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Videos for a Lazy Sunday: Fast Romantic’s ‘Animal’

Fast Romantics have shared the video for ‘Animal’ and the dates of their upcoming tour.

The band is currently hard at work on their new album, which they expect to release later this year.

Videos For a Lazy Sunday: Fast Romantics’ ‘Afterlife Blues’

Fast Romantics look the idea of death right in the face in the video for ‘Afterlife Blues’, the title tracks from Howard Redekopp-produced 2013 sophomore album.

The quirky video is filled with colourful and unique characters who will make you question life after death.

“Death can be a dirty word when you’re making pop music, but that’s kind of funny because death is one of the most universally pop concepts out there, seeing as how it happens to everyone. “Afterlife Blues” is a make-believe imagining of what happens when you die. Whether you’re celebrating a life well-lived, or you’re all full of lamentation and regrets… one thing’s for sure: death is gonna be weird,” the band said in a statement.

Since forming in Calgary in 2008, Fast Romantics have amassed a following thanks to their live shows and appearing at many major festivals including Virgin Fest, SXSW, NXNE, and CMJ. Their music has also appeared in TV shows including Shameless, Breaking In, Vampire Diaries, and Pretty Little Liars.

The band has been nominated for Pop Artist/Group or Duo of the Year at the Sirius XM Indies and they are currently on the road;

04/02 – Winnipeg, MB – Pyramid Cabaret

04/03 – Saskatoon, SK – Vangelis

04/04 – Calgary, AB – The Gateway

04/05 – Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Mountain Resort

04/09 – Kelowna, BC – Fernando’s Pub

04/10 – Vancouver, BC – The Imperial

04/12 – Victoria, BC – Lucky Bar


Looking For a Place T.O. Happen, October 11 & 12

Fast Romantics courtesy image

It’s a long weekend so things are a bit slow but there are still a couple great bets if you’re looking to take in some live music before dinner with the family.

Fast Romantics are holding an album release party for their new LP Afterlife Blues at The Garrison on October 11.

HIGHS, Indigo Joseph and The Bynars are all on the bill. Doors open at 9 pm and the cover is $10.

Murray A. Lightburn, frontman of The Dears, will present his debut solo album the electro-pop opera MASS:LIGHT at Adelaide Hall on October 12.  Tickets are $15.

Looking For A Place T.O. Happen, August 16 & 17

Image by Reynard Li

The Summerworks Festival is underway and as always, the music component features top-notch talent.

This weekend is no exception with The Wooden Sky and the always amazing Maylee Todd (Pictured) performing. Each night will see the artists playing unique shows that keep with Summerworks’ theme. The Wooden Sky plays Lower Ossington Theatre on August 16 and Todd plays The Great Hall on August 17. For details about The Wooden Sky and Todd’s gigs, head here.

August 16 is a busy night for gigs in Toronto with Inlet Sound, Maladies of Adam Stokes, Fast Romantics and Theatre Crisps playing the Horseshoe.

Or, head a little further up Spadina to The Silver Dollar Room for Michael Rault, Brews Willis, Loi Do and Rough Seas.

If you’re at the CNE on August 17, The New Pornographers and Cuff The Duke are playing the Bandshell. The show is free with admission.


Looking For A Place T.O. Happen, July 19 & 20

After some time away, Looking for a Place T.O. Happen, h@tb‘s semi-regular concert recommendations have returned.

Pop With Brains will roll into The Rivoli for it’s 44th edition. All the details are in the flyer below;

The Indie Machine is presenting Paint, The Lad Classic, The Rathburns and The Dying Arts at Measure. Check out the flyer for all the details;

NXEW Posts For June 11th

Today’s posts are about the new release from Doldrums, the electronic music project from Airick Woodhead, formerly of Spiral Beach, and the chance to win an NXNE wristband on Toronto’s Fast Romantics.