Sunday, November 27, 2016

Juliana LaChance - Thunder Dragon

One of the best and completely out-of-nowhere submissions I've gotten in a while. Juliana is a solo act out of Hamilton, Ontario that conjures absolutely gorgeous folk tunes with the help of her Ukrainian string instrument called a "bandura" and her hypnotic vocals. Nico and Joanna Newsom came to mind on my first spin through, but she's probably going to get sick of hearing those comparisons real soon. Stream the whole record over at her bandcamp and then give her your money and/or find her a label!

- Dan

Monday, November 21, 2016

Gloria - Gloria In Excelsis Stereo

Sometimes some albums can just be judged by their cover. 60s French all girl pop/psych excellence. CD and vinyl out now on Howlin' Banana Records.

- Dan

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Glintshake - Oesch Magziu

Female-led Russian avant-garde/no wave/punk/every damn genre. Limited to 100 cassettes on Hamburg's La Pochette Surprise Records.

- Dan

Thursday, October 6, 2016

The Staches - Total Commitment 7"

Another killer release from The Staches and Six Tonnes De Chair Records. High energy lo-fi female-led garage/punk from Geneva. One of many amazing 7"s coming from STDC. Stream it below and head over to bandcamp to pick up a copy of the 7"(limited to 300 copies).   
- Dan

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Similar Prisoners - False Flags

Excellent fuzzy psychedelic garage tunes with some Britpop leanings out of Miami. Dreamy hooks and lush instrumentation will have you taking an immediate second spin through the EPs 6 tracks. Co-released by Cheap Miami Records/Melochromania Records. Pick up the sweet reflective foil cassette over at the Cheap Miami Records bandcamp asap.

- Dan

Saturday, June 18, 2016

Holy Monitor - Golden Light/Aeolus on Ongakubaka Records!!

Next up on Ongakubaka Records! Hailing from the sun-baked Mediterranean shores of Greece, Holy Monitor seamlessly blends acid-drenched, neo-psychedelia with krautrock to create dreamy, groove-heavy soundscapes. This release brings together the groups two self-released digital EPs for the first time, creating the perfect summer album for turning on, tuning in and dropping out. It's available to stream/download over at our bandcamp page, with cassettes (limited to our usual 100 copies) shipping out July 16th. 

- Dan

Sunday, June 12, 2016

VIDEO: The Lost Souls - Desolation

Debut track from a brand spanking new band out of Cape Town, South Africa. A saucy instrumental beachside romp that will have you shaking your hips and hoping they'll pump out some more tunes soon. Download the track for free over at their bandcamp page

- Dan

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Slackers - не буду этого помнить

A trio of dudes with all the right influences making catchy garage punk/lo-fi bedroom pop out of Moscow. Available as a free download via the Dopefish Family bandcamp.

- Dan

Monday, May 23, 2016

Swutscher - Wahnwitz

Catchy and jangly garage folk EP out of Hamburg. Limited cassette is out now on La Pochette Surprise Records. Head over to bandcamp to snag a copy.

- Dan

Monday, May 2, 2016

Walrus - Goodbye Something

Mosey on down the pathways of your mind to the latest EP from Halifax foursome, Walrus. Excellent  sunshiny psychedelic pop tracks to help me get through this rainy week here in Richmond. Head over to the their bandcamp to pick yourself up a cassette, and catch them on their upcoming Canadian tour:

04 May - Toronto, ON - CMW (Dundas Video) 
04 May - Peterborough, ON - Garnet 
05 May - Toronto, ON - CMW (Silver Dollar Room) 
 05 May - Hamilton, ON - Baltimore House 
 06 May - Toronto, ON - CMW (The Garrison) 
 06 May - Toronto, ON - CMW (Chocolate Lab) 
07 May - Toronto, ON - CMW (Rivoli) 
 09 May - Gatineau, QC - Le Minotaure 
 10 May - Montreal, QC - Divan Orange 
 11 May - Québec, QC - Le sous-sol du Cercle 
 12 May - Trois-Rivières, QC - Ti-Petac 
 14 May - Sherbrooke, QC - La Petite Boîte Noire 
 21 May - Saint Andrews, NB - Paddlefest 
 27 May - Charlottetown, PE - Fishbones 
28 May - Sackville, NB - Thunder and Lightning 
 03 June - Moncton, NB - Claude's House 
 04 June - Halifax, NS - Seahorse Tavern 
 30 June - Toronto, ON - Gladstone Hotel 
08-10 July - Halifax, NS - Gridlock Festival  

- Dan