Julia Holter – Everytime Boots (Official Video)

(If you like: Natalie Prass, Autre Ne Veut, Destroyer)  Los Angeles singer-songwriter Julia Holter released her fourth studio album Have You In My Wilderness back in September, and off the record was the lead single “Everytime Boots”. As she heads off on a North American tour this month, Holter has shared the neo-Western music video for the track. Holter’s warm vocals take the listener on a tour of the love triangle between a stranger, a cowboy, and another cowboy. Full of deja-vu, the modern fairytale is given an alternative folk soundtrack complete with charming…

Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty

Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys has teamed up with American rock band Cage the Elephant to produce their fourth studio album, Tell Me I’m Pretty. The band’s musical style has varied greatly since their first album in 2008, and the latest addition to their discography is no exception. Tell Me I’m Pretty is a departure from the aggressively energetic beats, bold bass lines, and heavy percussion that has characterized their sound in the past, without losing the energy that makes them unique. This isn’t the first time Cage the…

Album Releases: Week of December 18, 2015

Alternative / Rock / Indie Cage the Elephant – Tell Me I’m Pretty (Alternative rock) Smashing Pumpkins – Day for Night (Alternative rock) Paul Weller – Saturn’s Pattern (Alternative pop)   Electronic James Blake – Radio Silence (Electronica)   Hip – hop / Rap / R&B / Soul Chris Brown – Royalty (R&B/Pop) Monica – Code Red (R&B/Hip-hop) Pusha T – Darkest Before the Dawn (Hip-hop)   Punk / Metal Baroness – Purple (Heavy metal) La Luna – Always Already (Post-hardcore)    

The Dirty Nil – Zombie Eyed

The release date for Higher Power – the upcoming debut full-length from punk rock trio The Dirty Nil – is inching closer. Slated for February 26th, the Hamilton natives are teasing the new album with their next single “Zombie Eyed”. Explosive from the get-go, the new single is a frenzy of demolishing punk hooks, abrasive vocals, and destructive energy. Loveable hints of 2000-esque alternative rock angst and melodic pop punk licks fuel “Zombie Eyed”‘s irresistible flare, upping the ante in anticipation. Enjoy the single below and hear their first single “No Weaknesses” here. After…

Camille Trust – Wake Your Body Up

With her debut single, NYC-based/Florida-native Camille Trust promises to “Wake Your Body Up” with her single. and its dance-friendly beat. Soulful vocals and elements of R&B round out the funky pop tune with some substance, while the energetic beat will get you moving. Camille Trzcinski started going by her stage name Camille Trust in 2014 but this song sounds like it could have come out in 1984. The influence of Stevie Wonder and Janis Joplin, who she lists as inspirations, can be heard in the rhythm and beat of “Wake Your…

Top 10: Songs to Help You Survive Exam Season

It’s 6:30pm and your final starts at 7pm but you have three more lectures to go through. You can do three, three hour lectures in 30 minutes right? Wrong. You are always wrong and yet you do this to yourself over, and over, and over again. You check the mirror and notice the new bag accessories your eyes are sporting. This is what she meant by fetch right? You race to the exam hall only to realize you mixed up schedules and your exam actually starts at 2pm not 9am.…

P’ARIS – Focus

Synth-pop duo P’ARIS have a stellar ability to create emotional, yet celebratory music that expresses challenging moments in life through careful lyricism and upbeat, decorative electronic production. Over the past year, P’ARIS shared their first two singles “Heaven + High Water” and the Stint-produced “Confidence”. Continuing to release high-quality contemporary tracks, “Focus” becomes the pair’s next best hit. P’ARIS explains: “‘Focus’ is a song about two people experience the loss of a pregnancy. There’s a very particular type of gentle empathy that both partners must offer each other when going through a…

Plaitum – Higher

Electro-pop powerhouse Plaitum released their debut self-titled EP on December 4th. Lead by singles “LMHY” and “Carousel”, the British duo have shared the latest track from the record “Higher”. Channeling other synth/electro-pop favourites CHVRCHES, and The xx, Plaitum continue to impress with the pulsating, melody-dominated single. Lush electronic textures, and a solid foundation are ingredients for success on the new track, as the band explains: “The song is about a loved one starting to decay, becoming someone they’re not and trying to pull them back from that place…Musically, it started out as a piano ballad…

Dylan Menzie – Kenya (Official Music Video)

PEI native Dylan Menzie has proudly finished his first major Canadian tour this fall, with note-worthy stops in Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto. While visiting the Ontario capital, Menzie recorded his single “Kenya” with Southern Souls, a Toronto-based video team, on the Humber Bay Bridge. Sporting only a guitar and his impressive vocal power, Menzie is excited to release the finished product. The young singer-songwriter released his debut album Heather Avenue back in 2014, and after proving himself to be a welcomed member of the Canadian music scene, Menzie will be releasing his sophomore effort…

Reversing Falls – This Is Why (Official Music Video)

Montreal indie rockers Reversing Falls are as compelling as their name suggests; after releasing the song “Are You There?” back in September, fans new and old were re-introduced to their unpredictable, style-jumping energy. With the new year just around the corner, Reversing Falls are excited to announce their sophomore full-length Reversing Falls 2 will be released January 15, and alongside the good news, the group has shared the new music video for the lead single “This Is Why”. Like a group of reckless teenagers at 4am in an empty parking lot, the music…