A disco-like beat with a nice guitar-edge and theatrical vocals surprisingly work well in this song. This is from SLAVE to the SQUAREwave‘s sixth album, Big Change.
With over 8 albums released this Toronto band has stayed under the radar. They were introduced to me by my late friend, Don Berns (aka Doctor Trance) and I’m glad he did. They have a very distinct sound and they definitely need more exposure.
I could only find a live version of this song that I could share. This is from the CBC’s Radio On The Go.
This Canadian songstress coos us with something fit for a David Lynch soundtrack. This is off her second album, Hannah Georgas.
Hannah Georgas hails from Canada’s rock and roll capital, Newmarket, Ontario. She’s released 3 ablums thus far, as well as nominated for a Juno for her song off the same album, Robotic. Most of her music is low-key not straying to far from the sample below.
No video for this song, so enjoy a still of the album cover.
Most of Brad Sucks‘ music is up-tempo rock with a few exceptions. This is off his second album, Out of It.
Brad Sucks is from Ottawa, Canada, and not since Paul Anka has this city had something to be proud of. He’s released 3 albums so far with most of his music available on his website, along with tracks to allow you mix your own versions of his music.
A simple artistically shot stage video. Not really original, but at least it’s pretty.
Bahamas plays the perfect ditty for your “songs to make out with” playlist. This is off his second album, Barchords. A lovely song for a long Valentine’s Day weekend
This Toronto artist does just fine with his guitar and vocals. Most of his music is simple and mellow with a little hint of a country vibe. And if you’d like to hear a great live session from this guy, I recommend clicking on this link… www.youtube.com/watch?v=HsHetqB6f14
Inventive video that takes place all around St. John’s, Newfoundland.
Hey Rosetta! bang out this interesting ditty. This is off their third album, Seeds.
This Canadian band have been around since 2005, but still have not quite made the jump to mainstream radio. Most of their music is a little too tame for me, with a few exceptions, like this one, but maybe they’re your cup of tea.
The Pack A.D. hailing from Vancouver, seem a lot more angsty than most people from BC normally are, and that’s a good thing. This song if off their latest album, Unpersons.
This Canadian female duo have taken a page out of The White Stripes handbook for drums and guitar simplicity, with an edge. They’ve released 4 albums thus far, with songs ranging from slow meandering angry sadness, to just plain loud and angry. From the looks of this video, they’d probably be a great band to see live, especially since lead singer, Becky Black, is extremely easy on the eyes. And with her loud distorted guitar sound and awesome vocals, I think I have a new stage crush.
A simple beat with a slow build, and an angry distorted guitar make this song a treat to listen to and Matt Mays has the perfect vocals to accompany it. This is off his album, When the Angels Make Contact.
This Canadian indie rock artist has released 6 albums, some, with his now defunct band, Matt Mays & El Torpedo. Most of his music is generic rock, but there are a least a couple of gems on each of his albums that stand out, like this one.