Primal Scream – Where the Light Gets In ft. Sky Ferreira (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Johnny Marr, Paul Weller, Happy Mondays)  Scottish alternative rock group Primal Scream have not been showing any signs of slowing down. Set to release their eleventh studio album Chaosmosis on March 18th, the four-piece have shared their newest music video. “Where the Light Gets In” is a duet with pop singer Sky Ferreira, showing Primal Scream lead singer Bobby Gillespie and Ferreira in a combination of ’60s polka-dot and ’70s-style disco. Colourful, playful, and entertaining, the new synth-pop single layers multiple synthesizer and textures to create a sporadic melody, as Gillespie…

Pet Sun – Mrs Warp (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Soundgarden, Nirvana, Hole)  Hamilton psych-rock n’ roll outfit Pet Sun released their Shade Driver EP back in December, and from the grunge-inspired record was the single “Mrs. Warp”. Pet Sun have now released the visual accompaniment for the dark-rock track. Directed by Laura-Lynn Patrick (Mac DeMarco, Ty Segall), continuing the band’s nostalgic appreciation, all within their booze-filled paradise of home as the music’s dark, shadowy grind mirrors Nirvana’s cold “In Bloom”. Check out the homegrown video below, and head to their website for more music.

Michaela May – 1954

(If you like: Demi Lovato, Kiesza, Taylor Swift)  Scottish pop artist Michaela May recently made the move to Toronto to further her music career. After working with power-house producers in London, New York, and L.A (Jimmy Napes, Simon Ellis, and Heather Holley), May is excited to share the lead single “1954” from her upcoming debut EP. She explains: “‘1954’ is a song that represents empowerment and strength in a world where people can and will criticize your every move. I wrote the song out of frustration with old school societal norms that…

AMTHST – Thug Passion

(If you like: Sampha, Boards of Canada, Toro Y Moi)  L.A. singer-songwriter Nite Jewel and producer Droop-E have teamed up once more, coming together under the name AMTSHT. After Droop-E featured Nite Jewel on his 2013 Hungry and Humble EP, the pair decided to re-kindle their efforts for a collaboration EP Euphoria. From the upcoming record, AMTSHT have released the lead single “Thug Passion”. Produced by both Nite Jewel and Droop-E, along with Toronto producer BatmanOnTheBeatz, “Thug Passion” gracefully manoeuvres its way across the soundscape, slowly burning with reverberating textures as glistening cyber…

Animalia – Paradise

(If you like: Björk, London Grammar, MS MR)  Tasmania-native, now Toronto-based singer Animalia has grown seemingly frustrated with the number of deaths attributed to gun violence. The writing process for her upcoming album (dissonance) was “heavily emotional but fast – a purging of ideas and feelings”. Her latest single “Paradise” “was written after what seemed like an endless news stream of young people losing their lives through gun violence“.  Her emotional expression is transposed by her minimalist instrumentation; ringing piano chords, and Animalia’s rugged, yet feminine vocals eventually overlap with dense, vibrating synthesizers and electronic textures. (dissonance) is…

TEEN – Please

Unlike the previous singles released from TEEN’s upcoming album Love Yes, “Please” dims the lights, and mellows out the track list. The Lieberson sisters, Teeny, Katherine, and Lizzie, grew up in rural Nova Scotia before moving to New York to peruse a music career. Along with bandmate Boshra Al-Saadi, TEEN recently made the trip back home to record Love Yes, providing a nostalgic place of inspiration for their latest single. Keyboardist and vocalist Lizzie explains: “Please” is actually about my father, who passed away a few years ago. The whole song is basically…

Milk Teeth – Vile Child

(If you like: Nirvana, Jimmy Eat World, Refused)  From a small town near Bristol, UK comes quartet-turned-trio Milk Teeth. Formed in 2012, the British outfit are doing their part to revive the glory of ‘90s grunge and punk, but avoiding a copy-and-paste style guide. Since releasing a small handful of EPs and singles, the trio of Becky Blomfield (bass/vocals), Chris Webb (guitar), and Oliver Holbrook (drums), along with newly-ex guitarist/co-vocalist Josh Bannister, have released their debut full-length Vile Child. Incorporating emo, punk, and grunge into the new record, Vile uncannily…

Album Releases: Week of January 29, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Basement – Promise Everything (Alternative grunge) Bloc Party – Hymns (Indie rock) Brothers in Law – Raise (Indie rock/Shoegaze) Cross Record – Wabi-Sabi (Experimental indie rock/post-rock) Walter Martin – Arts & Leisure (Singer-songwriter/Folk rock) Milk Teeth – Vile Child (Indie rock/Alt-punk) MONEY – Suicide Songs (Alternative rock) Nevermen – Nevermen (Experimental rock) Cian Nugent – Night Fiction (Americana/Singer-songwriter) Speed the Plough – Now (Indie rock) Wet – Don’t You (Indie electro-pop)   Metal / Punk Black Tusk – Pillars of Ash (Death metal)   Pop Rihanna – Anti (Pop) Sia – This Is Acting (Pop)      

Paper Lions – Believer (Official Music Video)

Belfast, PEI natives Paper Lions have been growing in popularity since their label debut Trophies EP back in 2010, although the four Islanders have been friends and bandmates well before; not to forget the viral song “Travelling” from 2007. After releasing another EP (At Long Creek) and their first major full-length My Friends, the indie pop quartet have returned with their catchy and vibrant sound for their latest single “Believer”. Released back in November, the infectious pop track was the first look into the band’s newly polished sound. Set to be released this April, Full Colour…

PUP – DVP

(If you like: Hollerado, The Dirty Nil, METZ)  Toronto punk superstars PUP tore across the music scene in 2014 with their critically-acclaimed debut self-titled record, then took their aggressive, hook-filled music to the world with an extensive tour schedule in 2015. Their ever-growing fan base patiently awaited new music as the four-piece continued to hint towards new material. As the first taste of their upcoming sophomore release, PUP have released their latest single “DVP” (referencing the Don Valley Parkway). Without holding back, “DVP” contains the original PUP flare: abrasive vocals, infectious…