Part Two of a Thursday morning ’70s double shot. This time it’s RTT favourites the Deep Sea Gypsies with a psych-tinged blues rocker, featuring a good old-fashioned guitar solo.
by Mark Anthony Brennan
Moon are about to give us a Christmas present — they plan on dropping their new album ‘Moon’ on December 23rd (you had better not be naughty). Central figures in the Halifax pop explosion, the band draw upon German ’60s pop/rock as their main influence, but also blend in other pop styles to come up with a sound of their own. Check out “Gomorrah” from the new album.
Post-rock outfit Siskiyou give their song "Violent Motion Pictures" the video treatment. There's nothing violent here, though, as we take a trippy, coloured-altered meander through images of waves, boats and fish.
Let’s round out this edition of Weird Tuesday with Toronto’s Mystic Triangle. As you can imagine with a name like that, the band is somewhat obscure and enigmatic, but there’s no mystery to the appeal of their music — the laid-back goth/psych ambient rhythms are are easy to fall for.
by Tiana Feng
I’m catching up on a few concert posts. I haven’t had the time to sit down and edit the photos, let a lone write the review! Last Saturday, I attended Wavelength’s NICE II (Nifty Interventions for Cultural Enhancement). It was a way to bring different genres together for one show. The audience was a mixed crowd and the entertainment for the night was rapper Jazz Cartier, dream-pop band WISH and chamber-pop group Plumes. Continue Reading
Part of Born Gold's No Sorrow Series, the video to "Flowers" depicts the adventures of a pair of feet. Of the series Cecil Frena (aka Born Gold) says, "i will also write, act in, edit, and co-direct the videos. so if you hate this shit you will be able to personally blame me." Who's blaming? This stuff is brilliant.
It’s probably no secret to a lot of you that there is a really cool music scene brewing in Hamilton. One of the more interesting bands is WTCHS, who serve up a heady stew of heavy post-punk math rock. On “Young Girls” the unrelenting pounding rhythm is accompanied by psych-infused vocals that are more part of the instrumentation than a focal point. Great groove.
by Mark Anthony Brennan
Release Date:March 15th, 2014
I’m not sure whether it was the quirky band name or the baffling album title that first enticed me to check out Calgary’s Pine Tarts, but whatever it was I am sure glad I did because the Tarts are a delicious find. They are essentially noise pop but with a heavy emphasis on melody and lyrics. Continue Reading
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Just to prove that not all great Canadian indie music comes from Toronto, Montreal and Halifax, here’s a nifty collection by indie artists based in Victoria, BC. And a varied collection it is, featuring dark folk, psychedelic rock, art rock, dream pop, EDM, ambient yacht rock and stuff we don’t know how to categorize. RTT regulars will recognize a couple of bands that have made our Top Ten of the week, such as Black Valley Gospel and Deep Sea Gypsies. All proceeds go the local food bank in Victoria (Mustard Seed). And, hey, who’s not up for a good Doctor Who album cover?