Co/ntry is a Montreal band consisting of Beaver Sheppard and David Whitten and they are a staple in the indie Montreal scene and Pop Montreal.
Mostly because of the eccentric lead singer Beaver Sheppard, if you don’t notice him wearing whatever whacky costume in and around the city of Montreal.
In the times I’ve been to Pop Montreal (Attending about 8 years), I’ve only seen them once at a day show and it was a normal set because it was early and they seemed tired from the night before.
Anyways they released their second album called Cell Phone 1.
It is filled with crazy upbeat electro-pop new wave rock music.
Crazy at times with tracks like Second Life and Gold Standard.
While moody 1980s new wave dance vibe in Beyond Believe, Too Much and Living in a Body.
You can say Cell Phone 1 brings back the 1980s new wave sound!
- So Get a Baby
- Cash Out
- Too Much
- Beyond Belief
- Living in a Body
I’d give this album:
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Yay! My “favorite” artist returns with a new album!
I’m talking about Timber Timbre‘s Sincerely, Future Pollution.
This is the sixth album and it is an 180 to synth rock/pop from what are used to with the typical gothic folk rock.
To be honest I don’t feel connected to this record like I have with Hot Dreams from it’s steamy sleazy feel from it’s title track to the trip-hop vibe of The New Tomorrow.
The only redeeming thing is the drumming of Olivier Fairfield.
Remember talking to Boyhood last year that she heard some of the new material and how it was going to blow your mind.
Mentioning how one track sounded like Stevie Wonder, that happens to be the song Grifting.
It is kind of funky lit track and get you groovin’.
Overall I feel this album is mix between Dirty Beaches and Scattered Clouds and TOPS.
Think of this as a beautiful toxic dream to what Taylor’s future of the world will be visioned.
- Velvet Gloves & Spit
- Sewer Blues
- Sincerely, Future Pollution
I’d give this album:
This literally gave me chills down my spine hearing t!
Afer last year’s epic orchestra classical album Sorrow a reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony.
Now this year Colin Stetson is bringing back to the basics of experimental bass saxophone music with his upcoming album “All this I do for glory”, to be released April 28th 2017 via 52HZ.
“Colin Stetson is back with a brand new album titled All This I Do For Glory. The LP is a reasoning and exploration of the machinations of ambition and legacy, an examination of the concepts of afterlife, and the first half of a doomed love story in the model of the Greek tragedies. As a narrative, it exists temporally somewhere between 2015’s Never Were The Way She Was (with Sarah Neufeld) and the 1st volume of the NHW Trilogy.
“Spindrift” is the first single to be released alongside a special live video which shows Stetson in action. The song is crystalline and serene and calls to mind the ambient works of Aphex Twin.“
Check out this new compilation/project that was started in conjunction with Secretly Group and 30 Songs, 30 Days, and aims to raise funds and awareness for organizations supporting causes that are under threat by the proposed policies of a Trump administration. This project is produced with the help of Revolutions Per Minute, an organization that provides strategy and support for artists making change.
So I missed out the five days and today happens to be a track from Suuns!
Could be a new song or something left out from their 2016 album Hold/Still.
But it is an awesome track to listen to from the Montreal band.
Here is the info about this project.
With Trump’s first 100 days in office upon us, action must be taken to protect the causes that will come under threat from this administration.
Our First 100 Days seeks to aid in that protection. Joining together with artists and labels we will be releasing one rare, unreleased or exclusive song per day to you via Bandcamp.
For a minimum contribution of $30, supporters will be able to access all 100 songs in the project, including new music from Angel Olsen, How To Dress Well, Toro Y Moi, The Range and many more.
All profits raised from Our First 100 Days will go directly to organizations working on the front lines of climate, women’s rights, immigration and fairness.
Check out the music video
Here is what Taylor says about the song.
The first single, “Sewer Blues”, is an ironclad groove marked by plodding, heavy rhythm, cavernous delay, and a backdrop of starry synthesizers. Taylor Kirk’s nearly spoken words seem to emit from the underbelly of urban decay, carried on the ominous air of these troubled days.
I find Sewer Blues MEH 😛
Leif Vollebekk releases the second single from his upcoming album Twin Solitude which comes out on February 24, 2017 via Secret City Records.
“Into The Ether” which came to be whilst playing piano. “The track features passionate Broken Social Scene-adjacent melodies wrapped in a casual, jammy atmosphere. Vollebekk sighs fragmented musings on the space between love and disappointment as Chargaux, the duo who played strings on Kendrick Lamar’s “Bitch Don’t Kill My Vibe,” produce tense pulls of their bows.”
Reminder that Leif Vollebekk will be playing Ottawa on April 14th at the First Baptist Church.
More info, click here.
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For those that missed No Filter on December 26th (Boxing Day).
Early Happy New Years Eve everyone!
I was counting down my Top 20 Canadian Albums of 2016.
Joining me in the studio was James from Mixtape Session.
Lots of talking and tracks from the Top 20 albums that was featured.
Have a listen to the show!
Top 20 Canadian Albums of 2016:
- Nap Eyes – Roll It from Thought Rock Fish Scale (20)
- Reversing Falls – Disappear from II (19)
- Heaven for Real – Subliminal from Kill Your Memory (18)
- Preoccupations – Degraded (17)
- Snowblink – How Now from Returning Current (16)
- Little Scream – Love as a Weapon from Cult Following (15)
- Luka – Summon Up a Monkey King (14)
- Sonic Avenues – Future from Disconnector (13)
- Doomsquad – Solar Ass from Total Time (12)
- BadBadNotGood – In Your Eyes feat Charlotte Day Wilson from IV (11)
- Steve Adamyk Band – Carry On from Graceland (10)
- The Dirty Nil – No Weaknesses from Higher Power (9)
- Leonard Cohen – If I Didn’t Have Your Love from You Want It Darker (8)
- Pup – Sleep In The Heat from The Dream Is Over (7)
- Diana – Slipping Away from Familiar Touch (6)
- Jim Bryson – Changing Scenery / Sweeping Pt. 2 from Somewhere We Will Find Our Place (5)
- Kaytranada – Together / You’re the One from 99.9% (4)
- Andy Shauf – The Magician / Quite Like You from the Party (3)
- Suuns – Fall / Instrument from Hold/Still (2)
- Basia Bulat – Time / Infamous from Good Advice (1)
Ended the show with George Michael’s Freedom! ’90