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dounpour Release Dreamy "therapy" Track + Video

There’s a certain kind of charm when a musician decides to forge their own path and start to create music that is just on the other side of what the mainstream would accept as traditional. Take Zane Coppard, a drummer from Victoria who has performed with such luminaries as Louise Burns, Dralms and Smash Boom Pow. His new project, dounpour, is Coppard’s “no frills” approach to music making. Coppard says the project's intention is to create music for the sake of it, like how a child would approach creating music.

YEP Debuts New Video

Vancouver’s music scene is awash with delightful little secrets, secrets that hopefully won’t remain that way for too much longer. One of these delights is spazzy art rock band YEP. YEP channels the wonderful space between Deerhoof and Balitmore’s dearly departed Ponytail, and is sprinkled with some DEVO for good measure. Their new single “Sport” is a extremely good example of this and the recent video is a great companion to the song. Directed by Flavourcel Animation Collective, “Sport” is a psychedelic journey into the high stakes world of road bike racing.

Harlequin Gold "I Was Your Girl"

With the sun staying out a little bit later and those beautiful cherry blossoms blooming all over the city, Vancouver is getting poised to enjoy another one of their wonderful summers. As if on cue, the sisters of locally-based band Harlequin Gold have decided to release another in a string of sunny singles. The O’Brien sisters have dropped the new track “I Was Your Girl” and it’s an extreme earworm. There is something special about hearing the duo sing together. It’s something that seems inherently easy for sibling-based bands and it's quite the treat.

J Mascis Does a Ripping Cover of Tom Petty

The dream of the 90s is still alive and thriving in some parts of the world. J Mascis has been making wonderfully grungy music with a heart of gold buried just below its noisy surface since that decade, but has also remained one of the most relevant musicians that has been recording and performing since that time, as his songs have seemingly gotten better.

BB Premiere "Drowning" Video

Sometimes underneath even the shiniest and brightest things there is a layer of darkness. There’s an initial rush after the first listen to the bold and muscular debut single, “Drowning,” by Vancouver’s BB, but upon digging in, the darkness starts to spring up. As lead singer Bella says, “The song is written and sung from the perspective of someone who is in a romantic relationship with an alcoholic who is abusive to their partner.

Phoenix Thunderbird and Meredith Hama-Brown Finish Collaboration

It’s interesting how sometimes the simplest activities can easily become amazing tasks. In 2015 the wonderful, and woefully missed, Phoenix Thunderbird approached director Meredith Hama-Brown about shooting a video for their brand new single “Mind Mirror”. The idea was to do something simple for relatively cheap and have it out in a few months' time. When Hama-Brown started to brainstorm the idea, the project really took on a life of its own, one that would eventually stand separately from the band’s music and even surpass the life span of the group.

Wolkoff Drops the Drama With "Last Day On Earth"

Some things in life are worth revisiting: family photographs, last night’s Indian takeaway, the first two seasons of Arrested Development. For electronic pop genius Wolkoff, who returns this year with new single ‘Last Day On Earth’ and a promise of more material on the way, music and art also serve as a reminder of what’s better left behind.

Christian Lee Hutson "Northsiders"

Ever feel like getting your heart kicked right out of your body? Well, Christian Lee Hutson has something for you. The singer/songwriter just recently released his new Phoebe Bridgers-produced single “Northsiders” and that should do the trick. Hutson is the quintessential songwriter, sharing stories that while may not be your exact story are endlessly relatable in emotion.

Kirin J. Callinan Shares Video for "The Whole of the Moon"

Definitely the most enigmatic performer from a commonwealth country, and perhaps even the planet, Kirin J. Callinan has shared with us a tender and intimate music video for his song "The Whole of the Moon". The scene is set well in the video, and features very little extra and unnecessary fireworks, but with a man who shines star power like this, you could just put him on a stage and have him read the dictionary and be captivated.