Alternative, Art rock, Music, Shoegaze, Watch

[Watch] Alvvays – Archie, Marry Me

No Comments 30 July 2014

by Mica McCurdy

Alvvays Press Photo

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.

Alternative, Canadian, Listen, Music, Pop, Shoegaze

[Listen] Alvvays- Archie Marry Me

No Comments 25 April 2014

by Tiana Feng
alvvays
Alvvays have joined the Polyvinyl family for their upcoming self-titled album. Stream the latest poppy tune “Archie, Marry Me” below.

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, Under 2000

[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.

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