“Canada” (Used 23 times)
asovran on 09/12/2012 at 11:30AM
Calling all independent musicians and record collectors from Ontario, Canada! If you're an independent musician, involved in the music industry in any way or are just a huge fan of music, we need your help:
The Ontario Independent Music Archive (OIMA) will collect and preserve new and older independent music from across the province of Ontario, Canada including releases that were only issued in limited runs on cassette and vinyl. Through a Creative Commons license listeners will have free access to all content on the archive, giving them the chance to dig into Ontario's musical past while also discovering new independent artists in all creative styles. The project is being undertaken by the National Campus and Community Radio Association (www.ncra.ca) in partnership with the Music Association of Canada, and is funded by a similar grant to what got the FMA up and running.
We're particularly looking for music that's not easily accesible online or that's in danger of being lost or forgotten about, but anything that is underrepresented and sufficiently Ontarian is welcome on the archive.
The full site is expected to go live this December. In the meantime, check out:
:: The OIMA website
:: Facebook group
:: OIMA @ the National Campus and Community Radio Association (information about Regional Archive Coordinators)
dvd on 06/18/2012 at 12:00PM
Isle of Pine is the solo project of Montreal's Tim Beeler, whose self-imposed recording limitations saturate his personable songwriting with a familiar 4-track tape hiss bliss. Recorded through a $4 karaoke microphone, And Farther Away is brought to us by curator CKUT out of McGill University. Coat of Arms (Farther Away) is the album opener, but be sure to check out 1 (Maine) if you're looking for even more Neutral Milk Hotel vibes.
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lizziedavis on 05/23/2012 at 12:00PM
Quinn McCarthy is a prolific assemblage of musicians headed by multi-instrumentalist, composer and author Tom Fahy. In addition to recording albums under both the Tom Fahy name and the Quinn McCarthy psuedonym, Fahy and his collaborators have been running and releasing records via their Stag Records netlabel for over 2 decades.
Fahy's music under both names is dark, ambient, and orchestral. Fahy adresses his approach to music in his writing. "Making music is voluntary. Unlike bread, we don't require it for our sustenance. Accordingly, music shouldn't require its pound of flesh from the would-be listener. The price of art should be set by the market, by the listener, not by a machine with political interests."
"Takauji Turns" is taken from McCarthy/Fahy's 1999 release, Shogun.
emcecil on 09/15/2011 at 12:53PM
In "Dull Light," Vancouver's Sex Church roll out a nice pastiche of Krautrock, space-rock, teen jangle and punk -- a languid number that could've belonged to any one of those bands milling about NME's backpages circa '87.
Not that you can pin the "shoegaze" tag to 'em, no. Nor could you apply any of those other labels with any great authority, 'cuz while we can hear these fellas march in motorik lockstep through Neu's neon vistas, and we catch glimpses of the astral swirl also found in Hawkwind or Loop, this quartet seems to have grown into itself and out of its influences. Beyond them; over them. Or under them, maybe, diving sleepily 'tween legs and through foliage, moving snake-like in twisting subterranean revolutions. They're only getting better.
And brighter? "I actually thought that song was, well... Not uplifting," says vocalist/guitarist Levon. "But a little more positive" than their back catalog. Perhaps ironically, "Dull Light" is one of the more colorful tunes on their upcoming album, Growing Over (Load Records), which Levon promises will be "rawer" than their previous releases. It's due out on October 11.
Be sure to catch 'em on their upcoming U.S. tour. Their show at Brooklyn's Shea Stadium on October 29 -- with the Men (Brooklyn), Unholy Two (Columbus) and Dead Farmers (Australia) -- promises to be a real burner.
CBC_Radio_3 on 08/16/2011 at 05:02PM
This week's featured Polaris Prize short list artist is St. John's, Newfoundland's Hey Rosetta!, with their album, Seeds. This is the six-piece band's second time on the Polaris Prize short list. They were first short listed for their 2008 album Into Your Lungs.
So, this week, we're giving you two track from Hey Rosetta! The first is from their 2008 short listed album, and the second is from this year's short listed album Seeds.
If you like what you hear, you can find sessions from Hey Rosetta! at CBC Radio 3!