🎧 Cursed Arrows – ‘Rebuild As One’

It’s been a minute since we’ve heard from Toronto indie-rockers Cursed Arrows but the wait is over with a brand new single, Rebuild As One. We’ve had this thing on heavy rotation this afternoon and it shows no signs of letting up. It’s a real infectious number that hits in all the right places.

“Ryan and I recorded this in our living room this summer. He played guitar, I played drums. We both played bass! Mixed + mastered by us. It’s an anthemic call to arms: destroy that which oppresses us and ruins our humanity. Burn it down. Then build a partnership society, together. None are free until all are equal.

Now, it’s time for you to hear what we’re talking about. Check it out in the embed below and be sure to follow the band over on their socials for more going forward.

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📹 Gulfer – ‘Nature Kids’

We last told you about Montreal emo-rockers Gulfer back in mid-September when we came across their video for Heat Wave. Well, we’re one step closer to the new album with their latest song (and video) for Nature Kids. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check it out in the embed and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the new release. Their self-titled record drops October 16th via Royal Mountain Records and Topshelf Records.

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📹 Plants And Animals – ‘Love That Boy’

Back in early September, we told you about the upcoming album The Jungle from Montreal indie-rock veterans Plants And Animals. Well, the band is back with another song (and video) and we can’t seem to get enough. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Love That Boy in the embed below and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. The Jungle drops October 23rd via Secret City.

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📹 Partner – ‘Big Gay Hands’

Toronto alt-rock duo Partner is the work of two best friends, Josée Caron and Lucy Niles. We recently came across the first song (and video) from their upcoming effort, Never Give Up and to say we like what we hear would be the understatement of the month. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out Big Gay Hands in the embed below and prepare yourself for a rock n’ roll journey like no other … with hand puppets! And, while you’re at it, hit up their socials for more leading up to the release. Never Give Up drops November 20th.

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🎧 Gladie – ‘Thank You Card’

Indie-rock outfit Gladie hail from the city of brotherly love, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. We came across their new single recently and this thing has been on heavy rotation ever since. It’s a really infectious number that hits in all the right places.

Check out Thank You Card in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. And, while you’re at it, listen to their awesome Weakerthans cover here.

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🎧 TBT: Wolf Parade – ‘Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts’ (2005)

Montreal indie-rock veterans Wolf Parade are a huge part of the Canadian musical landscape. Over the years they’ve released some exceptional records and one in particular really sticks out for us, Apologies To The Queen Mary. Having turned fifteen recently, it only seems fitting that we grace you with our favourite album track, Dear Sons And Daughters Of Hungry Ghosts.

Take a trip down memory lane in the embed below and be sure to hit up the band over on their socials for more. Earlier this year, the boys dropped a stellar new long-player, Thin Mind. You really ought to give it a listen.

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🎧 I Love Your Lifestyle – ‘Shilly-Shally’

Swedish emo-pop-rock outfit I Love Your Lifestyle recently came up on our radar, and we’re certainly glad they did. Their latest single, Shilly-Shally, has been on repeat over the last few days and shows no signs of letting up. Now, it’s time for you to hear what we’re talking about.

Check out the video in the embed below, and be sure to hit the band up over on their socials leading up to the album release. No Driver drops October 26th via Dog Knights and Counter Intuitive.

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📹 ZOON – ‘Brokenhead’

Back in early May, we told you about Canadian and First Nations “mocassin-gaze” musician Daniel Monkman. Since then, he’s released his debut album, and just recently, a new video for the song Brokenhead. Now, it’s time to share it with you.

Check out the video below and be sure to hit up his socials for more going forward. Bleached Wavves is out now on Paper Bag Records.

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🎧 Husbands – ‘Garth’

We came across Oklahoma City indie-pop duo Husbands when they released a collection of b-sides and demos from their latest album, After The Gold Rush Party, back in late May. Well, the boys are back with a new song and now it’s time to share it with you.

“You can’t miss it. First thing you see in Yukon, Oklahoma is the water tower that proudly reads “YUKON: HOME OF GARTH BROOKS.” Danny grew up in this smallish town, cruising Garth Brooks Boulevard, aka, Main Street, USA. This song’s about living in the shadow of greatness, the struggle for some to transcend a small-town mindset, and the sensation of cruising the main drag and feeling mixed emotions of nostalgia, joy, and ennui. Here’s “Garth,” your sweetly melancholy homecoming end of summer jam.”

Check out Garth in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more going forward. Trust us when we say, this is a band you don’t want to sleep on.

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📹 METZ – ‘Blind Youth Industrial Park’

Just today, Toronto noise-makers METZ have shared another song (and video) from their upcoming long-player, Atlas Vending. The dystopian themed video was shot in Queenstown, on the South Island of New Zealand and directed by Dylan Pharazyn.

“I started thinking of the feeling of war or samurai films, beautiful but dark and violent… but then I had this idea to work up a more unique world… I started to think of a more futuristic setting — more unusual and dream-like with the story set on a distant planet where there is future technology and some kind of alien magic… like a futuristic fable. I loved the idea of the hero Ayeth on this nomadic walk through an epic landscape… I loved the strength in her and the pairing of her with a wounded companion, something really human and vulnerable… I wanted that emotive warmth countering the cold military images.” 

It’s a visual trip you won’t soon forget … now it’s time for you to see and hear what we’re talking about. Check out Blind Youth Industrial Park in the embed, and be sure to hit up their socials for more leading up to the record release. Atlas Vending drops October 9th via Royal Mountain and Sub Pop.

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