Described as making music that bridges the gap between electro-pop/new wave and supercharged indie-rock, These Electric Lives play their own brand of “melodic dance rock”. TEL’s exciting and energetic live show consistently delivers uplifting and danceable anthems fueled by an intensity of honest emotion and the powerful soaring voice of lead singer Mark Stanfield.
The Toronto, Canada based quartet began working with Juno-nominated producer João Carvalho (João Carvalho Mastering) releasing their critically acclaimed, self-titled debut EP in 2007. The underground hit “We Should Be Believing” charted regularly on college and internet radio stations around the globe. These Electric Lives’ infectious and catchy songs have become increasingly popular with DJ’s and producers in Canada, the US, and Europe, prompting the release of a TEL remix album in 2008.
In September 2010, TEL released a new EP entitled “We See Light…” and are currently back in the studio working on new material, including a dance track collaboration with New Zealand producer Yuhei Kubo, to be released on Bonerizing Records (Sweden) this spring. Fresh off their Indie Week Canada win, These Electric Lives are also gearing up for their first international tour in May which will include dates in Dublin and Belfast, headlining Indie Week Ireland and showcasing at Liverpool Sound City.
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In January 2010, City and Colour embarked on an additional US headlining tour, again supporting Bring Me Your Love, with supporting act Lissie, and an additional UK tour in June 2010, supporting P!nk, along with Butch Walker, along with a few headlining dates. On these tours, Dallas Green has performed two new songs by the titles of “Silver and Gold” and “Oh Sister”, as well as a couple of never-played-before covers – “Murderer”, originally by Low, and “Grinnin’ In Your Face”, originally by Son House.
In an interview with Alter the Press, Green has revealed that he has written a bunch of new songs and he just needs to record them for his next record, hinting on a possible early 2011 release date for his third studio album. He said that there are 15 songs that he really likes and he expects around 10 to appear on his next album.
The Weeknd just dropped his latest tracks on youtube last week and for some reason it has been removed because it violates Youtubes Terms and Services!!!! DUMB!!! Thanks to soundcloud we were able to grab the original version of this instant acoustic-vibin’ hit brought to you by 2011’s top R&B artist. Definitely staying consistent with his quality continually raising the bar higher and higher for himself. Here is “Rolling Stone”
So we finally got ahold of that track, but that’s not all that’s going on in the music world of The Weeknd. Since his infamous release of House Of Balloons earlier this year, many fans have been comprising music videos for the artist to show there never-ending support. Some videos weren’t really recognized by the Weeknd but others kindly caught his graces such as the most recent release for his track “Wicked Games”. Directed by Storm Saulter
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You can find “Damn That River” on The Evidence‘s new project, “Currents,” which is released to the public on April 12, 2011. The Evidence is a punk-rock group from Calgary, Canada. They will be touring in Europe during the month of April promoting their aforementioned new album. A 2010 recipient of the CFEX Xposure Award and a band with an awesome sound, The Evidence is a group I plan to keep my eye on. Check out their website for more information and tour dates.
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So I stumbleupon this really cool website today called SoutherSouls.ca
based out of southern Ontario run by video editor Mitch Fillion
. Branching outside of their Ontario roots a little bit to capture this neighboring Quebec indie group Elephant Stone
from Montreal while they were visiting Toronto for their Canadian Music Festival debut. Sit back and drift away to this beautifully mellow track filmed LIVE in Little India, downtown Toronto inside an Indian boutique.
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Tagged a morning song, alternative, Canada, elephant stone, Indie, mitch fillion, montreal, Music, Ontario, Pop, psyche, quebec, rock, southersouls, Toronto, video producer
For a moment there I wasn’t really sure if Deadmau5 was going to put another bangin’ hit like when he dropped “Strobe” in ’09. But sure enough the Toronto based HOUSE DJ, currently the top DJ in the world, answered to his fans and created this new jam that’s an obvious Friday List worthy track. Its really hard to create such a long song over 10 minutes and be able to maintain the focus of the listener but Deadmau5 has perfected this process with “Strobe” and now “HR 8938 Cephei”. Along with the length it’s good to note the slow build up in the new track that makes for a great club opener to really get the crowd going. You can visit the soundcloud page where he just released the song 4 days ago.
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Tagged Canada, Club, dance, deadmau5, DJ, dub, electronic, friday list, house, hr 8938 cephei, Independent, Indie, Music, producer, rage, rave, strobe, techno, Toronto
This Vancouver hiphop prodigy has really made a big name for himself in the past year with the release of “The Lightyear Mixtape” last summer. Coming back this year early in February with his latest full length album “Where’s Waldo?” you’re taken to a whole new level of flow and production. I totally get that Lupe Fiasco feel in his flow mixed with some vocal sound of Mos Def. It’s artists like this that make you happy to be independent and remember the indie music world is the best world for quality sound. The second track on the album “Blast Off” really excerpts the young phenoms lyrical ability on top of his speedy flow. Enjoy the track and please check out SonReal here to download the full album for FREE.
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Tagged album, british columbia, Canada, Free Download, Free EP, HipHop, Mixtape, Music, producer, Rap, sonreal, vancouver, where's waldo
This is the first official video released for Land of Talk to one of their best tracks “Quarry Hymns” off of their second released album, “Cloak And Cipher”. This canadian indie/pop group has much talent with a sensational voice in Elizabeth Powell. Please check out their site here to hear more.
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Tagged alternative, Canada, canadian, cloak and cipher, Independent, Indie, land of talk, montreal, Music, Pop, quarry hymns, rock, video, Youtube
Tokyo Police Club is an indie-rock quintet from Newmarket, Ontario. After making a splash with their debut album, “Elephant Shell,” TPC released their much anticipated second album, “Champ,” in 2010. “Wait Up (Boots of Danger)” is pretty cool song about a changing relationship. Check out the video below:
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