Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Tango Lima – Mr. Santa Man

No Comments 21 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Tango Lima’s take on Christmas. If this spells good old-fashioned yuletide to you then you probably need therapy.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Fashionism – Smash the State (with your face) (EP)

No Comments 20 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

You just know that an EP with a title like “Smash the State With Your Face” has got to be boisterous fun, and Vancouver’s Fashionism do not disappoint. The tunes are first and foremost powerpop, but the band throws in some trashy glam and a punk edge. It’s for pogoing in a good mood.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Nicholas Krgovich – The Backlot

No Comments 20 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Nicholas Krgovich devotes an entire album to the topic of LA, particularly Hollywood. The production on these soft pop numbers is impeccable, but it’s Krgovich’s slight indie bent that really keeps things interesting.

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

[Listen] Pink Mountaintops – Sleeping With An Angel

No Comments 19 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

It doesn’t seem quite right to call Pink Mountaintops a side project for Stephen McBean when it is far more active than the prorogued Black Mountain. After releasing the oft brilliant (and oft not-so-brilliant) ‘Get Back’ earlier this year, the PMs are back with a new 7″. “Asleep With an Angel” is something of a throwback tune but has a definite modern indie vibe.

Ambient music, Art rock, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Dorval and Devereau – Heavy Hands

No Comments 19 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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A Canada/US collaboration between Crystal Dorval (White Poppy) of Vancouver and Beau Devereaux (Samantha Glass) of Madison, WI, and the creative synergy is in high gear as they churn out some gorgeous ambient, experimental dream pop.

Art rock, Canadian, Chillwave, Pop, Watch

[Watch] TIO – Lips Like Wine

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A dreamy, hypnotic synth-pop number from newcomers TIO (who are from TO, naturally). The video to “Lips Like Wine” features inspired B/W footage with a sprinkling of coloured highlights. Dream pop perfection.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Queen Bee and the Buzzkills – White on White

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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You’ve gotta love a band that calls itself Queen Bee and the Buzzkills. The Abbotsford, BC band call their style ‘alternative dance music’ but I think I’ll just stick with the term ‘punk’.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Motel Raphaël – London

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Motel Raphaël is a young indie-folk-pop band from Montreal, led by Clara Legault, Emily Skahan and Maya Malkin. “London” is a delightful work of three-part harmony and there’s a rootsy edge to the poppy tune. Oh, and you gotta love the fur-covered phone.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Gina Loes, Lead Singer/Guitarist for The Ruffled Feathers

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


MB:  How long has The Ruffled Feathers been together?

GL:  We’ve been making music together going on six years now. It’s always been a collaborative efforts. Multiple songwriters. It’s about bringing to life each other’s music, which might not have a life of its own if not for the band. I find that when I’m learning someone else’s song I’m continually challenged, which helps me grow as a musician and helps us all grow together.” Continue Reading

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Kubla Khan – Who Cares

No Comments 16 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Vancouver’s Kubla Khan starts off Weird Tuesday with a song from their album ‘Pincushion Man’. George Harrison-style psychedelia with a warble in the voice reminiscent of Tiny Tim. Check out the album cover art — that’ll give you an idea of what you are in for.

Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Emilee Sorrey- You Love Me

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Laura Feeney
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Charlottetown’s Emilee Sorrey is on my radar for 2015. Her first single, You Love Me, brings to mind images of a summer evening on at the beach. Her mellow vocals paired with soothing electronic sound are simply relaxing. I can’t wait to hear more from Emilee’s upcoming EP in the new year.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Moon – Gomorrah

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Moon are about to give us a Christmas present — they plan on dropping their new album ‘Moon’ on December 23rd (you had better not be naughty). Central figures in the Halifax pop explosion, the band draw upon German ’60s pop/rock as their main influence, but also blend in other pop styles to come up with a sound of their own. Check out “Gomorrah” from the new album.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Siskiyou – Violent Motion Pictures

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Post-rock outfit Siskiyou give their song "Violent Motion Pictures" the video treatment. There's nothing violent here, though, as we take a trippy, coloured-altered meander through images of waves, boats and fish.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Kashka- In the Snow

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Kashka joins the winter spirit with a cozy tune about how things are so much better in the snow.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Tenderness – 99+1

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A new single from Tenderness. 99+1 is a nice, rhythmic pop song interspersed with moments of oddness.

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