Have you heard the latest single from Toronto band Bravestation? “Actors” was just released on Tuesday via Culvert Music, also on their forthcoming EP later this summer. The track was mixed by Steve Chahley (U.S. Girls, Slim Twig, Young Guv) and might just be my favourite track from the band yet.
#Onrepeat, all day.
May 28 – Hamilton – The Baltimore House
May 29 – Toronto – The Drake Hotel
May 30 – Ottawa – Mavericks
June 19 – Toronto – NXNE @ The Rivoli
June 26 – London – Rum Runners
June 27 – Brockville – Blockhouse Island
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve listened to Favela‘s breakout single “Gong” since I put up the track in January. Today, I can add another one of this tracks to my own little Favela playlist, the song “Future Visions” (below for your pleasure). Both appear on the Leeds singer/producer’s upcoming EP, to be release on June 29th via paradYse/Transgressive.
Check out this collaboration between Swedish band Colleagues and Toca Boca, the former being the latest new band to be put on my radar (thx Mark), the latter a Stockholm-based game development studio focused on child-friendly applications for tablets and smartphones. The result is the video for “Align”, featuring Toca Boca‘s trademark stylings against Colleagues‘ rich and evocative songcraft.
“Align” is taken from the EP ‘Visits’ out June 8th on InStereo Records.
Toronto electro pop trio For Esmé have recently given us a new song and video (“YOU”), another glimpse into their forthcoming album due out later this year. Poised between nouveaux and nostalgia, reality and the sublime, “YOU” is about being present in the moment, and ultimately, immeasurably open to joy. The video amplifies the feeling of losing yourself to the beat, and letting go of your inhibitions.
Take a look.