Indie-licious Tues Nov 1st 2016

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1. Exercise A – Un Blonde*
2. Sweet Fruit – LOVING*
3. Covered In Toys – Brave Radar*
4. Romance – Naked Chillen*
5. Low Rise – JFM*
6. W84U – Virtual Flannel*
7. Transparency – Part III-ii – d’Eon*
8. 8 E’s – Virtual Flannel*
9. Yeshimabet Dubale – Naked Chillen*
10. Beast – Old Girl*
11. Open Sesame – Un Blonde*
12. The not real lake – LOVING*
13. Fly Fly – Dead Beat Poet Society*
14. Lion Head – Brave Radar*
15. Time Unsubsidized – Crack Cloud*
16. Cap//Cloak – Crack Cloud*
17. Passage – Dead Beat Poet Society*
18. Arms & Legs – Dories*
19. She Can’t Help Herself – No Problem*
20. Heroes of Space Travel – Carla Sagan*
21. Forces – The Submissives*

*Canadian

Special thanks to the writers and lizards of Weird Canada for sharing this music.

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Indie-licious Tues July 26th 2016

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~*~*~Happy birthday to my baby sister, who turns 22 today!~*~*~

This sad boy pop mix is all for you.

1. BEATS – Carl Didur*
2. Bang Chasing – Bobey
3. Comin’ Fulfilled – Casey Burge
4. The Magician – Andy Shauf*
5. Plans – Jerry Paper
6. Shrug – Mouth Breather*
7. Moves In Time – Brave Radar*
8. Wrist (Father cover) – Moss Lime*
9. Moon Woman – Homeshake*
10. Menopause Man – Ariel Pink
11. You’ve Become Skeletal – Jay Holy*
12. Pow Wow – R. Stevie Moore
13. Blow Job – Bruce Haack*

*Canadian

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Indie-licious Tues May 12th 2015

*Canadian

1. Red Corvette – Brave Radar*
2. The Tact of Animals & I Don’t See It – Quaker Parents*
3. Tuggeranong – Kings Quest*
4. You Are A Runner And I Am My Father’s Son (Wolf Parade Cover) – Astral Swans*
5. Tiptoe Slowtrain – Gibberish
6. Shiver – Bears and Children*
7. oranges – Kurt Inder*
8. Blow Away – Doldrums*
9. Won’t be a thing to become – Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld*
10. Twisted Rope – The Cyrillic Typewriter*
11. TOTAL WIRRE – WILTED WOMAN
12. Mississipippi – Karen Gwyer

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Indie-licious Tues Feb 3rd 2015

*Canadian

1. I Want To Hold Your Hand – Boys Age
2. The Way You Move – Brady Allard*
3. Parade – Kevin Morby
4. Midnight Order – Ando Laj*
5. Tree Well – Arbutus*
6. Hotel Blues – Last Ex*
7. Borderline – Nancy Pants*
8. Out of reach – Brave Radar*
9. Demon’s Hand – HOLY
10. Most Ghouls Agree – TRUTHERS
11. Everybody Wants Somebody – Joel Jerome
12. Trouble – The Memories
13. Glen Echo – Pisces
14. Bells – Andrew Oliver*
15. 4 Real – Body Language

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Favourite tracks from Plastic Factory Records freshly-released compilation

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Montreal label Plastic Factory just released their first compilation album today and it’s awesome.

My favourite tracks upon first listen are Nightmare by Andy Boay, Those Who Wait by Sheer Agony, OK OK OK by Hand Cream and Shopping by Special Noise.

Nightmare – Andy Boay (New York) Bandcamp |  Facebook | Twitter

I knew the compilation would be a winner the instant this track came on. It reminds me a lot of DADA by PEELERS SELLERS, the project of Belgian composer and arranger Olivier Désir. I love that wheezing echo flitting between left and right speakers combined with that triple-layered harmony separated by thirds and sixths.

 

 

Those Who Wait – Sheer Agony (Montreal) Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

Montreal guitar-pop trio Sheer Agony have been recording since 2010 and caught my eye in 2012 with She’s An Artist off their first label release, a ST 7″ on Fixture Records. “Her mother, her father, they help her out but they probably shouldn’t bother.

 

Their selection for the compilation reveals how much their sound has evolved – a lot more depth/texture and dipping into psychedelic territory. The vocals in Those Who Wait almost remind me of A.C. Newman’s.

 

OK OK OK – Hand Cream (Montreal) Bandcamp | Facebook

This interview by Jesse Locke for Noisey should give you a primer on what this Montreal-based, Halifax-bred band is all about. Drummer Christian Simmons also plays with Each Other and Sheer Agony, which accounts for some overlap in musicality. All of the best music is coming out of Montreal & Halifax right now, thanks to how closely these two communities are entwined.

 

Shopping –  Special Noise (Montreal) Bandcamp | Facebook | Twitter

From the beginning of this track, which starts with a gross growl, and the lite shrieks of “Ready!” The swishy drums (is that a triangle?!), resolved chords, and fiercely sung vocals make this a truly endearing track.

 

You can buy the 2-LP vinyl for only $25 bucks here, which is a total steal for how amazing this comp is. If you’re living in the digital age, you can stream and/or purchase the album on Bandcamp.