Timber Timbre Receive Polaris Music Prize Nomination + New Single
Canadian folk band, Timber Timbre have been nominated for the prestigious Polaris Music Prize. Modelled on the Mercury Music Prize, the award is awarded annually to the best Canadian album.
The band's latest album, Creep On Creepin' On, is included on the award's long-list alongside other Canadian acts, such as Arcade Fire, Austra and Women.
Meanwhile, on June 20th, the band will release album title track 'Creep on Creepin' On' digitally, via Full Time Hobby
Life's too short to be in an everyday band; or so Montreal-based the Luyas would have you believe. Unafraid to bypass the conventions of 'normal' pop music, the five piece create a brand of experimental-pop that is refreshingly original and imaginative. Their unusual music, with its fragile melodies and intense crescendos, is matched only by their unusual choice of instruments and band name, and surmounts to a sound that's as far from mediocrity as you could possibly get. The band... (continued) [read more]
Austra have a strange, strange new video for 'Hurt Me Now'. It features a creepy neon green spirit monster, if you're into that kind of thing. [read more]
This week has been beyond manic. Not so much for record releases but for live reviews. A staggering fifteen gigs made it up onto the site this week, with the likes of Arcade Fire and Beach House proving that not only are they great on record, but kill it live too. Silver Columns - Brow Beaten - (link) Local Natives - Live - (link) Twin Sister - Live - (link) Pulled Apart By Horses - Yeah Buddy - (link) Stagecoach - Session - (link) 6 Day Riot - Feature - (link... (continued) [read more]
Arcade Fire are set to release their new album Reflektor on October 29 (just in time for halloween!), but ahead of that date they'll be performing live in Brooklyn on October the 18th and 19th. [read more]