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…

MUSIC MONDAY: Van Gogh Sky

Although it was released in early 2012, have/had remains one of my favourite EPs of all time. Recorded by a band hailing from Weston, Florida called Van Gogh Sky, it consists of 5 songs that feature great lyrics and something else captivating that you can’t quite pinpoint. ABOVE: Playing “Newbury” at a warehouse show in October 2011. Although they…

MUSIC MONDAY: Liz Labelle

This past summer, we had the chance to speak to Montreal starlet, Liz Labelle, where she had mentioned about a song that she had worked on with This Century‘s Sean and Alex Silverman, entitled “Bombs Away”. Then, in September, she released the catchy song along with a lyric video. Today, she finally unveiled her long awaited music…

MUSIC MONDAY: Alexander France

It was late last year when British Columbia-based Alexander France released their debut EP, Dance Parlour. The indie-pop group has been on my radar ever since I heard their tunes this past summer (notably, “Battle The Tide”). With the support of Brandon Lehti (formally of The Latency), the four-piece continues to impress with their melodic beats. I’ve had a chance to see…

MUSIC MONDAY: Upset

New supergroup Upset is pop punk bliss reminiscent of the’90s. Led by Ali Koehler (former drummer of Best Coast and Vivian Girls), Upset combines rough guitar melodies with honest lyrics. Koehler is joined by Patty Schemel (Hole) on drums and Jenn Price (La Sera) on guitar.

MUSIC MONDAY: Au Revoir Simone

Electronic indie-pop band Au Revoir Simone made it back onto my radar thanks to their latest single, “Crazy.” Not only is the music video for it a whimsy remake of Martin Scorsese’s film ‘After Hours”, but it’s a catchy song with relatable lyrics that I don’t mind having stuck in my head.