Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Odonis Odonis- Highnote

No Comments 15 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Odonis Odonis show off the soft-boiled side of their latest record out now on Buzz Records.

Read our interview with Denholm here.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Strange Fires- Spring Break

No Comments 15 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Maybe if I play some songs about spring break this snow will go away. Here’s Edmonton’s Strange Fires with a rather hypnotizing video that we should play to the weather gods.

Acoustic, Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Diamond Mind – Better Alone

No Comments 09 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

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Ever caught yourself humming a song after just one listen? And yes, I know you felt bad because you were singing the chorus for “Timber”. Well, set your guilt aside, and check out “Better Alone”, courtesy of Edmonton’s Diamond Mind. The chamber-pop quartet have the Beatles-esque holistic pop soaking in rich harmonies a la Beach Boys. Their songs could be the background score to a glorious sunny day playing a friendly game of beach volleyball. .. yeah summer can’t get here soon enough!

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Chalks- Sidewalk Vertex

No Comments 05 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Another one in this morning’s chill tunes is this ethereal tune from Calgary/Montreal’s Chalks. So far on her Bandcamp there’s only this one track but I’m intrigued enough to hear more.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

[Listen] The Hours- Steady Glazed Eyes

No Comments 05 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Whether you’re recovering from last night’s ECMW shows or just having a chillin’ Saturday morning, Winnipeg’s The Hours is the perfect soundtrack. Here is their latest tune “Steady Glazed Eyes”.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Cousins- Mess

No Comments 02 April 2014

by Tiana Feng

Cousins make their video for “Mess” quite literal. Condiments meat and food everywhere. Halls of the Wickwire is out May 13th.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Wake Owl- The Private World of Paradise

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng

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Rating:

Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Vagrant/Rezolute

Mr. Colyn Cameron – more known in the Canadian music landscape as Wake Owl- recently released his Private World of Paradise. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen/Download] Bart- The Wall

No Comments 18 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Bart is Christopher Shannon (formerly of The Elwins) and Nathan Vanderwielen of Ruby Coast. I’m not entirely sure if Bart is supposed to be an acronym or based off the Simpsons character but they’ll be releasing an EP titled Bart by Bart on May 16th. “The Wall”, which you can grab below is a psychedelic tune that goes some interesting places in terms of harmony and melody.

Album Reviews, Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Doomsquad- Kalaboogie

No Comments 10 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: February 25th, 2014
Label: Hand Drawn Dracula

Doomsquad’s music is hard to describe in that it’s not what you’d expect out of traditional electronic music, but it still falls closest to that genre. In their debut, Kalaboogie, they take us to new worlds, soundscapes and experiences. Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Sexy Merlin- Yes

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Sexy Merlin for your weekend. His Heater EP is pretty cool. Check it out over on Bandcamp.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

[Listen] Ancient Babes- Futuristic Demon

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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In case you are having an insomniac moment like me, here’s something random from Vancouver.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Blues, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Kandle- In Flames

No Comments 07 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Rating:

Release Date: March 4th, 2014
Label: Dare to Care Records

For some reason in the past, I overlooked Kandle. I had not written about her previously on RTT but when I stumbled on her debut In Flames on Bandcamp, I was in love. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Mac DeMarco- Brother

No Comments 06 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Concert funnyman Mac DeMarco has dropped a single from his upcoming Salad Days called “Brother”. It’s a tiny bit slower, but still features his signature jangly guitar sounds and a somewhat creepy demeanour vocally.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Under 2000

[Listen/Download] Nap Eyes- No Man Needs to Care

No Comments 03 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Nigel Chapman, Each Other’s Brad Loughead, Seamus Dalton and Josh Salter (of Monomyth) are Nap Eyes. Here’s a cut from their upcoming album Whine of the Mystic out March 25th.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Astral Swans- You Carry A Sickness

No Comments 03 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Dan Mangan in partnership with Arts & Crafts has started his own label called Madic Records. So far, this only includes psychedelic artist Astral Swans. A full LP is expected to come out this year.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Bend Sinister-Teacher

No Comments 24 February 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

West-coast progressive-rock favs Bend Sinister premiere video for their fan-favourited single “Teacher”, off the upcoming release Animals due March 11. The band enlisted the help of a very important source, the fans, to help decide whether to shoot a video for this or a much poppier ‘Fancy Pants’. The feedback leaned towards the former, and voila!

The lads are in town at Horseshoe March 20!

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Under 2000

[Listen] Betrayers- Let The Good Times Die

No Comments 11 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Hailing from Edmonton, Betrayers are a psych-rock band that often has a retro 60s sound to their music. Coincidentally, their album art for Let The Good Times Die looks like it could fit right in that time period. This album makes me wish Winter and Spring could just hurry up and get over with so I can totally enjoy the sunshine and fool around with my friends on the beach.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Sprïng- You’re The One

No Comments 11 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Sprïng have announced a Western Canada tour to support their upcoming album Celebrations out March 4th. They’ve also dropped “You’re The One”, an interesting cut from the album that has a psychedelic feel but never becomes too fuzzy and mixes in a tiny bit of weird.

Tour Dates Continue Reading

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen/Download] Doomsquad & Digits- Sin Delays

No Comments 06 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Since we seem to be on a sort of theme today, I thought I’d post another Doomsquad related track. The group recently teamed up with Digits and Valerie Dour for “Sin Delays”. The song fantastically balances Doomsquad’s darkness and Digits’ love of synths, while leaving plenty of room for experimentation.

Canadian, Electropop, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Doomsquad- Waka Waka

No Comments 06 February 2014

Doomsquad released a hypnotic video for “Waka Waka” from their upcoming album Kalaboogie. I was told that if you call the toll free number in the video (yes the one with the word HELL in it), you’ll get a free track but the tone of the track seems like you’d end up surrendering your soul to the devil so I haven’t tried it yet.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Walrus- Glam Returns

No Comments 04 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Halifax’s Walrus just released a 4-song EP, Glam Returns, on Out Of Sound and Poncho Records. Cassettes will be available in March.

Canadian, Music, New Age, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Petra Glynt- Sour Paradise

No Comments 20 January 2014

Avant-pop artist Petra Glynt released this colourful and trippy video for “Sour Paradise”. Colourful is an understatement.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Each Other- Send Your Signals

No Comments 18 January 2014

by Tiana Feng
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Psych-rock band Each Other is releasing their debut LP Being Elastic on March 4th, 2014 via Lefse Records. Check out the jangly album cut “Send Your Signals” below.

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