Montreal’s Beyries dropped the gripping cinematic video for the song Son, from her debut album Landing.
Directed by Philippe Grenier and shot on 35mm film, the video tells the dark secret of a country-dwelling family whose eldest son aims to avenge his little sister.
Montreal band Raveen released their leading single from their upcoming album Always.
The title track from the same name from the album came together immediately after their singer/producer Eric took a long and introspective trip to Europe.
There’s a lot of love in this song. Thematically, it serves as a good summary of the of rest of the record; themes of loss as it relates lost love but also grief, and the perceived loss of something magic in the early stages of adulthood.
It is the most collaborative 3 minutes they have ever worked on.
It features all three members, plus contributions from ten or more vocalists and four or five string players.
Have a listen to the track.
Always, their full length album drops on July 28, 2017.
Montreal indie dance band Men I Trust dropped their music for their slow jam chill-pop track called You Deserve This.
“We recorded You Deserve This last summer. We weren’t supposed to do any music that afternoon, we were really chilled out and in a great mood. We were playing with some rhythms and started having fun with detuned and off-phase synths. We recorded the guitars and the final vocals last month following our initial idea: it’s all about relaxing, wishing good to oneself and others and the nostalgic joy of feeling part of the universe”
Montreal Tops seems the be the most underrated band at the moment.
Having three albums under their belt through Arbutus Records.
Their recent being Sugar at the Gate which was recorded in California than in Montreal.
Sugar at the Gates is 10 tracks of moody laid-back 80s poppy rock vibe.
I felt like this album had a sadder tone lyrically since some of the songs had a break-up feel to it.
While their last album Picture You Staring had a mix up of upbeat and slowness of Pop music.
Since they don’t have a track similar to Outside where you want to do some dance and think Top Gun.
Sugar at the Gate is a stronger album with it’s output with their musicality and lyrics.
One of my favorite albums to get in a sunny dreamy mood.
- Dayglo Bimbo
- Cutlass Cruiser
- I Just Wanna Make You Real
I’d give Sugar at the Gate:
No Joy recently released the CREEP EP, on new label Grey Market.
The band shares a music video for “Hellhole” featuring footage of the band’s singer Jasamine White-Gluz as a teen (at the time she was trying to make her own version of a Sheryl Crow video).
The CREEP EP has also been re-pressed on beautiful neon green vinyl and is available to purchase right here.
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:
2017, Album, Album Review, alternative, band, Canada, Group, indie, Mathieu Charbonneau, Montreal, Music, Music Video, Musicians, Olivier Fairfield, Rock, Simon Trottier, Sincerely Future Pollution, Taylor Kirk, Timber Timbre
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: