Monthly Archives: March 2017

Stream G-Eazy & Carnage’s Step Brothers EP for Free

G-Eazy and Carnage have teamed up to offer a free stream of their Step Brothers EP.

The Carnage-produced EP features appearances by Smokepurpp and 24hrs.


Stream Speakman Sound’s ‘Pangea’ & ‘In Flight’ for Free

Glastonbury sibling production duo Speakman Sound have shared a free stream of their second single ‘Pangea’. It’s the follow-up to ‘In Flight’.

Brothers Todd and Guy Speakman spent their childhood immersed in the music of their father, a well-known psychedelic musician. They spent their adolescence in Somerset’s rave scene.

They used a start-up grant to build a studio in Cricklewood and from there, they have grown it into an artistic hub for young musicians and artists to create music and film. They  hold regular all night jams and parties in their North London space.

Speakman Sound will play Electrowerkz in London on May 10.


Stream or Download Smalltown DJs’ (Featuring Lisa Lobsinger) ‘Erased the Night’ for Free

Smalltown DJs have shared a free stream/download of ‘Erased the Night’, featuring Lisa Lobsinger (Broken Social Scene, Reverie Sound Revue).

To download the track for free, click on the embedded Soundcloud file.

They also unveiled the ‘Club Mix’ of the track. The original shows the trio getting their 80’s on with its New Wave sound.

Catch Smalltown DJs on the following dates;

3/16 – Vancouver, Canada @ Alexander
3/18 – Whistler, Canada @ GLC
3/31 – Saskatoon, Canada @ The Capitol
4/08 – Armstrong, Canada @ Snowbombing Sun Peaks

7/08 – Merritt, Canada @ Basscoast Festival
7/09 – Merritt, Canada @ Basscoast Festival
8/11 – Salmo, Canada @ Shambhala Festival
8/13 – Salmo, Canada @ Shambhala Festival

Stream IMUR’s ‘Swirl’ for Free

East Vancouver trio IMUR (I AM You Are) have shared a free stream of ‘Swirl’.

The track is taken from their forthcoming full-length Little Death.

“‘Swirl’ is a deeply personal and vulnerable song about exploring love in it’s fluid and infinite nature. Quite suitably, the production is intimate and mesmerizing. It’s a psychedelic and swirling stereo downtempo experience,” the band said in a statement.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: PEP’s ‘Get Physical’

The video for “Nu-wop” act PEP‘s ‘Get Physical’ finds the band re-enacting the song’s lyrics.

The clip finds members of the band tossing and turning at night, unable to sleep as they think about a new love interest listening to stacks of vinyl. In keeping with the song’s retro sound, the band uses vintage props, handsome men act as night tables and the video even includes a couple adorable puppies.

“We love synchronized movement,” frontwoman Karys Rhea shared in a statement. “So we incorporate classic girl group moves in our performances, but they’re updated to include modern influences like hip-hop and jazz.”

The vid was directed by Rhea’s bandmate Ilana Webber and Avery McCarthy.

Fans will have a chance to catch the band performing live at Rough Trade in Brooklyn on March 16. On stage, Rhea is backed up by two back-up singers, Webber and Morgan Lynch, and four male accompanists

‘Get Physical’ is found on their debut, self-titled EP.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: One Hidden Frame’s ‘Exploding Head Syndrome’

One Hidden Frame have shared the video for ‘Exploding Head Syndrome’, taken from their fifth album Harmful Content, out on March 17 on Bird Attack Records.

The band came together in 2002  Lappeenranta, Finland, the band has brought a more aggressive sound to their 90’s-influenced skate punk and melodic hardcore while bringing emotion to their music.


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Bossie’s ‘Shine My Light’ (Featuring Kimberly Persona)

Toronto’s Bossie, aka Anne Douris, had this to say about the video for ‘Shine My Light’ in a statement; “I’m super jazzed to have collaborated with Kimberly Persona to make this song for Princess Sparkly Butt  & The Hot Dog Kid. The show sends an empowering message to young girls that I feel strongly about – that you have the right to choose what kind of life you want to live, and that traditional gender roles can kiss your glittery butt. ‘Shine My Light’ is about the adventure of figuring out what kind of person you are. Like Princess Kimberly’s adventure, it’s about exploring the unknown universe and discovering your strengths.”

Princess Sparkly Butt & the Hot Dog Kid, which Persona also stars in, premiered on Teletoon’s YouTube channel. Check out the trailer;

Bossie is currently at work on her debut album and will play the Silver Dollar Room in Toronto as part of Canadian Music Week on April 19.

 


Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Ho99o9’s ‘United States of Horror’

The Behn Fannin-directed video for the title track from Ho99o9‘s debut album United States of Horror takes a look at the current political situation on the US with the band offering a unique take on possible solutions.

TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek produced the album, which is out on May 5.

Catch Ho99o9 on the following dates;

5/17 – Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
5/18 – San Francisco, CA – The Independent
5/19 – Los Angeles, CA – Echoplex
5/22 – Portland, OR – Holocene
5/23 – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
5/24 – Vancouver, BC – The Cobalt
5/26 – Minneapolis, MN – Triple Rock
5/27 – Chicago, IL – Beat Kitchen
5/28 – Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room
5/30 – Toronto, ON – Velvet Underground
5/31 – Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus
6/2 – Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Night Bazaar
6/3 – Cambridge, MA – Sonia’s
6/4 – Baltimore, MD – Windup Space
6/5 – Washington, DC – The Rock and Roll Hotel
6/6 – Philadelphia, PA – The Foundry at The Fillmore Philadelphia
6/8 – Atlanta, GA – Masquerade – Hell Stage
6/9 – Orlando, FL – Secret Show
6/10 – St. Petersburg, FL – The Local 622
6/11 – Miami, FL – Gramps

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Harrison’s ‘Right Hook’

Eva Michon, the director of the video for Harrison‘s ‘Right Hook’ had this to say about the clip in a statement; “The video for “Right Hook” is an exploration of visual time-keeping. I am always mesmerized when the beat of a song I’m listening to on headphones, synchronizes with movement in the real world. The ponytail of a jogger or a dancer is one of the greatest things to watch, and was the initial inspiration and jumping-off point for the video concept.”

“When I was making ‘Right Hook’, I couldn’t fight the feeling that the bass made me want to bounce a bit. That feeling was also met with the thought of wanting to sock someone in the face, hence the name,” Harrison added in the statement.

‘Right Hook’ is taken from the Toronto producer’s latest JUNO Award-nominated album Checkpoint Titanium, out now on Last Gang Records. Harrison also unveiled his upcoming live dates;

Apr 1 – Ottawa, ON @ Zaphod Beeblebrox (JUNO Fest)
Jun 3-4 – Toronto, ON @ Field Trip Festival
Aug 4-6 – Montreal, QC @ Osheaga Festival
1. Intro
2. Vertigo (feat. a l l i e)
3. It’s Okay I Promise (feat. Clairmont The Second)
4. Right Hook
5. So Far From Home (feat. Young Guv)
6. Lotus
7. Social Stimulus (feat. Seamus Hamilton)
8. You and I
9. Vanilla (feat. Ryan Hemsworth)
10. Checkpoint Titanium

Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Mark Johns’ ‘PRBLMS’

Mark Johns‘ recorded her take on 6LACK’s ‘PRBLMS’ following a relationship breaking up.

She also shared a free stream/download of the track. To download it for free, click on the embedded Soundcloud file;