by Mark Anthony Brennan
New video from Dundas trio The Tallest Tree. A DIY effort, which is fitting given their lo fi, garage pop sound.
‘World’s Greatest Rock and Roll Band’ is a misnomer on at least two levels, but no matter. It is the title of the full-length debut by Toronto popsters Young Doctors in Love. This is polished, bouncy, new wave-inspired pop. All of the songs are solid and well-crafted, and feature some nice bridges and interludes. The band is named after a goofy ’80′s movie, supposedly as a reminder to keep it fun. As if anyone needed reminding. I thought it was more to convince everyone that it was 1982 and bands like the Go Go’s still ruled the airwaves.
Mindil Beach Markets recently shortened their bench (losing founding member, Daniel Kingsbury) and shortened their name (now it’s simply Mindil Beach). How does all that affect their sound? You be the judge. Check out their latest, a rollicking, fun number called “Love Like Mine”.
by Tiana Feng
Juno-nominated Bahamas has announced the release of his upcoming album Bahamas is Alfie for August 19th, 2014. The title gives hint that the album will be the most personal yet from the singer/songwriter. Watch the video for the smooth new tune “Stronger Than That”, which takes the topic quite literally with a strongman.