Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Rich Aucoin- Ephemeral

No Comments 12 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Release Date: September 9th, 2014
Label: Bonsound

It’s hard to review a Rich Aucoin album without also referencing his live shows. The energy, spontaneity and uplifting spirit of his concerts are captured in his latest album Ephemeral, but unlike 2011’s We’re All Dying to Live, the new album is listenable and just as good on it’s own as a cohesive work.

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Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] WISH- All the time

No Comments 12 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Can you name the Toronto landmarks in WISH’s video for “All the Time”?

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Secret Sun – Passing Cars

1 Comment 11 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Yet another b/w video this Saturday morning. It’s OK, we like it. This one is from the electronic dream pop duo Secret Sun. “Passing Cars” is from the Montreal band’s debut album ‘Cold Coast’.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] In-flight Safety – Animals

No Comments 11 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

In-flight Safety now have a lyric video for their beautiful song “Animals”, filmed in eye-popping b/w (does anyone use colour anymore?).

Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Dilly Dally – Green

No Comments 09 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dilly dally

A few weeks ago we featured the single “Candy Mountain”, and now we have the b-side. This is another great grunge/pop number. You’ll be drawn in by the lively guitar work, but you’ll leave marveling at singer Katie Monk’s unique delivery.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Hardcore, Pop, Watch

[Watch] WHOOP-Szo – Niizhwaaswi

No Comments 09 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

This one is definitely different. It’s post rock, but also experimental in its unconventional pacing and odd mixing down of the vocals.

Hey, Guelph seems to be a hotbed for non-conventional rock bands. Is that a thing?

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Windmills – Face to a Name

No Comments 08 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
windmills

Windmills is an ambient folk one-man band. “Face to a Name” is a good introduction to his craft, with its clever but restrained arrangement.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Punk, Watch

[Watch] JPNSGRLS – smalls

No Comments 08 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Vancouver’s JPNSGRLS present a hoppin’ video of their song “Smalls” from their album ‘Circulation’.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Bass Lions – We Got Guts

No Comments 08 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
basslions

Despite their name, there is a lot more going on here than just bass. In fact, bass doesn’t figure very prominently in this rather frenetically paced indie folk pop number that features an idiosyncratic vocal delivery by frontman Nathan Stretch.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Legato Vipers- Gangly Dancer

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Tiana Feng
legatovipers
Toronto surf-rockers Legato Vipers release their album LV today! Check out the first single “Gangly Dancer” from the album below.

Tour Dates
October 11 – Toronto, ON @ Silver Dollar Room *
October 23 – Guelph, ON @ ANAF ^
October 24 – Ottawa, ON @ House Show *
October 25 – Montreal, QC @ TBA

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] TOPS- Outside

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

TOPS’ new video reminds me of dance/exercise vids from the 80s.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Watch] The Wooden Sky- Saturday Night

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

This isn’t a regular “Saturday Night” in The Wooden Sky’s latest video.

Read my review of their latest album Let’s Be Ready here.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Blisters – Insects

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
blisters

Rounding out Weird Tuesday we have some ambient drone shoegaze from Winnipeg’s Blisters. This isn’t weird like a nightmare, more like a strange but pleasant dream. Still weird, though.

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

[Listen] Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs – Gates of Hell

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sam coffey

“Gates of Hell” is more fun than it sounds. Sam Coffey and the Iron Lungs are a punk pop garage band, not a black metal group.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Naysa – It’s Nice to Meet You

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
naysa

Let’s start Weird Tuesday off with a bit of goofy pop from the Winnipeg garage band Naysa.

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