Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Punk

[Watch] Solids- Over the Sirens

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Solids‘ video for “Over the Sirens” captures the garage-punkness of the song through a black and white video full of camera loops and fast cuts. The band have also posted a whole bunch of tour dates on their website.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Under 2000

[Listen] Nice Try- Convinced

No Comments 14 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time for summer jams. For me, that’s bright alt-pop with a certain lo-fi carefree nature. I think I found that in Vancouver’s Nice Try. They just released an EP recently titled Convinced which you can stream below.

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

[Listen] HSY- Cyber Bully

No Comments 13 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Anna Mayberry is back with a new grimy tune called “Cyber Bully”. Press play right nowwwwwww.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Cruelty Party – Ball & Chain

1 Comment 11 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Vancouver’s The Cruelty Party are announcing the release of  the song “Ball & Chain” from the forthcoming self-titled album release. The single, available on iTunes, has the upbeat rhythmic styles of classic Britpop sans the accent. A video of the single is in the works as well. For now, just keep bopping your head to the song streaming below.

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

[Listen] Greys- Guy Picciotto

No Comments 31 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Greys dropped their pummelling first single “Guy Picciotto” today. Their LP If Anything will be available June 17th on Car Park Records. The group also opens for Cloud Nothings this Sunday at The Horseshoe.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Chains of Love- Misery Makers Vol.2

No Comments 29 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Vancouver indie-pop group Chains of Love just dropped Volume 2 of their Ep series Misery Makers. Stream the entire thing below.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Odonis Odonis- Order in the Court

No Comments 26 March 2014

Odonis Odonis goes total freak out mode in “Order in the Court”. It is paired with this video that is made from Heironymous Bosch paintings.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Connoisseurs of Porn- Dead Pets

No Comments 25 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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If you’re looking for something out of the ordinary, Connoisseurs of Porn maybe the thing for you. The music is pounding and the vocals representing wails, perhaps the sounds dead pets would make in their last minutes alive. The titles of the songs look like they may tell tales of beloved pets of the past. Occasionally you get discernible melody (“Go Run Lady Zoro”, “Happy Tina”), so it’s not all noise.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Viet Cong- Bunker Buster (Rough Mix)

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Viet Cong call this thing a “rough mix”, unfinished but man does this kick some ass.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Music, Punk

[Album Review] Solids- Blame Confusion

No Comments 17 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: February 18th, 2014
Label: Dine Alone Records / Fat Possum

Montreal’s Solids let loose their debut record, Blame Confusion in February and it’s definitely not what you would play if you were trying to have a calm and relaxing morning. Continue Reading

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

[LISTEN] GEYSER – SELF TITLED EP

No Comments 11 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

geyserepcoverOh Sudbury, hope you can endure all this love! Second band from the ‘Big Nickel’ city that has caught our attention is Geyser. Their debut Self Titled EP, due for release on April 1 (no jokes there!), has rad 1960-70s garage/post-punk influences. According to the band’s Bandcamp, where the record is streaming for free, the songs were ‘recorded one Saturday night in August in an old diner’. Wish I sounded this good in an old diner!

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music

[LISTEN] LIGHTMARES – SOUP

No Comments 11 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Sudbury is becoming the go-to-scene if you are looking for nostalgic rock. First, it was The Almighty Rhombus! You can add Lightmares to that list as well. For the fans of Violent Femmes, Stooges or The Replacements, the trio’s in your face energy and rock with recklessness will make you wanna do radical things like bob your head violently!

Stream ‘Soup’, off the upcoming release Lightmares are Rich and Educated. While you are at it, check out their Violent Femme’s cover of ‘Add it Up’. Me oh my! I wanna cause a ruckus now!

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk, Shoegaze

[Listen] Jordan Hughes- Born in the Grave

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Jordan Hughes is a multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver. Apparently he played every single instrument on Born in the Grave himself. Not to mention recorded, mixed, mastered all these songs. That’s DIY for ya. The photo he uses as the album art is also by his grandfather Edward D. Hughes. What we get from the album is a mix of psych, shoegaze and garage rock with a bit of punk edge. From listening to it, you would think this was recorded during a jam session in a garage then tracked individually by one dude.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop, Under 2000, Watch

[Watch] Aron D’Alesio- Carousel

No Comments 04 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

Young Rival’s Aron D’Alesio employs classic 50s/60s style washed out and surf rocky guitars to his solo project. Check out the video for “Carousel” above.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Music, Punk, Watch

[Watch] The Beverleys- Bad Company

No Comments 13 February 2014

by Tiana Feng

To celebrate the release of their EP, The Beverleys have released a fuzzy jam vid for “Bad Company”. Their 3 song EP is available on Bandcamp and Buzz Records.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Under 2000

[Listen] Betrayers- Let The Good Times Die

No Comments 11 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Hailing from Edmonton, Betrayers are a psych-rock band that often has a retro 60s sound to their music. Coincidentally, their album art for Let The Good Times Die looks like it could fit right in that time period. This album makes me wish Winter and Spring could just hurry up and get over with so I can totally enjoy the sunshine and fool around with my friends on the beach.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Watch

[Watch] Odonis Odonis- New Obsession

No Comments 03 February 2014

by Tiana Feng

Odonis Odonis released a video for a new single “New Obsession” directed by Cam Tomsett. It sounds like they’re less shoe-gaze and more industrial this time around. Their upcoming album will be called Hard Boiled Soft Boiled and will be out April 16th. The two sides are going to be like the eggs, one side harder musically and the other soft and warm.

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