With all this talk about 2016 being such a horrible year, at least the music didn’t suck.
Here’s my Top 50, built from my collection of monthly playlists. Listen, like and share.
See you in 2017,
Can you believe it’s May already? Time flies when you’re listening to good music.
April delivered just like March, with some great new music from Digitalism, NVDES, Phoria, Caveman and Broods, with newcomers RYDER, Romes and The Royal Foundry.
This song feels like it’s everywhere right now. Check out the video for the super catchy “Swooner” from Vancouver indie-pop band The Zolas, from their self-produced third studio album of the same name (out via Light Organ Records). The video for the “fuzzed out, guitar driven pop anthem” was directed by Dylan Mitro.
May 4 – Toronto, ON – The Indies – Phoenix Concert Hall
May 19-21 – Brighton, UK – The Great Escape Festival
May 22 – London, UK – Birthdays (w. We Are The City)
May 24 – Dornbirn, Austria – Spielboden Dornbirn (w. We Are The City)
May 25 – Aflenz, Austria – Sublime (w. We Are The City)
May 26 – Vienna, Austria – B72 (w. We Are The City)
May 29 – Liverpool, UK – Liverpool Sound City
July 14-17 – Pemberton Music Festival, Pemberton, BC
October is a month for long sleeves, chilly nights and post season baseball. Say goodbye to September with this playlist of new music from last month. Whether you prefer to listen via Soundcloud, Rdio or Spotify, I’ve got some brand new tunes from Wales, The Elwins, Brave Shores, Bravestation and many more.
What are you listening to?
Everyone probably knows about my deep obsession with Paramore, so their new record has been blowing my mind. I’ve also been spinning Andy Shauf‘s new record (The Bearer Of Bad News) a lot. Currently, I’m really digging this song called “Open” by Rhye, I’ve been wanting to place it ever since I heard it.
Dondrea does music supervision at Instinct Entertainment. She helps place music in a number of projects including Cracked (CBC) and Beauty and the Beast (CW/Showcase).