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.

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

[Listen] Pop Goes – Gamma Tribe/Cold Spots

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
pop goes

Continuing on with Weird Tuesday, here’s “Gamma Tribe/Cold Spots” from Montreal’s Pop Goes. It’s freaky, sci fi, lo fi, garage surf rock with a motorik beat. In other words, custom made for Weird Tuesday.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Covers, Electronic, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Pop, Psychedelic

[Listen] Mimico – Fate Screen/Fresh Snow – Mony, Mony (7″ split)

No Comments 15 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Here’s a cool 7″ split for you. One side you’ve got a Mimico’s “Fate Screen” a total ’80’s throwback with a motorik beat, steely synths and a goth-like vocal delivery. Other side is an instrumental version of “Mony, Mony” by Fresh Snow. When you’ve a rhythm this groovy who needs words? (actually, it’s “Mony, Mony”, so who needs words anyway?)

Art rock, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Thus Owls – Ropes

No Comments 14 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Thus Owls offer us a visual treat with their video for “Ropes”. Hazy, colour-altered footage accentuates the dreamy nature of the song.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Sunny Beaches – Sell Out

No Comments 04 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
sunny beaches

Techno psychedelia from the mysterious band Sunny Beaches from Halifax.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Zen Mystery Fogg – Because of You

No Comments 04 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

OK. Let’s start off our little bit of weirdness on a Tuesday with Vancouver’s Zen Mystery Fogg. The ’60’s garage number “Because of You” is a bit surfy and definitely trippy.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Spoon River – In the Parking Lots of the Swamp Museum

No Comments 03 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A cheesy-as-hell video from Vancouver psych rockers Spoon River. “In the Parking Lots of the Swamp Museum” has the band chasing a swamp monster that has stolen a baby. OK.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Glory Glory – Everybody Lies

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Hopping to the other coast now, here’s a video from Halifax’s Glory Glory. The clip features some pretty trippy visual effects to go with the slightly psychedelic nature of the music. Cool jangly guitars in there too.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Johnny de Courcy – Alien Lake/Wind Chimes

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

For the flamboyant Johnny de Courcy it’s always 1973 — that wonderful point in time when Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie were the triplet princes of the rock world. Here he gives us an interesting double shot, a science fiction double feature if you will. The first video, “Alien Lake”, is a gentle love story backed by mournful piano. The second, “Wind Chimes”, serves as a kind of counter-point to the first, this time set to more driving rock music. It’s cheesy, and, yes Johnny, it’s oh so trashy.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Black Mastiff – Leave it on the Floor

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The soulful, acid-tinged sounds of Edmonton`s Black Mastiff. The video to “Leave It On The Floor” has the band members performing in silhouette against a seizure-inducing array of flashing coloured light.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Daniel Lanois – Sioux Lookout

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another video from Daniel Lanois’ ‘Flesh and Machine’ album. This one features kaleidoscopic images that are trippy and hypnotic — fittingly so because the track “Sioux Lookout” is, you guessed it, trippy and hypnotic.

Canadian, Garage, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Betrayers – Love Rat

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another one just in time for Halloween. The video to “Love Rat” has the Betrayers dressing up in fittingly eerie costumes as they writhe to the sounds of their psychedelic surf rock.

Album Reviews, Electronic, Music, Psychedelic, trip-hop

[Album Review] Dada Plan- A Dada Plan Is Free

No Comments 20 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan


Release Date: October 21st, 2014
Label: Kingfisher Bluez

Dada was an art movement in the early 20th century that celebrated the absurd and the nonsensical. A data plan, on the other hand, is a mundane phrase from the early 21st century that is a reflection of our electronic media-obsessed society. Put the two together and you have … I dunno, a bunch of guys who think they’re clever? The good news is that, from a musical perspective, they are.

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Canadian, Instrumental, Listen, Music, Psychedelic

[Listen] Dean Drouillard – Return to the Start

No Comments 17 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Dean Drouillard’s ‘UFO Houses’ will be released at month’s end. This hazy, swirling instrumental, “Return to the Start”, is clearly channeling George Harrison. Works for me.

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