Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Mounties- Thrash Rock Legacy

No Comments 24 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Light Organ Records

The super-group of Hawksley Workman, Steve Bays from Hot Hot Heat and Limblifter’s Ryan Dahle integrated the best of all their worlds in Mounties debut LP Thrash Rock Legacy. Continue Reading

Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Virginia to Vegas – We Are Stars

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Virginia to Vegas. That’d make for a hell of a road trip movie. It is also Derik Baker’s vehicle to music stardom (see what I did there?) The small-town Ontario fella, originally discovered by indie label Wax Records via YouTube, released ‘We Are Stars’ feat Alyssa Reid back in January. The song has made quiet a splash on the airwaves both sides of the border. Now, there is a music video as well to further grow your love for him.

His debut album has a summer release date. Prayers for a better face of ‘Can-pop’ have been answered. Thank you Derik Baker!

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Half Moon Run- Judgement

No Comments 20 March 2014

Half Moon Run‘s video for “Judgement” is spliced together from tour footage all over the world.

Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Dear Frederic- Outlast

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Remember Winter Gloves? We were huge fans here at Ride the Tempo. Now Charles F Huot from the band has another project called Dear Frederic. “Outlast” proves to be just as catchy as anything by the Gloves.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Allie X- Prime

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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I’m a little late to the Allie X game but man her stuff is so damn infectious that she was definitely worth mentioning, posting about etc. This is almost tooth-hurtingly sweet electropop. I can’t wait to hear more from her.

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Le Trouble – Fine Line

No Comments 20 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Le Trouble can help with your heartbreak. Give ‘Fine Line‘ a listen/watch. The soothing and catchy single, off their 2013 EP Reality Strikes, describes the pains at end of a relationship to the background of jangling guitars. The sound of the Montreal-based band is best described by guitarist Maxime Veilleux as “thin line between Meat Loaf, Hall and Oates, and punk”.

Le Trouble is confirmed to play CMW and Osheaga this summer.

You can stream the EP Reality Strikes HERE.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] The Living Satellites – Better in Lights

No Comments 19 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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If your Wednesday needs a bit more umph, better go download this new EP from The Living Satellites. The Toronto based indie-electronic band is offering FREE download of their new EP Better in Lights. The 5-song crossover several genres like electronic, synthpop and dubstep. The album will be up on iTunes Mar 25.

For now, get a FREE download HERE.

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] STACEY- Reconstruction EP

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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STACEY‘s smooth tunes get some cool mixes in her Reconstruction EP which you can download for free on Facebook in exchange for a “like”. The EP features ethereal and minimalistic versions of her previous songs from YDID and Style of Tigers. Below is a beautifully dramatic rendition of “Calling Me”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Morakoza – Skeleton Hands

No Comments 16 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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What do you do when a band member leaves? In the famous words of fun, you CARRY ON! Meet Morakoza. Consisting of members from Go Diana, the Mississauga based indie-rock continue their work of crafting catchy songs. Check out their new song ‘Skeleton Hands’.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Islands- Shotgun Vision

No Comments 14 March 2014

Islands head for the desert and play in a saloon in their video for “Shotgun Vision”. Catch them at The Horseshoe tomorrow night!

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Paper Lions- Acquaintances

No Comments 14 March 2014

by Laura Feeney
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If you’re anything like me, you could use a catchy new song to get you up and dancing. Great news folks – Prince Edward Island’s own Paper Lions released their new EP, Acquaintances- it’s more than a little dance worthy and it’s free for download! Teaming up with The Octopus Project, the remix of My Friends is a unexpected new sound for the group that’s worth checking out.

Canadian, Music, Pop, R&B/Hiphop, Watch

[Watch] AKUA- One’s Company

No Comments 07 March 2014

Dear AKUA why are you so cool? After opening for Solange and stuffs, she drops this captivating video for “One’s Company”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, French, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Joanie Michaud- Joanie Michaud EP

1 Comment 07 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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I bookmark a lot of music from Bandcamp, Soundcloud and other places when I hear something good. Sometimes I forget to come back to it all. Here’s something from francophone singer Joanie Michaud. In her music, she believes in vulnerability and raw emotion which we totally get in her latest five song EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] How Sad- Young Couple

No Comments 06 March 2014

I seriously love How Sad so far and now here’s another tune that was featured in the “On the Mountain” video series by Wild Honey Pie.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Watch] Lowell- Palm Trees

No Comments 06 March 2014

I swear I just posted a Lowell video but here’s another! Here’s “Palm Trees”, a cut from her recently dropped I Killed Sara V EP. If you’re expecting images of beaches, you do get some of that superimposed on Lowell’s thighs/vagina.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Gramercy Riffs- Desire Trails

No Comments 05 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: February 18th, 2014
Label: Independent

Newfoundland, now Toronto, band Gramercy Riffs followed their debut Its Heartbreak with Desire Trails, continuing on the theme of love and relationships. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] The Pinecones- Gloomy Monday

No Comments 04 March 2014

The Pinecones video for “Gloomy Monday” features confused kids with vinyl.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Music, Pop, Under 2000, Watch

[Watch] Aron D’Alesio- Carousel

No Comments 04 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

Young Rival’s Aron D’Alesio employs classic 50s/60s style washed out and surf rocky guitars to his solo project. Check out the video for “Carousel” above.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen/Download] Cool- Paint

No Comments 03 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Miss Apollo Ghosts? Well Adrian Teacher (Guitar and Vocals), Amanda Pezzutto (Bass) and Shawn Mrazek (Drums) have a new project called Cool that captures the same energy found in Apollo Ghosts. Today they dropped a full album called “Paint” which you can check out below. The name is very fitting as each song has it’s own character and colour.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Tokyo Police Club- Tunnel Vision

No Comments 02 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Tokyo Police Club have been testing the waters with a few new songs that show their evolution in sound. They are no longer relying on hook choruses and trying different types of melodies. A great example is “Tunnel Vision”. Looking forward to hearing the rest of the album.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Lowell- Cloud 69

No Comments 01 March 2014

Lowell’s “Cloud 69″ received this colourful glitchy video to mark the release of her EP I Killed Sarah V..

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Paper Lions- Do You Wanna?

No Comments 01 March 2014

by Laura Feeney
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Prince Edward Island’s Paper Lions are having another incredible year – taking away a total of 6 music PEI awards last month and nominated for an additional 6 East Coast Music Awards last week. All this success is no surprise – their music is an upbeat mix of pop rock with catchy lyrics and fatastic vocals with Canada-wide appeal.

Their new EP, Acquaintances, is set to release March 4th. In the meantime, check out fun their song “Do You Wanna”. Do I sense a little Beach Boys inspiration in there?

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] You’ll Never Get To Heaven- By This River

No Comments 27 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
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We just saw You’ll Never To Heaven during Wavelength 14 but they’re about to release their Adorn EP on Marcy 11th. Stream a lovely interpretation of Brian Eno’s “By This River” below.

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