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1. All to Myself – Amber Coffman
2. Way to be Loved – TOPS*
3. No Car – Faith Healer*
4. Copper Mines – Mothers
5. Subliminal – Heaven For Real*
6. Bonnie’s State of Mind – Freak Heat Waves
7. Anthony Ivy – Sheer Agony*
8. Kirkobain – Old & Weird*
9. American Way – Kurt Inder*
10. i see the moon – Vulva Culture*
11. Slug Orgy #1 – Eyeballs*
12. Whose Hair – CUPCAKE DUCTAPE*
13. Subhuman – Bored Décor*
14. The Decline And Fall Of Me – Sparks
15. I Wanna Be Yours – John Cooper Clarke
16. Skiptracing – Mild High Club
17. Lying Has To Stop – Soft Hair
18. Every Single Thing – Homeshake*
19. Femme – Le Couleur
20. Planet Junior – The Babe Rainbow

*Canadian

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Indie-licious Tues Nov 18th 2014

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1. Paisley and Pastel – Freelove Fenner*
2. Deckard – Mysteries
3. City Full of (W)holes (Pt. II) – Mean Wind*
4. Somebody’s Talking – The Preatures
5. I Got The Moves – Habibi
6. Icarus – Meanwhile
7. Turn Your Love Around – TOPS*
8. Sålka Gets Her Hopes Up – Yumi Zouma
9. Annie – Mac Demarco*
10. 1001 Decisions – Woo
11. Caitlin And Peter And George Harrison – Sheer Agony*
12. Like That – White Fence
13. Back, Baby – Jessica Pratt
14. Nature – Jennifer Castle*
15. Black Bough – New Bums

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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.

Indie-licious Tues July 29th 2014

 

1. Eyes Of The Muse – King Tuff
2. Into The Night – Malka
3. Boat – The Tallest Tree
4. Growing Old – Southern Boutique
5. Left To Wonder – Lyla Foy
6. Little Notes – Tiny Ruins
7. Waiting – Ought
8.In The Sound – Freelove Fenner
9. Doin It Right (Sean Nicholas Savage Cover) – Brave Radar
10. Fizzical Lime – Sheer Agony
11. Hung Up – Quaker Parents
12. Year of Patience – Mega Bog
13. Web Of Man – Pet Sun
14. Teenager – Black Honey
15. So What – Avi Buffalo
16. Accolades – Jon McKiel

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Indie-licious Tues July 16th 2013

1. Maze Fancier – Thee Oh Sees
2. She Shakes – Dirt Farmer
3. Teenagers In Heat – Holy Ghost!
4. Busman’s Holiday – Allah-Las
5. Heartbreaker – Girls
6. Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
7. You Sleep Too Much – Pangea
8. Coral – GRMLN
9. Take It Easy – Surfer Blood
10. She’s A Riot – The Jungle Giants
11. In-Out – Dan Croll
12. Baby I Am Nobody Now – Andy Bull
13. Golden Hour – Prince Innocence
14. Stand Divided – Plumes
15. til the Final Echo – Robert Loveless and the Loveland Band
16. 256 Greys – The Cable-Knits
17. The People Left – Sheer Agony

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