Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Tango Lima – Mr. Santa Man

No Comments 21 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Tango Lima’s take on Christmas. If this spells good old-fashioned yuletide to you then you probably need therapy.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Fashionism – Smash the State (with your face) (EP)

No Comments 20 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

You just know that an EP with a title like “Smash the State With Your Face” has got to be boisterous fun, and Vancouver’s Fashionism do not disappoint. The tunes are first and foremost powerpop, but the band throws in some trashy glam and a punk edge. It’s for pogoing in a good mood.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Queen Bee and the Buzzkills – White on White

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
queen bee

You’ve gotta love a band that calls itself Queen Bee and the Buzzkills. The Abbotsford, BC band call their style ‘alternative dance music’ but I think I’ll just stick with the term ‘punk’.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Strangled – Body Bag

No Comments 10 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

I know Tiana’s going to throw some Christmas tunes out there today. That makes me feel nostalgic for the good old days. So here’s some nice traditional punk for ya. Aahh.

Canadian, Listen, lo-fi, Music, Punk

[Listen] Lie – Casual Embrace

No Comments 03 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Eerie sounds coming up from the basement. Lo-fi goth punksters lie offer up “Casual Embrace” with a bouncy, pogo beat, a sinister edge and a Johnny Rotten sneer.

Canadian, Electronic, Industrial, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] Animal Bodies – High Slopes of Terror

No Comments 02 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
animal bodies

Animal Bodies are an electro punk duo (naturally) with a taste for the macabre. “High Slopes of Terror” is a fast tempo, synth-heavy slice of dark wave, with some krautrock and goth thrown into the mix. The growling, distant vocals will give you the willies.

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

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?

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Mants – Destroyed By Fuzz

No Comments 19 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
the mants

Part man, part ant, the Mants have to be seen to be believed. They perform wearing rubber insect heads and suits from Men In Black. Needless to say they are influenced by sci-fi b-movies, by way of punk. “Destroyed By Fuzz” is fairly typical of their crazy garage rock.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Dying Arts – Snake in the Grass

No Comments 16 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
dying arts

Indie garage rockers The Dying Arts treat us to a Arctic Monkeys-style number. “Snake in the Grass” is from their self-titled EP.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Century Palm – New Creation

No Comments 11 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The name, Century Palm, may be new but the members are from bands such as Zebrassieres, Ketamines, Mean Tikes, Cell Memory and Jay Holy. The sound is post-new wave, and this particular track has some garage, punk and psychedelia thrown in for good measure.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Punk, Watch

[Watch] Like a Motorcycle – Hands

No Comments 06 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Halifax’s Like a Motorcycle is an all-female punk pop band. In their video “Hands” a bunch of people get really annoying by being too grabby.

Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk

[Listen] The Pack A.D. – Cellophane

No Comments 04 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Crunch rock duo The Pack A.D. drop a new single, “Cellophane”. This time out they offer up a noisy but melodic punk garage number with a hint of psychedelia.

Canadian, French, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] Jesuslesfilles – Gentil

No Comments 02 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Melodic punk en francais from Montreal’s Jesuslesfilles. “Gentil” is from their full-length album ‘Le grain d’or’.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Pop, Punk

[Listen] The Mouthbreathers – Fancy

No Comments 31 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Sackville slackers The Mouthbreathers continue to put out their brand of punk/garage/alt pop. On “Fancy” the downbeat rhythm is so grinding that you worry they’re gonna put a hole in the floor. In the meantime, on the surface Lucy Niles’ vocals are more plucky, but in that college ’90’s smirking way. You know?

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