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

[Listen] Permanent Vacation- Ends All

No Comments 12 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
permanentvacation
It’s been a couple of years since we last wrote about them, but dreampop band Permanent Vacation have a new tape out. Start daydreaming below.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, New Age, Pop, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] The High Dials – Yestergraves

No Comments 11 April 2014

by Nilabjo Banerjee

Montreal-based The High Dials have released a video for the single “Yestergraves”, title track off a self-titled 3 song EP. The video features the three members fading in and out of illuminated blurry settings. The trio has also launched a PledgeMusic campaign for their new album, and have announced 2 Toronto dates during CMW. That’s your cue to get your shoegaze on!

 

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

[Listen] The Hours- Steady Glazed Eyes

No Comments 05 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
steadyglazedeyes
Whether you’re recovering from last night’s ECMW shows or just having a chillin’ Saturday morning, Winnipeg’s The Hours is the perfect soundtrack. Here is their latest tune “Steady Glazed Eyes”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze, Under 2000

[Listen] Cult Classic- Twin

No Comments 29 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
cult-classic
Today’s Bandcamp find is this dreamy shoegaze track from Montreal’s Cult Classic.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] DRALMS- Crushed Pleats

No Comments 21 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
dralms
I have like a bajillion things I bookmarked from Bandcamp still to post. But for now I’m going to chillout with Vancouver’s DRALMS.

Alternative, Canadian, Garage, Listen, Music, Punk, Shoegaze

[Listen] Jordan Hughes- Born in the Grave

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
jordan
Jordan Hughes is a multi-instrumentalist from Vancouver. Apparently he played every single instrument on Born in the Grave himself. Not to mention recorded, mixed, mastered all these songs. That’s DIY for ya. The photo he uses as the album art is also by his grandfather Edward D. Hughes. What we get from the album is a mix of psych, shoegaze and garage rock with a bit of punk edge. From listening to it, you would think this was recorded during a jam session in a garage then tracked individually by one dude.

Canadian, Electronic, Listen, Music, Psychedelic, Shoegaze

[Listen] Ancient Babes- Futuristic Demon

No Comments 08 March 2014

by Tiana Feng
ancientbabes
In case you are having an insomniac moment like me, here’s something random from Vancouver.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Black Walls- Communion

No Comments 04 February 2014

by Tiana Feng
blackwalls
Toronto’s Black Walls aka Ken Reaume recently let loose Communion, a five song album that began in the after-math of his father’s passing. In an e-mail, Reaume said the album was recorded at night in his bedroom. He also stated that “these songs couldn’t have lyrics”, but there are noticeably words in the songs, though the majority inaudible. The five songs act like an outlet for somber reflection. The atmosphere that Reaume created is goosebump inducing at times (“Field Two” a recommended track) and other times leaving us feeling lonely and empty (“PTSD”). The all instrumental “Funeral/Wake” is hopeful, releasing every bit of tension in the end, like finally letting go.

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] White Poppy- Wear Me Away

No Comments 02 February 2014

by Tiana Feng

Crystal Dorval aka White Poppy chills in her bedroom with a guitar in this retro video for “Wear Me Away”.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Femme Accident- Shiver

No Comments 23 January 2014

by Tiana Feng
femmeaccident
I seem to be in some sort of shoegaze phase. I think it’s the slow-passing of time in winter which results in drifting off into dreamland a lot. In my adventures in the genre, I landed on Montreal’s Femme Accident, whom I haven’t previously posted about. Their album Shiver released last year is dreamy but full of energy.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Anamai- Altar Coals

No Comments 04 November 2013

by Tiana Feng
altar
A stroll through Bandcamp also landed on Buzz Record’s latest release: “Altar Coals” a single from Anamai aka Anna Mayberry of HSY. Check out the shoegaze tune below.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] RLMDL – Before Then Was Now

No Comments 22 October 2013

by Tiana Feng
rlmdl
It took me like 5 minutes to figure out how to pronounce RLMDL. What’s the deal with the vowel dropping nowadays? Anyways, this a dream-pop project from Toronto and they’re quite good. Their album, Before Then Was Now, released in June evokes euphoric feelings, but at the same time the tracks have a lot of variation. Stream the entire thing via Bandcamp.

Alternative, Concert Reviews, Music, Shoegaze

Suuns w/ We Are Wolves & Beliefs @ Adelaide Music Hall 10/19/2013

No Comments 20 October 2013

by Tiana Feng
Suuns @ Adelaide Music Hall 10/19/2013
Adelaide Hall is becoming my new home. I returned last night for a spectacular line-up of Suuns, We Are Wolves, and Beliefs. I’ve seen all three bands this year within festival settings, but all of them were better without all the restraints. Continue Reading

Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] No Joy- Last Boss

No Comments 11 October 2013

by Tiana Feng
nojoy
Earlier this year, No Joy released Wait to Pleasure, still one of my favourite albums of the year. They’re ready to follow it up with an EP called Pastel and Pass Out on November 5th. Check out “Last Boss” from the EP below.

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

[Album Review] White Poppy- White Poppy

No Comments 26 September 2013

by Tiana Feng
whitepoppy

Rating:

Release Date: September 3rd, 2013
Label: Not Not Fun

The lyrics may be inaudible, but everything together in White Poppy’s debut, the guitar, pedals, vocals create an enchanting atmosphere. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] No Joy- Blue Neck Riviera

No Comments 19 September 2013

by Tiana Feng

Shoegazers No Joy just released a video for “Blue Neck Riviera” from their latest album Wait to Pleasure. What seems like a nice stroll on the beach gets glitchy and colourful.

Ambient music, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen] Black Walls- Mary of the Shrines

No Comments 21 July 2013

by Tiana Feng
blackwalls
Black Walls is releasing a cassette August 19th called Mary of the Shrines. The two songs show off their metal and post-rock tendencies but at the same time hold back and take their time. It’s like spooky shoegaze.

Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen/Download] Tropic Harbour- Golden Rays

No Comments 24 June 2013

by Tiana Feng
tropicharbour
I was sent this summery tune from Tropic Harbour, the project of Edmonton’s Mark Berg. It’s the only tune as of yet, but I’m interested to hear more!

Canadian, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Beliefs- Carousel

No Comments 01 June 2013

by Tiana Feng

Beliefs video for “Carousel” is second in Benjamin Portas’ series for Hand Drawn Dracula. The first was Dusted’s “Bruises”.

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

[Album Review] No Joy- Wait to Pleasure

No Comments 02 May 2013

by Tiana Feng
nojoy

Rating:

Release Date: April 23rd, 2013
Label: Mexican Summer

Following up on 2010′s Ghost Blonde, No Joy proved themselves more than just shoegazers with this year’s release of Wait to Pleasure. In fact it’s really hard to be gazing off while listening to this masterpiece in cacophony. Continue Reading

Canadian, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] No Joy- Hare Tarot Lies

No Comments 01 May 2013

by Tiana Feng

While I am still working on a review for No Joy‘s new record, here’s their video for “Hare Tarot Lies”.

Album Reviews, Alternative, Canadian, Music, Shoegaze

[Album Review] The Besnard Lakes- Until In Excess, Imperceptible UFO

No Comments 23 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
umojacketv1

Rating:

Release Date: April 2nd, 2013
Label: Outside Music

Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes brings back their elusive music drifting between shoegaze, occasional rock moments and Beach Boys inspired harmonies. Their latest Until in Excess, Imperceptible UFO is appropriately named, the songs like a soundtrack of someone floating through space. Continue Reading

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Shoegaze

[Listen/Download] The Danks- Experimental Fiction

No Comments 13 April 2013

by Tiana Feng
thedanks
The Danks return on June 11 with Gank. Right now they are giving away the shoegazey tune “Experimental Fiction” on their website in exchange for an e-mail.
The Danks- Experimental Fiction
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