Toronto

Wildlife - Sea Dreamer

I don’t know about you, but after a long hard Wednesday, there is only one thing that can soothe my savage beast of a soul: street gang-related hi-jinks. Luckily Wildlife has me covered with their new video for Sea Dreamer off of their amazingly well received last album, Strike Hard Young Diamond. The video features [...]

Teenage Kicks - Middle of the Night

Teenage Kicks – Middle of the Night

I shant lie to you, I pretty much loved Teenage Kicks last EP, Rational Anthems, and so any news from the band is welcome on my cyber doorstep. And there appears to be TK news aplenty right now, as not only will they be playing in Halifax on March 30th (Michael’s with Wildlife and Glory [...]

Sandie Black - Gotta Get Free

Sandie Black - Gotta Get Free
Here’s a fun slice of electro-rock goodness from new T.O. duo Sandie Black. More of these and I think we might be hearing a lot more about them.

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MP3:: Sandie Black - Gotta Get Free
Web:: sandieblack.bandcamp.com

James and Blackburn - We Have No Names for Anything

James and Blackburn
Toronto trio James And Blackburn have just released their debut full-length, Island Universe and if fairly straight-ahead indie rock sounds are your bag, this seems like one to check out. I like what I hear from their lead single We Have No Names for Anything, so I’ll be giving their record a listen I’d say.

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MP3:: James and Blackburn - We Have No Names for Anything
Web:: jamesandblackburn.com

Quick Hitters:: Powers - EP

I was originally going to post on Toronto outfit (they are a duo, maybe? Perhaps one guy with some friends? I don’t actually know) Powers mainly because the video/first single from their EP is entitled Second Summer, and that seemed appropriate considering it was 15 degrees outside in Halifax this morning. Unfortunately, it began raining [...]

Quick Hitters:: BEATFACE

BEATFACE! That’s a name that just seems like it should always be written with an exclamation point to accompany its all-caps aggro-ness. It also seems like the name of a band I would never check out/post on, but like Yogi Berra used to say “that’s why the play the games, and also, that’s why they [...]

Quick Hitters:: Shaun Boothe - Waiting Room

I don’t know if you’ve listened to the “Top 40″ type radio much of late, but there is some really unfortunate hip hop on there right now. I mean, if you had come to me in the late 90′s and told me that one day I’d be pining for the bling & beat-jacking era presided [...]

ATTAGIRL - Yossarian


Who is ATTAGIRL exactly? I only know this: they are from T.O. and are “like three Nick Jonases making sweet melodies for you”. What’s not to like? I certainly like the brand of good ol’ fashioned rock & roll found on their 3 song EP Basement Tracks currently available gratis via their Bandcamp. You might too.

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MP3:: ATTAGIRL - Yossarian
WEB:: attagirlsounds.bandcamp.com

Quick Hitters:: SPORTS the LP

Do you think Toronto band SPORTS actually enjoy sports, the throwy/kicky/runny kinds? If I had to guess I’d say likely not, but it doesn’t matter. I’m a fan of both sports and SPORTS, so even though we posted a song from their full-length debut in May, I’d been meaning to get a post up on [...]

Papermaps - Reunion


What say we bid this Tuesday farewell with some peppy piano pop from Toronto’s Papermaps (who were called Ex-Po once upon a time)? Well I’m glad you agree, here’s Reunion from their most recent, self-titled release.

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MP3:: Papermaps - Reunion
WEB:: papermaps.bandcamp.com