Playlist: MURMUR x SUONI per il POPOLO ’14

We’ve put together a playlist to go accompany Montreal’s fantastic month-long festival, Suoni per il Popolo

On it, you’ll find tracks by local artists including Each Other, Freelove Fenner and Nanimal alongside the mind-melting Perfect Pussy, Halifax-rockers Cousins and the serene Young Magic. Continue reading

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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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Watch: TOPS – “Change of Heart”

Fun-lovin’ Montreal four-piece TOPS have surprised us with a new video, which is delightfully summer clip, compiled with their best, silliest and weirdest moments on tour.

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