Tag: canadian music

Monomyth – “Happy Pop Family”

Monomyth – “Happy Pop Family”

Like Alvvays and Nap Eyes, Monomyth are redefining the music of Canada’s East Coast, which has long been associated with Celtic music, The Rankin Family, and Joel Plaskett-style folk rock. Since forming in 2012, the quartet infused a ’70s psychedelic sensibility into the Halifax scene with hheir self-titled, debut EP and their first full-length, Saturnalia Regalia!. Since then, the multi-fronted/multi-songwriters […]

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Glowfair 2016 – Day 2

Friday night was a great start to Glowfair. With several bands I love on Saturday’s night bill, I knew the evening would be special. Rising talent Gang Signs kicked things off, and they sure didn’t disappoint. They played a number of tracks from their well-received album Geist. Check it out if you aren’t familiar with it. Follow Gang Signs at: Website | […]

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Encore – Learn (Episode 3)

Encore – Learn (Episode 3)

For our third episode, we’re going with the theme of Learn. Like most of our themes, this could be wide open to interpretation, but today we’re focusing on learning life lessons, and sometimes it ain’t pretty. You’ll hear a track from Sloan’s 2014 album, Commonwealth, called “You Don’t Need Excuses to be Good“. This is a great rock song with […]

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Walter TV – “Surf Metal”

Walter TV – “Surf Metal”

Vancouver-based Walter TV return with “Surf Metal”.  This is the lead single from their forthcoming album, Blessed, which arrives June 23 on Brooklyn label Sinderlyn. The trio have are better known as Mac DeMarco’s backing band, but they have produced a couple of albums over the past couple of years, including the eclectic and ambitious Appetite.  The new single reflects the […]

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Mundo Musique: Julian Taylor Band’s Groovy “Tech Noir”

Mundo Musique: Julian Taylor Band’s Groovy “Tech Noir”

Funk, soul, and roots music are slowly creeping back into the mainstream mindset, thanks in large part to veteran musicians like Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields (more on him next week), Gary Clark, Jr., and a wave of Australian musicians such as Johnny Lang, The John Butler Trio, Kim Churchill, and Ash Grunwald. Canada, too, has […]

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Capital Revue: Ottawa’s NDMA Releases New Video, “BurnSlow”

Capital Revue: Ottawa’s NDMA Releases New Video, “BurnSlow”

The Ottawa area is slowing becoming a gold mine of great artists, mostly in the genres of indie rock, indie pop, folk, alt-country, and synth-pop. However, there is a growing hip hop and R&B scene. One of the emerging electronic, hip-hop artists in the area is NDMA, whose following is slowly growing as anticipation builds for the release of his […]

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UnChained Reviews: “Pirate Radio” by The Electric Revival

UnChained Reviews: “Pirate Radio” by The Electric Revival

The famous saying is that with great power comes great responsibility. Well, with great talent come great expectations. When you hear a great riff, you get excited. When a songs jumps out at you with energy and ferocity, you get pumped. When talent is evident, you look forward to hearing something special. In the case of Pirate Radio by The […]

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DISTRO FEVER IN THE GREAT WEIRD NORTH

DISTRO FEVER IN THE GREAT WEIRD NORTH

Canadians spend a lot of time clearing snow off things. Conditions may not be so great for driving but they are, apparently, just right for producing a bountiful sonic harvest. Despite (or maybe as a result of) spending half the year subdued by a relentless winter, Canada keeps delivering top-notch independent music from bedrooms and garages in its every corner. […]

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