NEW MUSIC: Alaskan Tapes – The Sky Sings Its Chorus (For Us Alone) [Pt. 1]

Ambient / post-rock / drone / soundtrack / soundscape There’s a beautifully ponderous lumber and sway to this new post-rock track from the Toronto, Canada artist Alaskan Tapes (Brady Kendall). The lulls and gentle washing peaks are perfectly paced and giving a sense of movement that carries the listener through an emotionally melancholic six minutes. What I like is that the piece never gets heavy … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Alaskan Tapes – The Sky Sings Its Chorus (For Us Alone) [Pt. 1]

NEW MUSIC: Alex Henry Foster – The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)

Alex Henry Foster recently released the video for his single ‘The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)‘, the centrepiece of his new album Windows In The Sky. The song is an epic 14 minute piece of post-rock, with an ebb and flow of tension, poetry and ascent into grand, sprawling and expansive electric guitar playing that at times reminds us of Lift To Experience. Interwoven with … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Alex Henry Foster – The Hunter (By The Seaside Window)

NEW MUSIC: Alaskan Tapes – Views From Sixteen Stories

Last month, Canadian composer Alaskan Tapes (Brady Kendall) released his new album Views From Sixteen Stories. Check out the title track below, a warm, dream-like, swelling piece of music that rises and falls with a certain weightlessness. There’s sonic depth to it too. Turn up the volume and the richness of the bass tones resonate wonderfully through the track. Hit the Bandcamp link to stream and … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Alaskan Tapes – Views From Sixteen Stories

NEW MUSIC: Holy Void – I Will Never Be Again

Rising out of the sonic mist come Holy Void (Canada) with this heavyweight piece of psych rock that lumbers and sways along. It’s heavy without being HEAVY, has melodies that drip from it like sickly sweet toffee and  possesses enough rust and peeling paint to make it sound like it was beamed in from another time. Great stuff and an intoxicating  introduction that will drag … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Holy Void – I Will Never Be Again

NEW MUSIC: Cross Dog – Scars

Cross Dog are a self-described heavy, noisy, feminist punk band from Peterborough Ontario, Canada and man they deliver a blistering slab of noise/punk metal on this track from their new album Hollow. There’s the raw, unbridled fury of the first Hole album bleeding into the hardcore of a band like Refused. It’s unrelenting and built on only bass, drums and vocals but the dynamics they … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Cross Dog – Scars

NEW MUSIC: Viet Cong – Silhouettes

Out of the ashes of the band Women come Canadian quartet Viet Cong. Theirs is a dark and rhythmic post-punk guitar sound. Like a symposium of Interpol, Liars and Bauhaus, fronted by Andrew Eldritch, sweating it out in a dark, claustrophobic basement disco. Their debut self-titled LP is out now via Jagjaguwar. Here’s the clip for the track ‘Silhouettes’. You can watch the video for their first … Continue reading NEW MUSIC: Viet Cong – Silhouettes