Canadian, Garage, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Betrayers – Love Rat

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another one just in time for Halloween. The video to “Love Rat” has the Betrayers dressing up in fittingly eerie costumes as they writhe to the sounds of their psychedelic surf rock.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Naysa – Losing Weight

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
naysa

Maybe I’m giving Naysa a complex because they are no stranger to Weird Tuesday. Hey, we all know the best music appears on Weird Tuesday. Anyway, we’ll close off this edition with the goofy “Losing Weight”.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Skinny Kids – Strangers (EP)

No Comments 15 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
skinny kids

At RtT we are already fans of Vancouver’s Skinny Kids, so we’re pretty happy to see a new release, this one on 7″ vinyl. ‘Strangers’ is no disappointment, with four more cuts of garage psych fun.
The Good: “Around Your Mind”. The boys just go to town here, toying with the sounds of ’60’s psychedelic surf rock to their hearts’ content.
The Bad: There’s no forward momentum here, but is that what we were expecting?
The Skinny: I would buy this for the art work alone. Seriously though, there is only so much you can do with garage rock and you can’t continue to sound like you recorded your album in your brother-in-law’s basement forever (can you??), so how long can this all last? Yeah, I know, I’m repeating myself — I just asked the same question a few weeks ago. We’ll take it while it lasts.

Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Reverb Bomb – Downer

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
reverb bomb

On Weird Tuesday we will hit every corner of this great country eventually. Yes, we will. This is “Downer” from Thunder Bay’s Reverb Bomb. This one is more of a spiralling implosion than an explosion.

Canadian, Garage, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Pet Sun – Gimme Your Soul

No Comments 12 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A classic garage rock video from Hamilton’s Pet Sun, complete with fake blood splatters, bats, eyeballs and brains. Yeah.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Gates of Hell

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sam coffey

“Gates of Hell” is more fun than it sounds. Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are a punk pop garage band, not a black metal group.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] The 427’s – Blue Hawaii

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
surf noir

Calgary’s The 427’s play twangy, ’50’s sci fi, surf rock. It’s like The Ventures from a different planet.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Naysa – It’s Nice to Meet You

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
naysa

Let’s start Weird Tuesday off with a bit of goofy pop from the Winnipeg garage band Naysa.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Cousins – Other Ocean

No Comments 06 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
cousins8

It’s been a while since we’ve heard anything by Cousins, and that just will not do. Here’s “Other Ocean”, which is probably my favourite track from the album.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] SLOW LEARNERS – WHEN I WAS FUN

No Comments 02 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
slow learners

“When I Was Fun” from Vancouver slackers Slow Learners. Pick your poison: punk pop, noise rock, slacker garage, fuzzed-out pop rock. Well, it ain’t Mozart.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Skinny Kids – Skinny Kids (EP)

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
skinny

The self-titled EP by Vancouver’s Skinny Kids is garage rock perfection. Into the mix they throw glitter rock (“All Gold” and “Cool Fetish Girls”), surf guitar (“Love Cult”), psychedelia (“Sandal and Peppermint”) and even a touch of goth (“Greek Women”).

The Good: “Sandal and Peppermint”. Garage rock with a punk snarl. Think The Kingsmen with dog collars.
The Bad: Part of their charm is their DIY, lo-fi approach, so can it last?
The Skinny: Give these guys a full album and they’ll give the likes of Shimmering Stars and Monomyth a run for their money.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] GEYSER – COPPER WISH

No Comments 28 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

copper wish

Geyser are a garage rock band from Sudbury. “Copper Wish” is a lo-fi charmer with an early ’70’s vibe, both proto-punk and glitter rock.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] Hi-Fi Wives – Freedom Summer

No Comments 26 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
hi fi wives

Hey, how’s your Friday going? Yeah, me too (wait, what’d you just say?). How about some garage alt glam from the Hi-Fi Wives? OK.

Art rock, Canadian, Electronic, Garage, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] MARBLE PAWNS – PRECONSCIOUS (EP)

No Comments 25 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
marble pawns

It’s amazing what one guy can come up with in his parents’ basement. ‘Preconscious’ may be DIY but Marble Pawns’ ambitions are big, as they (well, Graeme Clarke, actually) explore the human consciousness and beyond with rich, multi-layered progressive synth rock.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[Listen] Reality at Risk – Curve To Me

No Comments 25 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
reality

There’s a lot of mellowness at Ride the Tempo today, so I thought I should throw in a curve. Here’s some good, old fashioned, basement punk. Straight, simple and angry, but with real melody.

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