Weekend’s in full swing, and we’ve got eight stellar tunes for your earholes, plus mini-reviews (that maybe no one asked for…). Give ’em a spin!
Death From Above 1979 – “One + One”
DFA are back with some stellar dance punk that is accompanied by a sweet origin story: “‘One + One’ is a love song. It’s the karmic sequel to ‘Romantic Rights.’ My wife, Eva, became pregnant not long after we started working on the song, and after hearing an early version she said, ‘I wish this song was dancier.’ So I went back into the studio and re-worked the drums. As the record was taking shape, every time I would come home from the studio, the baby would start dancing in Eva’s belly. Even before I walked in the room, the party would start. One plus one is three — that’s magic!”
Michael Wilford – “Scotch” (featuring Chelsea D.E. Johnson)
Amazingly, this is Michael Wilford’s first single – this gritty, bluesy garage rock sounds like he’s been doing it for a very long time. I’ll be keeping an ear out for more from this Canadian artist, you just know it’s gonna be good.
We Were Sharks – “Problems”
Love the energy on We Were Sharks’ latest track, “Problems”. It’s catchy, has great riffs and melodies, and is a tune you want to play loud. Guarantee this sounds killer live!
Ten Kills The Pack – “Only Thinking of You”
Let’s slow it down with some beautiful indie folk from Toronto artist Ten Kills The Pack. Give it a listen, and then check out his debut EP, Life, Death, & Afterwards.
Seaside Heights – “Oxygen”
Here’s a fun indie pop track from Sweden – Seaside Heights’ latest single is all about poppy melodies and summery nostalgic vibes!
Chad Vangaalen – “Nightwaves”
The moody new single from Chad VanGaalen is all about endless scrolling “Like a William Gibson waking nightmare, boring marketed as sexy”. His upcoming album, titled World’s Most Stressed Out Gardener (which is now officially my favourite album name ever) drops March 19th.
Alex Runo – “Devil”
Here’s something different than we usually post – but “Devil” by Swedish artist Alex Runo had me grooving to it right away, and the vocals are just fantastic.
Mattie Leon – “How Could I Want Someone”
Last but never least, our talented pal Mattie Leon just released this fantastic new track and video. He’s also performing a livestream tonight via Side Door – grab your tickets, and see the show! It’s a great way to spend your Saturday night. (We’ll be watching too, of course!)