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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Like many of you out there, we hopped all over town during SXSW, and I think all of us caught Moon King at some point or another, and all with positive reviews. We were lucky enough to catch up with Daniel from the band before they head out on the road with Majical Cloudz.
Read on for his thoughts on SXSW, touring and the band’s future LP.\
Make sure you read that title carefully; I didn’t say Waaves! This is Toronto’s Weaves, fronted by Jasmyn Burke, who’s previous work included fronting Rattail. This new tune from the group is a bit like a more experimental version of Cursive’s Ugly Organ, with guitars fighting their way back and forth throughout the track, while an organ grinds in the background. It’s definitely something a little bit different, which is why I’m digging the song. The band’s official single will be out next week, but preview it here to get you in the mood for another great Toronto act.
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Toronto is known to be a musical hot bed, though that seems to have died down just a bit. That won’t be the case once people get a chance to hear the new EP from Grounders. Listening to their Wreck of a Smile EP, it’s difficult to really place their music, though the band’s creativity is clearly obvious. Cleverly, they’ve layered sounds atop sounds, all the while promoting a playful bounce that serves as the backbone for the track. If you’re interested in what you’re listening to, and you should be, then you can pick up the group’s EP on July 7th from Park the Van Records. Enjoy your day.
Download: Grounders – Along the Line (Alt. Version) [MP3]