As always, 60ish minutes of the best in new (and new to me) left-field pop from Canada, Australia and beyond! This week we get loud with Welland’s Daniel Romano, Calgary’s The Shiverettes, Melbourne’s Slush, Freo’s Grunge Barbie. New Donny Benét! New New Fries! Delightful mellowness from New Zealand’s Floating Island. Also, a whole bunch of tunes from the past couple of years from bands that I’m only discovering now, like Edmonton’s Midnight Crisis. So much excellent music out there, just waiting to be discovered, so dive on in.
As always, 60 minutes (or thereabouts) of the best in new indie music from Canada, Australia and beyond (plus a John Prine cover). This week: Melbourne’s Mystery Guest hit us with a song that’s sure to be on my year-end best-of list, while compatriots Baby Shower go dark, tasty shoegazy stuff from Washed Out, Hamilton’s Sunnsetter and Toronto’s Lacquer. And so, so much more (Pet Shop Boys!).
Leslie Spit Tree-O Angel from Montgomery
Mystery Guest Get Up
Jade Hairpins (Don’t Break My) Devotion
Knitted Abyss Attention
Baby Shower Everything sucks and it’s everyone’s fault but mine
Primo! Best and Fairest
Pet Shop Boys Monkey business
the band whose name is a symbol From Düsseldorf To Cologne
As always, your biweekly hit of the best in new left-field pop from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week we go heavy on the “beyond,” with new tracks from Ladytron, Bob Mould and (be still my heart) Pet Shop Boys. We also go heavy on the noise courtesy on Perspex, Danko Jones, Alien Boys without forgetting the value of straight up pop, from Fatamorgana and so, so many more.
Your biweekly source of the best left-field indie pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond.
This week: Some great tuneage from the back end of 2018, from the cool hiphop of Okenyo and the smooth electropop of Gauci to the compelling drone of Negative Nancies and the joyous guitar pop of faves Pale Lips. And so much more.
Back from vacation with another edition of your biweekly(ish) source of the best left-field pop/rock/punk/dance from Canada, Australia and beyond. This week: Some mellowness, some hip hop, some punk-inflected pop from Nooky, Tropical Fuck Storm, Billy Moon, Fog Lake, Okin Osan and others. And! The triumphant return of ATR favourite Hello Seahorse!
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.
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 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.