Listen: Invasions – “No Darkness”

Catch the raw energy of Invasions and their noteworthy sound melding garage rock, surf and western on their latest EP No Darkness.

The combination of their arresting vocals, reverby-breezy-twangy guitars and just the right touch of brass are incredibly memorable.

If you’re heading to NXNE, they’ll be playing at 159 Manning on June 20th.


Listen: MarQ Spekt & Blockhead – “JustPlayWitIt”

Following a collaborative album with Cunninlynguists producer Kno / “Machetevision”, MarQ Spekt will be releasing JustPlayWitIt, produced by Blockhead, on June 29th through HiPNOTT Records.

Listen to the first single “SumOfItsParts” here.


Listen: SARS – “Письмо”

This EP is a collection of ambient, ethereal drones with vocals floating adrift, amidst elongated, spacey tones. As they were recorded live by SARS herself, there is an undeniable sense of closeness throughout the tracks.

It will be released on Northern Electronics June 20th, out of Stockholm, Sweden.

Listen: Middle East – “Foreign Objects”

Hip-hop and beat lovers, this one’s for you!

Middle East is an up-and-coming producer based out of Toronto and Montreal who’s just released his first full-length, Foreign Objects. He brings forth an instantly nostalgic vibe through his classic soul samples and drum beats, comparable to J Dilla’s style.

Don’t forget to stream “After the Party” tonight, which features Montreal producer Daniel Dixon. Artwork by Hoisen.

Try to find the Rob Ford cameo!

Watch: Lydia Ainsworth – “Malachite”

ArbutusLydia Ainsworth has a cinematic approach to writing music, that extends beyond regular song structure. She’s previously scored several short films, and her style evokes transcendental feelings via her soft-spoken vocals.

Here is her video for the track “Malachite” off her debut EP Right From Real, Pt. 1.

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Don’t Miss: Slut Island Festival

SLUT ISLAND FESTIVAL is invading Montreal over the next two weeks, and we’re looking forward to seeing you there. It’s a fest celebrating women, anti-slut shaming, body positivty through performances by a myriad of talented female artists.

All attendees are encouraged to dress in as little or as much clothing as they please, as it will be a safe environment centred around consent. For more info, refer to the Facebook event here or keep reading below for the day by day breakdowns.  Continue reading