Bahamas - Caught Me Thinking

Now I know the Ack has already posted a fine review of Afie Jurvanen’s sophomore record Barchords, but I’d been looking for a reason to post his hat-based video for “Caught Me Thinking.” Well after work today I got caught in a downpour/monsoon that left me in a sour mood, but when I got back [...]

MAD ONES - Out Of Love

When we got an email pertaining to this new video from TO duo Mad Ones, I have to admit that my brain automatically pictured them as an early 90′s hip hop group signed to Loud Records or some such. No such luck as it turns out, but I wasn’t disappointed, as this geetar & drums [...]

Friday Fun:: Renny Wilson - By and By

Friday Fun:: Renny Wilson  By and By

As a rule, I pretty much love blissed-out, hypnotic, sax-filled jams, so I was already going to enjoy “By and By”, the new single from Edmonton’s Renny Wilson, but throw in a sexy jeans & gyration-filled, self-shot video, and you can set the Friday Fun meter to 10+++. Renny (aka René) Wilson has formerly released [...]

The Slakadeliqs f. Justin Nozuka - Keep Breathing

If you haven’t heard The Slakadeliqs debut album The Other Side of Tomorrow, perhaps you should. This incredibly soulful and genre-bending effort is helmed by Slakah the Beatchild and features an interesting group of folks assisting him. Of all the albums I’ve heard bandied about for Polaris consideration thus far, this is one of the [...]


The Internet is sometimes amazing. A Toronto hip hop duo makes a song inspired by a reverred Brazilian artist. Said artist has no idea about the song. A Portuguese graphic artist is inspired to create a wonderful video for the song, and gets a friend in Brazil to inform artist about the song and tape [...]

Ria Mae - Under Your Skin

Perusing the ECMA results from this past weekend led to an to-too-familiar set of thoughts after reading that Halifax’s Ria Mae won Pop Recording of the year. These thoughts are something like “Uhhh, have we covered Ria Mae on the hill before? Surely we have. I think we have. We’ve meant to, so me must [...]

Wordburglar - Rhyme O’ Clock f. More Or Les

Here’s your new favorite hip hop video, you’re welcome and that was easy. Well perhaps it’s not quite that easy, but take two of the funniest, lyrically nimble and most charismatic MC’s you could find, put them in a visually-pleasing, hijinks-filled video, and I’mma bring back the Parker Lewis reference for you, because you cannot [...]

Hey Ocean! - Big Blue Wave

Vancouver’s Hey Ocean! play the Seahorse tonight (with Aidan Knight), and if you’re looking to rock out with a cute band you could fill your boots at this show I’m thinking. Just look at this video for Big Blue Wave off their last EP: balloons, kids, young love, happy music times and Shad quietly reading [...]