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The Belle Game has been one of my favorite Canadian acts in recent years.
With their lovely indie pop rock music from their 2014’s debut Ritual Tradition Habit.
Now three years later they finally dropped the second album called Fear / Nothing and on the Arts & Crafts label.
Fear / Nothing is another change with the band with them ditching the pop rock vibe and more into the sonic synth pop vibe similar from Braids.
A more dark and maturing record.
This time they have it going for them!
- I Want Nothing
I’d give Fear / Nothing:
Brooklyn-based project Yoke Lore today dropped the EP Goodpain via Arts and Crafts.
“Of the name Glavin says, “A ‘yoke’ is something that holds things together. ‘Lore’ means a set of stories or a collection of ideas about an event, time, or culture. I want to tell stories about how things are bound and held together. I think something’s value is in its relationship to everything else. Work in the joints; where things come together.”
Single #3 from Tei Shi‘s upcoming album Crawl Space.
Justify oozes with sensual electro-R&B pop music.
But there is more of hidden meaning to the song:
“Justify is a kind of protest song against the way in which we are categorized or judged by others based off of very superficial or one dimensional standards. It came from a place of rebellion against the insecurities and pressures that come into play when you put yourself in a position to be defined by another. For me the song is a challenge against that musically and emotionally.”
One of the standout tracks on 2016’s CDW.
Today, Charlotte Day Wilson released the video for her stirring single “Work”. Directed by Fantavious Fritz, the concept is simple, depicting women on their way to work but, conveys a powerful statement of unity, arriving in timely form following last weekend’s global Women’s Marches. Wilson calls the video “an afternoon of camaraderie with an amazing group of women, genderqueer and trans folks from my community in Toronto. People got to know each other, make new friends and bask in the powerful energy that occupied an otherwise ordinary, mundane space.”