Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Watch

[Watch] Alejandra Ribera- I Want

No Comments 30 January 2014

Alejandra Ribera‘s “I Want” has been topping the popularity charts here at RTT and now it has an emotive video! Ribera describes the tune as all the sensations we tap into to feel hope.

It’s all things I do to reopen myself when I’m feeling depleted or uninspired. It includes everything from dancing alone in my room to prayer to kissing my friend on the forehead.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Timber Timbre- Hot Dreams

No Comments 28 January 2014

Brb, swooning over this new Timber Timbre tune. “Hot Dreams” is the title track of their third LP to be released April 1st on Arts & Crafts. Unlike Creep On Creepin’ On, “Hot Dreams” sounds much less relaxed, less tension filled, less stalkerish. This is smooth and seductive. Oh, and it has Colin Stetson on sax. How could this song get any better?

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Strumbellas- Sailing

No Comments 23 January 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

The Strumbellas -chair pic - photo credit Heather Pollock hi res

Stream the new single “Sailing” from The Strumbellas. The Toronto-based folk act is currently on their first ever US tour returning home to dates in February and opening slot for Corb Lund in April. “Sailing” was also used as part of Hockey Night in Canada montage for Remembrance Day last year. You can see the video HERE

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Pop

[Listen] Running Red Lights – Mulberry Love

No Comments 20 January 2014

By Nele Van Aerde

Running Red Lights

After 8 (yes, 8!!) years of playing together, Running Red Lights have released their debut album titled “There’s a Bluebird in My Heart.” This self-described indie-pop-folk-rock quartet is celebrating with a handful of shows in Eastern Canada: catch them if you can!

Jan 23 – London, ON @ The Big Hall
Jan 24 – Toronto, ON @ RCYC Winter Ball
Jan 25 – Sarnia, ON @ Paddy Flaherty’s Irish Pub
Jan 31 – Toronto, ON @ Theatre Passe Muraille
Feb 1 – Marmora, ON @ Marmora Community Centre
Feb 7 – Toronto, ON @ Liberty Grand

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Dark Mean- Albatross

No Comments 14 January 2014

After a fantastic debut from Dark Mean almost 3 years ago, I was starting to wonder what had happened to the band. Then out of the blue today they e-mailed me with this video for “Albatross” and news of an EP named Samuel the Phoenix which will be released February 25th.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] The Wilderness of Manitoba- When You Go

No Comments 14 January 2014

by Tiana Feng

The Wilderness of Manitoba compiled clips from their UK and Netherlands tour for the video of “When You Go”, a previously unreleased song. They’ve also just announced a slew of tour dates in Canada which you can see below.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Watch] The Autumn Portrait- Ghost

No Comments 13 January 2014

by Tiana Feng

Over the holidays, The Autumn Portrait released a video for “Ghost” featuring warm memories of a lost-lover.

Alternative, Folk, Watch

[Watch] Elisa King- Silence

No Comments 06 January 2014

by Tiana Feng

Sitting by a light-bulb, the lyrics sparkle in this Vancouver BC singer’s video for “Silence”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Close Talker- Slow Weather

No Comments 05 January 2014

by Tiana Feng
closetalker
Saskatoon’s Close Talker released a cassette during Christmas called Slow Weather. I thought it was a perfect for the winter we are having, stuck inside from snowfall, cold and ice rain. The tracks are textured and atmospheric wrapping you in a much needed warmth.

Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] LUKA- Forget the Birth, Let’s Skip to the Faith

No Comments 26 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
luka
Let’s forget the Boxing Day craziness for a sec and listen to this gentle relaxing tune from LUKA, aka Luke Kuplowski from Broken Bricks.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Wake Owl- Candy

No Comments 11 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
candy
Wake Owl have announced the release of their debut LP The Private World of Paradise for March 4th, 2014 via Rezolute Music. Stream “Candy” from the album below.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Clara Engel- Ashes & Tangerines

1 Comment 07 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
claraengel
While browsing through Bandcamp this morning, I found some new music from avant-garde artist Clara Engel. There’s also a special deal on her Bandcamp right now where you can get 20% off if you type the word “borscht” with your order.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, World Music

[Listen] Melissa Laveaux- Pie Bwa

No Comments 05 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
melissa
Here’s another tune from the lovely Melissa Laveaux whose EP Memory Is A Strange Bell is out now.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Magnolia- Anyone’s Neighbor

No Comments 03 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
magnolia
Magnolia is the Halifax duo of Leane Hoffman and Scott MacLean. They recently released a self-titled EP. The first single “Anyone’s Neighbor” is a cautionary tale that eludes to a sexual encounter.

Alternative, Concert Reviews, Folk, Music

Megan Bonnell w/ Donovan Woods @ The Drake 11/30/2013

No Comments 01 December 2013

by Nilabjo Banerjee
meganbonnell

November 30 was a good night for concert-aholics in the city with plenty of acts (Pink, The Strumbellas, Hayden) to choose from. A good number chose to celebrate the homecoming of Megan Bonnell at The Drake last night. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Twist- Where to Lie

No Comments 28 November 2013

by Tiana Feng

Twist – Where to Lie from Twist Band on Vimeo.

Twist is the collaborative project of Holy Fuck and Dusted’s Brian Borcherdt and Laura Hermiston of BB Guns. The result is some lo-fi alt-folk made loveable by Hermiston’s gentle vocals. If you’re a fan of Lana Del Rey, this project holds a similar quality.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Under 2000

[Listen] Future History- Lungs

No Comments 27 November 2013

by Tiana Feng
futurehistory
Future History just released Lungs an album that picks up the pieces of the previous Loss:/self. Appropriately titled, the album is like the many deep breaths we must take to calm ourselves and move on.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Mark Berube- Russian Dolls

No Comments 25 November 2013

by Tiana Feng
russiandolls

Rating:

Releas Date: November 5th, 2013
Label: Bonsound

Montreal singer-songwriter Mark Berube is joined by Kristina Koropecki on cello, autoharp and backing vocals to create his ornate fifth album Russian Dolls. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Hayden- Blurry Nights

No Comments 24 November 2013

by Tiana Feng

Missed posting this a few weeks back, but here’s Hayden with a video for “Blurry Nights”.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Tony Dekker- Prayer of the Woods

No Comments 18 November 2013

by Tiana Feng

tonydekker

Rating:

Release Date: October 8th, 2013
Label: Nettwerk Music Group

From the sounds of Prayer of the Woods, Great Lake Swimmers frontman must hide in a cabin in the woods and write music when he’s not with the band. Though, it’s not a long vacation because Great Lake Swimmers are rumored to have something coming out in 2014. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Devon Sproule & Mike O’Neil – Colours

No Comments 18 November 2013

by Nilabjo Banerjee
devonsproule

Rating:

Release Date: September 24th, 2013
Label: Tin Angel Records

Collaboration can yield varied results. In Colours, American chanteuse Devon Sproule and Canadian Mike O’Neill have paired up to produce an album that feels more like a split EP than a duet album. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electropop, Folk, Music

[Album Review] Kashka- Bound

No Comments 14 November 2013

by Tiana Feng
kashka

Rating:

Release Date: November 5th, 2013
Label: Play the Triangle

Vichada deemed Kashka an electro-pop project of Forest City Lovers’ Kat Burns but the follow-up Bound proves otherwise, introducing more instruments to the mix. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music

[Listen] Alejandra Ribera- I Want

No Comments 13 November 2013

by Tiana Feng
alejandra
Alejandra Ribera just signed to Pheromone Recordings for her upcoming February 4th release La Boca. The singer-songwriter lives between Paris and Montreal paving way for inventive melodies in French, English and Spanish. La boca has tunes in all three languages. Stream the English tune “I Want” from her upcoming album below.

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