Old school reverbey pop sounds from Philly’s The Interest Group.
Some interesting indie-experimental stuff from these Toronto peeps, CRHYMES.
Our favourite operatic, Asian-culture-influenced band from Montreal, the most excellent Yamantaka//Sonic Titan (who we interviewed a while back!) put out this killer cover of David Bowie‘s “John, I’m Only Dancing” recently on the Toronto label Paper Bag‘s also-recent tribute album to David Bowie‘s classic Ziggie Stardust And The Spiders From Mars. If you know that album to some extent, you know that this song wasn’t on there – and so it is relegated to bonus track status, though it remains an album track in my heart…cuz it’s really, really cool. Like I don’t usually care about covers, but this one really is note-worthy.