The Mountains and The Trees, also known as the Newfoundland native Jon Janes, performed at Little Mountain Gallery last night. The talented singer-songwriter glamoured the audience into such a trance that the room was dead silent the entire set. Part of me believes he can probably bend forks with his brain, but I’m sure he’s … Read more
Montréal-based singer-songwriter Rae Spoon has released the video for “Love Is A Hunter,” the title track from his upcoming August 17th release. The video was animated by Jessica MacCormack. Love Is A Hunter is the follow-up to his highly acclaimed, 2008 Polaris Music Prize long-listed album, Superioryouareinferior. If you like this track, then you’ll definitely love … Read more
Singer-songwriter Royal Wood has been in my head for a few days now. “On Top Of Your Love,” the video for his first single off of The Waiting, is unbelievable. I’m addicted to this song. There’s also a colour version of the video, but the black and white one is much more emotive.
Montréal-based DJ and producer Poirier brought his dancehall beats and soca energy to Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret on May 1. Before the show, local music journalist Miné Salkin and I got a chance to sit down with him to discuss his latest two-disc album, Running High. If you’re confused by my last comment in the video, check … Read more
Talk about a crazy collaboration. Bad Tits is the new duo of Sebastien Grainger and Josh Reichmann. They’ll be releasing their debut vinyl 7” and digital EP called Garbage Night at the end of June on Hand Drawn Dracula. But in the meantime, you can check out the super lucid video for their first single “Bankok Hilton,” … Read more
Last week, Saskatoon singer-songwriter Jeanette Stewart released the video for her song “Postcard.” It was recorded in Vancouver by Scott Bell at Red Light Audio (Red Cedars, Buffaloswans). Take a look!
Last night, Frances May performed their first-ever show. The brand-new electro-rock duo features Vancouver’s Jody Glenham and Edmonton’s Rich Britton. Above is a live video of their song “Shh Shh.” And here are the songs off their EP The Hive Session. “Shh Shh” “Punk Rock Bingo” “Tired” “Love Sweep”
Edmonton pop-rock artist Tim Gilbertson has a shiny new record coming out in May on Pop Echo Records. It’s called Palisades. But until then, you watch the video for his first single here. The track is called “Chipped Teeth.” You can also download the track as a digital single starting April 13. Gilbertson will be … Read more
Mark Hamilton, a.k.a. the main man and foundation of folk-pop band Woodpigeon, took the time before his show at the Biltmore Cabaret yesterday to chat about his new album, Die Stadt Muzikanten. Die Stadt Muzikanten is the Calgary musician’s third release, largely influenced by Hamilton’s explorations and ruminations about his heritage. Sonically, Die Stadt Muzikanten … Read more
Watch this video once and you’ll be hooked. It was released on January 13 and I’ve already replayed it about twenty times. “Feel It In My Bones” has become one of my favourite songs of all time. So go ahead. Hit repeat. Yup, I knew you’d do it …