Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Punk

[Watch] The Wytches- Burn Out the Bruise

No Comments 19 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Peterborough band The Wytches have a silly VHS-like video out for “Burn out the Bruise”. The psych-punk band will release Annabel Dream Reader on August 25th.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] Death From Above 1979- Government Trash

No Comments 19 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Death From Above 1979 let loose in this new track “Government Trash”. The Physical World will be out September 9th on Last Gang Records.

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

[LISTEN] THE ZAGS – STOP THE WORLD

No Comments 15 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Now it’s Friday morning! This time wake up to the Winnipeg slacker, retro wave punksters The Zags.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Punk

[LISTEN] HAG FACE – BENDY WENDY

No Comments 14 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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It’s Thursday morning, so wake up to the demented, lo fi sounds of garage punksters Hag Face. “Bendy Wendy” is from the album ‘Rag Face’.

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

[Album Review] JPNSGRLS- Circulation

No Comments 13 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: July 15th, 2014
Label: Light Organ Records

JPNSGRLS (pronounced ‘Japanese Girls’) put together a batch of high energy punk-pop on their full-length debut, ‘Circulation‘, and there’s a lot to like here. There’s trashy punk outbursts and heavy metal power chords. There are grungy lows and power pop highs. The vocalists, who spins some quirky lyrics, has a singing style that falls somewhere between British ’70′s glitter and American ’90′s indifference, and he throws in some screams and falsetto for good measure. So the ingredients are all there, but the question is whether they can successfully pull all of the elements together. Continue Reading

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

[LISTEN] SMALL TEETH – SMALL TEETH TAPE (EP)

No Comments 12 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Today is Weird Tuesday, right? Well, never mind, I’ve just decided that it is. So here’s something weird — Small Teeth Tape by Small Teeth. From what I can gather this is alcoholic food service industry fuzz psychedelic garage noise pop. Yay, my favourite!

Canadian, Classic Rock, Folk, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] THE EVERYWHERES – HABITUALISM (LP)

No Comments 12 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Halifax has quite the psychedelic dream pop thing going on. The Everywheres are another group of that ilk, but their sound is more of the lo fi garage rock variety. ‘Habitualism’ is eight tracks of reverb-heavy guitars and cooing choruses. It’s all a fun trippy ’60′s throwback so long as you don’t take it too seriously.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen/Download] Solids- Off White

No Comments 09 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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To celebrate the kick off of their extensive tour, Solids have offered “Off White” from their latest release Blame Confusion for free download. Blame Confusion is out now via Dine Alone Records and you can read my review here.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

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

[LISTEN] Jackie Trash – fuckt

No Comments 02 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
jackie trash

A great bit of lo-fi punk pop from the slacker duo known as Jackie Trash.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] The Wooden Sky- Saturday Night

No Comments 01 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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A month ago, I had the pleasure of listening to the entirety of The Wooden Sky’s upcoming record Let’s Be Ready in Gavin Gardiner’s own backyard and home studio. The album was recorded there among a few other places. Produced by Chris Stringer, it captures a lovely raw live energy, and while less “pretty” sounding than Every Child a Daughter, Every Moon a Sun, gets you excited about the future of their live performances. Anyways enough with the talking, here’s a sneak peek with “Saturday Night”. Let’s Be Ready will be out September 2nd via their own imprint Chelsea Records.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Monomyth- Saturnalia Regalia!

No Comments 31 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: July 22nd, 2014
Label: Mint Records

Monomyth are no longer Halifax’s best kept secret — they are well on their way to becoming Canada’s latest indie pop darlings. Are they deserving of such acclaim? If their debut ‘Saturnalia Regalia!‘ is any indication then the answer is most definitely “yes”. Continue Reading

Canadian, Folk, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] WEIRD LINES – TWIN SUMMER

No Comments 29 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Sackville’s Weird Lines is a supergroup of local musicians. “Twin Summer” is a goofy delight, so let’s hope this isn’t just a one-off.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Listen, Punk

[LISTEN] MOTHERHOOD – CADDY WHACK PT. 1

No Comments 29 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The oddball Fredericton trio, Motherhood, come from a folk background but now play a kind of alternative folk punk garage thing. Or something like that.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Pink Mountaintops- Get Back

No Comments 28 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: April 29th, 2014
Label: Jagjaguwar

‘Get Back’ starts off with such promise that you think, “This could be it. This could be the year’s big one.” Unfortunately, things go downhill after the first two tracks until finally bottoming out with one of the most abysmal songs in recent memory. “North Hollywood Microwaves” starts off with some garage boogie mayhem, which is all fine but you can’t help feeling that this must be heading somewhere. It is, but trust me you’ll wish you never got to that somewhere. Guest vocalist Annie Hardy (Giant Drag) starts into a rant that is not quite sung/not quite rapped. The subject matter is distasteful to say the least (it involves bodily fluids and bears, that’s all I’m saying). Even worse, the quasi spoken word part fails to bring the song together, in fact it throws everything completely off balance. All in all, the track is a regrettable inclusion. Continue Reading

Canadian, Experimental, Garage, Listen, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] SHADOW FOLK – Season’s End (EP)

No Comments 27 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Dreamy psychedelia (“Season’s End”), experimental noise (“Hey Ganeymwa”) and trippy garage rock (“Here At Home”) from Halifax’s Shadow Folk.

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