Man Toronto based outfit Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs have just killed it with this new single “Ragnarok”. When discussing the new generation of power pop music, songs like this need to be mentioned before any other. If for some reason that style of music isn’t for you, well move on and let the rest of chant along and enjoy ourselves. Epic. Fun. Carry on.
Sam Coffey & The Iron Lungs will release a self-titled LP on July 28th via Burger Records.
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.
Man it’s been awhile since I’ve heard anything from Toronto based outfit The Wooden Sky. Maybe it’s for my lack of paying attention, but either way, I’m happy to be sharing this new song from them called “You’re Not Alone”. The track is something you’d get if you combined the best parts of Grizzly Bear with the crazy vocal twang of Sturgil Simpson. It’s a true gem and I’m happy to be reacquainted with the band.
The Wooden Sky will release their new album Swimming in Strange Waters via Nevado Music on April 7th.
Looking to kick off your Tuesday with some frivolous synth pop tunes? Well, listen up, you’re not going to find a better one out there today than Most People‘s newest single. The Toronto duo have crafted this tune, clearly intent on pushing you to the dance floor; they even pause for a touch of respite in the middle of the tune so you can run to the bar and grab a drink. You’ll have a hard time denying the hooks here, and who would want to, after all. Sometimes you just wanna say fuckall and go have some fun…this is the tune that leads you there.
I’m not really sure what it is about Grounders, but I’m entirely hooked on their sound. Seemingly, the song is all over the place, touching on various genres, from electronic-induced pop to swirling dreamgaze. That being said, there’s an undeniable pull that draws the listener (in this case me) into the track. There’s so much going on in this tune, that you’re almost begging to play it again before it’s finished, just so you can go back and check all the musical highlights occurring within. The group releases their self-titled album on May 12 via Nevado Records.
If you’re outside of Austin reading this, I’ll apologize for being whiny, but the weather here’s pretty miserable. Rain, cold…so un-March. But, with shitty weather comes fitting music to provide an escape. On the new single from Twist, the track opens with little more than guitar and vocals; it doesn’t pick up immensely, though it does pull in some electronic beats to fill in the sound. For me, it’s the perfect storm to match that going on outside my window at the moment, providing a dense bit of pop that’s both calming and unsettling. No words on a release anytime soon, but at least we’ll have this track.
This is an interesting spin on modern day garage/lo-fi production. Toronto’s Twist have added a seductive spin on the tried and true sound we’ve all been tirelessly fawning over for the last several years. You’ll hear a brash opening, but then it slinks into a more consumable bit of pop songwriting, though the noise begins to fill in the negative space left behind in the background. As of now, the band’s just fleshing out their sound, but word is that they’ll have an EP on the way to you all very soon.
Unless you’ve been under a rock or something, I’m sure you are aware that our annual ACL Festival is taking place this weekend in Zilker park. Now we’ve already shared a few interviews with you guys and today we’re pumping out several more. This one features up and coming indie-electro group Nightbox. Every band member gets in on this one with some great responses. Follow the jump for more.
Figure we’d start off our week with some crunchy guitars and smooth vocal delivery from Toronto outfit, Teenanger. The guitars have this little bit of swagger in them, with some ringing mini-solos, while the sultry attitude of the vocals is casual. But, they’ve also got a few tracks where the male vocal takes front focus, so don’t pin all your hopes and dreams of this band on one style. If you dig it, look for the group’s EPLP to be released on September 9th via Telephone Explosion.
In my never ending quest to find new rock bands who know a thing or two about playing an instrument, I came across up and coming Toronto based band Teenager. Today the band are sharing their latest single called “Hot Rods at the Loser Convention” with an ever growing fan base. The track is a grungy rock sounding tune that is actually a bit more mellow than the other songs on their new EP due out this fall. I suggest you pick that up when you get the chance.
New EP entitled E P L P will be out on September 9th via Telephone Explosion.