Alternative, Canadian, Grunge, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Terrorista – Double Negative

No Comments 26 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Toronto duo of Sam Hargrove (guitar, vox) and Rich Taylor (drums, vox) are in the midst of releasing a coloured-coded set of 4 cassettes. The Pink Tape dropped in September and the latest is the Purple Tape, which features “Double Negative”. The song starts off with a rolling drum beat and vaguely threatening guitars, but then the opening vocals are surprisingly more in the realm of dream pop. This doesn’t last as the tranquility is shattered when the song erupts into a grunge-like rocker. Overall an interesting song, and it has me eagerly awaiting the arrival of the Blue and Green Tapes.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Watch] Alex Calder- Lola

No Comments 25 November 2014

by Tiana Feng

Ex-Mac Demarco bandmate Alex Calder roller blades through town with a guitar in his dreamy tune “Lola” which doesn’t really have any other words besides the title. The tune is from his upcoming album Strange Dreams.

Alternative, Canadian, Electronic, Folk, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] MoonMuseum – Back There

No Comments 25 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
moon museum

MoonMuseum is an alternative pop band from Edmonton. “Back There” is typical of their restrained approach to indie folk-pop, with James Cuvilier’s idiosyncratic vocals sounding distant and the backing music borrowed from an early eighties college radio station.

Canadian, Chillwave, Folk, Jazz, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Superbloom – You Are My Wave/Always With My Friends

No Comments 14 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Superbloom have made the move from Edmonton to Montreal and released the double single “You Are My Wave/Always With My Friends”. Don’t let the hoser image fool you, this is urbane, sophisticated music — chillwave grooves with hints of jazz, dreampop vocals and indie folk sensibilities.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Painful Shivers – Blu

No Comments 04 November 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan
painful shivers

The delightfully off-beat indie pop song “Blu” by Montreal’s Painful Shivers. They describe their music as ‘devotional prom rock’ and I honestly don’t know whether they’re kidding or serious. Whatever.

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, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Tearjerker – You Can

No Comments 28 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

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

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

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

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
grey water

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”.

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