Category: Singles

Kisses – “Lake Shrine”

Kisses – “Lake Shrine”

“Lake Shrine” is the groovy, dream-pop track by Kisses. It breathes and feels like the stunning music of Rhye, and it marks a slight departure for the Los Angeles-based duo. This is Jesse Kivel and Zinzi Edmundson’s first single in a year, which might hint at an album release in the near future. Previously, they shared a single last spring […]

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The Landing – “Then Comes the Wonder”

The Landing – “Then Comes the Wonder”

“Then Comes the Wonder” is from Brooklyn-based artist The Landing, whose space-pop is wildly infectious and surprisingly funky. However, this song might be the grooviest track he’s recorded, as his other songs have gravitated much more towards spatial sounds, such as on his We Are EP, which you can find below. The EP is a cross between Rhye and Public […]

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COMPNY – “Lovers”

COMPNY – “Lovers”

“Lovers” is the euphoric and joyous new single from Brighton, UK-based COMPNY. It’s a single that may have you recalling the brilliance of Foster the People with its roaring chorus and jivey beat. It’s a song that could be the anthem of the spring. They’ve also released a couple of other tracks, including the scintillating “Begging Me to Come Back”, […]

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Lusts – “Mouthwash”

Lusts – “Mouthwash”

“Mouthwash” by English band Lusts are a new-wave band that make music that recalls mid- to late-80s New Order. It’s music made for dancing and building a sweat, but it’s also music that can provide a jolt of energy on those long drives. Their latest single, “Mouthwash”, best evidences the sound of the great Manchester band. It’s infectious and a […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 4

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 4

Did you know that CBC has a band listings page? Find out who’s playing this weekend by visiting music.cbc.ca/gigs and select your city. This Friday Dave Norris & Local Ivan are playing at Pressed in Ottawa. Here’s today’s set of 5 randomly chosen entries from the Ottawa region. Remember, you can vote up to 10 times a day, per region. Click […]

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GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

GOLDEN COAST – “Take You Away”

I have a thing for really upbeat and awesome tempo pop –  Los Angeles based GOLDEN COAST is a band that definitely belongs on my list of favorite indie pop bands at the moment. They have a similar vein to Max and The Moon, CRUISR, and COIN but with an awesome danceable California goodness vibe going on. GOLDEN COAST is perfecting indie synth-pop and is comprised of […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 3

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 3

By now you’ve all been casting your votes and have discovered some new favorite artists from around Canada. You set up your own playlists by creating a Listener account that will allow you to keep track of all your favorite songs and artists. Go to music.cbc.ca/signup to create your own personal CBC Music page. To access The Revue’s playlists of all the […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 2

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa Day 2

The CBC Searchlight competition is in it’s second day! Whether you decide to vote for the same 10 entries per region each day or chose different ones, each vote helps your favorites get closer to the finish line! Announced today, CBC is giving away weekly prizes from Yamaha Canada Music to win either a pair of Yamaha HPH-PRO400 headphones, an […]

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Wilder Maker – ‘Fools’

Wilder Maker – ‘Fools’

Wilder Maker’s 2014 EP Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Vol. 1 was the first of a three EP series. This week, Wilder Maker shared “Fools”, which will be on Everyday Crimes Against Objects of Desire Vol. 2. Which is due out next week. “Fools” is a break-up track full of melancholy and nostalgia. It has a perfect combination of […]

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Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires  – “Walking Wounded”

Twitter Tuesday: Cross Wires – “Walking Wounded”

I have decided to take on a weekly feature that showcases a band that either follows us on Twitter or has reached out for us to take a listen to their music recently. We have a disclaimer in our About Us section that we really try to listen to everything we can, but sometimes that is just not possible so […]

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All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa

All In A Day: CBC Searchlight Ottawa

The CBC Searchlight competition has begun! Public voting is open and It’s time to chose your 10 favorite entries from each region. Here are the first 5 randomly chosen entries from Ottawa to get you started. Come back tomorrow for the next set! Public voting begins Monday, March 30, 2015 at 12:01 am ET until Monday, April 13, 2015 at […]

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CBC Searchlight: A Focus on Ottawa’s Submissions

CBC Searchlight: A Focus on Ottawa’s Submissions

There are 3,123 entries in this year’s CBC Searchlight contest from artists all over Canada competing for the chance to win a $20,000 credit toward music equipment from Yamaha Music Canada Ltd., an opening act slot on a high-profile live music event of CBC’s choosing, and an audio/video recording of the performance at that live music event. Of the thousands […]

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Weekend Showcase: March 27th Playlist

Weekend Showcase: March 27th Playlist

It’s the weekend! And. You. Know. What. That. Means! It’s time for the Weekend Showcase, featuring some great new music from the not-so-distant future. There’s a bit of nostaglic feel to the playlist, in particular to the ’80s. If this is the first time you’re listening to the Weekend Showcase, some things to help you if you like the tracks: […]

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Val Son – “Sundays”

Val Son – “Sundays”

“Sundays” is the magnificent, breathtaking debut single by Michael Gunvalson, who is going by the moniker Val Son. Gunvalson was the touring drummer of indie band On an On, but he’s now charting a similar path as Joshua Tillman (aka Father John Misty) in undertaking his own solo project. The initial results are off-the-charts. With the intimacy of early Death […]

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Astronauts, Etc. – “I Know”

Astronauts, Etc. – “I Know”

“I Know” is the surprisingly new single from Astronauts, Etc. The project of Anthony Ferraro, who is a classically trained pianist, Astronauts, Etc. is known for creating gorgeous, melodic dream- and synth-pop. On this new single, the sublime pop of the ’80s can be heard. The single comes on the heels of Ferraro’s debut, solo EP, Sadie, which was released […]

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Feivel – “Already Standing”

Feivel – “Already Standing”

“Already Standing” is the devastatingly beautiful, new single from Stockholm singer-songwriter Feivel. The track might remind you of the power of Chan Marshall (a.k.a. Cat Power) and the sonic landscapes of Lykke Li. “Already Standing” is one powerful track. Feivel is the project of pianist Elin Hörberg, and she’s supported by Anton Jansson (guitar), Isa Savbrant (bass), Måns Wikenmo (drums), […]

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Fred Thomas – “Every Song Sung to a Dog”

Fred Thomas – “Every Song Sung to a Dog”

“Every Song Sung to a Dog” is the allegorical, new single from Fred Thomas. This single, which is from his forthcoming album All Are Saved, is somewhere between Bob Dylan and Mac DeMarco – clever, witty, and brilliant. Those same characteristics are found on “Cops Don’t Care Part II”, which was the lead track from the new album. All Are Saved […]

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Bandicoots – “Mind Your Manors”

Bandicoots – “Mind Your Manors”

“Mind Your Manors” is the peppy, indie-rock tune from Hamilton, Ontario’s Bandicoots. A catchy, infectious track, it has the sound of early 2000s era UK indie rock, and, if you listen closely, has hints of Arctic Monkeys. Some of their previous singles – “No Turn On Red” and “Just After Dark” – have a much more Arctic Monkeys feel, from […]

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PILLARS – “Woman Without Her Love”

PILLARS – “Woman Without Her Love”

“Woman Without Her Love” is the sparking, ambient, dream-pop track from PILLARS. Little is known of the London-based musician and songwriter, although she released a terrific series of remixes of her terrific single from 2014, “Attacker”. Choose your favorite among the four remixes below. “Woman Without Her Love” and 19 other cool, indie tracks can be heard on the March […]

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Elektrisk Gønner – “UKNOWWHATIWANT”

Elektrisk Gønner – “UKNOWWHATIWANT”

“UKNOWWHATIWANT” from French-Danish collective Elektrisk Gønner is the catchy, trippy, electro-pop-rock song made for the club scene. Some beeps in the song, so take heed, but it might get you moving. They have also released other singles that retained the blazing electro-pop feel. Below are “ENTRE POESIE ET EFFROI“ and “MACHINE GUN”. Hear “UKNOWWHATIWANT” and 19 other cool, indie tracks can […]

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