Currently Listening To: Lydia Ainsworth

Currently Listening To: Lydia Ainsworth

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Lydia Ainsworth‘s experimental pop sounds can only be described as magical.  The Toronto-based songstress has been making waves on the festival circuit, just finishing a series of showcases at CMJ and M for Montreal, and her debut release ‘Right from Real’ (released on Arbutus Records in September) has quickly become one of my favourite albums of 2014.

Listening to her music it is no surprise that she trained in film composition at both McGill and NYU — her songs are ethereal, cinematic, and breathtaking.

Torontonians, catch her at the Drake next Friday, December 5 supported by Digits.

I Prefer Worry

I Prefer Worry

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There’s some current buzz going for London artist Jack Garratt, especially for his latest James Blake sounding track “The Love You’re Given” released online a few days ago.  I first heard this track the night before last before leaving work on my friend Nisha’s blog, who tipped me to an older (and I believe stronger) track “Worry”.  Fantastic.

The latter comes Garratt’s 4-track EP, Remnants, released earlier this year.

Video: “New York” by Milk & Bone

Video: “New York” by Milk & Bone

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Montreal electro-pop duo Milk & Bone (Laurence Lafond-Beaulne and Camille Poliquin) craft ethereal soundscapes topped with sweet vocals, showcased in a world of black and white for their music video for “New York”.  These gals were one of my favourite performances last week at M for Montreal, and with their debut album set for release in early 2015 they are definitely an act to watch.

“Sudden Acts” by Temple Invisible

“Sudden Acts” by Temple Invisible

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Although the name Temple Invisible isn’t quick to roll off the tongue, this song will quickly climb into your periphery and grab that attention of yours within seconds.  Can songs do that?  Oh yes they can!  The Bucharest-based trio have just released their new electro-pop track called ‘Sudden Acts’ off of their upcoming debut EP ‘Enter_’, (out December 15th).  There’s a little bit of everything current riling through these notes, you’ve got the darker tones of trip-hop subtly grumbling below her sweet airy vocals and the whole thing just feels downright worthy of a repeat play once you get to the end.  Excited by what’s to come.