One of most exciting bands making music has a fresh sonic treat for fans today. Following its live debut on Instagram yesterday, Braids have dropped an official visualizer for bombastic, vibey-as-fuck single, Slayer Moon. It’s a great blend of everyone I love about this group – dynamic song structure, phenomenal melodies, killer riffs, brilliant synth texturing and inventive, rock-solid drumming. Drink it in below.
An endearingly muddy mix of punk and grunge is highlighted by spirited guitar waves.
From the ‘Nevermind’ EP by Dartmouth’s Gemstones.
Nishnaabeg writer/activist/academic Leanne Betasamosake Simpson’s poetic spoken word is is given a magical setting, thanks to the likes of Nick Ferrio, Jonas Bonnetta, and (sister) Ansley Simpson.
Jazzy improv with acid/psych flourishes makes for a satisfying, albeit trippy, musical experience, courtesy of Guillaume Cloutier (guitars) and David Dugas Dion (drums).
A trippy experience, as Greenteeth’s soulful touches actually complement her electronic eccentricities rather than stand in stark contrast.
Calgary’s Dark Time (featuring Cayley O’Neill et al) explore dark beauty in ebbs and flows of alternating sweetness, harshness, exuberance, and introspection.
Whitney K (Konner Whitney of Whitehorse, YT) re-envisions blues-rock with a Parquet Courts lens, as he chews through an issue at Canada’s heart.
Weirdly tinged found footage simply gives more air for Rogue Tenant’s off-kilter slacker vibe. Another truly original track from the album ‘Always Another Day’.
Quebec’s Beat Sexü treats us to a funky groove as they indulge in experimental whimsy.
This bizarre blend of bouncy rhythms and airy, devotional vocals is like dance music from another dimension. A much cooler dimension.