by Tiana Feng The Wilderness of Manitoba - Echoes by Popguru-Sound-and-Vision The Wilderness of Manitoba 's video for "Echoes" shows a surrealist roadtrip shot in Death Valley in California.
The mark-up code for this post looks really, really ugly on the blog back-end, but I think you'll agree the embedded videos look really, really great up front. In fact, the new video for Young Galaxy's "Pretty Boy" had me spellbound. It's so early to start talking about the next Prism Prize for music video of the year, but this one is definitely a contender in my books. CBC Music: Young Galaxy [...]
Robert Nethery And the theme of today's post is videos. Domestic videos if you're Canadian, and exotic foreign ones if you're not. And led off by Mr. Colin Stetson - who is in fact American by birth but Canadian by immigration - because he will be releasing his new album New History Warfare Vol 3: To See More Light next week on April 30, and because the man has a big horn. He's actually rolled out a few clips over the past few weeks - one doing double-duty [...]
Jennifer Rowsom For a band with such a clear and steady aesthetic - delicately pretty, harmony-laden folk with direct spiritual and sonic roots in the '60s - The Wilderness Of Manitoba have gone through their fair share of changes. The lineup that emerged from Toronto's Deleware House with 20092s Hymns of Love and Spirits and 20102s When You Left The Fire lost vocalist Melissa Dalton and added drummer Sean Lancaric and vocalist/violinist Amanda Balsys for last year's Island Of Echoes [...]
"One of my most memorable vinyl experiences began with a postcard I received from my best friend throughout my early twenties." "We had both gone to school together and had shared all kinds of strange and wonderful experiences, one of which included being thrown out of a total bro house party for socking one of the bros in the mouth after he tried to kiss one of us. She was traveling around and living in Japan and sent me a postcard with cherry blossoms on the [...]
by Tiana Feng Here's the most popular tunes of this week, as shared and listened by you! Position Last Song Link 1 - post 2 - post 3 5 [...]
by Tiana Feng The Wilderness of Manitoba have a new single. "A Year In Its Passing" comes off of last year's release Island of Echoes . They play CMW this week at Revival at 11pm on Friday.
I am going to Toronto for Canadian Music Week / Festival from March 20 to 23 (Leaving on the 24th). So I am going to try and make a list on who to check out for the event. This is for March 22nd. (If I have forgotten someone please make a comment) The Icelandic Airwaves Showcase is happening at the Drake Underground and starts at 7:30pm 12:30pm Folly & The Hunter @ Church of Holy Trinty - 10 Trinty Square [...]
Holy Esque - "Inclusion": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist from SXSW on Vimeo . Billy Bragg - "Tooth & Nail": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist from SXSW on Vimeo . Haley Bonar - "Silver Zephyrs": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist from SXSW on Vimeo . Ronnie Fauss - "I Don't See You": SXSW 2013 Showcasing Artist from SXSW on Vimeo . The Wilderness [...]
It is funding drive time on my radio show , The funding drive started on March 8th and will end on the 24th. This was my first time doing this since volunteering at the station since last year. So make a donation to station, more info click on here . Have a listen to the show . (Find out the prizes that I was giving away which no one has claimed yet!) Help support CHUO FM on their Funding Drive! Click on the [...]
It was a wonderful and spectacular sold out show at Raw Sugar Cafe on March 9th. One band with it's folk-rock. The other band was instrumental. Playing at the show was: • The Wilderness of Manitoba • Flying Hórses It wasn't as crazy as the last time they played at Raw Sugar Cafe. Also it was nice to have people standing. [...]
It seems like I'm all over the place today, musically speaking. But, it's hard when so many good songs come my way at once to ignore things. The Wilderness of Manitoba have just recorded The Leslieville Sessions (April 9th) in hopes of bringing about their live sound to their recorded material. If this is what they sound like live, then I think I might just have yet another band to hunt down during SXSW. When I first encountered the band they had a sprawling folk feeling, but this [...]
Tickets for the Kendrick Lamar show at Roseland Ballroom go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the Jessie Ware shows at Webster Hall and MHOW go on sale today at noon. Tickets for The Breeders show at Webster Hall go on sale today at noon. Tickets for the METZ show at [...]
Ali Biddell It hadn't occurred to me until just now, but there's a bit of a parallel between this site, right here, and Wavelength . They got a couple years' head start on me, but both of us spent a solid decade servicing the Toronto independent music community - Wavelength with a weekly concert series that helped introduce the city and the world to much of the amazing music being produced in the 416 and 905, and chromewaves by, um, going to shows and taking pictures. Okay, perhaps the scale is a little different, but both of us also [...]
Merry Christmas Eve! Had my radio show on Christmas Eve. So I decided to play alot of Christmas Holidays tunes. Thanks to The Line of Best Fit , I mostly played from the Ho! Ho! Ho! Canada Compilation. Played alot of Canadian tunes. Check it out! Here is the playlist: The Elwins - Baby Rudolph [...]
As well as our Top 100 tunes of the year posts over the past five days, each of the MM contributors have put together their own lists. Kicking us off is Polly Pocket ... This has been the hardest year ever to pick the best of - it has been a cracking year for top tunes but here goes..... 30. Sinead O'Connor – The Wolf Is Getting Married a 29. Two Gallants – Broken Eyes 28. Tame Impala – Elephant [...]
At last, we're at the end of a week long campaign to bring you the 75 songs, split into five collections of 15 songs each, that soundtracked the year for me. There's been a post a day this week from Monday to Friday (here's short cuts to Monday's post , Tuesday's post , Wednesday's post , and Thursday's post ), and you can collection them all to get a pretty awesome compilation that I think is a good summation of the last 12 months. To download a .zip file with today's set of music, click the [...]
by Tiana Feng UK music blog The Line of Best Fit put out this awesome compilation of Canadian Christmas tracks. There is a mix of original holiday tunes, covers and rarities. A bunch of them were recorded specifically for this compilation! Stream or grab it below.
Andréa de Keijzer Shaking out the "Made in Canada" box to kick off the week. L Con is the sort-of but not-really pseudonym for Lisa Conway, perhaps better known as the voice of Toronto's moody, art-orch ensemble Del Bel , who've been wholly endorsed in these parts. Conway just released her solo debut as L Con in The Ballad Project and while it doesn't necessarily put a lot of sonic distance between itself and Del Bel's Oneiric [...]
Facebook The last time that Evening Hymns graced a Toronto stage, it was back in August as part of the Summerworks festival and came a few days before the official release of their gorgeously heavy second album Spectral Dusk . After that show, which featured a band and lightshow specially assembled for that performance, Jonas Bonnetta and Sylvie Smith - the Evening Hymns principals - jetted across the ocean to tour the record across Europe with friends and album collaborators The Wooden Sky , only returning a couple [...]