All the Rage no. 50 – July 15, 2018: The Half-Century Show

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Episode Number 50! Spotlight on the songs that have made ATR: Martina Topley-Bird, Girls Against Boys and Metric finally get their due. Also: the three quintessential ATR bands. And! As always, plenty of the best new music from Canada and Australia.

Your setlist:

Martina Topley Bird, Too Tough to Die

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/0N3DUVHC7gAgVnzfPfmpAY

Girls Against Boys, All the Rage

Heart Beach, Underwater

Laura Sauvage, Alien (Anything Like It, Have You?)

Murray Darling, Don’t Say You’re Moving to Melbourne

Moody Beaches, Guns

Dark Fair, Off Into My Head

Ramon Chicharron, Los Monos Están Berracos

Fingerless, Out There

Little Ugly Girls, Tractor

New War, Get in the Boot

Rebel Yell, Toxic

Johnny Headband, Hot Button Topic

Metric, Lost Kitten

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/6fNr1CSeK84DIW932nV3c3

All the Rage no. 49 – June 23, 2018: Feel-good hits of the year

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Good music equals good mood. The proof is streaming below.

Your setlist:

Shirley & the Pyrmaids, One Life

Expanda Fuzz, Check Your Watch

Moaning Lisa, Good

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/embed/7137071

VOIID, Not For You

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/embed/7135436

White Blanks, Go Right Now

Georgia June, Pressure

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/embed/6529526

Muncie Girls, Picture of Health

Wax Mannequin, Boring

Fritz, Biggest Fool in the World

https://www.triplejunearthed.com/embed/7119326

Loose Tooth, Keep Up

Seaside, Golden Girl

Stars, One Day Left

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/xXW1BB6N1gg?rel=0

Single Tear, in your arms, in my arms

Chromeo, Room Service

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/B-_xw6lf9T8?rel=0

All the Rage no. 48 – June 17, 2018: Soft, loud, melancholic

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: We get mellow with Future States, punch with Lié and Surf Dads, and end with a Tropical Fuck Storm of despair. Let’s go.

Your setlist:

Shaun Carlo & Jeepz, Earn

Future States, Heaven

Phantastic Ferniture, Fuckin’ and Rollin’

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/00F5GpqtjDr750q3M2Bkfm

Chromatics, Black Walls

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/UwigmMTsM-Y?rel=0

Smaller Hearts, Summertime III

Asta Rangu, Plastiscine

Lié, Country Boys

Surf Dads, Hold Onto Me

The Dollar Bill Murrays, The Shape You Take

Squaring Circles, Anima

 

Tropical Fuck Storm, Rubber Bullies

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/_fhOUfxIvgY?rel=0

All the Rage no. 47 – May 27, 2018: A great indie compilation and so much more

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Multiple songs from Hamilton’s Haolin Monks and Grey Records’ excellent Grey Matter compilation. Also, the answer to the question, if someone pitches me a band that sounds like “Pet Shop Boys meets My Bloody Valentine at a Stereolab concert,” am I going to play it. Spoiler alert: Yes. Yes, I will.

Bonus spoiler: The band in question (Smaller Hearts) delivers.

Yer setlist:

Ubik, Lost and Later

Cold Meat, Love in a Void

Heart Beach, Need

Smaller Hearts, Chipper

Zöe Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Warrior Princess

Spiral Perm, Santa at NASA

Eekwol feat. Boogey the Beat

Haolin Munk, Deep Space Float (f. Lee Reed)

Navy Gangs, Housekeeping

Speedy Ortiz, Lucky 88

Shirley & the Pyramids, More than the Sun

Great Earthquake, Learn to Love the Ordinary

Orlando Furious, Rage

https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/arD_5YGJdQ0?rel=0

The Garrys, Swamp Stomp

Nylex, Fascinate

Haolin Monk, Astro’s Revenge (f. Emay)

Sightlines, Love Ethic

IV League, Superstar

All the Rage no. 46 – April 16, 2018: Sonic Productivity/Sonic Procrastination

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: So I recorded this back in mid-April and thought I’d be able to get around to polishing and posting it while in Brazil. That didn’t happen, but better late than never. Anyway, for your listening pleasure, I present to you the sounds of Le Plaisir, Suss Cunts, Primitive Calculators, and a super-stunning piece of musical genius by Rebel Yell. And more. Wow.

Your setlist:

Rebel Yell, Stains (ft. Gussy)

Confidence Man, Don’t You Know I’m in a Band

Tim & the Boys, White Guys

Civic, Burning Steel

Sloan, Spin Our Wheels

Blush Response, Cruel

Choses Sauvages, Ariane

Midlife, The Gloves Don’t Bite

Kwame, Wow

Le Plaisir, Chilblains

BBQT, High Wasted

Suss Cunts, Tempter

Amya Laucirica, Under the Tide

Stella Donnelly, Mechanical Bull

All the Rage no. 45 – April 8, 2018: The Don

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Donny Benét’s new album is finally out, and it’s fantastic. Let’s start with that. New Primitive Calculators! Birdz & Omar Musa! Dakk’One! So much more! Listen up!

Your setlist:

Donny Benét, Love Online

Birdz & Omar Musa, About Me

Dakk’one, Lullaby

White Hex, Gold

Primitive Calculators, Power

Preoccupations, Antidote

Candy, Apartment in the City

Flowertruck, Come Across

Soft Wounds, Story

Wild Meadows, Fever

 Hit Bargain, Capitulate

Talk Show Host, We’re Not Here to Make Friends

So Young, Sixteen

All the Rage no. 44 – March 28, 2018: Left-field Lorde!

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: A superstar like Lorde may not be left-field pop, but I think she’s just great. And because she’s coming to town (with Run the Jewels! And Mitski!) at the end of the month, that’s a good enough excuse to break out a couple of nifty remixes, in addition to the usual awesome sounds of the underground.

Your setlist:

Lorde, Supercut (El-P Remix) (f. Run the Jewels)

Miesha and the Spanks, Lost Boy

Kaptur, Pixel

US Girls, Poem
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/7CXnfHxC8sWdITHr4fFbnq

True Crime, Everything

Mint Field, Quiero Otoño de Nuevo

Caroline No, Alex

Omar Musa, Lak$a

Childsaint/CALMLY, Used Up
https://www.triplejunearthed.com/embed/5481141

Mod Con, Neighbourhood

The Ancients, I Need You

Cursed Arrows, Jumpers

Lorde, Green Light (Chromeo Remix)

All the Rage no. 43 – March 3, 2018: Working through the issues

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Using music to process a bad month for the concept of justice for Indigenous Canadians. As Superchunk (also on this week’s show) ironically put it, What a Time to Be Alive.

Your setlist:

Tropical Fuck Storm, Back to the Wall
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/05HLtkxNPaKGrs0nHYmNPe

Tram Cops, stolen land

US Girls, Incidental Boogie
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/5DZBl18zByeRXwRotKcVvF

A.B. Original, Dead in A Minute (f. Caiti Baker)
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/19i9XNvAlpkudulpAHuEHo

Cable Ties, Tell them Where to Go
https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/2OHVppPPqySVNEWQ99iDfV

Sook, I’m Not Your Woman

Boat Show, Fake It ‘Til You Make It

Booji Boys, Mr. Nazis on the Beat

Quick Fix, Always Was

Donny Benét, Santorini

Zoë Fox and the Rocket Clocks, Fists

bedside., Get it Right

Deafcult, Secret Wisdom

No Museums, The Twin Tone Market

Wax Chattels, Stay Disappointed

Superchunk, Reagan Youth

Jess Locke, Border Security

All the Rage no. 42 – Feb. 14, 2018: So. Much. Excellent. Tuneage.

Your biweekly source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: A surprising number of best-of-2018 contenders, and it’s only February. It’s going to be a good year for music.

Your setlist:

The Nude Dogs, We’re Girls, We’re Here

Rackett, Ready or Not

Wild Meadows, First Exit

Booji Boys, Pissicine Perfect

Civic, New Vietnam

Loveproof, Sister Moonlight

Dream Girl 88, Hits Me Like a Thunder

Chromeo & The-Dream, Bedroom Calling
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/c1cvDqM_CMg?rel=0

Kimmortal, 88 and Beyond

Persons, Got Nothing For Ya

Tia Gostelow, Hunger

Siamese, Slaughterhouse

Blaire, Youth

The Double Happiness, City

Camp Cope, How to Socialise & Make Friends

 

All the Rage no. 41, Jan. 29, 2018: Batting cleanup

Revisiting the bumper crop of great 2017 tunes I missed the first time round, and a few new tracks from 2018.

Your setlist:

Tim & the Boys
Hey

Buzz Kill
Into the Void

US Girls
Pearly Gates
https://www.youtube-nocookie.com/embed/k9PLXHDEUFE?rel=0

Paupière
Défunte Lune de Miel

Spiral Perm
24 Sevem

Milk & Bone
Nevermore

DEAFCULT
Lemonade Beauty

Tropic Harbour
Can’t Pretend

Totally Mild
Today Tonight

The Plastic Fangs
Never Liked That Dog

Lizard Queen
Nightmare

The Buoys
Liar Liar

Kaptur
Spirit

Hideous Towns
Dogma

Turnover
Curiosity

Champion Lawnmower
Mean Fast One