Mode Moderne “Time’s Up” Video

Mode Moderne “Time’s Up” Video

Gloomy Vancouver New Wave rockers Mode Moderne subvert hyper-masculine images in their latest clip, the not-entirely-safe-for-work “Time’s Up”. A spiked gauntlet “rubs” and squeezes a banana into mushy oblivion. Photos of powerful men (or at least their sculptural doubles) are set ablaze. Bulky brutes flex, impressing crowds of women, while powerlifters buckle under the weight […]

Miss Quincy and the Showdown “Bad Love” Video

Miss Quincy and the Showdown “Bad Love” Video

A female cyborg beams down to Earth and walks into a bar… This isn’t the set-up for a joke; it’s how the video for bombastic Vancouver rock ‘n’ rollers Miss Quincy and the Showdown’s “Bad Love” begins. The extraterrestrial stranger scans her surroundings with Terminatoresque severity, pushes away male suitors, and, with cranks of the […]

Prairie Cat: Definitely Not the Disco

Prairie Cat: Definitely Not the Disco

Vancouver pop maestro Prairie Cat is an essentialist: minimal but not for the sake of being minimal. Like his Got Nothin’ 7″ from last year, his new album, Who Knows Where To Begin? (released last August) contains songs that are bare but not sketches; the amount of craft he puts into them can be quite […]

Ought: Did We Get What We Wanted?

Ought: Did We Get What We Wanted?

Montreal-based post-punks Ought made their Vancouver debut in front of an eager crowd at the Media Club this past Monday. Dada Plan, Malcolm Jack’s latest heady project, provided intriguing local support. Talk amongst the audience compared Dada Plan to the Beatles after the Fab Four went to India and commented on Dada Plan’s open field […]

White Lung “I Believe You” Video

White Lung “I Believe You” Video

White Lung step up production values in their live video for “I Believe You”, shot as part of the UO Live series. In two short minutes the band barrels full-speed through the Deep Fantasy cut, between a lucky LA audience and flickering light fixtures that boldly spell out “WHITE LUNG” in sludgy font. White Lung’s […]

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