Category: Singles

Mundo Musique: The Bright Smoke Premiere Video for “Sea Level”

Mundo Musique: The Bright Smoke Premiere Video for “Sea Level”

New York’s brooding indie duo, The Bright Smoke, premiered on AntiQuiet today their tantalizing video for “Sea Level”, from 2013’s EP Virginia Et. Al. It’s a fantastic video that sees the sultry Mia Wilson and the mysterious Quincy Ledbetter bear the chilly Northeastern shoreline. You can see it at AntiQuiet or better yet below, thanks to YouTube. More information on […]

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Capital Revue: Our own Megan Landry Releases Powerful New Track

Capital Revue: Our own Megan Landry Releases Powerful New Track

Not only is Megan Landry a writer, student, performer, video producer, and (yes!) a Revue contributor, she’s also a great talent. Here’s her latest single.

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Capital Revue: Bosveld Create Cassette Soundscapes

Capital Revue: Bosveld Create Cassette Soundscapes

My apologies to Bosveld, as I missed their album release party last week (at Pressed, which is awesome). However, you should hunt down a copy of this tape if you can. It’s an exuberant mix of acoustic songs, found sounds, and pure experimentation. Have a listen, and then go find that old Walkman.

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Capital Revue: This is the Strangest Album Cover I’ve Seen in a While

Capital Revue: This is the Strangest Album Cover I’ve Seen in a While

Jimmy Hunt, you’re a brave man. Well, not as brave as the guy riding this elephant, but still. Great song, too.

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Capital Revue: Matt Ouimet is the busiest Musician in Ottawa

Capital Revue: Matt Ouimet is the busiest Musician in Ottawa

If you’re a fan of great pop, rock, country, folk, and just about any other style you can imagine, check out Matt Ouimet. The “gig” page on his website reads like a who’s who of Eastern Ontario artists, as he’s playing with someone, somewhere, just about every night. http://www.mattouimet.com/Matt_Ouimet_Muiscball/Live_Shows.html Here’s a track from 2010. True to form, it’s great. Mellow, […]

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Capital Revue: Alex Silas is a little bit country, a little bit hip hop

Capital Revue: Alex Silas is a little bit country, a little bit hip hop

Folks, this is Alex Silas. He’s one of those guys who has a vision that’s a bit all over the place. He’s strongly influenced by hip hop, rock, folk, country. I haven’t seen a lot of jazz yet, but I’m sure that’s coming soon. I really dig his work because Alex finds a common space for all these sounds and […]

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Capital Revue: Jim Bryson and Jeremy Fisher

Capital Revue: Jim Bryson and Jeremy Fisher

Jim Bryson and Jeremy Fisher are both legends in the Ottawa area (ok, elsewhere too, but we love them best at home). They started this series of collaborations a couple of years ago, but it seemed to stall after two tracks. Damn shame, this is some beautiful country-twanged folk.  

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Capital Revue: Giving Kate Schroder Another Listen

Capital Revue: Giving Kate Schroder Another Listen

Kate Schroder was the final artist I wrote about for Ye Olde Version of Capital Revue in the Ottawa Citizen. At the time, I gave her a fairly positive review and basically said “it’s not perfect, but Kate’s one to watch.” She mixes pop, electronica, but not in that Kelly Clarkson Top 40 way. She’s a strong vocalist, with some […]

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Capital Revue: Crossroads Blues Band meets Jimi Hendrix

Capital Revue: Crossroads Blues Band meets Jimi Hendrix

You can’t play the blues without playing the standards, and that’s what Crossroads Blues Band do. I’m a casual blues fan, but I’m also a Hendrix maniac. So, I tend to judge any act that dare to cover Hendrix by the quality of that song alone. Ron Holdich’s guitar is powerful, fluid, and does a pretty sweet-and-dirty job on Red […]

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Capital Revue: Experimental Electronica with Racine

Capital Revue: Experimental Electronica with Racine

From Gatineau, Racine is a pretty intriguing electronic act. As with a lot of music I find on Bandcamp, the artist is pretty much anonymous, which is a shame. It’s labelled “experimental/electronic” which is true. However, this is some seriously dreamy stuff, and just calling it “electronic” doesn’t do it justice. This track, the title song from Racine’s Alan Smithee EP, […]

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Mundo Musique: Jason Isbell, “Traveling Alone”

Mundo Musique: Jason Isbell, “Traveling Alone”

When I travel for work, like I am right now, I often travel alone.  After the meetings are over, it can be a lonely place.  Often, I’m just too tired to get out to see the town, or I have an early morning departure home so I’m stuck at the hotel.  The room is quiet and there isn’t the warm […]

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Mundo Musique: Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), “Chamakay”

Mundo Musique: Dev Hynes (aka Blood Orange), “Chamakay”

There’s the old adage that behind every great woman/man there is a great person.  This often holds true for musicians and bands, where a producer can make a good album great and a songwriter can make the music uplifting and the lyrics mesmerizing.  Such is true with Devonté Hynes.  He’s collaborated with notable bands like The Chemical Brothers and written […]

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Mundo Musique: Max Frost, “White Lies”

Mundo Musique: Max Frost, “White Lies”

I stumbled upon this song by Austin-based Max Frost while searching for music earlier this year. This track, “White Lies”, is one of my favourites of the year, easily in my top-10. There are hints of Beck (when he goes electric – I’m borrowing this phrase from my friend Jon in Virginia) and Danger Mouse. It’s a groovy track that […]

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Mundo Musique – Neko Case’s “Night Still Comes”

Mundo Musique – Neko Case’s “Night Still Comes”

In the inaugural review of Mundo Musique, I thought it would be appropriate to feature an artist who frequently visits Ottawa – either at Bluesfest or performing at the Bronson Centre or hopefully at Folkfest one day – and could be considered an honorary Canadian, having spent time in British Columbia and is a member of super-indie, Canadian outfit The […]

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