Monthly Archives: April 2016

Stream Chad Van Gaalen’s ‘Primitive Brain’ for Free

Wyatt Records has shared a free stream of Chad VanGaalen‘s ‘Primitive Brain’ from a split 7″ with Bry Webb.

Webb’s contribution, ‘Modern Mind’ is also streaming for free;

‘Primitive Brain’ has existed in several forms prior to its release on the 7″; it first appeared on limited run cassettes. Webb was sold on contributing to the release and recorded ‘Modern Mind’ as a response to VanGaalen’s single.


Pinkish Black Announce Tour Dates

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Experimental post-punk do Pinkish Black have announced the dates of their upcoming tour with Chelsea Wolfe.

They will also be joined by Ghost on select dates as well.

The band is currently touring in support of their latest release Bottom of the Morning, which is also streaming for free on their Bandcamp page;

Hanni El Khatib Shares Free Streaming MP3s

Hanni El Khatib has shared a free stream of ‘Gonna Die Alone’ and ‘Baby’s OK’.

‘Gonna Die Alone’ had its debut on Zane Lowe‘s Beats 1 show.

Stream Absolutely Free’s ‘Full Sweep’ for Free

Toronto’s Absolutely Free have shared a free stream of ‘Full Sweep’ from the soundtrack to Two Cares Due None.

This is the band’s first foray into providing the soundtrack to a feature-length film. Previously, the band scored short films for Norman McLaren of the National Film Board of Canada as well as works by Workman Arts filmmakers in association with the launch of Fucked Up’s scoring a screening of West of Zanzibar.

“The film entranced us into a distinct musical universe,” Absolutely Free said in a statement. “There was no resisting its aesthetic demands, which lead us deep into compositions that indulge mood over melody, exploring the subtleties at the periphery of what we have created live and on record up to this point.”

The film was independently produced by visual artists Chris Boni and Melissa Fisher. It was shot on location in Italy, Iceland and Toronto in 2013. The art house movie tells the tale of The Caretaker; who is charged with removing the personal belongings of six individuals from Iceland. The film combines magic-realism, suspense and mystery to explore the value different societies place on objects.

“The independent nature of the film dictated the wildest ride, from shooting through the never-ending daylight of Iceland in June, to blocking one of the closing scenes in a breathtaking piazza in Italy while the entire town sat off-camera and watched,” Fisher said in a statement.

“What was revealed to us during our production voyages to Iceland and Italy was the mystical links that our pre-written script shared with the native culture,” Boni added. “Working intuitively in a foreign landscape and culture enriched the aspect of chance that this fictional piece is steeped in.”

Two Cares Due None will premiere with two screenings at the Royal Cinema in Toronto with an evening performance on May 13 and a matinee on May 16. A Q&A session mediated by Mike Hoolboom, an experimental filmmaker and founding member of Pleasure Dome.

Stream Joey Purp’s ‘Cornerstone’ (Featuring Saba & theMind) for Free

Joey Purp, a member of Chicago’s Savemoney crew, has shared a free stream of ‘Cornerstone’ from his forthcoming mixtape iiiDrops, featuring Saba and theMind.

He’s a release show at the Metro in Chicago on May 27.

Stream Adam Baldwin’s ‘Daylight’ for Free

Adam Baldwin has shared a free stream of ‘Daylight’ from his debut album No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five), out on June 24 via Sonic Records.

Best known as a member of Matt Mays’ backing band, the album is the follow-up to Baldwin’s award-winning 2013 EP. No Telling … was produced by  Liam O’Neil (The Stills, Metric) features appearances by Josh Trager (Sam Roberts Band), Brian Murphy (Alvvays) and Leah Fay (July Talk).

‘Daylight’ was inspired by the 2015 Canadian Federal Election.

“It’s a song about both the unity and division we felt as a country,” Baldwin said in a statement. “It’s a song that should remind us that this change was spurred by a desire for a different direction, and that while our course appears to have changed, we have to demand that it continue to do so.”

He was in Toronto recording the album during the Blue Jays’ play-off run.

“Toronto was alive… indeed, Canada was alive,” Baldwin said. “I walked down Dundas and Ossington every day to the studio and passed hundreds of election signs. You could feel the hope and you could feel the fear. It was on everyone’s tongue. If folks weren’t talking about the election, they were talking about baseball. The Toronto Blue Jays, an entity that falls just below rock and roll in terms of my devotion, had ended a playoff drought that almost precedes my memory. The Jays’ run into the American League Championship Series was the perfect foil for the very stressful federal election.”


01 No Telling When (Precisely Nineteen Eighty-Five)

02 Love On The Rocks

03 Daylight

04 Leaving On A Whim

05 Anytime

06 Sparrow Song

07 Battle Scar

08 Rehtaeh

09 Living Proof

Stream James Holt’s ‘Sanguine on the Rocks’ for Free

James Holt has shared a free stream of the title track from his second EP Sanguine on the Rocks, out on April 29.

He also announced live dates;

29 April – Kings Arms, Salford *EP launch*
12 May – Castlefield Food And Drink Festival, Manchester
1 June – Sage Gateshead, Newcastle

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Jordan Klassen’s ‘No Salesman’

In addition to sharing the video for ‘No Salesman’ from his new album Javelin, Jordan Klassen has also announced the dates of his upcoming tour.

The clip for ‘No Salesman’ follows the video for ‘Baby Moses’;

Apr 18 – Canmore, AB – Communitea Cafe^

Apr 19 – Rossland, BC – Flying Steamshovel

Apr 21 – Kelowna, BC – The Habitat^

Apr 26 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar^

Apr 27 – Vancouver, BC – Imperial^

Jun 1 – Edmonton, AB -Brixx %

Jun 2 – Calgary, AB – Commonwealth Stage %

Jun 3 – Medicine Hat, AB – The Silver Buckle %

Jun 4 – Saskatoon, SK – The Capitol Music Club %

Jun 5 – Winnipeg, MB – The Park Theatre %

Jun 7 – Ottawa, ON – House of Targ %

Jun 8 – Kingston, ON – The Mansion %

Jun 9 – St Catharines, ON – Detour Music Hall %

Jun 10 – Toronto, ON – The Horseshoe Tavern %

Jun 11 – London, ON – Rum Runners %

Jun 15 – Quebec City, QC – La Source de la Martiniere %

Jun 16 – Moncton, NB – Tide & Boar %

Jun 17 – Halifax, NS – The Seahorse Tavern %

Jun 18 – Fredericton, NB – The Capital %

Jun 19 – Montreal, QC – Le Divan Orange %

Jun 22 – Regina, SK – The Exchange %

^ With Megan Bonnell

% With Northcote

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Run the Jewels’ ‘Love Again’ (Featuring Gangsta Boo)

Run the Jewels have followed their mainstage set at Coachella with the video for ‘Love Again’ from their latest release Run the Jewels 2.

The track was produced by JASH and Pulse Films for go90. The Ninian Doff-directed clip pairs footage of butterflies and bees performing pollination alongside rhymes from Killer Mike, El-P and Gangsta Boo.

They also shared footage of their performance at Coachella as well as a free stream of ‘Nobody Speak’, their collaboration with DJ Shadow;

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Plaza’s ‘Totem’

Plaza bring the gritty aesthetic of the skate videos they cut their teeth on to the video for their debut single ‘Totem’.