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Belle & Sebastian Release New Single

The thing about Belle & Sebastian is that they are consistently shit on by the ironic generation, and yet continue to put out top-tier music in their niche. By "niche" I mean that they are the most important musical group to a select few: those of us who were only about nine years old when Kurt died, and were twenty-four when emo was around, and nine-year-olds being super into grunge might be the only thing more unsettling than twenty-four-year-olds into emo.

ACTORS debut New Video

If you're from a mid-sized Canadian city, you know ACTORS as the band who plays your local industrial festival and is the only group with guitars rather than laptops on the bill. If you're in continental Europe, you know them as the wet hot snipers of sweaty, thousand-person no-seater venues.

Louise Burns Releases New Single Off Of Upcoming Full-Length

Louise Burns' presence in the Canadian Music Scene has been pretty ubiquitous. Actually, to simply say ‘ubiquitous’ underlies Burns natural charisma, amazing talent and wonderful songwriting. So, yes, she has been around in the scene for some time, but her presence in it only helps to elevate what we all do to another level. Burns recently released the single "Just Walk Away" off of the upcoming full-length Portraits. Almost perfectly timed for the summer sun, the track practically is walking on air.

Meltt Release Video for "Love Again"

Can love last forever? It’s a big question and one that everyone had wrestled with at least once in their lives. If there was a way to make it last for sure, would that be something that you would interest you? Vancouver’s ethereal pop act Mellt has decided to take this question head on with their latest single, “Love Again”, off their upcoming debut album due this fall via Light Organ Records. The track is a wistful, breezy number bubbling with soft synths and a head bopping beat all tied together with a soft yet strong lead vocal performance.

Alex Cameron Releases New Single

Alex Cameron has this way of writing songs that combine a filthy sort of pithiness that is balanced by a genuine heartfelt emotion. It's an amazing balancing act to behold, as one minute you're in on the joke, laughing along to some of the lyrical content, then, out of nowhere, you can find yourself in tears, relating to every single word the man projects from his silky, honeydewed voice. Cameron has just announced the release of his brand new collection of songs, Miami Memory, which will be out via Secretly Canadian on September 12th.

The Gathering - Love Songs EP

In the 1980s, Vancouver was a bit of a hot bed for alternative music. Punk, Post Punk, New Wave and New Romantic acts were the toast of the town. At venues like The Town Pump, Luv A Fair and The Commodore, local acts would play to large crowds every weekend and were as much celebrated as any touring act of the day. Right in the middle of all this were The Gathering. The band formed in 1985 and almost immediately were performing onstage with luminaries of the scene.

Revered Just Released 2nd Full-Length Album

Emmett Hall is a busy guy. You’ve probably seen him onstage around Vancouver as the musical director for award-winning improv group The Sunday Service, on his own performing at various comedy events, or even possibly with his band, the electric and eclectic Revered. The trio, consisting of Hall, producer Pietro Sammarco and guitarist Ken Lawson, just unleashed their sophomore album With Some Amusement yesterday, June 3rd, and recently released the video for lead single “Grey In The Face” as well.

Catlow Releases Main Of Nowhere on Vinyl

Natasha Thirsk aka Catlow has been crafting some of the sweetest pop music for a while under her own name and previously with Vancouver luminaries The Dirtmitts, and now, partnering up with her new label File: Under Music, Thirsk is readying the vinyl release of last year's impeccable EP Main Of Nowhere. The six-track record showcases Thirsk’s wonderfully effortless ability to craft interesting vocal melodies that will live in your head for days all the while being backed by of some of Vancouver’s finest musicians.

Sam Tudor "Joseph In The Bathroom" Video

It seems that no matter what your background, most people seem to have a universal experience when it comes to what it was like for them in high school. Sam Tudor isn’t exempt from this. His new song and video for “Joseph In The Bathroom,” off his wonderful album Quotidian Dream, details just this. The last in a trilogy of videos conceived and directed by Tudor’s collaborator Lucas Hrubizna, it's an affecting look at the emotions felt during this turbulent time in every teen’s life.

Sebadoh's New Video "Stunned" Delights Ahead of Upcoming Album

While there have been countless reunion tours -- welcome and unwelcome -- over the last decade, there are still some bands from long long ago that are managing to create vital new work. It’s been six years since their last release but one of these bands is 90s fuzz rockers Sebadoh. The brainchild of Jason Lowenstein, Lou Barlow and Bob D’Amico is set to release a new album, Act Surprised, on May 24th and it’s shaping up to be one of the funnest spring releases.