Tough Age Soon to Release New LP

After relocating to Toronto, Tough Age have already dropped one 7″, with news coming that the group are set to release a new LP on October 20th. The fuzz on this tune is delightful, especially when you’ve got the angular pop from the guitar dancing all around. All the while, Penny takes on her careful howl, delivering each line with such assuredness that you better believe the band mean business. This number bounces back and forth, with just enough edge to keep the cool kids happy. Look for Shame to hit your local stores via Mint Records in late October.

Check Out This Tune From WOOLWORM

Man Mint Records has really been pumping out some hits for me recently. Only yesterday brought news of that legit new Tough Age EP and now they’ve sent me this surprising new single from Vancouver based WOOLWORM. The song, “Catbird”, reminds me of Thursday if they added more shoe gaze and indie tendencies to their sound. It’s right up my alley.

WOOLWORM will release Deserve to Die on August 25th via Mint Records.

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Stream New EP From Tough Age

Those in need of a quick boost to moral on this dreary Monday should have a listen to this new 3 song EP from Toronto based outfit Tough Age. The punk inspired tracks on the EP are all quick bursts of fun and well under 2 minutes long. They will surely change the mood of your Monday blues.

Those looking for a physical copy of new EP Unclean can buy a copy via Mint Records.

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Digging This New Monomyth Tune

monomythI’ve been trying to identify some signature points to ascribe to Monomyth, and while I agree that the band has their own sound, you can also look at nods to the Wrens or Wilco for a hint at their sound. The chorus of this track is pretty enchanting, with a nice little upswing that grabs you, while the rest of the tune provides steadied folk-influenced bedroom pop. You’ll hear a bit of the current indie mood via the song’s noodling, though that incessant guitar ring in the background helps sets the band apart. Sounds to me like Happy Pop Family is going to find it’s way into a lot of people’s collection; it’s released on November 4th via Mint Records.

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Another Piece of Pop from Supermoon

supermoonNext week we’ll finally be able to get our hands on what sounds to be a delightful release from Supermoon. They’ve just unleashed another of the tunes off their forthcoming release, and it’s a doozy. There’s this indifferent vocal delivery that dominates the tune, almost in a disinterested punk sort of way; it matches the vibe of the darkly tinted guitar work too. But, beware, as a flow of pop hides deep within the tune, which of course is my favorite moment here. Playland is going to be joyous in an unexpected sort of way; look for it via Mint Records on May 20th.

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More From Jay Arner

unnamedOnly last month we heard a great new song from Jay Arner’s second effort as a solo musician. Well today we are treated to this new song, “Like a Dracula”, which is another delightful song from thatupcoming record. Jay could easily be compared to a guy like Mac Demarco but with more synth and a bit of a dance vibe to his music. I think you’ll find this one just as catchy as the last one.

Jay IIis out on June 17th via Mint Records.

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Another Bouncy Tune from Supermoon

supermoonWhile there might be an indiepop pedigree within the confines of Supermoon, it doesn’t seem like the band’s settling to live on their past histories. Their latest single from their forthcoming Mint Records release has a certain bounce that recalls acts like La Luz, though with only a slight hint of the psychedelic elements in there. It’s more like a catchy little shuffle you heard in early R&B groups that never left your head. Their double 7″ Playland comes out on May 20th.

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Supermoon and Soft Pop

supermoonSupermoon are going to be the next big thing, at least in my listening rotation. In fact, knowing that the members were part of Pups (which featured Rose Melberg) makes this all the more enticing. The Vancouver group has signed on to work with Mint Records, fresh off the back of their Comet Lovejoy EP. Our first listen to one of the track off their forthcoming double 7″ is as playful and carefully crafted as the best pop music can be. There’s a sincerity that’s often overlooked, with guitar chords seemingly picked with the greatest care. Look for their new Playland 7″ on May 20th.

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New Jay Arner Tune

jayOkay, so perhaps I’ve been going a little post crazy this week, but there’s just been so much great pop music that I can’t turn my head away; I can’t stop posting it! My latest joy has been this great Jay Arner tune, off his forthcoming album, Jay II. Interestingly, some of it sounds like the dark synths of Blank Dogs, but other times, there’s just this simple infectious hook that plays through your mind over and over again. This new record will hit just in time for your summer pool parties on June 17th via Mint Records.

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Sweet Pop from Faith Healer

gottahavefaithThis song’s been floating around for a few days, and I hope you’ve had some time to digest it, but if not, I’ll give you that opportunity once again.  For starters, there’s only a certain sort of person that can pull this off, and my hats off to Faith Healer.  I haven’t come across this sort of indiepop in some time, offering such a strong sound filled with varying parts while still holding true to the style itself.  You could say it sounds huge, and that’s not your everyday indiepop fare, so look for Cosmic Troubles to come your way on March 31st via Mint Records.

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