Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Watch

[Watch] Language Arts – Old Familiar

No Comments 18 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

‘Wonderkind’ came out back in the Spring but Kristen Cudmore and co. have waited this long to put out the video to “Old Familiar”. If your family is from Canada then this will be ‘old familiar’ as we witness some vintage family home movie footage. This is essentially gentle indie folk, but Cudmore’s quirkiness and the band’s jazz/classical breeding keeps things interesting.

Canadian, Electronic, Experimental, Watch

[Watch] KOLD – Searching the Ice Fields of Melancholopolis

No Comments 18 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

For this project Gregg Morrison (Digital Winter) quite fittingly goes by the name KOLD. According to the video write-up: “Armed with only a synthesizer and an analog recording device in a run down work camp, forty cold and sleepless nights were spent in a tiny room under darkness, creating sounds of feelings that yearn to be expressed through words for anyone that could listen.” Brrr. The film footage, however, looks more like the surface of Mars.

Art rock, Canadian, Chillwave, Pop, Watch

[Watch] TIO – Lips Like Wine

No Comments 17 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

A dreamy, hypnotic synth-pop number from newcomers TIO (who are from TO, naturally). The video to “Lips Like Wine” features inspired B/W footage with a sprinkling of coloured highlights. Dream pop perfection.

Acoustic, Canadian, Covers, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] Choir! Choir! Choir! with Tim Baker – Carry Me Home

No Comments 16 December 2014

by Mica McCurdy

Tim Baker of indie rock band Hey Rosetta! recently teamed up with Toronto’s own Choir! Choir! Choir! for a special rendition of the band’s classic “Carry Me Home”. Just in time for the holidays, this version showcases Baker’s soaring vocals while the talented choir brings home the nostalgic and longing lyrics with their lush accompaniment.

Catch Hey Rosetta! on tour with Stars in the new year. See full tour dates here.

Canadian, Classic Rock, Experimental, Instrumental, Watch

[Watch] Badminton Racquet – High Wives

No Comments 15 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Guelph is fertile musical ground these days. Just to prove it here is a live performance by the math rock duo Badminton Racquet. Even stripped of all studio effects the pair still dazzle with their wizardry.

Canadian, Electronic, Electropop, Music, Watch

[Watch] The Hidden Cameras- Doom

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Tiana Feng

Bay Street boys get kidnapped in The Hidden Cameras video for “Doom”.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Moon – Gomorrah

No Comments 13 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Moon are about to give us a Christmas present — they plan on dropping their new album ‘Moon’ on December 23rd (you had better not be naughty). Central figures in the Halifax pop explosion, the band draw upon German ’60s pop/rock as their main influence, but also blend in other pop styles to come up with a sound of their own. Check out “Gomorrah” from the new album.

Alternative, Canadian, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Siskiyou – Violent Motion Pictures

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Post-rock outfit Siskiyou give their song "Violent Motion Pictures" the video treatment. There's nothing violent here, though, as we take a trippy, coloured-altered meander through images of waves, boats and fish.

Art rock, Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Slim Twig – Hover on a Sliver

No Comments 12 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Slim Twig's 2012 album 'Hound at the Hem' is receiving fresh new attention with its recent US re-release. And deservedly so, it's a great record. Here's a new video to "Hover on a Sliver" which revisits the classic Polanski movie "Repulsion".

Art rock, Canadian, Pop, R&B/Hiphop, Watch

[Watch] Etiquette – Outside In

No Comments 10 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The new band Etiquette has released this video ahead of the album ‘Reminisce’ (sounds a lot like a repeat of the last post, doesn’t it?). The opening visuals of the singer draped in veils matches the wispy nature of the synth-washed, R&B flavoured ballad. As the song progresses into more of an indie art rock number, however, the video morphs into an intriguing animated sequence. This may be a band to keep your eye on.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Music, Watch

[Watch] So Young – Haterz

No Comments 10 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Ahead of their album ‘Try Me’ London’s So Young gives us a video to the song “Haterz”. The gentle indie folker has some spine to it, and they employ some vintage Canadiana imagery by way of old film footage.

Alternative, Canadian, Country, Music, Watch

[Watch] Corb Lund- Just Me And These Ponies (For Christmas This Year)

No Comments 10 December 2014

by Tiana Feng

Holidays mean time for holiday tunes right? Here’s Mr. Corb Lund with an original.

Alternative, Canadian, Folk, Roots, Watch

[Watch] Fiver – Lonesome in this Grave

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

The folk-roots singer Fiver (a.k.a. Simone Schmidt) offers up a video to her song "Lonesome in this Grave". It features this dude challenging you to staring competition.

Alternative, Canadian, Experimental, Pop, Psychedelic, Watch

[Watch] Born Gold – Flowers

No Comments 07 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

Part of Born Gold's No Sorrow Series, the video to "Flowers" depicts the adventures of a pair of feet. Of the series Cecil Frena (aka Born Gold) says, "i will also write, act in, edit, and co-direct the videos. so if you hate this shit you will be able to personally blame me." Who's blaming? This stuff is brilliant.

Canadian, Pop, Watch

[Watch] Girlfriends and Boyfriends – Without Me

No Comments 06 December 2014

by Mark Anthony Brennan

It’s 1983 all over again as Girlfriends and Boyfriends play a cross between early U2 and British faux-soul pop. The video is an ’80s pastiche as well, with the trio posing in several locales around Vancouver.

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