Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] THE DIRTY NIL – CINNAMON

No Comments 09 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The Dirty Nil have released their latest single “Cinnamon” ahead of their fourth seven-inch, which is out August 19th on Fat Wreck Chords. Like things loud, raucous and in-your-face? The Dirty Nil is your band. “Cinnamon” is a noisy bit of garage punk delivered with 90′s grunge attitude.

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

[Album Review] Cousins- The Halls of Wickwire

No Comments 04 June 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Release Date: May 13th, 2014
Label: Hand Drawn Dracula

It has the energy of punk, the distortion of noise pop and the angst of grunge. Such is the sound of Cousins, reputedly Halifax’s hardest-working band. And yet a listen to their latest release The Halls of Wickwire reveals more complexity than punk, more muscle than noise pop, and it offers more hope than grunge ever could.  The fact is Cousins carve out their own niche, creating their unique way of communicating through the medium of modern music. They are painfully aware that this ugly world can drag you down, but their music makes you jump up and yell back in defiance. Continue Reading

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, 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.

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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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, 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, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen] San Marina- Gestell

No Comments 14 February 2014

by Tiana Feng


Another quick Bandcamp find from Toronto for you. Now back to editing those Wavelength photos.

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.

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

[Album Review] Dog Day- Fade Out

No Comments 16 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Release Date: December, 10th, 2013
Label:Fun Dog

Dog Day are Halifax duo (and couple) Seth Smith  Nancy Urich. I always have to remind people that year end lists should never be written in November because who knows what can be released in December. Fade Out happened to be one of those albums. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen] Cousins- River

No Comments 11 August 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Cousins recently teamed up with fellow Nova Scotian’s Construction & Destruction on a 12″ split. Stream their 3 grungey contributions below.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen] The Lying Cheats- Lovin On Me

No Comments 09 January 2013

by Tiana Feng
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A while back I posted about Blackpaw Society. Well The Lying Cheats is a newer band coming out with one of the members. Just like their name, their music is dirty and full on trashy 60s inspired garage-rock. Stream Lovin On Me below. It’s definitely got that “naughty” vibe.

Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen] Church- Either Or

No Comments 08 January 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Last March we introduced you to Church, but the band now has a full album out on Bandcamp. Unlike the earlier EP, the album consists of new material constructed by all four members. In 8 songs, some pack a bunch, others explore atmospheric folk territory tied together by their fuzzy vocal style.

Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen/Download] The Dirty Nil- Zombie Eyed

No Comments 08 January 2013

by Tiana Feng
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The Dirty Nil have released a split with Northern Primitive. For the split The Dirty Nil have contributed the track Zombie Eyed which I was told to listen to “at a motherfucking loud volume.” Both songs are free/name your own price for a month only! Or you can shell out a measily $7 for some physical 7″ vinyl.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Grunge, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] PS I Love You- Saskatoon

No Comments 13 November 2012

by Tiana Feng

PS I Love You released this video for Saskatoon from this year’s release Death Dreams. The video was produced by July Talk’s Peter Dremainis.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Grunge, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] The Dirty Nil- Little Metal Baby Fist

No Comments 25 September 2012

by Tiana Feng

The Dirty Nil are releasing a 7″ on October 24th. It’ll only be $5 for the vinyl but if you don’t want to wait until then to hear it the A side Little Metal Baby Fist and it’s accompanying B side Hate is A Stone is available on Bandcamp for whatever. The A side is noisey fuzzed out track that’s totally meant to be listened loudly. The B-side is slower and a bit more mellow. That doesn’t mean it’s not good. Plus it builds up to a decent climax til the end.

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