Canadian post-punk fans rejoice! One of Western Canada’s finest offerings, Freak Heat Waves, is hitting both coasts this summer. They released their acclaimed second album, Bonnie’s State of Mind, on Hockey Dad Records last February, and they’re taking it from their home in Victoria to as far as Halifax where they’ll pull a two-night stand. […]
It’s a joining of the local label frontmen! Kingfisher Bluez-runner Tim the Mute is set to release his debut LP, Why Live?, and Hockey Dad Records‘ Ryan Dyck co-stars in the video for optimistic album cut, “Don’t Kill Yourself”. Tim and Ryan cruise around town, pretend to play their instruments in a park, and then […]
Psychedelic Vancouver rock ‘n’ rollas Spoon River chase a baby-snatching monster in their colourful video for “In the Parking Lots of the Swamp Museum”. They jump in and out of the B-horror film poster that spawns the creature, chasing him through the forest, the beach, and the park. Spoon River turn their instruments into guns, […]
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 […]
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 […]
High-powered Vancouver pop-punks Sightlines have released a new split 7-inch with noisy surf-garage-rockers Crystal Swells. Sightlines take viewers on a front seat trip on the SkyTrain as they zip through the minute-long track “Commiseration”. The directly-as-directly-can-be titled Split 7-inch is available now on TRBL FCKR/Alarum Records.
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 […]
Stitching together the moments between city dwellers of all walks in life, Bear in Heaven’s video for their soaring synth-rock number “Time Between” captures the open-ended mystery of the time between states of motion and motionlessness. Taken off the band’s fourth studio LP, Time Is Over One Day Old, “Time Between” shares a new perspective on […]