I figure if the name of the artist is An Ant and An Atom then that’s good enough for Weird Tuesday.
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.
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.
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
by Tiana Feng
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.
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.
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?