Archive for August, 2011

DoublePlusGood

August 31st, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

DoublePlusGood is a drums/keys duo from Portland, Oregon that makes some cool, aery tunes. Supposedly they recorded in an old factory and the reverb was so awesome they didn’t need to add any to the drums or vocals in the production process.

Sea Pinks

August 31st, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 1 Comment

Belfast band Sea Pinks makes lo-fi psych pop. There’s a whole story behind it. Whatever. Music.

Sea Pinks – Fountain Tesserae

The Grapefruit Colour

August 30th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

In Toronto, when you hear about all-ages rock shows you usually imagine awful screamo-fests populated by punked up youngsters being ripped off by some large, soulless organization mining the bands’ friends and family for a bit of disposable income. It’s pretty unfortunate, considering there are no shortage of great young bands in this city making awesome indie rock: that much I’ve learned since we started our (sort of) monthly Soundz of the Youth all-ages indie rock series.

One of my favourite bands (that I found over Craigslist!) we’ve had is The Grapefruit Colour – a guitar-drums duo that plays smart, sharp melodic indie rock/pop. I insisted that they get a bandcamp up pronto and thankfully they’ve heeded my advice. Below is one of the songs off their excellent demos EP.

The Grapefruit Colour – I Need Some Ice

LUM

August 29th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

Our good friend Liam Sanagan (best known as a member of Toronto indie-poppers First Rate People, who operates solo as LUM) has released a new version of the song “I Am Alone” (previously released as a demo on the Boys Choir Demo) along with a video to accompany it. It’s pretty cool, got a bit of a bounce to it now.

LUM – I Am Alone

Heaven’s Gate

August 26th, 2011 | Mp3 Posts | 0 Comments

No, the cult of the same name has not risen up from the grave and, undead, began making indie rock music…though it would be interesting to hear the kind of sounds they might make. Instead, Heaven’s Gate is a new shoegaze band arising out of the ashes of solid Brooklyn band Sweet Bulbs. (Via Pitchfork)

Photo: Cory Smith

Heaven’s Gate – Salome