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
raspberry

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
riff
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.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen/Download] Grey\\Water- Nocturnal

No Comments 04 September 2014

by Tiana Feng
water
Rest your head tonight to the calming sounds of Grey\\Water’s “Nocturnal”. I don’t know much about them besides that they’re from Burlington and have this one song up on the interwebz.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[WATCH] FUTUREKIDS – INSERVICE

No Comments 20 August 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A great new video from Winnipeg’s Futurekids. This is a hand-drawn animated delight, featuring the adventures of a homemade robot.

Inservice – futurekids from Nicholas Friesen on Vimeo.

Alternative, Art rock, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me

No Comments 30 July 2014

Alvvay’s have brought the shoe-gaze inspired “Archie, Marry Me” to life with a whimsical, yet heartwrenching, music video. Watch it for the cuts to a hand signing “Archie” and a bouquet of flowers, stay for what looks like a very angsty sail.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Album Review] Alvvays- Alvvays

No Comments 26 July 2014

by Tiana Feng
alvvays

Rating:

Release Date: July 22nd, 2014
Label: Royal Mountain Reocrds/Polyvinyl Records

At its surface Alvvays‘ self-titled, is a collection of jangly-shoegaze pop tunes that were released at the appropriate time, summer. Continue Reading

Canadian, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[WATCH] SHIMMERING STARS – ROLE CONFUSION

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A delightful video from Vancouver shoegaze meisters Shimmering Stars. The single “Role Confusion” precedes their 2nd full-length album ‘Bedrooms of the Nation’ due out in August.

Shimmering Stars Role Confusion from Jeffery Loucks on Vimeo.

Canadian, Pop, Shoegaze, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[WATCH] ROSIE JUNE – SOUND IT OUT

No Comments 19 July 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

New video from Nanaimo singer-songwriter Rosie June. Her debut album ‘Listening Post’ was recently reissued by Draper Street Records.

Alternative, Ambient music, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] The Hours – Steady Glazed Eyes

No Comments 30 June 2014

by Mica McCurdy

Winnipeg’s The Hours released this music video last week for their track “Steady Glazed Eyes”. Despite their strong shoegaze sound, they sure do make a lot of eye contact in this other-worldly take of the song.

Ambient music, Canadian, Music, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Tearjerker – You Can

No Comments 05 June 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Feel like reminiscing? Tearjerkers video for ‘You Can’ is full of found home footage from the yesteryears, curating this melancholic montage of faded memories. The track is off the recently released EP Hiding. The band is currently working on their full length to be released later this year. Keep an eye out for my chat with Micah from the Torontonian shoegaze trio soon.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Tearjerker – Hiding EP

No Comments 29 May 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee 

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Me love some Tearjerkeras evidenced when previewing the single ‘Another Moon’ HERE. The Toronto trio released the 4 song EP Hiding last week. If you are the type who likes to preview the stuff before you commit, then you can STREAM the EP HERE. . Believe me, you will wanna click “BUY”. Expect to have the EP on replay.

 

 

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

[Listen] Tearjerker – Another Moon

No Comments 21 May 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

tearjerker

Toronto’s Tearjerker are streaming the new single ‘Another Moon’ off the May 20 released EP Hiding. It is a challenge to pick one reason for the track’s play it on repeat factor: is it melodic grungy yet soft guitars or lush airy vocals.  Hiding is a preview of the band’s potential of crafting a new blend of shoegaze rock and indie-pop. Look forward to the trio’s full length release later this year.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Psychedelic, Punk, Shoegaze

[Album Review] Odonis Odonis- Hard Boiled Soft Boiled

No Comments 13 May 2014

by Tiana Feng
odonisodonis

Rating:

Release Date: April 15th, 2014
Label: Buzz Records

I spoke with Denholm from Odonis Odonis last month and he reaffirmed that Hard Boiled Soft Boiled was indeed recorded 5 years ago. Before the band was actually formed, frontman Dean Tzenos had rented a fancy studio and used studio musicians to record this album, which includes Kathryn Calder from New Pornographers. What is presented in the LP Hard Boiled Soft Boiled is indeed the originals from ages ago remastered. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Tearjerker- You Can

No Comments 28 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
tearjerker
Need something uplifting to get you through this Monday? Toronto trio Tearjerker’s “You Can” might just hit the spot. Without being too intrusive, the vocals are bright and the general expansiveness uplifting. The song is from the Hiding EP out May 20th.

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