Winnipeg duo Mise en Scene provide some irresistible pop in this driving track.
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“Metal Fries” by Vav Jungle
Winnipeg’s Vav Jungle gets a wonky disco thing going, and it’s a great party ride.
From the album ‘Oui Cafe’.
“My Body, My Blood” by tunic
Angular, dark and sly, “My Body, My Blood” is kinda like King Crimson meets The Clash.
Irregular Dreams’ Best Songs: May
These are our ten fave tracks right now:
“George Thorogood” by Grimelda
“Everything Where It Should Be” by The Holy Gasp
“Slouching Toward Bethlehem” by Devon Church
“Tiny Devil” by divorcer
“Play” by Fang and the Toe Beans
“Piccolo Lina” by God’s Mom
“The One” by Caveman & The Banshee
“Waiting For The Light To Quit” by ALL HANDS_MAKE LIGHT
“Mom Jeans/Mom Genes” by miesha & the spanks
“Learning to Say No” by Valiska
“Slouching Toward Bethlehem” by Devon Church
Devon Church hits that gothic baroque note that we find irresistible. Dig the cool vid featuring Church and singer Ada Roth.
“unseen” by Bedtime
Winnipeg’s Bedtime (Mirella Villa & Hailey Primrose) hit the sweet spot with their ethereal bedroom pop.
“I Just Wanna” by FLOOR CRY
Winnipeg’s Felicia Sekundiak (aka FLOOR CRY) kicks off 2023 with another of her glorious sad-core beauties.
Coast to Coast to Coast (Baffled Octopi) 25 Best Canadian Albums of 2022
by Mark Anthony Brennan
25. “Susans” by Susans
A delightful collection of harsh, art-punk mayhem from a crazy group from London, Ontario.
24. “We Found This” by Gloin
So-called “death rock” from Gloin is actually some dark, swirling post-punk with an experimental edge.
23. “Forget Your Own Face” by Black Dresses
Despite being abrasive, the noisy, industrial pop of Black Dresses (Devi McCallion and Ada Rook) is ultimately endearing.
22. “Ghost Woman” by Ghost Woman
In a year of excellent psych-rock, the western Canadian based group Ghost Woman rank highly with their self-titled album of blues-rock inflected psychedelia.
21. “Water & Tools” by Jairus Sharif
A startling album in its originality and execution, ‘Water and Tools’ is a wild trip through experimental hip-hop and free-jazz.
20. “Something’s Gotta Give!” by The John Denver Airport Conspiracy
The JDAC offer up track after track of exquisite garage-pysch, complete with some Grateful Dead-style instrumental excursions.
19. “LP1” by GODFREE
Montreal producer GODFREE brings in a host of collaborators on his album of irresistible beats, delivered with tongue-in-cheek charm.
18. “Recalibrate” by Eccodek
This album of electronic world music from Eccodek is both playful and meticulous in its execution.
17. “Lemons” by Fake Palms
Fake Palms (Michael le Riche) hits new heights in an exciting collection of angular post-punk.
16. “Five Fathom Hole” by PAPAL VISIT
A staggering 25 tracks (all short, however) of PAPAL VISIT’s inimitable lo-fi garage rock.
15. “Heaven’s Mini Mart” by Troll Dolly
A work of delicate beauty and intricate detail from Vancouver’s Troll Dolly (aka Jen Yakamovich).
14. “The Zug” by Yves Jarvis
Yves Jarvis has always had a fiercely creative mind, and ‘The Zug’ is chock-full of his wild creations.
13. “Say Laura” by Eric Chenaux
Canadian artist residing in France, Eric Chenaux unleashes five tracks of highly inventive jazz, folk and beyond.
12. “Chiac Disco” by Lisa LeBlanc
A highly spirited album that explores the realm between disco and chiac (a Creole variety of Acadian French).
11. “Fluxus Pop” by Rip Pop Mutant
A gem of distorted, warped pop from Alexander Ortiz & Adrian Popovich (aka Rip Pop Mutant).
10. “(Self Titled)” by Sam Jr.
A terrific collection of doomy, fuzzed-out psychedelia.
9. “Panis Angelicus” by Ultra Mega
Canadian slacker spoken-word from Winnipeg that is bound to appeal to the true Canuck in all of us.
8. “Who Would Hold You If the Sky Betrayed Us?” by Thus Owls
An ambitious work of experimental jazz/rock with elaborate and intricate arrangements from the duo of Erika and Simon Angell.
7. “Twenty Twenty Twenty Twenty One” by Spencer Krug
Veteran Spencer Krug concocts a variety of exotic beats to go along with his strange lyrics and mournful, but engaging, vocals.
6. “Staying Mellow Blows” by Eliza Niemi
Singer-songwriter Eliza Niemi shares her personal musings over sparse arrangements, with the ultimate reward found in the details.
5. “Tracer” by JEEN.
A shimmering, sparkling explosion of clever pop-rock from Toronto’s JEEN.
4. “The Elephant in the Room” by Sargeant X Comrade
Sly, slick and groovy experimental R&B, from Calgary’s Yolanda Sargeant and producer Comrade.
3. “Turn to Rust” by AUS!Funkt
An anthemic post-punk/disco ride. Dance music for the disaffected.
2. “Tongues” by Tanya Tagaq
Tagaq combines the visceral thrall of the wilderness with modern experimental instrumentation. Mind boggling.
1. “I Keep Floating Away” by TOVI
Rebecca Emms’ album of dark, rhythmic trip-hop takes the cake. Excellent songwriting and production throughout.
Coast to Coast to Coast (Baffled Octopi) 25 Best Canadian Songs of 2022
by Mark Anthony Brennan
25. “Blue Juniper” by The Sylvia Platters
Abbotsford/Vancouver band The Sylvia Platters hit a career height with this ’60s sunshine rock-inspired gem.
24. “In Between the Bars” by Krill Williams
A breezy breath of shoegaze air from the brilliant Krill Williams from Calgary.
23. “Box of Glass (ft. Zara Marie)” by Nigel Young
The quirkiness of this track, featuring vocals by Zara Marie, will pull you in, so enjoy the slacker/psych ride.
22. “ARGUING WITH STRVNGERS” by MVLL CRIMES
The raw, angry sounds of London’s MVLL CRIMES are a fun blast.
21. “Late Night Streamer” by Bad Pop
The band formerly known as Hot Panda weave low-key, slightly warped magic.
20. “Motorbrains” by Ultra Mega
The Winnipeg band’s endearing and hilarious recollection of a childhood menace known as Motorbrains.
19. “SUNAUVVA” by Beatrice Deer
Beatrice Deer’s track bristles with originality and energy.
18. “Sarajevo” by Eamon McGrath
A gripping epic about the city of Sarajevo.
17. “Gentle on My Mind” by GODFREE
Country EDM? Check out Montreal producer GODFREE’s take on an old Glen Campbell song.
16. “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” by TRUTH
Nanaimo’s Monica McGregor (aka TRUTH) renders a sparse but highly imaginative take on a movie classic.
15. “Tourist Town” by JP Lancaster & Jared Jackel’s Bad Vibrations
This tune strikes a wonderful balance between Lancaster’s cool, jazzy vibes and Jackel’s warped psychedelic leanings.
14. “Pull Me Up” by dumb
An ingeniously crafted tune that captures the slacker soul of Vancouver.
13. “Never Been” by Darkometro
A gorgeous tune with eternal grace, from the new duo Darkometro.
12. “Hail Mary (ft. Rasheed Chappell)” by Sargeant X Comrade
A startlingly original work of contemporary R&B, from Calgary’s Yolanda Sargeant with producer Comrade.
11. “Tyrants Palace” by Dead Tired
A stupendous riff highlights this joyride of growling menace.
10. “Mirror” by Russell Louder
Russell again brings their magical touch to experimental dance music.
9. “I Don’t Think We Can Be Friends” by TOVI
Rebecca Emms (aka TOVI) with an electronic blast fuelled with trip-hop angst.
8. “Two Faced” by Megamall
Vancouver garage band Megamall hit a grungy/emo sweet spot.
7. “Chattels” by Brava Kilo & Annie Sumi
A charming tune which is deliberated jumbled to represent the chaos created when goods were confiscated from prisoners at Internment Camps for Japanese/Canadians during WW II.
6. “High Five” by Abby Sage
A lysergic folk groove with an enticing kick.
5. “Teeth Agape” by Tanya Tagaq
Tagaq visceral growled vocals combined with exciting electronics makes for a cinematic experience.
4. “The Weeping Man” by By Divine Right
This beautiful track by the Toronto art rockers is mournful and ethereal.
3. “Chemical Emotion” by JEEN.
Absolutely spellbinding work of pop-rock from singer-songwriter JEEN.
2. “Set yourself free” by AUS!Funkt
Killer rhythms power this post-punk call to the masses.
1. “Walking Feels Slow” by Eliza Niemi
A soft folk charmer with a delightfully eccentric delivery.
“Star Stuff” by Slow Spirit
A woozy combination of ambient folk and alternative singer-songwriter, from Winnipeg’s Slow Spirit.