Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] JENNIFER CASTLE – NATURE

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
nature

“Nature” is the second track we’ve featured from Jennifer Castle’s new album ‘Pink City’, which is set to drop in 2 days!

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] COMBINE THE VICTORIOUS – BROTHERHOOD

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
brotherhood

Combine the Victorious promise us they are working on a new album. In the meantime, they offer this single written in memory of their friend, Todd Simko.

Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] CURRENT SWELL – KEYS TO THE KINGDOM

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The official video to “Keys to the Kingdom” by Victoria’s Current Swell is an amusing take-off on reality TV.

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] LEONARD COHEN – ALMOST LIKE THE BLUES

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

OK, maybe not “indie” in the sense of being on an independent label, but he’s indie in attitude And most definitely Canadian. It also helps that he’s from Montreal, because that city just doesn’t get enough recognition when it comes to music….

Canadian, Folk, Jazz, Listen, Music, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] VALERY GORE – AMSTERDAM

No Comments 28 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
valery

“Amsterdam” is a work of understated complexity and subtle charm. This dark indie folk number is a preview of Valery Gore’s latest album ‘Idols in the Dark Heart’, due out in a few weeks. And that finishes off my Women’s Wednesday…

Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] ROSIE JUNE – LION ON YOUR SIDE

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another song from ‘Listening Post’ by Nanaimo’s Rosie June. This one is “Lion on Your Side” and features Hey Ocean!

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] MIRANDA MULHOLLAND – WHIPPING BOY

No Comments 26 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
miranda

Title track from Miranda Mulholland’s solo debut ‘Whipping Boy’. Mulholland is well-known as a member of Great Lake Swimmers and Belle Starr, and now proves she has the chops to do it herself.

Canadian, Covers, Folk, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] GREY LANDS – OUTTA MY HEAD

No Comments 24 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
grey lands

Hey, here’s another album title that explains everything: ‘Songs By Other People’ by Grey Lands (a.k.a. Wayne Petti) is, you guessed it, an album of covers. This one is the quirky “Outta My Head” by M. Ward. It features Hayden and also some excellent guitar. Lovely stuff.

Ambient music, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, French, Listen, Music

[Listen] Jorane- mélopée

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
jorane
Today’s Bandcamp find is Jorane from Saint Sauveur, Quebec. These ambient folk sounds are just so angelic.

Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Jazz, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] KIN – HEALTH (EP)

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
kin

‘Health’ is the debut by a young trio from Abbotsford, BC. Lead singer Trevor Blaak’s vocal stylings will evoke memories of Jeff Buckley, but the music here is more jazzy and free-form. Given the band’s poise, inventiveness and lyrical depth it is rather startling that these three young lads just recently finished high school! This is a mature work for an artist of any age.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Country, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Bahamas- Bahamas is Afie

No Comments 23 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
bahamas

Rating:

Release Date: August 18th, 2014
Label: Universal/Brushfire Records

I have to start this review up by saying that I’ve been listening to Bahams is Afie ever since I could get my hands on a copy. At work it is currently the most played thing on my Spotify account. I had the pleasure of listening to Afie play it in the CBC Radio 2 studios before it’s release. He was clean-shaven, hair cut, in a suit – grown-up, as his latest album sounds. Continue Reading

Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] DIGGING ROOTS – FOR THE LIGHT

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

From the Toronto husband-and-wife team known as Digging Roots here’s “For The Light” from the album of the same name.

Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] KINNIE STARR – DREAM BIGGER

No Comments 21 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from Kinnie Starr. “Dream Bigger” has an environmental message and features First Nations activist Caleb Behn.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Singer/songwriter

[Listen] Jennifer Castle- Sailing Away

No Comments 18 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
jennifercastle
Jennifer Castle is back! After releasing the fantastic Castlemusic, she’s finally releasing the followup Pink City. Stream a new track “Sailing Away” below.

Acoustic, Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Folk, Music, Singer/songwriter

[Album Review] Slight Birching- Cultural Envelope

No Comments 16 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
slightbirching

Rating:

Release Date: August 12th, 2014
Label: Independent

Sean Travis Ramsay’s (a.k.a. Slight Birching) vocalization on ‘Cultural Envelope’ is often closer to spoken word than true singing, and even when he does actually sing he does so with such an idiosyncratic quaver that it serves to underscore the very personal nature of this music. He comes across as a genuinely friendly guy who is extending you an individual invitation to share in his musical world of indie folk musings, swooning pedal guitar, gentle acoustic guitar picking, delicate synth touches and the odd surprise (such as the trumpet work of Joseph Hirabayashi on the title track). Continue Reading

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