Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music

[Listen] Esther Grey – No Good

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
esther grey

I don’t even know where to begin with this one. The song has a garage rock riff and an alt rockabilly vibe. Then there’s the weird ass distorted falsetto vocals… Sigh. I give in. Anyway, “No Good” is Esther Grey’s contribution to the Guelph music scene compilation ‘Missed Connections: Compilation 1′ which I am eagerly digging into.

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

[Listen] Nancy Pants – Happy

No Comments 02 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
nancy pants

“Happy” from Montreal’s Nancy Pants is a garage pop song with girly band doo-wopping and just enough strangeness to crack our Tuesday line-up. Thanks for being a bit odd.

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

[Album Review] Pine Tarts- Wolves Named the Moon

No Comments 29 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pinetarts

Rating:

Release Date:March 15th, 2014
Label: Independent

 

I’m not sure whether it was the quirky band name or the baffling album title that first enticed me to check out Calgary’s Pine Tarts, but whatever it was I am sure glad I did because the Tarts are a delicious find. They are essentially noise pop but with a heavy emphasis on melody and lyrics. Continue Reading

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

[Listen] Pet Sun – Feel Like I’m going Away

No Comments 29 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pet sun

Hamilton lo-fi meisters Pet Sun serve up a fuzz-infested dish of garage rock. Get on you psychedelic surfboards, dudes!

Alternative, Ambient music, Art rock, Blues, Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Folk, Garage, House, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Punk, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter

[Listen] Various Artists – Fourteen for Fourteen: Indie Victoria 2014

No Comments 27 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dalek cover

Just to prove that not all great Canadian indie music comes from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, here’s a nifty collection by indie artists based in Victoria, BC. And a varied collection it is, featuring dark folk, psychedelic rock, art rock, dream pop, EDM, ambient yacht rock and stuff we don’t know how to categorize. RTT regulars will recognize a couple of bands that have made our Top Ten of the week, such as Black Valley Gospel and Deep Sea Gypsies. All proceeds go the local food bank in Victoria (Mustard Seed). And, hey, who’s not up for a good Doctor Who album cover?

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.

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