Singles

Doug Hoyer - Snow Bank f. Jessica Jalbert

Snow Bank
Despite the mellow fall we’re having, it has already snowed in Edmonton, and Doug Hoyer welcomed that first snowfall with Snow Bank, the release of the last single from his previous album. As per usual from Doug, it’s a catchy tune, helped on by the lovely vocals of his frequent collaborator Jessica Jalbert.

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MP3:: Doug Hoyer - Snow Bank f. Jessica Jalbert
WEB:: doughoyer.bandcamp.com

Cursed Arrows - One In The Blue

Cursed Arrows
Clearly, Halifax duo Cursed Arrows are not ones to let moss grow beneath their feet, as they’ve managed to release two records this year with almost 2 months to spare. We’ve posted something on The Madness of Crowds, but nothing from Skin Behind The Shroud until now. One In The Blue sounds like a bit of a change from the duo’s past work but it’s great track and a good teaser for what their latest release has to offer.

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MP3:: Cursed Arrows - One In The Blue
WEB:: www.cursedarrows.com

Rah Rah - Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix)

Rah Rah - Rahmixes
How about a remix to wrap up you Wednesday? Here’s one from Saskatchewan’s Rah Rah, done by NGHTBLND, to commemorate the release of their last album, Breaking Hearts, in the UK, and a remix album called Rahmixes. Enjoy!

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MP3:: Rah Rah - Parkade (NGHTBLND Remix)
WEB:: www.rahrahband.com

A.A. Wallace - Bowie

A.A. Wallace - Bowie
Halifax electro ace A.A. Wallace has a new single out, and a plum gig coming up in a couple weeks opening for the currently much-buzzed-about Rich Aucoin during his hometown show at Reflections. So then, let’s post that new single, shall we? You can visit A.A.’s Bandcamp for a couple alternate versions of the song, but the funkdafied (word to Da Brat!) original version works for me.

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MP3:: A.A. Wallace - Bowie
WEB:: aawallace.bandcamp.com

Swamp Thing - All About The Brains


I guess it would be remiss of us not to post any kind of Halloween song, and luckily Swamp Thing has arrived on the scene just in time with a creepy banger in tow. Swamp Thing is Toolshed alumni Timbuktu & Chokeules along with T.O. producer Savilion (who also kicks in some raps). They’re giving away their debut single, All About The Brains, as a spooky treat, and it’s Good stuff. Happy Halloween!

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MP3:: Swamp Thing - All About The Brains
WEB:: swampthing.bandcamp.com

Jody Watley - Looking For a New Love (Skratch Bastid’s Kausing Much Damage Remix)

Jody Watley - Real Love (Skratch Bastid Remix)
Can you have too much Jody Watley? Of course you can’t, and Skratch Bastid knows this, so he came up with this ingenious Jody Wately/KMD blend for his last mixtape.

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MP3:: Jody Watley - Looking For a New Love (Skratch Bastid’s Kausing Much Damage Remix)
WEB:: www.skratchbastid.com

The Black Shades - Oh Oh Ah Ah

The Black Shades
What’s up friendo, you looking for some southern-fried garage rock during HPX ’11? Well Kentucky’s The Black Shades might have just what you’re looking for, so check them out on Thursday, Oct. 20th either at the CKDU lobby for a 5:30 show, or later that night at The North Street church as the open things up for the Motorleague-headlining show there. Here’s a little taste of what these young Kentuckians have to offer.

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MP3:: The Black Shades - Oh Oh Ah Ah
WEB:: theblackshades.com

The Nuclear - Stations

The Nuclear
New Brunswick’s The Nuclear play the Khyber on October 21st during HPX ’11, and they also appeared on our NB mixtape from a few years ago. Here’s the album version of the track we featured on our mix, Stations.

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MP3:: The Nuclear - Stations
WEB:: thenuclear.com

Twin Shadow - Changes

Twin Shadow
That haircut right there is enough on its own to make me want to discard my long-held biases and hit the New Palace to see Twin Shadow, aka George Lewis Jr., headline an HPX show there on Friday, Oct. 21st. Lewis released the much buzzed-about Forget last year, and even a cursory listen to the melancholy melange of influences he coerces into some rather beautiful tracks makes me think this will be a rather buzzed about show. So go see him, biases be damned!

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MP3:: Twin Shadow - Changes
WEB:: thetwinshadow.tumblr.com

Repartee - I Used To Dance

Repartee
NFLD’s Repartee switch it up Dave Silver style on me: the jam starts out soft & dreamy, but a riotous dance jam broke out when I wasn’t looking. Well played Repartee, well played. You can see Repartee (fun band name to say!) when they play HPX on Wed. Oct. 21st as the opener at the Olympic Community Hall show headlined by The Pains of Being Pure at Heart.

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MP3:: Repartee - I Used To Dance
WEB:: reparteemusic.ca