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WHOOP-SZO >> “Bmaadiziwin”

June 28th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on WHOOP-SZO >> “Bmaadiziwin”

WHOOP-SZO >> “Bmaadiziwin”

There are as many definitions of a ‘good life’ as there are lives in the world. Self-proclaimed “sludge-folk wonders” WHOOP-Szo have put their own idea of living a healthy, spiritual life to tape with “Bmaadiziwin” (an Ojibwa word representing a spiritual way of life), a new cassette single that finds their ever-evolving sound rolling across […]

PREOCCUPATIONS >> “Anxiety”

June 14th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on PREOCCUPATIONS >> “Anxiety”

PREOCCUPATIONS >> “Anxiety”

PHOTO: Alessio Boni Preoccupations by Preoccupations I get it. Preoccupations’ previous name sucked, in a pretty big way. It made people angry, made them call for action, and demanded some kind of recognition of wrong. I can also get how fraught the prospect of starting over can be, and how destructive that process can be on […]

FEIST >> “Flamenco for Gord”

May 30th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on FEIST >> “Flamenco for Gord”

FEIST >> “Flamenco for Gord”

What can I say, I was a snob. In some ways I still am. But come on. It couldn’t be poetry if Teva sandals-and-socks wearing frat boys were into it, could it? What would they know about real art when they don’t even know what real shoes are? And he’s so ‘Canadian’. What’s revolutionary about that? Could a […]

PARTNER >> “Personal Weekend”

May 23rd, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on PARTNER >> “Personal Weekend”

PARTNER >> “Personal Weekend”

PHOTO: Colin Medley Personal Weekend by Partner This weekend, Monday is my Sunday, Sunday is my Fun Day, Saturday is like Friday Pt. 2, and Tuesday is a storm cloud waaaaaay off in the distance. Canada’s unofficial summer kick-off is here, and so is the season’s first unofficial anthem, Partner‘s “Personal Weekend”.  When life is nothing […]

ISLANDS >> “No Milk, No Sugar”

May 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on ISLANDS >> “No Milk, No Sugar”

ISLANDS >> “No Milk, No Sugar”

“No Milk, No Sugar” is Nick Thorburn’s pop nonpareil, heavy with hook and melody, and so effortlessly cool that every other songwriter aspiring to pop music perfection best pack up their gear and take up traffic cone collecting.

IVY MAIRI >> “All Around Me”

May 16th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on IVY MAIRI >> “All Around Me”

IVY MAIRI >> “All Around Me”

“All Around Me” by Toronto based singer/songwriter Ivy Mairi is our #NewFavouriteSong. Click the link to listen to it yourself.

SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> “All The Time”

May 9th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> “All The Time”

SHIRLEY & THE PYRAMIDS >> “All The Time”

Saskatoon’s Shirley & The Pyramids wear their musical influences on the arm of their long-sleeved tee-shirts, but before you’re quick to group them in with other neo-shoegazers, give a good listen to “All The Time”, one of two advance singles from their recently released self-titled record. In it, you’ll hear a the broad strokes of someone who’s explored a range of sonic influencers–from 13th Floor Elevators to Ride, The Velvet Underground to Atlas Sound–and is now drilling down through the gauzy haze of guitar drone to find their essence, their truth.

BAD CHANNELS >> “Stars”

May 2nd, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on BAD CHANNELS >> “Stars”

BAD CHANNELS >> “Stars”

Who hasn’t imagined their normal, daily existence–wake up, work/school, home, eat, sleep, repeat–as the stuff of reckless abandon, wild adventure, and celebrity excess? It’s the stuff daydreams are made of, but no one’s been able to bring those dreams to life quite the way Bad Channels have with “Stars”.

DARCYS >> “Miracle”

April 25th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on DARCYS >> “Miracle”

DARCYS >> “Miracle”

Winter’s over, so put away your neutral greys and wooly blacks. Slip into neon bright satins, pop your collar, and dawn those mirror aviators before you’re blinded by the sheer luminosity of Jason Couse and Wes Marskell’s musical return: “Miracle” is gonna take you far away from everything you thought Darcys were, are, or will ever be again. Two […]

FREDERICK SQUIRE >> “Bike Thief”

April 18th, 2016  |  by  |  published in New Favourite Songs | Comments Off on FREDERICK SQUIRE >> “Bike Thief”

FREDERICK SQUIRE >> “Bike Thief”

Spooky Action at a Distance by Frederick Squire (2016) Listen to “Bike Thief” and you’ll hear the way Frederick Squire build’s a song from the outside in, cracking a tough outer shell, exposing the tender fruit within in search of the seed, the essence at the core. It’s a song over ten years old, written […]


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