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…

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.…

Notta Comet – Goon Glang (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Mars Volta, Deerhoof, Battles)  Instructions: Take a large handful of experimental, then put it into a blender along with noise, rock, math rock, and a dash of pop, and push “High”. That is only one way to describe the off-centered rock of Montreal’s Notta Comet. Or you can simply refer to it as “unsettling indie” as they self-identity. Either way, Notta Comet released their latest musical concoction Embankments EP back in January and have shared their new music video for the lead single “Goon Glang”. Slanted, colourful, and superimposed shots make…

Bür Gür – If I Was A Child (Official Music Video)

(If you like: Vampire Weekend, Animal Collective, Bombay Bicycle Club) On one hand, their music is upbeat, tropical, and bright. On the other hand, their music is dark, eerie, and chilling – especially when paired with their music videos. L.A. tropical-noise pop duo Bür Gür are releasing their sophomore album Have You Lost Your Faith In God? on April 1st, and the first single “Neighbors” was released back in November with the accompanying video about a stalking neighbour. Now the childhood friend duo have shared their latest single “If I Was A Child”…

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…

Little You, Little Me – I’d Watch the Day Til It Died

Little You, Little Me have a clear disinterest in the world of pop music; in fact, they go as far as to categorize their music as “anti-pop”. Instead, the fuzz-fuelled four-piece create abrasive and somehow articulate noise-rock, providing a rugged soundscape with the mind of punk and the flare of East Coast rock n’ roll. Based out of St. John, New Brunswick since 2009, Little You, Little Me released their debut full-length What Have You Been Doing With Yer Time in 2013, and now have polished their distorted sound for their sophomore…

Little You, Little Me – Racket in My Brain

Bulldozing their way out of St. John, New Brunswick, Little You, Little Me have been using their full fleet of frantic guitars, vigorously melodic percussion, and anthemic anti-pop vocals to deliver an earful of noisy, fuzzy riffs since their creation in 2009. With the growing success of their debut full-length What Have You Been Doing With Yer Time, the east coast four-piece have announced their sophomore release I’d Watch The Day Til It Died will be available December 4th. Leading the way is the angst-filled single “Racket in My Brain”, alongside a short tour in support…

Bür Gür – Neighbors (Official Music Video)

Los Angeles tropical noise pop group Bür Gür came to be when childhood friends Corbin Clarke and Makan Negahban joined artistic forces to commence their journey in a new creative direction. After releasing their debut Alligator Cheesecake in 2014, Bür Gür have a shared a visual teaser from their upcoming sophomore Have You Lost Your Faith in God?.  Drawing together influences from Animal Collective, Vampire Weekend, and a hint of Tokyo Police Club, their new single “Neighbors” contrasts together breezy, bright indie pop with textured, experimental rhythms to produce an off-centrered sense of relaxation. However,…

Not Of – The Mark (Official Music Video)

Toronto noise-rock duo Not Of do whatever they can to produce as much noise as possible from their garage-rock combination of guitar and drums. Although veterans of the Toronto music scene, John Ex and Jason Seance (both of which are pseudonyms) prefer to limit their connection to their previous work, and instead hope to have a fresh start with their latest project. Following in suit of fellow Toronto noise rock bands such as Metz or Death From Above 1979, Not Of fill the space with loud, crushing, fuzz-filled riffs and equally bashing…

The Dirty Nil – No Weaknesses

Dundas, Ontario punk trio The Dirty Nil slammed their way into the music scene by touring together since 2008 and releasing a number 7″ records for their fans, most notably “Fuckin’ Up Young“. Recently grabbing the attention of Dine Alone Records, one of Canada’s top indie labels, The Dirty Nil are expected to release their debut full length sometime in 2016. With that anticipation in hand, Luke Bentham (vocals/guitar), Kyle Fisher (drums), and Dave Nardi (vocals/bass) have released the first single from the upcoming record. “No Weaknesses” showcases what the boys do best:…