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1 week ago

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I love Canadian folk music. It's funny to think my roots take me back to being a college DJ with a death metal focus, so much so that I was the loud rock director of my station for a while. It was the dark vibe of "Birds with broken wings" that drew me to Ben Caplan. The song has an incantation vibe to it, and some would consider it pretty creepy.

While many of Ben's songs speak of love and loss, this one is different, as it was the first of his songs I fell in love with. I've seen him play live a few times in the States. He always puts on a great show and is really friendly.

~ John F. (Pennsylvania)

youtu.be/kfzy08FSdS4Ben Caplan & The Casual Smokers will be on tour in Canada and the US from February 15 - April 8, 2017. Find Ben Caplan on the road: www.bencaplan.ca/tour Buy...
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oh my I loveeeee Ben!

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2 weeks ago

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ICYMI - Marie-Pierre Arthur released an amazing new music video yesterday for her latest single, “Des Feux Pour Voir” (Fires To See). If you love Quebecois indie-rock, we’ve got you covered here today. Crank up the volume and enjoy.

youtu.be/KxGedDlE7cgNouvel album "Des feux pour voir" disponible ici : lnk.to/DesFeuxPourVoir Paroles : Marie-Pierre Arthur, Gaële Musique : François Lafontaine Maison d...
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3 weeks ago

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Did you see this amazing new music video from Terra Lightfoot for her latest single, “It’s Over Now” yet? “[This] first emerged as a slower, more sombre song — about letting go of a failed relationship, one that seemed viable but that ultimately just didn’t work out," says Lightfoot. "In-studio, it took on a new life as a straight-ahead rock song, and I can definitely take comfort in that. The drive of the band behind me puts me in a comfortable space to sing that intense chorus vocal."

“[Videographer] Mat [Dunlap] and I met up in Los Angeles in late February, right before the whole world shifted,” Lightfoot recalls. “I brought a fake fur coat I found at the Hamilton Value Village that I thought made me look a little like Cruella de Vil. We woke so early to shoot this footage near his home in Echo Park that I neglected to curl my hair. I remember thinking I was supposed to be serious for this video (the hardest thing for me — I tend to laugh or smile as soon as a lens is pointed at me) and somehow Mat captured a few crucial blue steel moments, plus some studio footage of me with a green guitar I stole from a friend's studio an hour before we shot the footage.”

m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=sAJ5ZJyPExUVideo directed/edited by Mat Dunlap. "It's Over Now" appears on Terra Lightfoot's full-length album Consider the Speed (out Oct 16, 2020 on Sonic Unyon Recor...
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I cannot give this enough likes!!!

3 weeks ago

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David Francey is a genuinely lovely human being. He writes from the heart. He is a poet through song, and his songs inspire me.

~ Anne C. (Ontario)

youtu.be/nKrE2ziF28I"In Ashcroft BC, great long ore trains run along the Thompson River, thundering down full and rattling and banging back up empty. The sound made by those emp...
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Thanks for posting one of my favourite's, you can never get enough of David Francey <3

4 weeks ago

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Our good friends The Blaze Velluto Collection have a brand new single and video out today.

“The Kangaroo is a marsupial from the Land Down Under. He fights with his huge claws, always ready to rip an eye and kick low blows. You could almost believe that this is boxing at its prime” shares Blaze. “Because life is less flat when you jump on your tail, here is the 3rd single on a POV / DIY / Corona-proof video from an album waiting to be released, Kangaroo.”

Musicians:
Blaze Velluto: Guitar, vocals
Little Miss Roy: Vocals
Guillaume Chiasson: Bass
Jean-Etienne Collin-Marcoux: Drums, percussion
Odrée Couture-Bédard: Backing vocals
Anna-Frances Meyer: Backing vocals
Tonio Morin-Vargas: Percussion

Recorded at Pantoum / Lites Down Studios / Excellent Studio of Quebec
Directed by Vargas / Chiasson / Velluto
Mix: Chiasson / Vargas
Engineer: Chaisson / Steven Gibb

m.youtube.com/watch?v=zea0hP2p89QListen to «kangaroo»: smarturl.it/tbvc_kangaroo Follow The Blaze Velluto Collection: ►Bandcamp theblazevellutocollection.bandcamp.com/ ►Facebook http...
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1 month ago

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ICYMI: We recently featured “LOGAN,” the latest single from Sarah Burton here at GDW, with a promise to air the accompanying video once available. Released just yesterday, go ahead and click the link below to see if any of your friends are featured here strutting their stuff. m.youtube.com/watch?v=RinozSJ_crkThis song is for all the bartenders out there, and this video comes thanks to great people scattered around the world, living their best pandemic life and sh... ... See MoreSee Less

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1 month ago

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Winnipeg, MB indie rockers Silver Clouds release "Peter Sellers," the second single from their self-titled debut album, and their first video, which captures them in full flight on stage, along with references to the song's inspiration, the legendary British comedian and actor.

Directed by Caelum Vatnsdal, "Peter Sellers" is primarily a performance video of Silver Clouds, with a side story of what appears to be Peter Sellers, alone and adrift in a small boat wearing his Clouseau costume. That is, until he finally transforms into the iconic character Chauncey Gardiner from Being There, and walks away on water as the character does at the end of the actual film.

"The song is sung from the perspective of the actor, circa 1974, at a time when he was in a professional and personal slump,” shares vocalist Rod Slaughter. “His primary goal was to play the lead in a film version of the book Being There, but unfortunately he now lacked the commercial draw to land such a role. So reluctantly, he agrees to once again team up with Blake Edwards to resurrect the character of Inspecteur Clouseau."

m.youtube.com/watch?feature=emb_logo&time_continue=1&v=hcofEuIY9s4From the album Silver Clouds, out on Disintegration Records Directed by Caelum Vatnsdal Produced by Rod Slaughter & Cam Loeppky Written by Rod Slaughter
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1 month ago

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Ever since I stumbled upon the music of Great Lake Swimmers over a decade ago, I’ve been a fan of their brilliant, understated folk songs. Tony Dekker draws on imagery from nature as well as any songwriter I’ve ever heard - the songs sound like the changing of the seasons in Canada, in all of the best ways.

Even better has been the experience of getting to know Tony & the band, as I first got to do in 2018 when I had the opportunity to be their opening act in my hometown of Lancaster, PA. Having Tony and his bandmate Kelsey McNulty join me on stage singing one of my songs was an unforgettable moment.

Chatting with the band before the show, I asked if they would be willing to play “Moving Pictures Silent Films” – an early song that made me a fan of the band – they graciously said ‘yes,’ even though the song was not on their set list. The performance was even more moving live than the album recording.

~ Matt W. (Pennsylvania)

youtu.be/nMv3C1X4KgUA live performance of "Moving Pictures Silent Films" by Great Lake Swimmers at the An Sibin stage at Tellus360 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on October 6, 2018.
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2 months ago

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“Legends Never Die,” the long-awaited duet featuring Orville Peck and Shania Twain is finally here. Country music lives!!! m.youtube.com/watch?v=PV3dDRNmj_UOfficial video for "Legends Never Die" by Orville Peck & Shania Twain. Listen & Download 'Legends Never Die' out now: orvillepeck.lnk.to/LND Listen t... ... See MoreSee Less

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