Blues, Canadian, Country, Folk, Jazz, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] JAY POLLOCK – CIRCUS

No Comments 26 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Jay Pollock’s new album is as bright and colourful as the titular sunflowers on the cover. He breezes through a set of rootsy but contemporary songs, and incorporates blues, country, folk and jazz with seeming ease. Most satisfying is the nice fat sound that you can really sink your teeth into. Highlighted is “Circus”, a rather whimsical song with a touch of southern funk.

Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Jazz, Watch

[WATCH] DIANNE BODY QUARTET – SAY UNCLE WALTZ

No Comments 23 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An in-studio video of the Dianne Body Quartet performing “Say Uncle Waltz”. Breezy modern jazz with folk rock leanings.

Acoustic, Blues, Canadian, Classic Rock, Concert Reviews, Folk, Jazz, Music

THE JESSICA STUART FEW, WEST MY FRIEND @ SOLSTICE CAFE (Victoria, BC) 7/19/2014

No Comments 20 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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There is nothing finer than spending time in the funky confines of the Solstice Cafe on a lovely Victoria summer evening. Nothing, that is, unless you add some terrific music by two of Canada’s classier acts. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] Five Alarm Funk- Horrible Sound

No Comments 30 June 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Sounds like Five Alarm Funk have left earth in their latest album Abandon Earth. Their single “Horrible Sound” displays some other-worldly playfulness.

Alternative, Canadian, Jazz, Music, Watch

[Watch] the pul5e- Who I Am

No Comments 27 May 2014

by Tiana Feng

Toronto’s the pul5e presents lush, haunting melodies in “Who I am”. I love their jazz-improv style.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Instrumental, Jazz, Music

[Album Review] BADBADNOTGOOD- III

No Comments 20 May 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: May 6th, 2014
Label: Pirates Blend / Innovative Leisure

III marks BADBADNOTGOOD’s first label-backed album. They signed to the Arts & Crafts supported Pirates Blend and Los Angeles’ Innovative Leisure. Ever since I checked out II, which got me excited about jazz in this century for the first time, I’ve been impressed by the young trios ability to deliver this genre to the masses. Continue Reading

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] Jill Barber- Broken For Good

No Comments 02 May 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s a new one from jazz songstress Jill Barber, who will be releasing Fool’s Gold, an English album as opposed to last year’s Chansons. Stream a new string and horn decorated song “Broken For Good” above.

Canadian, Classical, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD- Sustain

No Comments 13 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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MORE NEW BADBADNOTGOOD. Also they’ve signed with Pirates Blend for the May 6th release of III.

Canadian, Electronic, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen] BADBADNOTGOOD – CS60

No Comments 14 January 2014

by Tiana Feng
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While sweeping through Bandcamp this morning I found this new tune from the boys of jazz trio Badbadnotgood. It’ll be a part of an upcoming album titled III. JAZZ ALBUM FOR POLARIS PLX?! These dues make the genre so cool.

Alternative, Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Alexandra Stewart- Pow Wow

No Comments 30 December 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Sorry for being a bit absent from the blog lately! I’m still in holiday mode and getting year end lists ready. This tune from Alexandra Stewart caught my eye lately. The songstress released an EP titled WÀBÀ, the Algonquin word for light. Despite the indigenous nature of the title, her sound is a smooth jazz-pop. Check out “Pow Wow” from the EP below.

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] Badbadnotgood- Hedron

No Comments 21 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
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I went to a Polaris discussion on Wednesday and one of the topics of discussion was the lack of jazz records that make the long list. Toronto spunky jazz trio Badbadnotgood is teasing us a bit with new tune “Hedron” so perhaps a new album is just around the corner. You can download the tune on their official website.

Canadian, Instrumental, Jazz, Listen, Music

[Listen/Download] CFCF- Camera

No Comments 05 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Montreal’s CFCF is releasing a new EP Music For Objects on July 9th via Paper Bag Records. Here’s a sneak peak with a jazzy tune called “Camera”.

Album Reviews, Jazz, Music, Pop, World Music

[Album Review] Maylee Todd- Escapology

No Comments 10 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Label: Do Right! Music

I’ve seen Maylee Todd multiple times within a year before this album’s release as Ark Analog, Maloo, Henri Faberge and the Adorables, but it is what’s known as Maylee Todd that embodies the most energy and captured in Escapology. Continue Reading

Canadian, Jazz, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Brasstronaut- Bounce

No Comments 11 February 2013

by Tiana Feng

Check out Brasstronaut performing in a castle in their new video for “Bounce”.

Canadian, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Maylee Todd- Do You Know What It Is

No Comments 06 February 2013

by Tiana Feng
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Funky songstress Maylee Todd is releasing Escapology, her second album on April 2nd. The album which you can pre-order now on Bandcamp includes previously released singles “Baby’s Got It” and “Hieroglyphics”. There are also some recognizable songs from her live sets including “Do You Know What It is” which you can stream below.

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