Category Archives: New Music
The Coathangers take on the NRA in new single
Never known to hide their political view, feminist rock band, The Coathangers challenge the NRA in their latest release. Just under a month away from their album release, The Devil You Know, the three-piece come charging back onto the music scene with purpose. “F the NRA” is everything the title expresses. The pop-rock charges along with the shouts from the band as the video displays gun stats from around the world across the screen. Take listen, learn a little something and if this band isn’t on your radar, change that real fast.
Summer Anthem Alert: Geowulf – “I Drink too much”
In a world overrun by social media, every band needs an aesthetic more than ever. Often times it’s phoned in, which isn’t exactly new in the music industry, however, Geowulf doesn’t have an issue displaying their Instagram perfect aesthetic, (or an addicting beat) in their latest track “I Drink too much”. The oddly relatable lyrics chronicle what happens when you meet a fuckboy, try not to think the song is about you as you sing along.
Give the track listen, it’s guaranteed to be your summer anthem.
New Dilly Dally – “i feel free”
It’s a ballad done Dilly Dally style. So you better believe there is a screaming.
Katie Monks guides you into, I feel free, with a whisper. If you haven’t heard the band before now you might be taken aback as the chorus inches closer. There is something building and Monks’ trademark growl is about to take over. This new single marks the band’s first release since the 2015 debut, Sore, which solidified them as a proper grunge band. However, with this new track, we can hear the band’s departure from their grunge status as they lean more towards noise rock.
Check out the video, directed by Monks, below.
*New Music* Fidlar – “Alcohol”
Fidlar is back and louder than ever. Following the party theme seen in every aspect of the band it’s no surprise their latest track is named after a substance. Alcohol, is the latest single from our favourite rowdy rockers. Give the new track a listen, it’s sure not to disappoint.
The Vaccines are back at it, listen to their new single “I Can’t Quit”
Low and behold the band that has never failed to disappoint (well, me that is). From the age of fifteen The Vaccines have been a staple band never hidden too deeply into my iPod. “I Can’t Quit” is exactly what you’d expect from The Vaccines. From the first throbbing beat of the drums, there is that timeless sense of youth instantly transporting you back to an angsty seventeen year old. Before you know all the words you’re already screaming along because what makes the band great is that gripping rush of energy that they embed into their music.
Take a listen to the new track off of their upcoming album Combat Sports, out March 30th.
Take a listen to The Fratellis new track “The Next Time We Wed”
Yes, it’s true. The Fratellis are back and they’ve long abandoned their rowdy personas for a more mature take on rock. Their latest release, however is something wildly unexpected from the Scottish rockers. The Next Time we Wed, is a dip into the psychedelic, which from the cover art of, In Your Own Sweet Time, seems to be the bands new genre.
Take a listen to the new track below.
[New Music] Born Ruffian’s – “Forget Me”
Two years after their personal triumph album Born Ruffians are back, and they’re all grown up. Forget Me, is the second track released from their upcoming album, but has the same somber beauty as their initial release “Love Too Soon”. The videos are a mini series directed by Leah Fay Goldstein and Peter Dreimanis of July Talk. The videos are a drastic change from their normally gritty, rowdy indie rock. It’t clear the 2018 album will be a huge change for the band. With the two singles it seems clearly they’re changing their rambunctious quirky rock for a, dare I say, beautiful new sound free of all their ironic charm. But don’t fret, the new direction seems to be going well for the band’s new tone.
Give the new track a listen below and judge for yourself.
Bully “Losing” | Review
The current nostalgic love for the ’90s has latest nearly as long as the decade itself. The ripped jeans, Calvin Klein revival and of course the music are seemingly far from falling off the radar. Releasing one of 2015’s best debut albums Bully screamed their way onto the radar. It’s been two years since the perfect debut, and the long awaited sophomore album is here.
Losing is as simple and raw as the cover itself.
It’s an album for you to isolate yourself to, for you to drench yourself into the ripe hysteria of ’90s grunge, to lock the doors and listen all day. Alicia Bognanno, (singer and guitarist) doubles as the band’s producer. The intimate touches of Bognanno can be felt throughout each track. The expressive songs paired with the unique coarse rasp of her voice is a staple for the band and perhaps the most comparable to the ’90s king Kurt Cobain. The 2015 release recounted childhood memories and confessions. Losing is no different when taking on the at times uncomfortable truth of insecurities, taboo subjects and the unpleasantries of everyday life.
The Pack A.D. = The Canadian Black Keys
Just drums and a guitar, Becky Black and Maya Miller are Canadian version of The Black Keys. Though that might be slightly misleading. The two cause quite a stir with their blaring drums that beat your insides out, hauntingly dominant guitar and Black’s soulful voice. They’re released a plethora of amazing album after album and this month, they’ll do it again.
Their latest video is for the title track, Dollhouse, which features a stripped down Black, while the chaos around brings gore and horror. A not so subtle tribute to the current political stance the world is in.
To get a peak of the album before Oct. 13th you can check out Dollhouse in its entirety on CBC’s: First Play.