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Good Morning — You

July 27, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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You should go ahead and listen to their soundcloud. There is a rawness, a small feeling about this music that really pours through you. It’s rainy day music. It’s music to feel a little down to, but where you soak it in instead of trying to get away from it.

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Wolf Saga x For Esme — Gold Lion (Yeah Yeah Yeah’s cover)

July 14, 2015 in Electronic by Gord

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Not only do I love the Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, but I love Wolf Saga and everything he touches. He might be the electronic king of building songs up to incredible climaxes. This is no different, and is a great play on the original. Check out his other remixes and original work for even more gems. If you needed something for summer, this is it.

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Youth Lagoon — The Knower

July 13, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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Even though his musical direction has shifted and turned over time, his music always has one significant common thread. Youth Lagoon (Trevor Powers) is able to create intimate and powerful songs that pull you in and then pull you around an emotional spectrum. You can feel his music, always. And he’s always evolving. His new song, ‘The Knower’, is no different. Darker than most YL songs, thanks to some heavier times for Trevor while making his new album, it starts out a little empty but keeps adding layers to become something bigger than you expected coming in. If you don’t already listen to Youth Lagoon, you now have a mission for the next week.

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Beach House — Sparks*

July 2, 2015 in Dream Pop by Gord

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Beach House return, to do the thing they do best. And that is continuously make haunting and beautiful albums that deliver. They are a golden duo and we’re lucky to have such talented and beautiful people making music right now. ‘Sparks’ takes the Beach House formula, and throws some My Blood Valentine shoegaze in the mix. I actually love it, and long for even more guitar fuzz in there. I can’t wait to hear what’s next.

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Coolrunnings — Fool Moon

June 26, 2015 in 80's pop, Indie, Synth Pop by Gord

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This one was hiding on my backburner, completely forgotten until it popped up in a mixtape. This is a gem, and it’s a shock I didn’t post it when I first heard it. It fits even better in our now-arrived Atlantic summer. Turn this one up, roll your windows down.

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HUMANS — Ennio & All My

June 19, 2015 in Electronic by Gord

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Still the best album of 2015. Still getting plays after all this time. Whether it be their album, or their Daytrotter session, it’s been an awesome year for the Vancouver duo. I can’t say much more, everyone should just listen.

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atOlla. — Bloom & Amygdala

June 19, 2015 in Dream Pop by Gord

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It’s been a quiet couple of weeks for music. I haven’t posted in a while, and wanted to rectify this. So I started going back over my recent ‘likes’ on Soundcloud. atOlla., aside from being incredibly nice, are also incredibly underrated. They should be on the rise, they should be peaking through and doubling listens every day. They’re absolutely beautiful. It reminds me of the same feelings I get listening to Still Corners.

So go, give atOlla a listen, and then 20 more.

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You’ll Never Get To Heaven — Caught in Time, So Far Away

May 24, 2015 in Dream Pop, Synth Pop by Gord

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YNGTH is making modern music for Twin Peaks, giving us a dreamy hazy sound with soft and sweet vocals. I had the pleasure of seeing them live last night and I loved the impact it had hearing it live. This is easily my favorite song of theirs, and I feel it deserves a spot on here.

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Vessels — Elliptic

May 10, 2015 in Ambient, Electronic, Post Rock by Gord

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I got tired of not hearing anything new last week that I liked. I wanted a new album, something to sink my teeth in to. So, I just looked up the best albums of 2015 and Vessels popped up with their 2015 album ‘Dilate’. And I love it. Dilate seems to just take you on a melodic ride of submission and excitement as it explores different sounds. It’s intense but not overwhelming. I liken the experience to something Four Tet would put you through. So, you too, should sink your teeth in to Vessels.

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Slow No Wake — Always Children

May 10, 2015 in Shoegaze by Gord

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I think that Slow No Wake might be the most underrated artist I know of. Consistently putting out dreamy, haunting or just flat out gorgeous music, Slow No Wake seems to do it constantly and to little fanfare. I cannot recommend enough that everyone look him up, and listen, and buy.

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Molly Nilsson — I Hope You Die

April 27, 2015 in Dream Pop, Synth Pop by Gord

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It’s a lot sweeter than the name implies. I’m really in to this song, it’s minimal, gothy synth-wave sounds that are a bit submerged. It’s certainly not a new song, it’s one of those instances where you feel a bit robbed that you didn’t know about the artist beforehand. There’s some catching up to do here.

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Bent Denim — Fuel

March 29, 2015 in Indie by Gord

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I hear ‘Fuel’¬†and I hear the fun sounds of FM Belfast. Bent Denim has the feeling of a small band on the verge of growing bigger, and also a band that is finding out it’s voice over several tracks and covers. But all of their music has a raw and transparent feeling, where the emotions are completely exposed. In a time where everything is manufactured festival pop, it’s good to hear something honest and fun. Give their other songs a listen, and look out for their debut album on April 28th.