Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Sweet Jets – Of A Feather

No Comments 09 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

avatars-000076295005-n3enr8-t500x500Ever caught yourself wondering, “what do people do in Kingston?” Other than getting nerdy at Queen’s University during the day and getting drunk somewhere on Princess St in the evenings,  Kingston-ites are also responsible for producing some fine music! You have the notable names like The Tragically Hip, Bedouin Soundclash and several others. Well, say hello to Sweet JetsThe Kingston trio’s garage-pop sounds will make you wanna get your dancing shoes on and get slightly crazy! Self-described as the ‘melt of The Misfits and Scott Pilgrim’, the band is releasing Breath of Heat, their sophomore album, on May 9. For now, you can get a sample of their catchy hooks via “Of a Feather” streaming below. Check out their Bandcamp for older material. 

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Arkells- Never Thought That This Would Happen

No Comments 08 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Arkells dropped a new single “Never Thought That This Would Happen” inspired by Guelph’s summer festival, Hillside. The mid-tempo tune takes place sometime between Saturday night and Sunday morning after all the partying, drinking and fun with fellow campers. A new record is expected to be announced soon.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Pop

[Listen] Brendan Philip- Saint & Ceremony

No Comments 04 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Last year’s Brendan Philip won Harbourfront Centre’s Soundclash Music Award. Philip just dropped a new EP called Saint & Ceremony showing off his unique style of art pop with smooth R&B vocals.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch/Download] Majical Cloudz- Love Soul

No Comments 03 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Where on earth have I been that made me miss this? I actually found this on Lorde’s Tumblr. In case you also missed it here’s a new song from Majical Cloudz with an accompanying interactive video.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Tokyo Police Club- Forcefield

No Comments 03 April 2014

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Release Date: March 25th, 2014
Label: Dine Alone Records

 

It’s been four years since Tokyo Police Club released 2010′s Champ. At the time, they were pros at appealing to the masses, creating radio friendly pop rock tunes. With Forcefield, they show that they are aware of their pop strengths and drop a bit of the punk attitude that was found in their earlier albums. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Sean Nicholas Savage- Heartless

No Comments 02 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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For a sec, I thought I had another song playing in the background in the beginning of this Sean Nicholas Savage song but that’s actually how it is. It’s a little jerky but then becomes the tender crooning songs you remember from Other Life. His next LP Bermuda Waterfall will be out May 13th.

Canadian, Experimental, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Weaves

No Comments 01 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
Weaves @ Wavelength 14 Day 2- Adelaide Hall 2/14/2014

Happy EP release day to Weaves! I talked to Morgan Waters yesterday afternoon and he compared their music to blue cheese. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Glory Glory – Indigo Son

No Comments 31 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Glory Glory is back with the release of their EP So Long. Halifax based indie-rock trio brought on board Grammy nominated producer/mix engineer Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend) for the indie and new-wave influenced jams. Due for release on April 1, the band also has some fun pre-order Glory gear offerings available via the website.. When you are done ordering The Lollipop Man bundle, you can learn the words to “Indigo Son” via the lyric video.

 

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Album Review] Kevin Drew- Darlings

No Comments 31 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Release Date: March 18th, 2014
Label: Arts & Crafts

Broken Social Scene co-founder Kevin Drew gets things warm and sensual in his second studio album Darlings. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Chains of Love- Misery Makers Vol.2

No Comments 29 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Vancouver indie-pop group Chains of Love just dropped Volume 2 of their Ep series Misery Makers. Stream the entire thing below.

Alternative, Canadian, Interviews, Music, Pop

Interview: Fast Romantics

No Comments 29 March 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Fan of Pretty Little Liars or Vampire Diaries? Then, odds are you have already been introduced to Fast Romantics. Their songs “Cool Kids”, “How Do You” and “MoneyMouth” have been background score to some dramatic scenes in the teen dramas. Band’s reaction to the exposure? “To be honest, I’m just as surprised as you are”, frontman Matt Angus admits, “that we are appealing to that crowd”. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Pop

[Listen] Shades- Wicked Love

No Comments 28 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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In the theme of finding beats for your Friday, here is a Bandcamp find called Shades. The project is from Toronto and so far only has this one track on their profile.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Born Ruffians- “Oceans Deep” + “Oh Cecilia”

No Comments 28 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

Born Ruffians dress up as artful aquatic creatures in their video for “Oceans Deep”.

They group is releasing a Deluxe Edition of last year’s Birthmarks which will include 4 new tracks including “Oh Cecilia” which you can stream below.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Tokyo Police Club- Hot Tonight

No Comments 25 March 2014

Tokyo Police Club takeover Get Well in Toronto in their video for “Hot Tonight”. The arcade games however have been switched from classics to games you wish were real like band packing and a Rob Ford themed snake where he eats food.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop

[Watch] Wake Owl- Candy

No Comments 24 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

Wake Owl – Candy from Everything All At Once on Vimeo.

Wake Owl‘s video for “Candy” follows the story of a young teenage boy with a heavy ending.

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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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!

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