Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Blonde Elvis- Snow Fall on Egypt

No Comments 14 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Toronto glam-rockers Blonde Elvis will have a debut LP out sometime soon. Fow now you can listen to “Snow Fall On Egypt” described on Soundcloud as “a meditation on sexual conquest as metaphor for regional politics”.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Blood & Glass- Paper Heart

No Comments 14 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Blood & Glass is the eclectic duo of Lisa Moore (of Creature and Ariane Moffatt) and Morgan Moore (Thus Owls, Foret). Their debut Museum With No Walls comes out October 21st and it will be filled with their special experimental baroque-pop. Have a listen to their single “Paper Heart” below.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Noni Wo- How Can I Plz U

No Comments 14 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Montreal’s Noni Wo are releasing their debut EP U S B E P on USB (get it?) on October 7th via Banko Gotiti. Check out their jangly new single “How Can I Plz U” below. Sounds a little less electronic than the previously posted “Solarstorm”.

Canadian, Concert Reviews, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop

Rich Aucoin w/ Brave Shores @ The Drake Hotel 9/9/2014

No Comments 12 September 2014

by Tiana Feng

On Tuesday, Rich Aucoin celebrated the release of his latest album Ephemeral at The Drake Hotel. Continue Reading

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[LISTEN] DANGER CAT – BASEMENT

No Comments 12 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Winnipeg’s party pop punksters Danger Cat give us “Basement” just ahead of the full release of new album ‘To The Moon’. Call this one a case of an F-carpet-bomb.

Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] PS I LOVE YOU – FOR THOSE WHO STAY

No Comments 12 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video to “For Those Who Stay”. This song is already a favourite at Ride the Tempo, but it’s greatly enhanced by the great imagery here.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] THE DARCYS – ULTRA VIOLET

No Comments 12 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The Darcys celebrate the one year anniversary of ‘Warring’ with the release of a previously unreleased track, “Ultra Violet”. Nice to hear them again!

Canadian, Concert Reviews, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop

Operators & Moon King @ The Horseshoe Tavern 9/7/2014

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Tiana Feng

After an extensive North American tour, Operators returned to Toronto to play a packed show at The Horseshoe on Sunday night. Continue Reading

Alternative, Folk, News/Tours, Pop

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: FINAL INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 11 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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This is it, the band I am most excited about:

THE NEW PORNOGRAPHERS (Vancouver)
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TNP have been kicking around for about fifteen years now, and they spend more time apart than they do together. You would never guess that, however, based on their latest album ‘Brill Bruisers’ because they sound more cohesive and energized than they have in years. This could well be their best album ever. Expect a cheer from the crowd when they name-drop Victoria in the song “War on the East Coast”.

Canadian, Folk, Pop, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] TOBIAS JESSO JR – WITHOUT YOU & JUST A DREAM

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Something a little different — this video captures Vancouver singer-songwriter Tobias Jesso Jr live in a busy bar in LA. His sincere, piano-based balladry will draw inevitable comparisons to John Lennon.

Canadian, Grunge, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] DILLY DALLY – CANDY MOUNTAIN

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Lead singer Katie Monks’ erratic, glitter-rock vocal stylings highlight this great grunge/pop number from Toronto’s Dilly Dally.

Canadian, Pop, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] LYON – LULLABY

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The video for Lyon’s piano ballad “Lullaby” is gauzy and dreamy, reflecting the mood of the song.

Alternative, Grunge, News/Tours, Pop, Punk

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: FOURTEENTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
Getting close to the end (and Rifflandia starts tomorrow). Fourteenth is:

SMASH BOOM POW (Vancouver)
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Smash Boom Pow is a relatively new act on the Vancouver scene. They refer themselves as a loud three-piece rock band. That’s quite true, but it glosses over the fact that front man Ulysses has a great voice and sings very tuneful melodies. Noise pop, alternative power pop, melodic loud rock — call it what you will, but just don’t miss their high octane show.

Alternative, Canadian, Jazz, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] HOMESHAKE – MAKING A FOOL OF YOU

No Comments 10 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Peter Sagar takes some time off from his role as guitarist for Mac DeMarco to work on his own project, Homeshake. On “Making a Fool of You” he shows off his signature guitar style.

Canadian, Electropop, News/Tours, Pop

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: THIRTEENTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 09 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
riff
Lucky 13 is:

ROCOCODE (Vancouver)
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Rococode’s clever synth pop is always a balance between light and dark, heavy and soft. They’ve been working on some new tunes that I am sure they’re just bustin’ to let loose on you. This one will be fun.

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