Charlotte Crow‘s bandcamp says she’s from London, Ontario, but I’d prefer to think of her as coming from Rodney, Ontario, which is what Weird Canada put down as her location. Just an 18-year-old girl making strange mumble-core music with some loops and noise in small town Canada. A couple random peeps on the internet find it and get excited. Sometimes the modern world is kind of cool.
Sometimes something just hits you with its vibe. Hailing from Bashaw, Alberta, a town with a population of less than 1000, Prairie Fang is apparently a dude with a guitar who makes music that sounds like the soundtrack of a haunted First Nations funeral. His Flux/Dust EP is the kind of thing you might expect to hear on a tape you found in the middle of the desert. You don’t know who made it or why it’s there, but for some reason it exists and it’s beautiful in its stark, pure minimalism. (via Weird Canada of course).
p.s. btw, Mr. Prairie Fang, would LOVE a tape of this if you wanna let me know how one can be obtained.
Montreal’s The Marlees manage to sound like they’re from another planet (Marlee’s World, apparently, as that’s the title of their latest album) and, at the same time, like they’re recording in some dank, dim basement or warehouse. They also sound like they’re big Phil Spector/girl group fans. (via Weird Canada)