Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] The High Dials- Desert Tribe

No Comments 11 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Last month, The High Dials dropped an EP called Desert Tribe. The EP features the title track plus 2 exclusive B-sides and remixes that weren’t released previously.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Two Bears North- Comeocean

No Comments 10 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Two Bears North are Edmonton’s Sophie Heppell, Melissa Walker and Nich Davies. Their poppy vibes remind listeners of early Tegan and Sara. Their album Comeocean touches on themes of adventure and the yearning for a chance of scenery. Stream the title track below.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] In-Flight Safety- Animals

No Comments 10 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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In-Flight Safety have shared the first single from their upcoming album Conversationalist, which will be out sometime in September. Check out the summery vibes of “Animals” below.

Canadian, Electronic, House, Instrumental, Listen, Pop

[LISTEN] MEZ – SHRUG

No Comments 08 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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For a Friday afternoon, a fun bit (8 bit) of chip music from MEZ.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Shimmering Stars- Bedrooms of the Nation

No Comments 08 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: August 13th, 2014
Label: Almost Musique

On their second full-length album Shimmering Stars take impressive strides forward. Not that they’ve abandoned their whole ‘Everly Brothers on acid’ sound, but they have definitely built on it. On ‘Bedrooms of the Nation’ they take their signature reverb-heavy sound and add complexity, depth and nuance to create a much fuller and satisfying listening experience. Continue Reading

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Pop

[Album Review] The Written Years- The Written Years

No Comments 07 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Rating:

Release Date: January 28th, 2014
Label: Independent

The following line from the opening track of ‘The Written Years’ reads like an unstructured stream of consciousness: “Through our broken thoughts that grew in us, I’ll signal back to forgotten friends and tell them that I’ll make it back again, but they’ll be gone like you and I’ll have no place to come back to when our homes all get sold and walls become worn and old.” But if that leads you to think you’ll be left adrift with no verses or chorus to hang on to then you’d be wrong. The trio calling themselves The Written Years put out stories of intense lyrical depth, but they package them in an attractive indie pop wrapping. You may be at a loss to think of a catchy phrase that you can sing in the shower, but the song structures and instrumentation are engagingly familiar, creating a musical work that is just as approachable as it is accomplished. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Zeus- Straight Through the Light

No Comments 07 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Zeus revealed a video for “Straight Through the Light” in advance of their new album set to drop in September. I dunno about you but they are driving me nuts. I can’t wait!

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] WISH- Retro Grade

No Comments 06 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

WISH is a bunch of familiar faces in a fairly new psych-rock band. We have Breeze’s Kyle Connolly on vocals, Emily Frances from Milk Lines on bass, Beliefs’ Josh Korody providing you with his signature dreamy guitars and Decades’ Peter Gosling on drums. Check out their sort of lyric video for “Retro Grade” above.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Watch] Royal Canoe- Exodus of the Year

No Comments 06 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

In their video for “Exodus of the Year”, Royal Canoe and Matt Rankin show you Winnipeg through their eyes. It’s not the Winnipeg you see in advertisements, but you’ll be quite charmed by the end of the video.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Pop, Singer/songwriter

[LISTEN] JUSTIN RUTLEDGE – THUGS

No Comments 06 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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A great version of “Thugs” by Justin Rutledge. As with all of the tracks from his latest album ‘Daredevil’, this is a cover of a Tragically Hip song.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] RICH AUCOIN – YELLING IN SLEEP

No Comments 05 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Check out “Yelling in Sleep” from Rich Aucoin’s upcoming new album ‘Ephemeral’. Rich must have been listening to a lot of ‘Reflektor’. This animated video is sort of like Spongebob meets Yvon of the Yukon.

Canadian, Folk, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] THIEVES – NEVER MEANT TO KNOW

No Comments 05 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Thieves is a new music project by Adam Kittredge and Antonia Freybe-Smith from the band Jets Overhead. The video was shot in the northern community of Atlin, BC.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] RIVAL BOYS – FORTUNE

No Comments 05 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Rival Boys are a brother and sister and some other guy on drums. The trio’s music is stripped down but forceful. “Fortune” is from their latest album ‘Animal Instincts’ (review coming soon).

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Hey Rosetta!- Kintsukuroi

No Comments 04 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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“Kintsukuroi” is the Japanese art of fixing broken pottery with lacquer resin dusted or mixed with powdered gold, silver, or platinum. It’s also the name of the leading single off Hey Rosetta!’s forthcoming album Second Sight. The name comes from the album’s themes of alternate ways of seeing your life. Stream “Kintsukuroi” below now. Second Sight will be available October 21st via Sonic Records.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Watch

[WATCH] Jody Glenham – Between You and Me

No Comments 03 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from West Coast dream folkster Jody Glenham. The video was inspired by the ’90′s movie “The Craft”.

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