MUSIC MONDAY: Layten Kramer

By Chloe Hoy. Experimental folk artist Layten Kramer is on the rise. After taking the title at this year’s Calgary Stampede Talent Search, the Vancouver-based singer-songwriter recently released his five-song EP, Through the Days. A listen to his track, “Sea of Glass,” will seamlessly perk up any gloomy day. It’s thoughtful, and reminiscent of the increasingly…

MUSIC MONDAY: Jordan Klassen

By Chloe Hoy. Chamber folk pop artist Jordan Klassen released his debut full-length album, Repentance, in September. Met with rave reviews, it’s no surprise that Klassen is a fixture in the local indie music scene. Filled with dreamy instrumentation, catchy choruses, and infectious rhythms, Klassen’s music is well-crafted and leaves wonders to the imagination. If…

MUSIC MONDAY: Love, Robot

Suggested by: Chloe Hoy, Writer Black pop band Love, Robot, is gearing up for the release of their upcoming album, “B.A.D.” The Long Island-based quartet dabbles in rock, alternative, and pop in their emotionally-heavy tunes, and is fronted by the vocals of Alexa San Roman. Along with bandmates Anthony Rega, Nicholas Starrantino, and Dane Petersen,…

MUSIC MONDAY: Now, Now

Suggested by: Chloe Hoy Now, Now has been active since 2003, but gained more mainstream exposure since one of their songs was featured in a 2011 episode of Grey’s Anatomy. The three-piece indie-rock band has spent time on the road with Paramore, Hellogoodbye and The Naked and Famous, all while continuing to release a number…

MUSIC MONDAY: Cardinals

Three-piece indie band, Cardinals, hails from Niagara, Ontario. The group released their eight track album, Farther Than Love, in September – one that features a fresh sound that differs from the current acts dominating the always-changing music industry. With a blend of soul, rock, folk (and a hint of pop), the group doesn’t disappoint with their smooth…