Cecil Frena – All of My Heroes [Listen]

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Cecil Frena who used to go by Gobble Gobble and Born Gold.
Looks like he sticking it out on his own name.
It is a 180 turn from the electro-dance to more punk rock.
The Gridlock will drop on February 9 2018.
I decided to pick the second single All Of My Heroes.
It has that Weezer-esque sound with that added lo-fi style.

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No Filter’s Top 5 Songs of the Week [Nov 13 – 19]

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Here are this week’s Top 5 Songs of the week.
Don’t forget to tune in every Monday at 4pm on CHUO 89.1FM
This week at #1 for the second week is Young Galaxy
New debuts from Tune-Yards and Kelly Lee Owens.
Note: () means last week and [] means total weeks.
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Area Resident – Delano [Review]

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You may not know Area Resident but you may know the name of the performer.
Doug Hempstead is currently on CBC Ottawa as a traffic reporter.
Delano is the second album and follow-up to the self-titled album which came out last year.
Mix of alternative rock with that 90s sound, experimental-rock, and country-rock.
Think of it as a mix of Camp Radio, Expanda Fuzz, Jim Bryson and Octoberman.
Part of the album has that Ottawa-esque vibe with tracks like Riverside, Lanark Double Soaker and MacDonald Park.
Great rocking album to listen to before 2017 ends!
Also Area Resident’s album to be on vinyl via The Record Centre Records.
Best tracks

  • Riverside
  • Pray for Wendell
  • Show No One
  • Delano
  • Living Like I’m Going Away

I’d give Delano:
/10

No Filter – November 6, 2017

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Here is the November 6, 2017 edition of No Filter on CHUO 89.1FM (Check out the new website).
Have a listen to the show
HOUR ONE:

HOUR TWO:

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Kelly Lee Owens covers Aaliyah’s More Than A Woman!

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One of my favorite albums of 2017.
Kelly Lee Owens has something up her sleeves before the year ends.
Today she releases a cover of Aaliyah’s “More Than A Woman” and a remix of her cover, available to stream today and for purchase digitally and on limited edition 12” on December 8th. In addition to the new 12″, Smalltown Supersound will also be releasing a deluxe edition of Kelly’s debut album, featuring brand new tracks, due out on 24th November 2017.
While I say it is a no-no to cover Aaliyah (God bless her soul!).
This is a cool laid back electro-dance pop version of the track!

No Filter’s Top 5 Songs of the Week [Nov 6 – 12]

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Here are this week’s Top 5 Songs of the week.
Don’t forget to tune in every Monday at 4pm on CHUO 89.1FM
This week at #1 is a debut for Young Galaxy
The band dropped the single last Friday!
Note: () means last week and [] means total weeks.
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Common Holly – Playing House [Review]

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There is alot of buzz/hype surrounding Common Holly in the past few months.
So why not give a chance and listen to her full-length (is it a debut?) album called Playing House via on Solitaire Recordings.
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The Elwins – Hey! Ya, You [Music Video]

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Today the Toronto-based pop-rock quartet, The Elwins releases the music video for Hey! Ya, You from their full-length LP Beauty Community.

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Young Galaxy – Elusive Dream [Listen]

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Nearly fell off my seat!
It’s been awhile since Young Galaxy has dropped anything besides the rework of Come of See and Stay For Real back in March.

They are back with a new single called Elusive Dream!

Montreal’s Young Galaxy return with a song for our times, an intimate commentary on current social and political landscapes. The song marks the return of the band to its original duo of Catherine McCandless and Stephen Ramsay, and features long time collaborator Dan Lissvik’s return to production duties. This is the band’s second independently released track this year.

The band’s thoughts on the new song and how it relates to the world’s current state of affairs: Elusive Dream was written this summer during this ongoing period of social and political tension in the world. The song addresses the fact that we feel human existence is the craziest, most psychedelic thing there is, and yet it feels like we’re prone to squandering it all. We are hopeful, ready to fight for our beliefs and on behalf of those who have trouble fighting for themselves. Sometimes however, we just want to take a moment to reflect, to feel the wonder and the sadness of it all at the same time. This song is about those feelings.