Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Megan Bonnell- Stars

No Comments 15 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

In fall of 2013, Megan Bonnell released the lovely album Hunt & Chase. Now there is a video for the latest single “Stars” which follows the story of a lonely wanderer

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Interviews, Music

Interview: Thus Owls

No Comments 14 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Thus Owls released their third album Turning Rocks last week. I got to chat with Simon and Erika Angell about how it came together, inspirations and places they like to eat. Continue Reading

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Real Ponchos – Outta This Place

No Comments 07 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Vancouver’s Real Ponchos are bringing their flavour of Canadiana all across this great country of ours this May and June. The four-piece are independently releasing their full length debut Since I Let You Go on May 6th, and bringing the party to Toronto on May 16. To get a preview of their folk, country and roots concoction, you can stream the track “Outta This Place”. The song has enough twang to please the country folks and grooving melodies to keep the others humming.

Alternative, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Folk, Music

Andy Brown, Ria Mae, Dylan Guthro, Mo Kenny and Tim Chaisson at Hunter’s 4/5/2014 #ECMW2014

No Comments 07 April 2014

by Laura Feeney

To be honest, my Saturday night plan was derailed by a combination of freezing weather and oversold shows. My first stop quickly became my last, which was on shame since Hunter’s Pop-Rock stage had of the best line-ups I’ve ever seen. In a single word to describe the evening: wow.

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The night started off with Andy Brown’s “Happiness”. I think – I was still waiting outside for the doors to open.  Arriving half-way through the set, I was impressed to see a much more commanding stage presence from the Fredericton singer-songwriter than I remembered from Harvest Jazz in 2012.  His upbeat set had the audience bouncing and singing along with “Tin Man” and the energetic closing song “You Wear me Out”.  Andy will return to the Hunter’s Stage on April 25, 2014. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, French, Listen, Music

[Listen] Zoé- Zoé

No Comments 06 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Zoe is a singer-songwriter from Montreal who’s music aims to inspire beauty and comfort. She recently dropped a self-titled EP that takes the listener to a gentle sweet universe.

Alternative, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Folk, Music

Heather Green & Paper Lions @ Hunters 4/3/2014 #ECMW2014

No Comments 05 April 2014

by Laura Feeney
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The Hunters Pop-Rock stage seemed like the place to be on Thursday night at ECMW2014. Nova Scotia’s Heather Green took the Hunters stage and almost instantly I felt that she belonged in a much larger venue. And not just because of her enormous band (I counted eight, including the three backup vocalists), but her powerful, soulful voice and soaring guitar solos deserved a venue to match. The pop-rock set included hints of jazz and blues in songs like “Dirty Love”.The closing track, “Wild Ones”, is described in my notes as a “slow-building rock explosion”. Yeah. That pretty much sums it up. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Close Talker- Heads

No Comments 04 April 2014

Sakatoon’s Close Talker reveal a new track “Heads” with this video of body parts with breath-taking scenery.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Timber Timbre- Beat the Drum Slowly

No Comments 04 April 2014

Timber Timbre’s “Beat the Drum Slowly” received this beautifully creepy animated video by none other than Mr. Chad VanGaalen.

Hot Dreams is out now on Arts & Crafts.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Thus Owls- How In My Bones

No Comments 03 April 2014

Thus Owls pairs the haunting “How In My Bones” with a video inspired by childish worlds.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] The Strumbellas – Sailing

No Comments 03 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Are you saddened  by all this snow melting away and sunshine? (YEAH RIGHT!) Fear not you crazy one, The Strumbellas have the solution to bring back the misery of the horrid Canadian winter via music video for “Sailing”. The music video sees the six-piece brave the harshest of the conditions in their quest to find a buried vintage suitcase. I hope the recent Juno win for We Still Move on Dance Floors, their sophomore release, is keeping them warm.

While there is no official statement, hope no one suffered a frostbite in the making of this video.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Chad VanGaalen- Monster

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Chad VanGaalen‘s gearing up for the release of his 5th studio album Shrink Dust on April 29th. To celebrate the release, he will be going on an extensive which includes dates with some of our new favourites Viet Cong. All dates are available on the Flemish Eye website. For now stream a new song “Monster” which recalls the things from your nightmares in a folk tune. Can’t wait for the potential video for this one.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Trevor Alguire – Miles Away

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Organic and intimate is what Trevor Alguire was aiming for while recording Miles Away.The small town Ontario singer/songwriter opted to not use a click track and recorded the songs for his 5th album live directly off the floor. He believes the process”captured the feel and flow of each song more naturally”. No stranger to the road, Alguire is currently touring  Europe with Canadian dates in April/May. While you (im)patiently await for April 22nd to come around to pick up the album, give the title track a listen below.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Michael Feuerestack- Stories (feat. Jessie Stein)

No Comments 29 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Looks like Michael Feuerestack is giving us more pieces of Singer Songer which will be available in clear blue vinyl on Record Store Day (April 19th). “Stories” features Jessie Stein from The Luyas.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Thus Owls- How, In My Bones

No Comments 26 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Thus Owls are sent to release Turning Rocks on April 8th. Grab “How, In My Bones”, the second track from the album below. Gotta love Erika Angell’s vocals.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Michael Feuerestack- Did I? (feat. Bry Webb)

No Comments 24 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Ex-Snailhouse writer Michael Feuerestack revealed another tune from his upcoming Singer Songer LP. This one features Bry Webb of the Constantines. The album will be available April 19th on Record Store Day in blue translucent vinyl.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Laura Babin- Tranquillement

No Comments 22 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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This morning’s easy listening is brought to you by French chanteuse Laura Babin. This was a Bandcamp find so I don’t know much about her besides that she’s from Montreal.

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] New Country Rehab- Lost Highway EP

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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New Country Rehab are kicking off an extensive North American tour today and to celebrate they dropped a FREE EP on Bandcamp, Lost Highway. It features “Lost Highway” from their 2013 album Ghost of Your Charms as well as 2 covers: “Effigy” by John Fogerty and “Alone and Forsaken” by Hank Williams.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] The Hunting- Patti

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

The Hunting‘s song “Patti” is a tribute to Patti Smith. Their video for the tune is inspired by the relationship between Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe who were living in NYC with nothing but each other and a love of art. Themes of dark and light are played with as the band stands awkwardly in places.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Kalle Mattson- A Love Song To The City

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

Kalle Mattson’s A Love Song to the City is for all those people who live in small towns and though they complain, never leave.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Wake Owl- The Private World of Paradise

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

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Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Vagrant/Rezolute

Mr. Colyn Cameron – more known in the Canadian music landscape as Wake Owl- recently released his Private World of Paradise. Continue Reading

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Michael Feuerstack – Friday Night Guard

No Comments 16 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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What do you do when you are a musician with famous music friends? You make music with them, of course! For Michael Feuerstack, when your list of friends include lead vocalists of prominent Canadian bands such as the Weakerthans and the Constantines, you make em sing your songs. Singer Songer features 9 tracks written by Mike, minus his vocals. The result is glorious and wonderful such as the track ‘Fright Night Guard’ featuring John K Samson.

The record comes out on April 19 (a.k.a Record Store Day)

 

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Ben Watt- Hendra

No Comments 14 March 2014

by Laura Feeney

Ben Watt, former frontman of Everything But The Girl, is expected to release his first album in more than 30 years on April 29th. Hendra will feature a combination of languid folk, distorted rock and buzzing electronics described by Watt as “folk-rock record in an electronic age”.

The title track, “Hendra”, is portrayed elegantly in this video. The soulful lyrics and minimal accompaniment meld beautifully with the story of the shopkeeper.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Under 2000, Watch

[Watch] Emm Gryner- Pioneer

No Comments 13 March 2014

by Laura Feeney

Emm Gryner of Trent Severn will release a solo album titled Torrential on April 8th. In anticipation, she’s released a new video for “Pioneer”, which looks at her life, past and present, in a series of green-screen changes.

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