Canadian, R&B/Hiphop, Watch

[Watch] Spacesuits – Ranger

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

We seem to be going more sci fi than scary this week. But, hey, this video does include some monsters (just not very scary ones). This is from the Spacesuits project, which includes LMNO, Moka Only and Mr. Brady.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Glory Glory – Everybody Lies

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Hopping to the other coast now, here’s a video from Halifax’s Glory Glory. The clip features some pretty trippy visual effects to go with the slightly psychedelic nature of the music. Cool jangly guitars in there too.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Lovecoast – One Night

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The indie pop group Lovecoast are set to drop their debut EP ‘Chasing Tides’. As a sample we have the video to the joyful and bouncy “One Night”, which showcases both urban and natural scenes from in and around Vancouver.

Canadian, Electropop, Music, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Rich Aucoin- Want to Believe

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Tiana Feng

Rich Aucoin’s video for “Want to Believe” is pretty epic. Inspired by movies like The Goonies, Monster Squad and more, he invited kids to participate in the making of this fun adventure.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Johnny de Courcy – Alien Lake/Wind Chimes

No Comments 30 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

For the flamboyant Johnny de Courcy it’s always 1973 — that wonderful point in time when Iggy Pop, Bolan and Bowie were the triplet princes of the rock world. Here he gives us an interesting double shot, a science fiction double feature if you will. The first video, “Alien Lake”, is a gentle love story backed by mournful piano. The second, “Wind Chimes”, serves as a kind of counter-point to the first, this time set to more driving rock music. It’s cheesy, and, yes Johnny, it’s oh so trashy.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Garage, 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.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Black Mastiff – Leave it on the Floor

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The soulful, acid-tinged sounds of Edmonton`s Black Mastiff. The video to “Leave It On The Floor” has the band members performing in silhouette against a seizure-inducing array of flashing coloured light.

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Music, Watch

[Watch] SoHo Ghetto – Man Down

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Halifax’s SoHo Ghetto perform “Man Down” from their debut LP. The song has an interesting feel because it’s dark and heavy in the verse but then light and poppy on the chorus. Also, they borrow a trick from the Beatles by performing on a rooftop — in this case, high above the Halifax cityscape.

Ambient music, Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Daniel Lanois – Sioux Lookout

No Comments 27 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another video from Daniel Lanois’ ‘Flesh and Machine’ album. This one features kaleidoscopic images that are trippy and hypnotic — fittingly so because the track “Sioux Lookout” is, you guessed it, trippy and hypnotic.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Instrumental, Watch

[Watch] Boundary – Expo 67

No Comments 26 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Cinematic electronic minimalism from Boundary. The b/w video to “Expo 67″ is a fittingly unembellished portrayal of Poirier and company in performance.

Canadian, Garage, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Betrayers – Love Rat

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Another one just in time for Halloween. The video to “Love Rat” has the Betrayers dressing up in fittingly eerie costumes as they writhe to the sounds of their psychedelic surf rock.

Canadian, Metal, Watch

[Watch] The Great Sabatini – Life During Wartime

No Comments 25 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The Great Sabatini very effectively mesh their droning metal distortion with footage from the 1993 cult classic ‘The Thief and the Cobbler’ (one of my favourite animated movies of all time).

Alternative, Canadian, Classic Rock, Pop, Watch

[Watch] First You Get the Sugar – Foreign Lands

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The name First You Get the Sugar is quite the mouthful, but they are definitely worth taking a bite. Although their sound is certainly contemporary, FYGTS’s song structures and arrangements are a bit of a throwback to those FM radio bands of the ’70’s. The video to “Foreign Lands” features a lot of street scenes from Montreal.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Singer/songwriter, Watch

[Watch] The Written Years – Homesick Dirge

No Comments 23 October 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

An atmospheric lyric video of “Homesick Dirge” from The Written Years fantastic self-titled debut.

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.

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