Your guide to: Thursday @ NXNE

NXNE’s lineup tonight is so unreal that we couldn’t resist recommending you a couple extra shows to check out. Montreal artists are on heavy rotation tonight in Toronto at both the Pop Montreal and Passovah showcases – make sure to catch one of them! Continue reading


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.

Watch: Rich Aucoin – “Are You Experiencing?”

Our own Canadian Rich Aucoin is one of those beings you can’t help but be drawn towards; his endless effervescence and infectiously outgoing attitude are things we can all aspire to.

You’ll quickly get our drift once you check out his crowdsourced video (edited by Ian McMillian) for his incredibly catchy latest track, “Are You Experiencing?”

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Listen: SMLH – “Neon Visions”

North Carolina-native, Sam Higgins, makes music under the moniker of SMLH.

The 17-year-old creates wonderfully hazy melodies which you’ll be able to hear in his single “Neon Visions”, but also has a refreshing affinity for pushing the envelope and making what he calls “fake songs”, which could either be incredibly loud, or breathy and ambient.

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Watch: Kishi Bashi – “Ballad of Mr. Steak”

Check out this lyric video for Kishi Bashi‘s “The Ballad of Mr. Steak”, from his latest album, Lighght. From the start, you can tell the cute, unfolding date scene is bound to go awry, but not in the abrupt way you are about to witness.

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