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…

Album Releases: Week of December 2, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Beans On Toast – A Spanner in the Works (Singer-songwriter/Drunk folk) Peter Doherty – Hamburg Demonstrations (Brit-rock/Indie rock) Marika Hackman – Wonderland EP (Christmas/Singer-songwriter) Kevin Krauter – Changes EP (Singer-songwriter) The Last Shadow Puppets – The Dream Synopsis EP (Alternative rock) Omar Rodríguez-López – Nom De Guerre Cabal (Experimental alternative rock) The Rolling Stones – Blue & Lonesome [Covers album] (Rock) Country / Folk Kane Brown – Kane Brown (Country) El Hombre Trajeado – Fast Diagonal (Experimental folk-punk) Damien Jurado & Richard Swift – Other People’s Songs, Vol. 1 [Covers album] (Indie folk rock) RaeLynn – WildHorse…

Album Releases: Week of November 25, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Dungen – Häxan (Indie rock/instrumental) Icon For Hire – You Can’t Kill Us (Indie pop/Electro-rock) Natalie McCool – The Great Unknown (Singer-songwriter) Minor Victories – Orchestral Variations (Instrumental/Ambient rock) Young Legionnaire – Zero Worship (Indie alternative rock) Country / Folk Garth Brooks – Gunslinger (Country) Electronic / Experimental Adam Betts – Colossal Squid (Experimental/Percussion) Jay Daniel – Broken Knowz (Electronica) Letherette – Last Night On The Planet (Electronica/Dance) Mica Levi & Oliver Coates – Remain Calm (Ambient/Neo-classical) Sex Swing – Sex Swing (Experimental/Industrial rock) Tornado Wallace – Lonely Planet (Electronic) worriedaboutsatan – Blank Tape (Electronica/Dance) Hip – hop…

PUP – Sleep in the Heat (Official Music Video)

It’s been a wild and prosperous year for Toronto punk rockers PUP. Their sophomore album The Dream is Over combined with their extensive touring has maintained the band’s place as a fan favourite. From the release comes the single “Sleep in the Heat”, a song about an unusual, yet unforgettable friend for frontman Stephan Babcock, “[It’s] a song about my chameleon Norman, who passed away while we were writing this record”.  Directed by Jeremy Schaulin-Rioux, the new music video expands on the idea of losing a friend – no matter how many legs it…

Album Releases: Week of November 18, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Blackfield – Blackfield V (Progressive rock) Justin Carter – Know It All (Indie singer-songwriter/Baroque pop) DIANA – Familiar Touch (Indie synth-pop/post-punk) Cory Hanson – The Unborn Capitalist From Limbo (Singer-songwriter) Highly Suspect – The Boy Who Died Wolf (Indie experimental alternative rock) Julia Holter – Bleed for This OST (Score/Singer-songwriter) Omar Rodríguez-López – Zapopan (Experimental alternative rock) Lower Plenty – Sister Sister (Indie lo-fi rock) Our Girl – Normally EP (Indie lo-fi rock) Split Single – Metal Frames (Alternative rock) Tasseomancy – Do Easy (Indie experimental pop-rock) Thee Oh Sees – An Odd Entrances (Indie rock/Psych-garage) Title Tracks –  Long…

Album Releases: Week of November 4, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie American Wrestlers – Goodbye Terrible Youth (Indie lo-fi rock) Birds of Tokyo – BRACE (Alternative rock) Bon Jovi – This House Is Not For Sale (Rock/Pop) Cameron AG – Homeward Bound EP (Indie/Bedroom dream pop) Client Liaison – Diplomatic Immunity (Nu-disco/indie dance-pop) The Darcys – Centerfold (Indie electro-pop) Dante Decaro – Kill Your Boyfriend EP (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Pixie Geldof – I’m Yours (Singer-songwriter/Pop) gobbinjr – Vom Night EP (Singer-songwriter/Indie bedroom pop) Slow Hollows – Romantic (Dream pop/Post-punk) Honeyblood – Babes Never Die (Indie fuzz-rock) Jim James – Eternally Even (Singer-songwriter/Indie rock) Jaws – Simplicity (Indie rock/Alternative electro-rock) Monomyth –…

The Flatliners – Nerves EP

Toronto punk band The Flatliners have been around for quite some time, making loud, melodic, punk rock since for the past decade – and they’re barely in their mid-20’s. Their ska-beginnings with their 2005 debut Destory to Create eventually shifted into melodic punk rock, and since then they’ve released a handful of hard-hitting, repeat-button smashing records. Adding to their continued success, the four friends have recently signed to Dine Alone Records and have now put out a two-track EP / 7″ Nerves. “Hang My Head” and “Mud” show the band have not changed much over…

Album Releases: Week of October 28, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie Lori Cullen – Sexsmith Swinghammer Songs (Singer-songwriter/Jazz) CRX – New Skin (Indie rock/Alt-pop) The Pop Group – Honeymoon On Mars (Post-punk/New wave) Soft Hair – Soft Hair (Indie bedroom pop) Sam Roberts Band – TerraForm (Alternative rock) Aaron Lee Tasjan – Silver Tears (Indie rock/Singer-songwriter) Allen Tate – Sleepwalker (Indie rock/Singer-sonwriter) TOY – Clear Shot (Indie psych-rock/post-punk)   Country / Folk Kenny Chesney – Cosmic Hallelujah (Country) The Hidden Cameras – Home On Native Land (Indie folk) Kip Moore – Underground EP (Country) Jasmine Rodgers – Blood Red Sun (Folk/Singer-songwriter)   Electronic Empire of the Sun – Two Vines…

Album Releases: Week of October 14, 2016

Alternative / Rock / Indie The Balconies – Rhonda (Indie alternative rock) Duotang – New Occupation (Indie rock/post-punk) Jagwar Ma – Every Now & Then (Indie electro-pop) Kings of Leon – Walls (Alternative rock) Jamie Lidell – Building A Beginning (Singer-songwriter/Psych-rock) Mono – Requiem For Hell (Post-rock/Shoegaze) Conor Oberst – Ruminations (Singer-songwriter) Benoit Pioulard – The Benoit Pioulard Listening Matter (Singer-songwriter) Real Numbers – Wordless Wonder (Indie pop/Post-punk) Two Door Cinema Club – Gameshow (Indie dance-rock) Wildlife – Age of Everything (Indie rock)   Country / Folk Josienne Clarke & Ben Walker – Overnight (Indie folk) Jonny Fritz – Sweet Creep (Country/Singer-songwriter)  …

In No Particular Order: October 7, 2016

Well, October’s here; I guess that means that things are about to get a little spooky and a whole lot more pumpkin-flavoured for the next few weeks. Not sure about you, but 2016 is flying by… Fortunately, that means there has been a candy bowl full of fantastic new albums over the past 10 months, and with this week’s In No Particular Order, you’re getting five more! For the entire list of new sweets (i.e. releases), click here. And don’t forget to follow me for more exciting updates on Twitter…