Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Pop, Watch

[Watch] The Bandicoots – Just After Dark

No Comments 21 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Hamilton’s The Bandicoots drop their debut single “Just After Dark”, a bouncy, stutter-beat indie rock number. The accompanying video with its homemade shadow puppet show is equally fun.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Switches- I Just Wanna

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
switches

Meet Edmonton girl group Switches. Their sound is a punk-infused garage rock with catchy melody and infectious energy. Their latest LP I Just Wanna can be streamed below and was mixed by Mr. Renny Wilson.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Viet Cong- Continental Shelf

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Viet Cong dropped a rather bizarre video today for “Continental Shelf”.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Mants – Destroyed By Fuzz

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
the mants

Part man, part ant, the Mants have to be seen to be believed. They perform wearing rubber insect heads and suits from Men In Black. Needless to say they are influenced by sci-fi b-movies, by way of punk. “Destroyed By Fuzz” is fairly typical of their crazy garage rock.

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

[Listen] Pop Goes – Gamma Tribe/Cold Spots

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pop goes

Continuing on with Weird Tuesday, here’s “Gamma Tribe/Cold Spots” from Montreal’s Pop Goes. It’s freaky, sci fi, lo fi, garage surf rock with a motorik beat. In other words, custom made for Weird Tuesday.

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

[Listen] The Dying Arts – Snake in the Grass

No Comments 16 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dying arts

Indie garage rockers The Dying Arts treat us to a Arctic Monkeys-style number. “Snake in the Grass” is from their self-titled EP.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Century Palm – New Creation

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
century

The name, Century Palm, may be new but the members are from bands such as Zebrassieres, Ketamines, Mean Tikes, Cell Memory and Jay Holy. The sound is post-new wave, and this particular track has some garage, punk and psychedelia thrown in for good measure.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] The Courtneys- Mars Attack

No Comments 09 November 2014

by Tiana Feng thecourtneys Still no word on another album by The Courtneys but they've released a new 7" with "Mars Attack" on Hockey Dad Records. The breezy tune brings us more of what we love about the Courtneys, but this time they gave it a little flare with Young Braised lending some vocals.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Zen Mystery Fogg – Because of You

No Comments 04 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
zen

OK. Let’s start off our little bit of weirdness on a Tuesday with Vancouver’s Zen Mystery Fogg. The ’60’s garage number “Because of You” is a bit surfy and definitely trippy.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Pack A.D. – Cellophane

No Comments 04 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Crunch rock duo The Pack A.D. drop a new single, “Cellophane”. This time out they offer up a noisy but melodic punk garage number with a hint of psychedelia.

Canadian, French, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Jesuslesfilles – Gentil

No Comments 02 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
jesuslesfilles

Melodic punk en francais from Montreal’s Jesuslesfilles. “Gentil” is from their full-length album ‘Le grain d’or’.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] Little You Little Me – Hard to Find

No Comments 02 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
little you little me

A more restrained than usual performance from Little You Little Me, although the dark-folk track takes on more of an electric edge towards the end.

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

[Listen] The Mouthbreathers – Fancy

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
mouthbreathers

Sackville slackers The Mouthbreathers continue to put out their brand of punk/garage/alt pop. On “Fancy” the downbeat rhythm is so grinding that you worry they’re gonna put a hole in the floor. In the meantime, on the surface Lucy Niles’ vocals are more plucky, but in that college ’90’s smirking way. You know?

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Invasives – Postmodern Prometheus

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
robot stink

Surprisingly, heavy metal guitars drive this song by Vancouver’s Invasives, who are better known for their alternative punk.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Tearjerker – You Can

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
terjerker

If you are waiting for Tearjerker to make it big then don’t hold your breath. Not only do they eschew all notions of being commercially viable, but also to them DIY is not just a necessity, it’s a desired aesthetic. Here’s “You Can” from the 4-track ‘Hiding’ EP.

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