Top 50 of 2016: Part 5 (10-1)

10. Wintersleep – The Great Detachment Release date: March 4, 2016  After the growing success of their previous discography, Wintersleep set out to create a spirited and more organic effort by recording live-off-the-floor. The result: their best record yet. Their energy on stage and sonic presence was almost perfectly transposed into The Great Detachment. Anyone can fill an album with sound and effects, but Wintersleep feverishly stitch together percussion, guitars, keys, bass, and lead singer Paul Murphy’s grizzly vocals into a quilt of rhythm and melody.   Favourite track: “Amerika” 9. Glass Animals…

Royal Canoe – Bicycle (Official Music Video)

It’s only been a week since experimental indie rock group Royal Canoe dropped their sensational sophomore Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, and the Winnipeg crew are continuing their buzz with the release of their animated new music video for “Bicycle”. Looking back to the days of puppy-love and teasing in the schoolyard, “Bicycle” combines the youthful lyrics with an irresistible bounce from the quirky musicality of the band. Off-centered rhythms, mixed melodies, and vibrant vocals swing together, yet intentionally out of sync for a dynamic tune. Matching the song’s theme, the…

In No Particular Order: September 16, 2016

Remember as a kid when you were given some candy (not from a stranger), and you’d rush home, but by the end of the day, your stash would be gone – even though your parents always told you to save some for later? You’d have a bunch of delicious, sugary goodness within your grasp, all at once, and depending on how abundant this candy collection was, you’d be overwhelmed with the sudden influx of sugar (what’s “self-control”?). Essentially that’s what this week’s INPO feels like – you’re given this massive pile…

Royal Canoe – Living A Lie

Known for their eclectic mix of indie rock, electronic, and soulful experimentation, Winnipeg six-piece Royal Canoe have taken their sound a step further for their sophomore release Something Got Lost Between Here and the Orbit, out September 16th. The upcoming album’s lead single “Somersault” teased the re-focused sound back in June, but now the indie art-rock group have followed up with the equally mesmerizing tune “Living A Lie”. Something Got Lost was co-produced and mixed by Ben Allen – a man who has shared his off-centered mastermind with the likes of Gnarls Barkley,…

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…