Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Arbutus – Black Strawberries

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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How about some Black Strawberries? No? Well, try listening to it rather than eating it. Vancouver’s Arbutus offers up some experimental ambient music to keep your day off kilter.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[Listen] Tetrix – Cool FM Pulse Beat

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Continuing on with our Weird Tuesday offerings here’s a hip-hop number from the experimental electronic group Tetrix. Their latest album ‘Tetrix 13′ will get you geared up for Halloween.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Homeshake – Cash is Money

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Homeshake’s new album drops next week. In the meantime, listen to this track, which features his signature chill sound and an unconventional vocal harmony.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Watch

[Watch] Coarse Language – Given the Odds

No Comments 29 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Coarse Language is an electronic solo project by Teenanger’s Jon Shouten. “Given the Odds” was apparently inspired by Shouten’s search for filthy reminders of the Wiemer Republic during a bad night in Berlin.

Ambient music, Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, Instrumental, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] AN ANT AND AN ATOM – THE BATHORY ALLURE

No Comments 23 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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I figure if the name of the artist is An Ant and An Atom then that’s good enough for Weird Tuesday.

Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] DADA PLAN – THE HANGING MIRRORS OF LIFE-SKYPE

No Comments 23 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Dada Plan describe themselves as “A dystopian band for our dystopian times”. I’m not so sure that’s true on either count, but I like the sentiment. Actually, the song “The Hanging Mirrors of Life-Skype” may be a little mysterious but beyond that it sounds…. kinda nice. Am I allowed to say that? Anyway, welcome to another Weird Tuesday.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Absolutely Free – Vision’s

No Comments 18 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Psychedelic popsters Absolutely Free release another song from their upcoming new album due out in October. “Vision’s” is a lively but loosely structured number with some interesting instrumentation. This is another band that is driving us nuts waiting for their album to finally arrive. Should be worth it, though.

Alternative, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Experimental, Music

Pony Girl @ Ottawa Folk Festival 9/12/2014

No Comments 18 September 2014

by Micayla Bussieres

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Every year Ottawa Folk Festival offers a free section that features food trucks, artisan booths, and best of all, a few stages that allow those thrifty festival-goers a fairly wide array of fantastic music and informative sessions. On day 3 I decided to check out a local band that I had been hearing about for some time, called Pony Girl. Although they are considered art-rock by the local music scene, you can tell from listening to just a few songs that folk is at the root of their sound. The mixture of strings, keys, horns and woodwinds gave their set a very dreamy and almost cinematic feel, while the harmony between the lead vocalists, Pascal Huot and Yolande Laroche, brought us back into reality. Continue Reading

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, R&B/Hiphop

[LISTEN] TRANZMIT – GESALZEN

No Comments 17 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Sampledelica: now there’s a word you don’t hear everyday. But, if the shoe fits…. Some experimental hip-hop from Toronto’s TRANZMIT. Should have shown up yesterday, if you know what I mean.

Canadian, Chillwave, Experimental, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] MEAT FORCE – PAGAN LOVE SONG

No Comments 16 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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This one definitely qualifies for Weird Tuesday. “Pagan Love Song” by Edmonton’s Meat Force is a slice of experimental chillwave (close enough). It’s from the album…er, no, I’m not even saying that..

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Blood & Glass- Paper Heart

No Comments 14 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Blood & Glass is the eclectic duo of Lisa Moore (of Creature and Ariane Moffatt) and Morgan Moore (Thus Owls, Foret). Their debut Museum With No Walls comes out October 21st and it will be filled with their special experimental baroque-pop. Have a listen to their single “Paper Heart” below.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music

[Listen] Pony Girl- Show Me Your Fears

No Comments 13 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Here’s the latest from art-rockers Pony Girl. Their mix of electronics, haunting melodies and unique experimental style make this a treat for your ears.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Watch

[WATCH] DANIEL LANOIS – OPERA

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Daniel Lanois has a new album coming out! Here is a sample of what you can expect, and it is NOT what you’d expect from Lanois. If you are a fan of drum and bass you’ll love it.

Daniel Lanois – Opera – Flesh and Machine from Daniel Lanois on Vimeo.

Canadian, Electropop, Experimental, Music, News/Tours, Pop

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: ELEVENTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 08 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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We are way up to eleven, and it is:

RICH AUCOIN (Halifax)
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Yes, I said Rich Aucoin. See, I have heard his new album (set to drop tomorrow) and it is killer. It has all the energy and pounding noise of his debut album, but he has gotten even more daring and experimental. It is hard not to draw comparison’s to Arcade Fire’s ‘Reflektor’, but I am not accusing him of copying, he just uses the same approach to the music. His concerts are always celebratory and exciting, so this is going to be a Rifflandia standout this year.

Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, News/Tours, Punk

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: NINTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 07 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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And the ninth band is:

COWARDS (Vancouver)
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Probably my most “out there” pick. Cowards are a kind of post-punk noise rock band, with a bit of goth and a whole pile of artsy weirdness. They are notorious for putting on an outrageous live show, and that’s what it’s all about, right?

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