by Tiana Feng
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”.
by Tiana Feng
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.
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”.
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.
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.