Blues, Canadian, Classical, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Deep Sea Gypsies – Rock and Roll Queen

No Comments 18 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
deep sea gypsies

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.

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

[Listen] Warmer – Howling With Coyotes

No Comments 16 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Kingston’s Warmer keeps things weird this Tuesday with “Howling With Coyotes”, a trippy jam. And, yes, we get to howl with the coyotes. Cool.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Kubla Khan – Who Cares

No Comments 16 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
kubla khan

Vancouver’s Kubla Khan starts off Weird Tuesday with a song from their album ‘Pincushion Man’. George Harrison-style psychedelia with a warble in the voice reminiscent of Tiny Tim. Check out the album cover art — that’ll give you an idea of what you are in for.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Moon – Gomorrah

No Comments 13 December 2014

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.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Siskiyou – Violent Motion Pictures

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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.

Ambient music, Art rock, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Mystic Triangle – Snake Eyes Wins

No Comments 09 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
mystic riangel

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.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Kiss me Sunset – Moonshine Bowling

No Comments 09 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
kiss me sunset

You just know that with an EP titled ‘Moonshine Bowling’ by Kiss Me Sunset you are talking a prime candidate for Weird Tuesday. So here you go — enjoy the swirling trippy sounds of “Sweet Blueberry Root/Celebrate”.

Alternative, Canadian, Concerts, Music, Psychedelic

Jazz Cartier, WISH, Plumes @ Nice II (The Garrison) 11/28/2014

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Tiana Feng
Jazz Carter @ The Garrison 11/28/2014
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

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Born Gold – Flowers

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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.

Canadian, Listen, Metal, Music, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

[Listen] WTCHS – Young Girls

No Comments 02 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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.

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

[Album Review] Pine Tarts- Wolves Named the Moon

No Comments 29 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date:March 15th, 2014
Label: Independent


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

Canadian, Garage, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Pet Sun – Feel Like I’m going Away

No Comments 29 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pet sun

Hamilton lo-fi meisters Pet Sun serve up a fuzz-infested dish of garage rock. Get on you psychedelic surfboards, dudes!

Alternative, Ambient music, Art rock, Blues, Canadian, Chillwave, Electronic, Electropop, Experimental, Folk, Garage, House, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Punk, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter

[Listen] Various Artists – Fourteen for Fourteen: Indie Victoria 2014

No Comments 27 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dalek cover

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?

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Elephant Stone – Knock You From Yr Mountain

No Comments 24 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
Elephant Stone channels the Stone Roses in the excellent psych-rock track "Knock You From Yr Mountain", which is understandable given that they take their name from a Stone Roses song. The video is fittingly trippy and baffling. The song also sports the best bass line this year. Groovy.

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Watch] NONI WO- Specter

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Ok, I think this NONI WO video might actually out-bizarre the Viet Cong one.

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