Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Born Gold- Flowers

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Cecil Frena dropped the next track from his No Sorrow video project. This takes you back to older Born Gold tunes and remains so much fun. I really love the line “I know no metaphor worth saving from the fire

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

[Album Review] Elephant Stone- The Three Poisons

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Label: Hidden Pony Records

I approached this review with a certain amount of trepidation. I enjoy psychedelic pop rock as much as the next guy (probably more, in fact) and Elephant Stone’s first two outings were great examples of the genre. But that market is getting pretty saturated and interest is starting to wane. Without even looking to other countries such as the US, UK and Australia, there have already been numerous psych pop albums in Canada this year (including superlative efforts by Shimmering Stars and Monomyth), so what else needs to be said, or should I say played? As it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried – Elephant Stone kick their own game up a notch and in doing so they raise the ante on all the other psychedelic rockers out there. ‘The Three Poisons’ is a flat-out killer groove-fest. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] THE GRUBBIES – RIDE

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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My love affair with the East Coast continues with the Halifax garage pop power trio The Grubbies. This is one of their quieter songs, but I just couldn’t resist it. It’s from their EP ‘New to Cool’, which is getting air time on student radio stations coast-to-coast.

Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] DIGGING ROOTS – FOR THE LIGHT

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

From the Toronto husband-and-wife team known as Digging Roots here’s “For The Light” from the album of the same name.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] WISH- WISH

No Comments 21 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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You may have heard Kyle Connolly of Beliefs has his own project in the works called WISH. Well there’s actually an album coming out next week from the band which features members of Beliefs and Milk Lines. Stream the full thing below!

Thanks Consequence of Sound for the find.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Pop

[LISTEN] J. EYGENRAAM – DON’T BE SAD

No Comments 21 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Stream “Don’t Be Sad” from the album ‘Brutal Love’ by Edmonton’s J. Eygenraam. It’s contemporary alternative pop rock with a touch of late ’70′s New York (think Television).

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Mozart’s Sister- Being

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Label: Paper Bag Records

Caila Thompson-Hannant (a.k.a. Mozart’s Sister) is a close friend of Claire Elise Boucher (a.k.a. Grimes), which is perhaps even more reason why the two are constantly being compared, to the point that MS is often dubbed the ‘next Grimes’. This is patently unfair, because it is completely a no-win situation. If she does sound like Grimes then she’s a copycat, if she doesn’t then she is not living up to the comparison. So let’s not do this – let’s review MS solely on her own merits without making reference to anyone else. Fair is fair. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] The Rural Alberta Advantage- On The Rocks

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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The Rural Alberta Advantage have revealed another new song from their upcoming album Mended With Gold. The album was recorded by .ong-time engineer Matt Lederman (Hayden, !!!, Besnard Lakes) and co-producer Leon Taheny (Owen Pallett, Austra, Fucked Up). Instead of a guitar heavy song for “On the Rocks”, it is more of a keyboard-driven tune with effects on Nils Edenloff’s vocals for a more restrained pop approach, compared to its normal abrasiveness.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] The Unicorns- Let Me Sleep

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Recently, The Unicorns reunited to play some shows. They’ll also be re-releasing their only album Who Will Cut Our Hair When We’re Gone featuring some bonus tracks including the unreleased “Let Me Sleep”. Can we have more new Unicorns please?

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[WATCH] FUTUREKIDS – INSERVICE

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A great new video from Winnipeg’s Futurekids. This is a hand-drawn animated delight, featuring the adventures of a homemade robot.

Inservice – futurekids from Nicholas Friesen on Vimeo.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] SUNFIELDS – BELLY OF THE SUN

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Hey, it’s still Weird Tuesday here out west, so pipe down. Montreal’s Sunfields go all trippy and psychedelic with “Belly of the Sun”. Watch for a review of their latest album right here at RTT.

Art rock, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] ORGAN EYES – GHOST LAP

No Comments 19 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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I almost let Weird Tuesday slip past me! Here’s one for you from Ottawa’s Organ Eyes. Not so much weird as charmingly unusual. You should check out the entire album ‘Visual Meetings’ — it’s a thing of beauty.

Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Swim Good- Sleeper Hit

No Comments 16 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Here’s a spectacular new Swim Good tune for your weekend.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Watch] Absolutely Free- Beneath The Air

No Comments 16 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Absolutely Free’s “Beneath The Air” gets a Jesi the Elder animated treatment. Their self-titled record will be released October 14th.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Arkells- High Noon

No Comments 16 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: August 5th, 2014
Label: Universal Music Canada

After winning a Juno for Group of the Year for their 2012 album, Michigan Left, Arkells switched to a more modern production for their third LP High Noon. Continue Reading

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