Bay Area punk duo Street Eaters released a new single from their upcoming album dropping on May 12, 2017.
The Envoy is a concept album inspired by recent political events and based on dystopian, gender revolutionary author Ursula Le Guin.
Have a listen to Take What I Don’t Need.
RIYL: Wipers, Drive Like Jehu and Huggy Bear
The duo will be playing in Ottawa on May 5th at Bar Robo.
Opening up for them will be The CHUDS and Warp Lines.
Details are on here.
Ottawa’s Rory Lewis is a touring and recording musician who used to be in the band Kalle Mattson has branched off on his own with this project called Concrete Desire.
Think of LCD Soundsystem, Bright Eyes and Wilco all in one.
So far he has dropped two singles.
Have a listen to them.
- Out of Time
DAVIDS (all in caps) released an EP back in January called 0117 EP.
Features their first single with vocals by Terra Lightfoot on Eyes Turn.
While I was hoping for the 80s New Order/Depeche Mode influenced track Crown of Burrs.
This song will do fine to show other ranges that Terra Lightfoot can do.
Have a listen to the song from their EP which is free to download.
Toronto band Fast Romantics have released “Everybody’s Trying to Steal Your Heart”.
It is the third cut from their forthcoming LP American Love.
American Love will be released on April 28 via Light Organ Records.
Reminder that the band will be performing at the Bronson Centre on April 5th opening up for Said The Whale.
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.”
Wow! This is a emotional song that Said the Whale has recorded.
Hearing the song will get you teary eyed.
Tyler’s thoughts on the song and that experience:
“Miscarriage is a unique kind of loss in that you’re mourning what could have been. It’s a lonely kind of loss, because miscarriage is rarely discussed. And it’s a loss of control – realizing that the future may not turn out the way you had imagined it. For me this was especially disarming since I didn’t realize how much I wanted a child until I was faced with the possibility of never having one. Miscarriage strips the joy from pregnancy and turns it into a source of grief and anxiety. But whatever sadness and anger I was feeling was only a fraction of what my partner was experiencing. The shame associated with her body not doing what it’s “biologically designed to do”, the loss of control, and the uncertainty about reproductive health – these things are all devastating. Watching the person you love go through that is heartbreaking, and it took everything I had to comfort her along with trying to comfort myself. I wrote this song in the throes of our experience. It was cathartic and therapeutic, and a lot of tears were shed. I won’t say I’m glad we went through what we did, but I will say that our experience has provided me with a perspective and an empathy that I may not have otherwise had. Our experience also makes me feel like theluckiest person on earth because our story has a happy ending – our third pregnancy was carried to term and our son was born in the summer of 2016.”
Reminder that the band will be performing at the Bronson Centre on April 5th.
Hollerado reveal a new song called Don’t Shake from their upcoming album Born Yesterday.
Here is the details about the song:
“When we were writing this album, our guitar player Nixon was diagnosed with testicular cancer. He wrote this song as his way of asking the people in his life to help him believe everything would turn out alright, even if it meant pretending.”
Hollerado’s new album Born Yesterday will release on April 14 via Royal Mountain Records.
Don’t forget they are playing Zaphod Beeblebrox on May 12th.
Exciting news for the return of Land of Talk!
It has been seven years since the release of Cloak and Cipher, so much has happened.
Like after taking a few months off after Cloak and Cipher’s touring cycle, frontwoman Elizabeth Powell got back to work on a followup. Instead, a series of mishaps – post-tour fatigue, a crashed hard drive with new demos, and her father’s stroke in 2013 – turned “a few months” into “a few years”.
Now comes the release of the leading single called Inner Love.
It is taken from the upcoming album Life After Youth which drops on May 19, 2017 via Saddle Creek and Dine Alone Records.
Have a listen to the 5 minute slow burning ambient pop rock track.
OK Valentine’s Day 2017 ended a few days ago.
Listen to the Devault remix of AlunaGeorge‘s Not Above Love.
“The AlunaGeorge remix is definitely something I’m super proud of. It blends my old melody techniques with a new style of production that I have been working on the past 6 months. I fell in love with the original’s lyrics so I gave ‘Not Above Love’ a dark spin that only shed a small light in the original record and it’s a good taste of where my future releases are headed.” – DEVAULT