Sunjacket – Not Enough

Anticipation is a fantastic way to generate some level of excitement, and it often seems the longer you wait, the bigger the deal. Chicago experimental rock quintet Sunjacket released their debut demo EP back in 2013, and three years later are gearing up to release their debut full-length Mantra this fall (talk about patience). From the release, Sunjacket have shared the eccentric first taste with the single “Not Enough”. From the opening burst of synthesizers, Sunjacket showcase their unpredictability and layered musical style. Pulsating synthesizers that set the tone for the buzzing track are eventually…

Modern Space – It’s Only A Dream (Official Music Video)

Toronto indie pop up-and-coming band Modern Space released their irresistible, colourful Before Sunrise EP back in January, and since then, the five-piece have been hard at work touring and making fun-loving music videos in support of it. In tandem with their carefree, vibrant indie pop vibe, Modern Space have shared their equally charismatic music video for their lead single “It’s Only A Dream”. Featuring colourful backdrops, miscellaneous props, and a ton of unpredictable fun, the new music video highlights the colourful personality behind the young, energetic band. Enjoy the music video below, read our…

The Strokes – Threat of Joy (Official Music Video)

New York post-punk revival outfit The Strokes  released their surprise Future Present Past EP earlier this month, and from the three-track (technically four) effort is the retro-friendly hit “Threat of Joy”. Although their music grew in popularity from the recycling of older music styles, The Strokes do so in a favourable manner, returning to the “Past” with their latest music video. With the pulse of the ’70s in their music, The Strokes have some fun and create a thrilling conspiracy story at a TV station lost in the theme of the decade. Creeping,…

Lowell – High Enough (Official Music Video)

Indie dream-pop singer-songwriter Lowell is one of the handful of artists who are evolving pop music, pushing it well past its current boundaries and into a constantly modern state. After the success of her 2014 collaboration and tour with Icona Pop (another example of contemporary pop), Lowell is set to follow up the dynamic, female-driven effort with the release her latest Part 1: PARIS YK EP on August 26th. Known for her support in bringing awareness to LGBTQ issues and women’s rights, Lowell’s latest single “High Enough” touches on the need to exceed expectations.…

Arkells – Making Due

Arkells’ highly anticipated fourth album Morning Report is set to hit shelves August 5th, and the Hamilton five-piece have released their latest single ahead of time. “Making Due” has the band travelling in a slightly different direction, paying homage to the synthesizer-friendly sound of the ’80s through the verses, and the anthemic energy of arena rock with hints of Bruce Springsteen and Bryan Adams in the chorus. Lead singer Max Kerman had this to say about “Making Due”: “‘Making Due’ is about people who’ve been left behind. Communities that’ve been uncared for. We have a…

Girl Band – In Plastic (Official Music Video)

Irish noise-punk/post-punk group Girl Band have the odd ability to calmly hypnotize while causing a fiery stirring from within. The Dublin-based quartet create an uneasy sense of anxiety with their dark combination of chords and rhythms, but at the same time provide a charge of energy through growling distortion and drone-like endurance. From their debut album Holding Hands With Jamie, Girl Band have shared the new music video for “In Plastic”, one of the band’s quieter, more introspective songs – although not without their dense power. Matching the song’s hypnotic style, the music…

Royal Canoe – Somersault (Official Music Video)

It has been almost three full years since Winnipeg indie art-rock sextet Royal Canoe released their rhythmically stunning debut Today We’re Believers, and they’ve spent that time performing their oddly captivating music around the world. After playing over 200 shows since 2013, Royal Canoe found time to write and record new music for their recently announced sophomore Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit. Set to hit shelves September 16th, the band have shared the first taste of what is to come with the new music video for their lead single “Somersault”. Although…

Atmosphere – Ringo (Official Music Video)

Minneapolis hip-hop duo Atmosphere have been making music together for over 20 years, and the team of DJ Ant and MC Slug are keeping their streak alive. Fishing Blues, the alternative hip-hop duo’s seventh album, will be out August 12th. The first look into the new collection comes with the new single and music video “Ringo”. With Ant’s production connecting old-school and alternative, and Slug’s articulate lyricism and wordplay, the recipe for their long-term success returns in the new single. Telling the story of a washed up actor who struggles to be respected, the song…

Weaves – Weaves

The concept of synergy is when the creation of a whole is greater than the sum of its parts, and if you think about it, the idea is a fascinating phenomenon. You’d expect 1 and 1 to make 2, but with synergy, that’s not always true; what if instead of adding together, they realize they are more valuable as two “ones” together, and decide to fuse into “11”. Of course, it is more complex than just pushing two numbers together, but in any case, let’s take Toronto noise-pop band Weaves for example.…

Blink-182 – Bored to Death (Official Music Video)

Since the recent lineup change for pop-punk legends Blink-182, fans have been on the edge about the exit of Tom DeLonge and the introduction of Alkaline Trio’s Matt Skiba. With the July 1st release date for their seventh studio album California inching closer, long-time Blink fans have had the three singles “California”, “Rabbit Hole”, and “Bored to Death” to enjoy. To ease the wait, the band has shared their latest music video for the latter. “Bored to Death” touches back on the band’s mid-career pop punk sound, with similarities to their 2003 self-titled, but with the…