Unstoppable, undeniable, and absolutely remarkable are three phrases that barely scratch the surface with the dark pop-rockers known as The Shrugs. Their high-energy music layered with thoughtful lyrics and candy-coated vocals will pull you into a head-over-heels romance with this young band from Vancouver, BC Canada.
Capturing a sound that echos of the deep shadows of BC’s coastal waters, and the gritty streets of the Vancouver, The Shrugs perform music that twists the White Stripes up with songs that would put No Doubt to shame. Caitlin Connelly’s vocals soar over the Brandon Johnas’s guitar in every song, while Stephanie Cole on bass drives the listener to crave more of this quartet’s unique sound. – exert from website
It’s quite impossible to come to any conclusion that conflicts with the aforementioned description of The Shrugs. Their rugged, yet refined style jumps off the page and is only shadowed by their energy. “Vindicate” highlights Connelly’s soaring vocals and the group’s dark pop-rock style. The release of “Vindicated” is appropriate timed with the soon-release of their second EP, which will debut in July. Don’t take my word for it. Check it out, and make sure hop over to their facebook page to show them some love when you finished.
Kyle C. Stilley | Marketing Strategist | @stillz | Music Without Labels & Beat-Play, LLC | firstname.lastname@example.org
One of Vancouver’s hottest independent hiphop acts, SonReal is at it again with this killer video to the track “Ding Dong” off the latest album ‘WHERE’S WALDO’. The song is definitely off the hook and I really like what they did with the video, especially the bottle rocket shot. Check it out and check out more of SonReal.
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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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Indie rock band out of Vancouver, Said The Whale comes with a really fun energy with “Camilo (The Magician)”. Here is their video:
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