Acoustic, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Mabaleka – into the tide

No Comments 13 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The acoustic brother duo Mabaleka live in separate cities (Ottawa and Saskatoon) but manage to come together to create upbeat and heartfelt music. The infectious “Into the Tide” sirs memories of not only ’90’s indie pop but also the great singer-songwriter Paul Simon.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop, Uncategorized

[Listen] Natural Animal- Slave

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Natural Animal is Toronto’s Matt Hunter and Devon Wright and I am a currently my ears are a slave to this song because it’s so good.

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

[Listen] Mr. Goshness – Two Thousand Pieces

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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It’s been a long wait. Indie prog rockers Mr. Goshness have been kicking around the Vancouver Island music scene for several years and they are now finally releasing their debut full-length, ‘A Guide To All Things Twisted’. The first single is “Two Thousand Pieces” which is part math rock, part indie folk/pop and part, oh I dunno, Broadway musical? It isn’t that long (3:45) but it has a mini-epic feel due to multiple change-ups.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Meligrove Band- Sunrise Old

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Toronto indie rock veterans Meligrove Band have a new album coming out called Bones of Things. It’s been a while since we’ve heard new music. I think the last time we heard a new song RTT was in it’s infant stage. They were one of the bands that led to our initial focus on Canadian music. Anyways, I won’t keep you waiting, here is a new hearty pop song called “Sunrise Old”.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] LABS – Brave

No Comments 12 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The electronic duo LABS is back with another single, “Brave”. This one is not as experimental as they have been to date. The pair lay down a nice synthetic groove over which the vocals play out a pretty indie pop song. There is also a welcome touch of analog synths.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Neil Holyoak – Red Queen of Autumn

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The gentle alt folk sounds of Neil Holyoak paint a beautiful picture of Fall.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Century Palm – New Creation

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The name, Century Palm, may be new but the members are from bands such as Zebrassieres, Ketamines, Mean Tikes, Cell Memory and Jay Holy. The sound is post-new wave, and this particular track has some garage, punk and psychedelia thrown in for good measure.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] New Hands- Strange Attractor

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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It’s been a while since we’ve posted about New Hands. I actually saw them last Saturday as a part of Craft Beer event Big Smoke Festival where they played old favourites as well as new track I now know as “Strange Attractor”. The dudes in the band are ridiculously young but I can’t get over how good Spence Newell’s low croony voice is. I know there’s great things to come for these boys.

Canadian, Folk, French, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Lily Frost – Ma Jeunesse

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The great Lily Frost has a wonderful voice and she is equally at home whether she is singing blues, jazz, pop or folk. Here she gives us some ’60’s-style French chamber pop while swinging on the moon.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Jon Hynes- Watchful Creatures

No Comments 10 November 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Jon Hynes might sound like a new name, but he’s been a part of some of RTT’s favourite bands. Evening Hymns, The Hidden Cameras, Hey Rosetta! to name a few. In June, he released a solo album titled Watchful Creatures which you can stream below. Old bandmates and fellow musicians including Donovan Woods (“Lay Down and Dry” and “Forever Kathleen”) lend a hand at creating the full sound of the record.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Nicole Musoni- Runaway Love

No Comments 10 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

This lovely submission was from Montreal singer-songwriter Nicole Musoni. “Runaway Love” comes off her latest EP Chasin’ Dreams: Chapitre Deux and the accompanying video was shot in Rwanda. It shows off some beautiful landscapes which complement the song perfectly.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] The Courtneys- Mars Attack

No Comments 09 November 2014

by Tiana Feng thecourtneys Still no word on another album by The Courtneys but they've released a new 7" with "Mars Attack" on Hockey Dad Records. The breezy tune brings us more of what we love about the Courtneys, but this time they gave it a little flare with Young Braised lending some vocals.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Pop

[Listen] Adam Mowery – The Four or Fifty-two

No Comments 06 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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A jangly stoner lo-fi pop song from weird folkster Adam Mowery. Through the first part it seems like a fairly straightforward song, albeit a bit dreamy, but then in the latter stages Mowery just gives up any pretence of being normal. Come to think of it I should probably have waited until Tuesday….

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Electronic, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Mother Mother – Get Out the Way

No Comments 06 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan Lyric video of the synth-heavy Mother Mother single "Get Out The Way" from their new album. The video has b/w footage of wild animals in the background and neon light letters in the foreground letting you know what the dude is singing.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Like a Motorcycle – Hands

No Comments 06 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Halifax’s Like a Motorcycle is an all-female punk pop band. In their video “Hands” a bunch of people get really annoying by being too grabby.

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