Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Metal, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] THE CREEPSHOW – SEE YOU IN HELL

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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“See You in Hell” is from the latest album by psychobilly maestros The Creepshow, and it features their new lead singer, Kenda Legaspi.

See You In Hell by The Creepshow on Grooveshark

Canadian, Garage, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Punk

[LISTEN] PYPY – PAGAN DAY

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pypy

PyPy is a “supergroup” formed by members of CPC Gangbangs, Red Mass and Duchess Says. Their 7-track album ‘Pagan Day’ is a non-stop blistering psych-punk freakout. The pace ranges from driving hardcore through dance punk to slowcore grind, but at all times it is both sinister and enticing. A great record.

Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[LISTEN] ANCHORESS – FOR A SOFT HEART

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Vancouver’s Anchoress go all hardcore “For a Soft Heart”. It’s not simple punk, though — there’s an interesting song structure and some metal chugging.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Hardcore, Music, Watch

[WATCH] THE MOTORLEAGUE – OH, HOW THE MIGHTY HAVE FALLEN

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Atlantic-flavoured rock from The Motorleague. Plus, you can download the actual game if you want!

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Music, Punk

[Album Review] Fucked Up- Glass Boys

No Comments 12 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: June 3rd, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts/Matador Records

Back in December, I had the pleasure of hanging out with Damian Abraham, Jonah Falco and Sandy Miranda at Candle Recording Studio for a Stereogum feature story. Abraham had discussed with us his internal conflicts, what it’s like to be a dad and also a member of a band with a certain level of fame yet still being accepted in the punk scene. These are all internal conflicts that fuel the energy found in the band’s latest effort Glass Boys. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Music, Punk

[Album Review] Greys- If Anything

No Comments 03 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: June 17th, 2014
Label: Buzz Records/Carpark Records

There are artists out there who give a lot of thought to their intended audience. They use terms like “relatable”, and strive to have their music “resonant” with the listener. Then there’s the likes of Greys. Frankly, they are too happy just playing what the hell they want to give a sh%# what you think. It’s the quintessential punk attitude, and Greys have it in spades. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Metal, Music, Punk

[Album Review] White Lung- Deep Fantasy

No Comments 30 June 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: June 17th, 2014
Label: Domino Records

Warning: take a deep breath before pressing the start button on ‘Deep Fantasy’ because once you do it’s a headlong rush, with no time for anything as mundane as inhaling. White Lung lets loose an unrelenting torrent of scorching metal-tinged hardcore. They take no prisoners. It is punk perfection. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Concert Reviews, Hardcore, Music, Punk

Fucked Up w/ S.H.I.T. @ The Rivoli 6/10/2014

No Comments 14 June 2014

by Tiana Feng
Fucked Up @ The Rivoli 6/10/2014
During Field Trip, Damian Abraham announced that he would be play 2 other consecutive shows that week: a free show at Sonic Boom and a special small show at The Rivoli where it would be recorded for a live album. The show had limited tickets that sold out quickly, and a few which were given out in the Glass Boys LP. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Fucked Up- Year of the Dragon

No Comments 25 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
yearofthedragon
Drop everything for 18 minutes and listen to this pounding new track from Fucked Up. “Year of the Dragon” is the latest addition to their zodiac single series and the best one in my opinion and I’m not just saying that because I’m a dragon.

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Music, Punk

[Listen/Download] Fucked Up- Paper The House

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
fuckedup
Fucked Up just announced the June 3rd release of their upcoming LP Glass Boys with Arts & Crafts. In case you missed it, I hung out with the band to shoot some photos for a Stereogum. There, frontman Damian Abraham spoke about the anxieties of growing up as a band and it is perfectly spewed out in this new single “Paper the House”.

Alternate download link

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Indian Handcrafts- Swamp Child

No Comments 12 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
indianhandcrafts
Indian Handcrafts have teamed up with Scion Sessions to release a split 7″ with Dirty Spells. Their contribution is a new song called “Swamp Child” which you can grab below.

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] White Lung- Blow It South

No Comments 03 October 2013

by Tiana Feng
whitelung
White Lung is one of my favourite Canadian female-fronted punk bands. Mostly because they’re not trying hard to be anything but themselves. “Blow it South” doesn’t differ, Mish Way takes charge right away with aggression. The song is an A-side from an upcoming 7″ to be released November 5th on Deranged Records.

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Industrial, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Yamantaka // Sonic Titan- One

No Comments 08 August 2013

by Tiana Feng
yamantaka
Noise-rockers Yamantaka // Sonic Titan have announced the follow up to their Polaris nominated YT//ST. Uzu will be released October 29th. For now you can grab the song “One” below.

Alternative, Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen/Download] In Beliefs- EP

No Comments 05 August 2013

by Tiana Feng
inbeliefs
Having a bit of a slow post day, but here’s something from Montreal post-punk band In Beliefs. Their “EP” is available for free download at the moment on Bandcamp.

Canadian, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Animal Faces / Solids – Give in / Hold On

No Comments 09 March 2013

by Nash Bussieres
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I’ve seen Animal Faces more times than I have fingers to count on and, if I’m being quite honest, recent shows have left me wanting something different from them. That’s why I’m so excited about their split with Solids that came out yesterday. Their first song on the release, “Give In,” is an instrumental piece that revolves around an electric guitar melody drowning in verb and chorus atop heavily resonant synth and minimal drums. The most incredible thing about the track is the fact that there are sleigh bells in it but it doesn’t sound wintery. What is this black magic? I didn’t know that was possible. The second track, “Hold On,” sounds a lot more like Stalwart Sons or Daylight playing in an empty stadium: emotive, energetic and with an impossible feeling of distance.

This was my first listen to Solids. Their contribution to the split is a great companion piece to the two AF tracks. It is as energetic as “Hold On” but also incorporates a lot of the emptiness felt in “Give In” simultaneously. I’m a fan. Will listen to more.

Animal Faces seems to get a lot of credit just for being Animal Faces, but it is definitely well earned on this new split.

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