What do you do when you’re bored? Well, Red Mass works out their ya-ya’s going just nuts all over a real garagey punk song.
Montreal’s CELL will unhinge you, with their screamo-gone-gloomgrind. We’re loving the ride.
Dominique Fils-Aimé manages to cook up soul that is both comfortably familiar and startling original at the same time.
One of our favourites bands, Mauno, put out a video, as band members Nick Everett and Eliza Niemi get a surprise while delivering parcels. As directed by Max Taeuschel, it can be jarring and surprising, much like the band’s music.
““Take Care” is a play on words,” says Niemi, “it’s about caregiving as a woman, and also about saying goodbye. It is about filling the role of taking care of someone and self-identifying through that, while simultaneously resenting the expectation of having to do so. The chorus begins hinting at waiting for a relationship to finally feel reciprocal, and ends with the reveal of me actually waiting for it to fall apart / knowing all along that it was doomed.”
Legendary English psychedelic artist Twink (Pretty Things, etc.) is joined on this by Canadians Moths & Locusts, Ian Blurton, & members of Sloan, Wolf Parade and more. The result is a classic-sounding psych tune with restless post-rock underpinnings.
“City Luv” starts off in an interesting slow boil, but things eventually spill out explosively.
From ‘Monami’ by Montreal’s Foreign Diplomats.
Pottery bend garage punk to their own liking. In this case (“Lady Solinas”), the vibe is slackerish but indulgent, as the band delves into math and psych along the way.