In No Particular Order: December 9 – 31, 2016

Well, you’ve stumbled upon the final In No Particular Order of 2016. It also happens to be the shortest version of INPO you’ll find this year, since there are more exciting things in the works. Like, perhaps, the Top 50 Albums of 2016 and all the fun to go along. So these are basically the last few picks of the year for me, so thank you to everyone who is reading this and has read any in the past! Feel free to browse through some of the older posts here,…

Dune Rats – Scott Green (Official Music Video)

Australian stoner-rock trio Dune Rats are releasing their sophomore album The Kids Will Know It’s Bullshit on February 3rd, and from the record, the rambunctious band have shared the lead single “Scott Green” through a wild, interactive music video. The music video takes the viewer on an adventure through a criss-crossing house party as you choose your own direction and drugs. Revolving around the song’s hook, the band need your help to solve the mystery of “who’s Scott Green”. Director Mac De Souza explains: “The concept is the band are heading to a…

TOPANGA – Shadows

Los Angeles indie electro-rock group TOPANGA, lead by Derek Brambles and Eric Johnson are releasing their debut Midnight Jungle EP in February. Based around their experiences and the nightlife of L.A., the new EP is brimming with electronic energy and glowing charm. From the upcoming release comes the lead single “Shadows”, a song Brambles originally had written as a commercial music composer. His love for the tune evolved and he decided to turn it into an electro-pop hit. Exploding into glowing synthesizers and toe-tapping rhythms, “Shadows” is an exciting first look into the…

Your Boy Tony Braxton – Kick (Official Music Video)

Over the summer, rapper/media personality Shad released his new alter ego Your Boy Tony Braxton with the surprise throwback-R&B album Adult Contempt. Drenched in nostalgia, the new album is an ’80s tribute thrown into a time machine and sent to 2016. From the release is the Janet Jackson-esque single “Kick” and its accompanying music video. Complete with retro outfits, dance circles, and a vintage tint, the new video captures the ’80s, and as director Sammy Rawal puts it, “the aesthetic and pacing but infuse it with more contemporary elements.  The finished video reads…

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…

12 Inches of Christmas Giveaway!

Dusty Organ has partnered up with MapleMedia Recordings in Toronto to bring you Day 5 of their 12 Inches of Christmas contest to celebrate the holidays! We are very excited to represent Ottawa with support from local music store Compact Music! For the one lucky winner, the prize pack includes CDs from: Alabama Shakes, CAIRO, Sun K, Taylor Knox, JP Hoe, Mas Ysa, Peaches, Sharon Jones, K.Flay & more! Plus a stylish MapleMedia Recordings phone charger! AND exclusive to the Dusty Organ prize pack, you can also win an AUTOGRAPHED poster and CD from…

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…