Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[WATCH] ORANGE O’CLOCK – BELLY BUTTON

No Comments 15 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The video to “Belly Button” by Sherbrooke’s Orange O’Clock is a b/w 1960’s pastiche, which is fitting given the heavy ’60’s influence in the song itself. Love that hammond organ.

Alternative, Folk, News/Tours, Pop, Psychedelic

COUNTDOWN TO RIFFLANDIA! SIXTEEN “MUST SEE” ACTS: SEVENTH INSTALLMENT (Victoria, BC Sept. 11th – 14th)

No Comments 06 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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This one will have you in seventh heaven:

DUM DUM GIRLS (USA)
dum dum girls

Rifflandia is primarily intended to showcase Canadian indie artists, so the festival is pretty selective when it comes to booking acts from other countries. Dum Dum Girls could not be a more inspired choice. There ARE an all-girl band, but they are far from dumb. They are, in fact, one of the brightness and most creative forces on the contemporary indie scene. Although I am stoked about the entire line-up (and disappointed that it is impossible for any one individual to see every performance) Dum Dum Girls are one of two acts that I was just over the moon about (I will reveal the other dead last).

Canadian, Folk, Grunge, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

[LISTEN] THE RASPBERRY HEAVEN – NASCENT MEADOWS (LP)

No Comments 05 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
raspberry

From what I can tell “Nascent Meadows” (love that title) is the first full-length from London’s The Raspberry Heaven (love that name). You can call it sadcore, emo, dream pop, shoegaze, post-hardcore. Or you can just call it good.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Watch, World Music

[Watch] Elephant Stone- Living For Something

No Comments 03 September 2014

by Tiana Feng

Here’s Elephant Stone‘s lovely video for “Living For Something” from their latest album The Three Poisons.

Read our review of The Three Poisons here.

Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Metal, Music, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] ZAUM – PEASANT OF PARTHIA

No Comments 01 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
zaum

Progressive middle eastern psychedelic experimental drone metal. No, I’m not kidding. Come on, try it! And it’s from New Brunswick — I should be made an honorary citizen of that province!

Canadian, Garage, Hardcore, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Punk

[LISTEN] PYPY – PAGAN DAY

No Comments 31 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pypy

PyPy is a “supergroup” formed by members of CPC Gangbangs, Red Mass and Duchess Says. Their 7-track album ‘Pagan Day’ is a non-stop blistering psych-punk freakout. The pace ranges from driving hardcore through dance punk to slowcore grind, but at all times it is both sinister and enticing. A great record.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] WISH- Nothing to Say

No Comments 30 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Toronto’s WISH has a kaleidoscope video for “Nothing to Say”.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Suuns- Sunspot

No Comments 29 August 2014

by Tiana Feng

Suuns took the song “Sunspot” from last year’s Images du Futur and turned it into a mini short-film featuring a dude washing the blood off his hands.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] THE SECRETARIES – THE WAY I FEEL

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
secretaries

A slow burn gem from Edmonton’s The Secretaries. It has the earmarks of some of Jefferson Airplane’s trippier trips, but this one keeps things on an even keel, and the brass instruments give it a distinctive touch. Dreamy female vocals, grinding fuzz guitar and a loose Haight Ashbury style bass-line are all cooked up with a contemporary indie outlook. A wonderful way to spend 6 minutes.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] SUNNY POMPEII – LEAP YEARS

No Comments 27 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sunny pompeii

“Leap Years” by indie rockers Sunny Pompeii is from their debut full-length album ‘Vinegar’.

Canadian, Electropop, French, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] BABYLONES – BABYLONES (EP)

No Comments 25 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
babylones

Rock progressif et psychedelique! Actually, this album by Montreal’s Babylones is not all progressive or psychedelic, but it’s all great power pop. Amusez-vous bien!

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Album Review] Elephant Stone- The Three Poisons

No Comments 22 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

three-poisons

Rating:

Release Date: August 26th, 2014
Label: Hidden Pony Records

I approached this review with a certain amount of trepidation. I enjoy psychedelic pop rock as much as the next guy (probably more, in fact) and Elephant Stone’s first two outings were great examples of the genre. But that market is getting pretty saturated and interest is starting to wane. Without even looking to other countries such as the US, UK and Australia, there have already been numerous psych pop albums in Canada this year (including superlative efforts by Shimmering Stars and Monomyth), so what else needs to be said, or should I say played? As it turns out, I shouldn’t have worried – Elephant Stone kick their own game up a notch and in doing so they raise the ante on all the other psychedelic rockers out there. ‘The Three Poisons’ is a flat-out killer groove-fest. Continue Reading

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

[Listen] WISH- WISH

No Comments 21 August 2014

by Tiana Feng
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You may have heard Kyle Connolly of Beliefs has his own project in the works called WISH. Well there’s actually an album coming out next week from the band which features members of Beliefs and Milk Lines. Stream the full thing below!

Thanks Consequence of Sound for the find.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] SUNFIELDS – BELLY OF THE SUN

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sunfields

Hey, it’s still Weird Tuesday here out west, so pipe down. Montreal’s Sunfields go all trippy and psychedelic with “Belly of the Sun”. Watch for a review of their latest album right here at RTT.

Art rock, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[LISTEN] ORGAN EYES – GHOST LAP

No Comments 19 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
organ eyes

I almost let Weird Tuesday slip past me! Here’s one for you from Ottawa’s Organ Eyes. Not so much weird as charmingly unusual. You should check out the entire album ‘Visual Meetings’ — it’s a thing of beauty.

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