Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Owen Pallett- Song For Five & Six

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

We’re inching ever so closer to the May 27th release of Owen Pallett’s In Conflict. Today he revealed a video for a new song called “Song For Five & Six” which pairs his voice and violin with electronic flourishes.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Thus Owls- Turning Rocks

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Release Date: April 8th, 2014
Label: Secret City Records
In my interview with Thus Owls, Simon Angell spoke of how Turning Rocks came together, like a scrapbook, gathering inspiration from different art forms. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Zerbin- Lift

No Comments 20 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Hailing from Edmonton, Zerbin is a pop-rock group. Their song for “Lift” sounds like it has a spiritual/religious undertone which I thought would be rather fitting for Easter Sunday.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Jom Comyn- In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the Time)

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Edmonton’s Jom Comyn aka Jim Cuming recently released an album titled In the Dark on 99 (All the Time, All the Time). He worked with producer Eric Cheung (Coeur de Pirate, Michael Rault) to create dense layers in his recordings. The album, probably written during a long winter evokes the slow passage of time, the moments that eventually become a blur.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Watch] Boreal Sons- Secret Keeper

No Comments 19 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

SHOT AT THE DARK PRESENTS BOREAL SONS from Shot at The Dark on Vimeo.

Partnering with Shot at the Dark Pictures and Deluxe Design Group, Boreal Sons released this short-film-esque video for “Secret Keeper”.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: April 1st, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

By the sounds of the title, Hot Dreams, you would’ve thought Timber Timbre moved away from the eerie demeanor of 2011′s Creep on Creepin’ On. If you thought this you are mistaken. Continue Reading

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, Under 2000

[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.

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