It’s Friday and I’m blasting some new tunes from Toronto artist Michael Rault. He’s recently signed with Burger Records for the release of his album Living Daylight (out in 2015); “a record that’s a melodically adventurous take on a classic theme – leaving home to make your way in the big city”. What’s below is his current cassingle “Nothing Means Nothing”/”Still Not Sad”, produced in collaboration with members of Fucked Up and Slim Twig, yet written and performed entirely solo. An economic and modernized take on classic rock tropes, take a spin.
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A few weeks back, I put up the latest from Wolf Saga, his cover of The Strokes classic “You Only Live Once”. I mentioned in the post that the vocal contribution came from Toronto synth-pop artist LYON, who today I have an original song from. “Cut Me Loose” is her first offering of new music since last year’s acclaimed “Indian Summer” EP, which reveals a more dynamic and sonically developed sound than her previous material. For fans of bands like CHVRCHES (and I definitely hear similarities to Foster The People in the chorus), check out “Cut Me Loose” by LYON.
I just keep hitting repeat on this song.
Check out “Shape” from Hudson Valley quintet Breakfast In Fur. There’s something about how this song paces along, building in sound as parts are added throughout.
The band have just announced their debut LP, Flyaway Garden, will be arriving February 3rd on Bar/None Records. Composed of Dan Wolfe, Kaitlin Van Pelt, Mike Hollis, Chris Walker & Pete Newman, Breakfast In Fur draw on the beauty and majestic scenery of the Catskills to create a experimental, psychedelic, rock that weaves British IDM, ambient and elements of jazz throughout its meandering and awe-inspiring eleven tracks.
Manchester raised artist Adio Marchant (aka Bipolar Sunshine) is back with some new music with “Daydreamer” (out Jan. 25th). The atypical pop track incorporates both the despondent and the upbeat with intelligent and unique lyrics with an all-encompassing chorus. The song is a collaboration with SBTRKT and was produced by Fraser T Smith (Adele, Lily Allen, Sam Smith).
Marchant is currently finishing work on his debut album, set to be released next summer.
Here’s some new music from Montreal three-piece Le Couleur off their upcoming release of Dolce Désir EP (out in Feb 2015). “Concerto Rock” follows the bands’ signature sexy, groove-driven dance style, showcasing the sultry French vocals of Quebecois-Vietnamese singer Laurence Giroux-Do. The video was directed by up-and-coming artist Ganesh Baron Aloir using only analog video technology.
The group is set to perform later this week as part of the M for Montreal Festival with a show at Club Lambi this Friday, November 21.