Five Bands You Haven’t Heard of But Are Totally Awesome

Today, I’m going balls deep into the Music Between Friends email inbox and pulling out tons of sweaty, delicious music.

That’s right, friends. Here’s a few under-the-radar musicians that deserve your attention, love, and earbuds. And don’t worry, there’s plenty more where this came from.


Who: Mannequin Men
From: Chicago, Illinois
MP3: Hobby GirlMannequin Men
Listen to More or Buy their records
Fun Fact: They just passed through Toronto in November while touring their fourth album.
When To Listen: Road tripping with your friend who listens to only classic rock and thinks your music taste is weak. Time to prove him wrong.



Who: The Cautioneers
From: Toronto, Ontario

Listen to More or Buy their records
RIYL: Broken Social Scene songs that feature human voices.
When To Listen: Strolling through downtown Toronto on a sunny spring day. Flipping through your high school yearbook.



Who: Alanna Gurr
From: Guelph, Ontario
MP3: Oh, HorsefeathersAlanna Gurr
Listen to More or Buy her Records
RIYL: Joanna Newsom, Cocorosie
Where To Listen: When you break out the craft supplies on a rainy Sunday afternoon.



Who: Kori Pop
Where: Hamilton, Ontario
Fun Fact: She directed the music video for Nowhere Near My Heart herself. It features dancing paper people and is probably the cutest thing ever. Kori Pop is her real name and I saw her play in my favourite Hamilton coffee shop randomly one day.
Listen to More (and buy her records!)



Who: WATERS
From: San Francisco, California
MP3: O Holy Break Of DayWATERS
Buy their Records
Where To Listen: When you’re tossing your friend into the pool on a hot summer day.



Who: Vacations
From: Chicago, Illinois
MP3: Hassle With RealVacations
Listen to More or Buy their Records
Where To Listen: After letting your hair down and shaking it like a crazy fool.

One thought on “Five Bands You Haven’t Heard of But Are Totally Awesome

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