Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] DIANA- Strange Attraction

No Comments 22 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
Carmen Elle glams up in DIANA‘s latest video for “Strange Attraction”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Soul

[Listen] Isabelle Young- Sirens

No Comments 20 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Montreal singer-songwriter Isabelle Young has a voice that is effortless in her single “Sirens”, the title track of her EP coming in summer. I love the piano sparkles, provided by Felix Leblanc.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop, Under 2000

[Listen] Chersea- Grey Matter

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Here’s another random Bandcamp find. Chersea is from Vancouver and if you skip over the unnecessary “Prelude”, you’ll be delighted by her blend of effortless vocals and danceable percussion.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Royal Canoe- Button Fumbla

No Comments 18 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

For “Button Fumbla”, Royal Canoe didn’t want to lipsync a music video. Instead, they opted to capture the energy of a live performance. They look like they’re performing in the ice kingdom in Adventure Time.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Born Ruffians- Oh Cecilia

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

In December, a crossing guard by the name of Kathleen Byers, a crossing guard who always danced on the job, was asked to stop. Born Ruffians recruited Byers this video featuring “Oh Cecilia”, a cut from their expanded version of Birthmarks. I wish I had a crossing guard that cool when I was little.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Arkells- Never Thought That This Would Happen

No Comments 17 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s a lyric vid of Arkells latest single “Never Thought That This Would Happen”. The words are written over some footage of a rocket taking off.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] We Are The City- Friends Hurt

No Comments 16 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

We Are The City defy gravity as they play instruments in their vid for “Friends Hurt” from their recent album Violent.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Odonis Odonis- Highnote

No Comments 15 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Odonis Odonis show off the soft-boiled side of their latest record out now on Buzz Records.

Read our interview with Denholm here.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Rich Aucoin- Are You Experiencing?

No Comments 15 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

If you’ve ever been under Rich Aucoin’s parachute, you might be in this music video.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Nice Try- Convinced

No Comments 14 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Now that the weather is warming up, it’s time for summer jams. For me, that’s bright alt-pop with a certain lo-fi carefree nature. I think I found that in Vancouver’s Nice Try. They just released an EP recently titled Convinced which you can stream below.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, New Age, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] The High Dials – Yestergraves

No Comments 11 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Montreal-based The High Dials have released a video for the single “Yestergraves”, title track off a self-titled 3 song EP. The video features the three members fading in and out of illuminated blurry settings. The trio has also launched a PledgeMusic campaign for their new album, and have announced 2 Toronto dates during CMW. That’s your cue to get your shoegaze on!

 

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Kevin Drew- Mexican Aftershow Party

No Comments 11 April 2014

Kevin Drew is very glittery in the face in this vid for “Mexican Aftershow Party”.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Watch] Le Trouble- Real Talk (Part 2)

1 Comment 10 April 2014

Montreal’s Le Trouble dropped this animated video-game inspired video for “Real Talk (Part 2)” from the latest EP Reality Strikes.

Here is the plot of the video directed by Jonna and Frog:
“Two years after The Event, chaos rules. Wayward hobos form bands. One such band is Le Trouble. Their muse and only fan Cinnamon Bizu, on her way to get some Soylent Green Burgers is kidnapped by the notorius Baby Brutus. Conflicts are fought out in videogame levels against hipster foes such as sriracha, tofu, a tiny winking cactus, bad breath and giant babies. All die.”

Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Fevers- Dance Cry Dance

No Comments 09 April 2014

Fevers is surrounded by pink and purple mood lights in their video for “Dance Cry Dance”, an upbeat party-ready track from No Room For Light. Next month the tune will also receive it’s own remix EP. They play tomorrow at The Horseshoe with Language Arts.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Sweet Jets – Of A Feather

No Comments 09 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

avatars-000076295005-n3enr8-t500x500Ever caught yourself wondering, “what do people do in Kingston?” Other than getting nerdy at Queen’s University during the day and getting drunk somewhere on Princess St in the evenings,  Kingston-ites are also responsible for producing some fine music! You have the notable names like The Tragically Hip, Bedouin Soundclash and several others. Well, say hello to Sweet JetsThe Kingston trio’s garage-pop sounds will make you wanna get your dancing shoes on and get slightly crazy! Self-described as the ‘melt of The Misfits and Scott Pilgrim’, the band is releasing Breath of Heat, their sophomore album, on May 9. For now, you can get a sample of their catchy hooks via “Of a Feather” streaming below. Check out their Bandcamp for older material. 

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Arkells- Never Thought That This Would Happen

No Comments 08 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Arkells dropped a new single “Never Thought That This Would Happen” inspired by Guelph’s summer festival, Hillside. The mid-tempo tune takes place sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning after all the partying, drinking and fun with fellow campers. A new record is expected to be announced soon.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Pop

[Listen] Brendan Philip- Saint & Ceremony

No Comments 04 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Last year’s Brendan Philip won Harbourfront Centre’s Soundclash Music Award. Philip just dropped a new EP called Saint & Ceremony showing off his unique style of art pop with smooth R&B vocals.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch/Download] Majical Cloudz- Love Soul

No Comments 03 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Where on earth have I been that made me miss this? I actually found this on Lorde’s Tumblr. In case you also missed it here’s a new song from Majical Cloudz with an accompanying interactive video.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Tokyo Police Club- Forcefield

No Comments 03 April 2014

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Rating:

Release Date: March 25th, 2014
Label: Dine Alone Records

 

It’s been four years since Tokyo Police Club released 2010′s Champ. At the time, they were pros at appealing to the masses, creating radio friendly pop rock tunes. With Forcefield, they show that they are aware of their pop strengths and drop a bit of the punk attitude that was found in their earlier albums. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Sean Nicholas Savage- Heartless

No Comments 02 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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For a sec, I thought I had another song playing in the background in the beginning of this Sean Nicholas Savage song but that’s actually how it is. It’s a little jerky but then becomes the tender crooning songs you remember from Other Life. His next LP Bermuda Waterfall will be out May 13th.

Canadian, Experimental, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Weaves

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
Weaves @ Wavelength 14 Day 2- Adelaide Hall 2/14/2014

Happy EP release day to Weaves! I talked to Morgan Waters yesterday afternoon and he compared their music to blue cheese. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Glory Glory – Indigo Son

No Comments 31 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Glory Glory is back with the release of their EP So Long. Halifax based indie-rock trio brought on board Grammy nominated producer/mix engineer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend) for the indie and new-wave influenced jams. Due for release on April 1, the band also has some fun pre-order Glory gear offerings available via the website.. When you are done ordering The Lollipop Man bundle, you can learn the words to “Indigo Son” via the lyric video.

 

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Kevin Drew- Darlings

No Comments 31 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew gets things warm and sensual in his second studio album Darlings. Continue Reading

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