Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Arkells- 11:11

No Comments 21 July 2014

by Tiana Feng

Ever met a girl(/boy) at the show? This song might be for you. It’s from Arkells’ upcoming August 3rd album High Noon.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] The New Pornographers- War On The East Coast

No Comments 20 July 2014

by Tiana Feng

The New Pornographers debut “War on the East Coast” with a music video. Their album Brill Bruisers will be out August 25th.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Meet Animalia aka Jill Krasnicki

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Animalia, or Jill Krasnicki as her mother calls her, is originally from Hobart, Tasmania. After playing bass for Australian bands for several years she finally ended up in Toronto where she decided to go solo. ‘Mouth Full of Teeth‘ is her wonderful debut. I got the chance to catch up with Jill to discuss her new album and to ask about her transition from an acoustic artist to an electronic one: Continue Reading

Canadian, Country, Folk, Listen, Pop, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] EVAN BOURQUE – FROM OUT OF THE WOODS (EP)

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Evan Bourque’s brand of country/folk rock is lively and infectious. He was the Zone 91.3 (Victoria) “Band of the Month” for March, 2014 and rightly so.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] BORDEEN – BROKEN BONES

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Hooky power pop from the Newmarket sibling trio. “Broken Bones” is the new single from their 2013 self-titled debut album.

Canadian, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[WATCH] SHIMMERING STARS – ROLE CONFUSION

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A delightful video from Vancouver shoegaze meisters Shimmering Stars. The single “Role Confusion” precedes their 2nd full-length album ‘Bedrooms of the Nation’ due out in August.

Shimmering Stars Role Confusion from Jeffery Loucks on Vimeo.

Canadian, Folk, Pop, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] JOHN SOUTHWORTH – HEY I GOT NEWS FOR YOU

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Intriguing video from Toronto singer-songwriter John Southworth. This single “Hey I Got News For You” is released in advance of his new double album ‘Niagara’ coming out this Fall.

Canadian, Garage, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] THE TALLEST TREE – BOAT

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from Dundas trio The Tallest Tree. A DIY effort, which is fitting given their lo fi, garage pop sound.

Canadian, Pop, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] ROSIE JUNE – SOUND IT OUT

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from Nanaimo singer-songwriter Rosie June. Her debut album ‘Listening Post’ was recently reissued by Draper Street Records.

Canadian, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] YOUNG DOCTORS IN LOVE – WORLD’S GREATEST ROCK AND ROLL BAND (LP)

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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‘World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’ is a misnomer on at least two levels, but no matter. It is the title of the full-length debut by Toronto popsters Young Doctors in Love. This is polished, bouncy, new wave-inspired pop. All of the songs are solid and well-crafted, and feature some nice bridges and interludes. The band is named after a goofy ’80′s movie, supposedly as a reminder to keep it fun. As if anyone needed reminding. I thought it was more to convince everyone that it was 1982 and bands like the Go Go’s still ruled the airwaves.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Absolutely Free- Beneath the Air

No Comments 18 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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We’re finally going to get an Absolutely Free LP on October 14th. The self-titled debut is produced by Fucked Up’s Mike Haliechuk. Check out their light and dreamy new tune “Beneath the Air” below.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Cold Specks- Bodies At Bay

No Comments 17 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Cold Specks has unleashed another new tune from her August 26th album Neuroplasticity. Here’s the powerful “Bodies At Bay”. The songstress also has some tour dates which you can check out after the jump.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Pop, R&B/Hiphop

[LISTEN] LIINKS – THE BREAK

No Comments 17 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The BC electronic duo of Georgia Murray (vocals) and DJ DWhiz (production) go by the name of LIINKS. Their first single “The Break” has pop sensibilities, but there is still enough of a dark, trip hop edge to keep indie fans happy.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] MAGNETIC – MY HEART IS VERY NEARLY PURE

No Comments 17 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The ever-mysterious electronic artist Magnetic (a.k.a. Mark Weiler) brings in Shane Sparks on vocals (and other bits and bobs) for a more new wave/art rock approach. Great stuff for fans of early Eno or 80′s art rock like Japan.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] IDLE MIND – SPEAK SLOW

No Comments 17 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Idle Mind is moody Calgary artist Jashan Makan. He presents his single “Speak Slow”, an atmospheric chill number featuring singer Ciele and guitarist Paul Francis.

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