Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Naysa – Losing Weight

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Maybe I’m giving Naysa a complex because they are no stranger to Weird Tuesday. Hey, we all know the best music appears on Weird Tuesday. Anyway, we’ll close off this edition with the goofy “Losing Weight”.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Man Made Hill – Cryptic Decision

No Comments 21 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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I have no idea how to describe this one by Man Made Hill. It’s just bizarre alt pop with some Isley Bros-style falsetto harmony vocals. It’s off a 7″ vinyl shared with The Pink Noise.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Close Talker- For the Sun

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
© Chris Graham Photo 2014
Close Talker will be releasing their second full length soon but for now you can check out the awesome tune “For the Sun”. Flux will be released November 4th on Nevado Records.

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Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Dan Mangan + Blacksmith- Vessel

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Dan Mangan + Blacksmith’s latest video for “Vessel”, depicting the history of our identities in a mish-mash of cool animations

Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Dada Plan – Over When You Die

No Comments 18 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

“Over When You Die” is another artsy alt pop song from Dada Plan, and again it takes a swipe at the vacuity of modern culture.

Art rock, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Pop, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[Watch] Valery Gore – S.O.

No Comments 17 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Valery Gore offers up a simple but effective video to the song “S.O.” from the album that is gearing up to rank high on my list of best albums of the year, ‘Idols in teh Dark Heart’.

Alternative, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Moonriser – Lovestruck

No Comments 17 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The duo known as Moonriser, who apparently used to play folk rock, recently dropped the lovely “Spiral Tunnel”. Now they cement their reputation as new electronic artists to take note of with their latest, “Lovestruck”.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Majical Cloudz – Your Eyes

No Comments 17 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Pining for the magical sounds of Majical Cloudz? Yeah, me too. Apparently we will have to wait until at least some time in 2015 for a new album, but in the meantime we will have to make do with this tidbit — a previously unreleased track that they’ve been kicking around for years. You guys have anything else in your back pocket?

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Legato Vipers- Gangly Dancer

No Comments 16 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Legato Vipers’ “Gangly Dancer” pairs well with this retro dance vid.

Alternative, Art rock, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Timber Timbre – Grand Canyon

No Comments 15 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A fascinating video, if somewhat disturbing at times, to Timber Timbre’s excellent tune, “Grand Canyon”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Sarah MacDougall – I Want to See the Light

No Comments 15 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

It’s nice to see some artistry in video production (sorry, but DIY efforts are getting tiresome). There are lot of deft touches in this one set to the song “I Want to See the Light” by Sarah MacDougall. It portrays a story of what it is like to be walking home knowing that there is a sniper out there.

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

[Listen] Cursees Connect – In the Meadows

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Arcade Fire meets Coldplay on “In the Meadows” by Fredericton’s Cursees Connect.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, R&B/Hiphop

[Watch] Unbuttoned- Listen to Me

No Comments 14 October 2014

Unbuttoned’s “Listen to Me” sings about the favourite songs of our (ex)partners. Now the emotional song has a video!

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] ev ree wuhn- Found You/Use Me Up

No Comments 14 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
Toronto electropop group ev ree wuhn dropped a brand new single “Found You/Use Me Up” from their upcoming self-titled LP. Check the new tunes now including “Use Me Up” feat. Bravestation’s Devin Wilson.

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

[Album Review] The Sky Lit Up- The Sky Lit Up

1 Comment 14 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: September 28th, 2014
Label: Independent

Comparisons to the Beatles are often lazy (how many bands don’t owe something to the Beatles, after all?) and can be a disservice (who wants to listen to a band that sounds like them when we all know and love the original?). So, I’ll limit my analogy to just two elements  – first, like the Beatles, The Sky Lit Up walks that fine line between being universally appealing and being artistically satisfying, and, second, “Shadow of a Vampire” does actually sound like a George Harrison number that they forgot to put on ‘Revolver’

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