Category: Singles

49 Above: More Moose Jaw Experimental Music with Frank Willis

49 Above: More Moose Jaw Experimental Music with Frank Willis

Our second stop in the lovely small town of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan (our first stop was yesterday). Frank Willis is an enigmatic artist and he produces some very out-there experimental material. When I found him online, I first heard his 2012 album Thee Last Supper which was a collection of Jim Jones speeches overlaid with his own ambient-metal madness. A […]

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Music Video: Phosphene – “Lovers”

Music Video: Phosphene – “Lovers”

We really dug Phosphene’s self-titled debut. This week they shared their video for “Lovers”, which features a karaoke contest, guitar hero and fun silliness, directed and edited by drummer Matt Hemmerich. Watch it below! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR0-setWJhs

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49 Above: Moose Jaw is home to some crazy stuff. Case in point: The Faps

49 Above: Moose Jaw is home to some crazy stuff. Case in point: The Faps

The city of Moose Jaw Saskatchewan has an intriguing motto: Suprisingly Unexpected. For a city of 35,000 souls, there seems to be a remarkably high volume of odd and interesting projects, people, and events. Being a smallish town (though not as small as most of the towns in Saskatchewan), folks have to double-up on things to be viable. Take, for […]

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49 Above: Guelph’s Ondine Chorus – Improvisational Choral Pop (!)

49 Above: Guelph’s Ondine Chorus – Improvisational Choral Pop (!)

And we continue our visit in Guelph, Ontario (first act featured was Elequant). Ondine Chorus have a unique thing going on. Most pop music fans don’t think of choral music as something to explore. Here’s hoping Ondine inspires you to dig a little deeper into the genre. I recently discovered this group through a feature on CBC Radio, and was super intrigued. […]

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Mundo Musique: Alt-J releases “Every Other Freckle”

Mundo Musique: Alt-J releases “Every Other Freckle”

English Indie rockers Alt-J made a name for themselves with An Awesome Wave, their debut LP. Full of strange songs and weird sounds, Alt-J became an unlikely success. With their latest single “Every Other Freckle”, they build on the weirdness. “Every Other Freckle” features the distinctive low bass rumble we’re used to, and the impressive harmonies we’ve come to expect […]

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49 Above: Guelph’s Elaquent – Producer Extraordinaire

49 Above: Guelph’s Elaquent – Producer Extraordinaire

Onwards to beautiful Guelph, Ontario! Guelph is a mid-sized university town in Southern Ontario, close enough to Toronto for an easy day trip, but far enough away from the bustle to be its own thing. Like Kitchener, London, and other Southern Ontario towns, Guelph has a massive arts and cultural scene that is often overshadowed by the big TO looming nearby. […]

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Mundo Musique: Nicole Atkins Remixed

Mundo Musique: Nicole Atkins Remixed

Earlier this year, New Jersey based singer-songwriter Nicole Atkins released her amazing “dark disco” record Slow Phaser. This week, she released two singles of remixed songs from the record from producers Eddie Mars and Tim “Love” Lee.  Mars takes the already danceable “Who Killed the Moonlight” and somehow makes it even moreso.  Love takes “Girl You Look Amazing” and turns it […]

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New Single: Jesse Marchant “Every Eye Open”

New Single: Jesse Marchant “Every Eye Open”

New York singer-songwriter Jesse Marchant released a new single last week, “Every Eye Open”, a chilling tune that channels Chris Isaak’s husky vocals and reflective songwriting. “Every Eye Open” is the first single from Marchant’s upcoming album, Jesse Marchant, which will be released on September 9 on No Other. You can preorder the album on Insound.com and iTunes. For more […]

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49 Above: Saskatoon Dream-Pop Kings, the Moas

49 Above: Saskatoon Dream-Pop Kings, the Moas

This week, I’m checking out a couple of bands from Saskatoon (check out the first here). For our second pitstop in one of Central Canada’s most beautiful cities, check out The Moas. This is top-notch dream-pop or shoegaze (or whatever the kids are calling it these days) rock and roll. They have released a pretty killer grungy cassette (which is sold out!), but […]

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49 Above: Saskatoon’s Phalec Baldwin Head into the Garage

49 Above: Saskatoon’s Phalec Baldwin Head into the Garage

Welcome to the first post in our new 49 Above blog, where we spend some time checking out cool acts from across Canada (above the 49th parallel, get it?). Our first stop is one of my favourite cities on Planet Earth: Saskatoon. I first wandered through there while backpacking a million years ago, and fell in love with the scenery […]

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New Video from Broken Witt Rebels, “Shake Me Down”

New Video from Broken Witt Rebels, “Shake Me Down”

The UK’s Broken Witt Rebels – a southern rock-inspired quartet – released a new video for “Shake Me Down”. The video is quite amusing and reflects how many of us feel after losing at bingo. The track is from the Broken Witt Rebels’ latest EP, Howlin’, which can be purchased on iTunes & Amazon. If you’re a fan of Kings […]

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New Single: Chuck D with Mavis Staples “Give We the Pride”

New Single: Chuck D with Mavis Staples “Give We the Pride”

On Friday, one of the leading members of Public Enemy, Chuck D, released a new single that has surprisingly gone under the radar, including ours. But better late than never. “Give We the Pride” features the great Mavis Staples providing lead vocals with ChuckD providing the beats and the rap lyrics. It’s a great tune that has an old-fashion R&B feel coupled […]

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New Single: First Single, “Cash is Money” by HOMESHAKE

New Single: First Single, “Cash is Money” by HOMESHAKE

Peter Sagar, who is best known for his work as a member of Mac DeMarco’s backing band, will release a new album on Sinderlyn in October called In the Shower. Under the pseudonym HOMESHAKE, he released the first single from the album, “Cash is Money”, late last week, and it has that breezy, quirky indie feel a la Mac DeMarco. […]

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New Single & Video: Bear Mountain Covers “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

New Single & Video: Bear Mountain Covers “Everybody Wants to Rule the World”

Bear Mountain, the electronic-pop foursome out of Vancouver, officially released yesterday their cover and video of Tears for Fears’ classic, “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” (they played this on their tour last year). The melodies stay true to the ’80s hit, but they add their own personal touches by adding more synth, electronic beats, and a more noticeable guitar […]

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Mundo Musique Throwback Thursday: The Who – Quadrophenia Live in London

Mundo Musique Throwback Thursday: The Who – Quadrophenia Live in London

Today I’m going to take a look at the Blu-Ray version of a concert I was lucky enough to see five times in person, The Who’s 2013 Quadrophenia tour.  Quadrophenia is one of the all-time greatest records, and my personal favorite.  It’s an important coming of age story that The Who revived for their 2013 tour and really added to the experience […]

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Marissa Nadler Covers Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”

Marissa Nadler Covers Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”

The fantastic Marissa Nadler released a cover of another fantastic artist, Father John Misty’s “Hollywood Forever Cemetery Sings”, adding her haunting, brooding touches to the indie hit. The cover is part of a split 7″ that includes Nadler’s cover and Father John Misty returning the favour with his version of Nadler’s “Drive”. The record will be released by Bella Union […]

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New Video: Beck “Heart is a Drum”

New Video: Beck “Heart is a Drum”

Today, Beck released the new video for “Heart is a Drum”. Like the song, the video is stunningly beautiful, filmed in black and white, grainy footage to give it a classic but personal quality. The video was recorded by Sophie Mueller and produced by Grant Jue. “Heart is a Drum” is from the great Morning Phase, which can be purchased […]

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New Single: “BFFs” by Beach Day

New Single: “BFFs” by Beach Day

Hollywood, Florida duo Beach Day have released “BFFs”, the new single from their upcoming album Native Echoes, which will be publicly available on August 19 on Kanine Records (pre-order here). “BFFs” is a summery tune that is somewhere between The Dum Dum Girls’ “Jail La La” days and the surf, beach-pop sound of Best Coast. And for good measure, below […]

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Mundo Musique: Natalie Prass – “Bird of Prey”

Mundo Musique: Natalie Prass – “Bird of Prey”

As you can tell, we’ve been digging Jenny Lewis’ latest record, and one of Lewis’ band members, Natalie Prass, just released a great single “Bird of Prey”.  “Bird of Prey” will be off of her upcoming record which is due for release later this year. “Bird of Prey” is a great track with a slick groove, gorgeous harmonies and a […]

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New Single: Karen O releases “Rapt” from upcoming solo album

New Single: Karen O releases “Rapt” from upcoming solo album

Yesterday, Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer Karen O released a video for “Rapt”, the first track she’s shared from her upcoming solo debut Crush Songs. If the rest of the album is like “Rapt”, Crush Songs is a very fitting title. “Rapt” lyrically really does capture the feeling of a crush. It’s a lo-fi sounding song, but not in the way […]

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