Ceremony

No Comments 04 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
brendan
Last year’s Brendan Philip won Harbourfront Centre’s Soundclash Music Award. Philip just dropped a new EP called Saint & Ceremony showing off his unique style of art pop with smooth R&B vocals.

Canadian, Experimental, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Weaves

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
Weaves @ Wavelength 14 Day 2- Adelaide Hall 2/14/2014

Happy EP release day to Weaves! I talked to Morgan Waters yesterday afternoon and he compared their music to blue cheese. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Grayson Gabriel- Haunt

No Comments 30 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
graysongabril
Here’s another Bandcamp find, this time from electronic producer Grayson Gabriel of Vancouver. What if I told you this was produced entirely on the iPhone 4S? Technology these days.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] Phedre- Sunday Someday

No Comments 28 March 2014

Phedre’s video for “Sunday Someday” is the scariest tea party I’ve ever seen.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, French, Listen, Music

[Listen] Marie Davidson- Perte d’identité

No Comments 27 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
mariedavidson
“Loss of identity” is a great description for Montreal’s Marie Davidson. Her music is dark, alienesque and sort of unlike any other. There’s something kind of scary about this track, which is also the title track for her upcoming LP out April 4th. This is so anxiety inducing but the listener is eventually set free at the end.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Connoisseurs of Porn- Dead Pets

No Comments 25 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
porn
If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Connoisseurs of Porn maybe the thing for you. The music is pounding and the vocals representing wails, perhaps the sounds dead pets would make in their last minutes alive. The titles of the songs look like they may tell tales of beloved pets of the past. Occasionally you get discernible melody (“Go Run Lady Zoro”, “Happy Tina”), so it’s not all noise.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] DRALMS- Crushed Pleats

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
dralms
I have like a bajillion things I bookmarked from Bandcamp still to post. But for now I’m going to chillout with Vancouver’s DRALMS.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music

[Album Review] Trust- Joyland

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
trust

Rating:

Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

Robert Alfons goes alone in Joyland, no longer partnered with Maya Postepski (who is also in Austra). This leaves Alfons to expand his explorations into gothic pop sound. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Music

[Watch] BADBADNOTGOOD- Can’t Leave the Night

No Comments 21 March 2014

This Tim and Eric inspired video for the BADBADNOTGOOD not tune “Can’t Leave the Night” is hilarious in that it purposely does not match the tone of the song at all. It starts in 90s VHS style but by then after being yelled at takes on full HD with lasers.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Holy Fuck- Sabbatics

No Comments 17 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
holyfuck
OMG Holy Fuck is back! I was a huge fan of 2010′s Latin and word has it they’ve been working on a new record. For now they are going to release a 7″ with new song “Sabbatics” which you can stream below. This is as hypnotically addictive as I remembered them being.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Cyrus- Transitions

No Comments 10 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
cyrus
Cyrus is an electronic project from Montreal headed by producer and instrumentalist Jarryd Torf. His latest EP Transitions features a mix of electronics and live instrumentation. Torff plays all parts except guitar and vocals which are performed by Steve Bilodeau and Dan Bano respectively. Cyrus is currently part of The Villa label imprint which includes cool artists such as Toboggan.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Doomsquad- Kalaboogie

No Comments 10 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
Doomsquad

Rating:

Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Label: Hand Drawn Dracula

Doomsquad’s music is hard to describe in that it’s not what you’d expect out of traditional electronic music, but it still falls closest to that genre. In their debut, Kalaboogie, they take us to new worlds, soundscapes and experiences. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Sexy Merlin- Yes

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
sexymerlin
Sexy Merlin for your weekend. His Heater EP is pretty cool. Check it out over on Bandcamp.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] Owen Pallett- On A Path (Lyric Video)

No Comments 01 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

Also revealed last week from Owen Pallett was this lyric video for “On A Path”.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Watch

[Watch] Owen Pallett- The Riverbed

No Comments 01 March 2014

Doing some catch-up on music posts I missed. After collaborating with Arcade Fire‘s Will Butler on the Her soundtrack, Owen Pallett has finally let loose a track from his upcoming album In Conflict. Here’s “The Riverbed”. Enjoy.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Kira May- Health

No Comments 19 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
kiramay
Kira May invites you to the icy wilderness in her debut EP Health which features rich vocal textures. These layers are created with vocal effects as well experimentation with the voice including inhales and exhales.

Ambient music, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, Watch

[WATCH] Thus Owls – As Long as We Try a Little

No Comments 18 February 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Transatlanticism. No, not the Death Cab for Cutie album. I am talking about the Montreal/Stockholm husband-wife duo Thus Owls.  Made up of Erika and Simon Angell, they are releasing their new album, Turning Rocks on April 8 through Secret City Records. If you can’t bare the wait, you can watch the video of “As Long as We Try a Little” on repeat. The video matches the abstract nature of the song, which is about Erika’s grandmother’s two aunts (try to keep up here!)- who were seamstresses that lived and worked together, until one of their untimely ends.

You will only have to try a little to love this song.

Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Listen

[Listen] Mu- Mu

No Comments 13 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
mu
I spend a lot of time listening through junk on Bandcamp because I am apparently insane but once in a while it’s worth it and I stumble on something cool. Today that is Mu, an electropop project from Vancouver. Other than that I know nothing about them. What I like about them is their unique style of electro-pop where the electronics and arrangements sit in the background of the mix, letting the vocals stand out. It’s weird because it almost seems sparse but not in a way that causes you to stop listening, rather the opposite. Stream their 4 song self-titled EP below or grab it for your own price.

Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Under 2000, Watch

[Watch] Zoo Owl- Twin Mirror

No Comments 12 February 2014

by Tiana Feng

Looks like Bryan from Opopo/Saturns has another project in the works. Meet Zoo Owl, a synthy electronic project that doesn’t stray too far from the others but adds a psychedelic feel. Check out the video for “Twin Mirror”. Zoo Owl will play tomorrow at the Silver Dollar as part of Wavelength Music Festival. See you there!

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