Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] No Museum – Engine Parts

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
no museum

We close off Weird Tuesday on a gentle note. Edmonton’s No Museum offers up “Engine Parts” from their debut album with the great title ‘I Was a Worker and Now I’m Old’. If they sound familiar then, no, you’re not crazy, because they used to be known as Twin Library.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Tearjerker – You Can

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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If you are waiting for Tearjerker to make it big then don’t hold your breath. Not only do they eschew all notions of being commercially viable, but also to them DIY is not just a necessity, it’s a desired aesthetic. Here’s “You Can” from the 4-track ‘Hiding’ EP.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[listen] Grifter – Bite Marks

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
grifter

Weird Tuesday continues with the garage/shoegaze sounds of Fredericton’s Grifter, one of several projects by the prolific Hayden Wheeler.

Alternative, Canadian, Covers, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Rosie June – When It’s Over (Sugar Ray Cover)

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Man, this has been a busy week in music — I’ve got a lot of catching up to do. Anyway… Rosie June has so far been one of Vancouver Island’s best-kept secrets, but we figure that isn’t going to last much longer. Here she gives Sugar Ray’s “When It’s Over” a torchy, haunting makeover.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] WISH- All the time

No Comments 12 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Can you name the Toronto landmarks in WISH’s video for “All the Time”?

Canadian, Electropop, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Vogue Dots – Way With Silence

No Comments 08 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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The Vogue Dots just get better and better. The new single “Way With Silence” is dark, evocative electro pop that pulls you in and won’t let you go. Not that you’ll want to be freed. Resistance is futile.

Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Blisters – Insects

No Comments 07 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
blisters

Rounding out Weird Tuesday we have some ambient drone shoegaze from Winnipeg’s Blisters. This isn’t weird like a nightmare, more like a strange but pleasant dream. Still weird, though.

Art rock, Canadian, Folk, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Indoor Voices – Say

No Comments 06 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The new video from Indoor Voices features both the vocals and the cinematography of Sweden’s Maja Thunberg (Star Horse).

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Grey\\Water – Islands

No Comments 06 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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We’ve heard these guys before. Now they are back with an EP featuring 2 new songs. “Islands” is a rather mournful but beautiful work of ambient shoegaze.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] ANAMAI- Altar Coals

No Comments 30 September 2014

I know it’s only OCTOBER, so we don’t have to think about winter, but here’s ANAMAI with a snowy video for “Altar Coals”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Kurvi Tasch – Cast Me Away

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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Weirdness continues unabated on this Tuesday with the wobbly sounds of Kurvi Tasch on their post-new wave “Cast Me Away”.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Futurekids – Captain Furniture Valley

No Comments 30 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
futurekids

More dreamy shoegaze from Winnipeg’s Futurekids.

Alternative, Canadian, Shoegaze, Watch

[WATCh] heat – rooms

No Comments 21 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Montreal’s Heat releases their video to “Rooms”, a shoegaze number for guitar lovers. It’s from their EP called, er, oh yeah, ‘EP’

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

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

No Comments 05 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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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.

Canadian, Experimental, Folk, News/Tours, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter

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

No Comments 05 September 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
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And the fourth act is:

ASTRAL SWANS (Calgary)
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Astral Swans is the solo project of Matthew Swan, a Calgary folk/no wave/sludge performer. He can be compared to Beck or Chad VanGaalen, but the truth is that he’s unique — a sincere but weirded-out balladeer.

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