Video Vault: Canada Day Mini Movies

Video Vault July 2024

With our adventures in Montréal last month, we lost track of the number of videos being dropped into our Video Vault – and upon cracking the combination just now, found plenty of choices to share here today. There is clearly no shortage of great music coming out of Canada, and believe me, it was extra tough this month whittling down to our usual four slots for this feature.  

Elliott BROOD, “Rose City” 

Ha, like we are going to skip over a video from ON alt-country trio Elliott BROOD – if you’ve traveled this music blogging journey with us for a while, you know just how much we love these guys. Recorded live off the floor at The Woodshed in Toronto, “Rose City” is band-member Casey Laforet’s own personal homage to his hometown of Windsor, ON – a place he was isolated from during the pandemic due to lockdowns and border closures (Casey was in Los Angeles at the time).  

Rebecca Lappa, “Underneath Me” 

We’ve kept tabs on San Francisco-born, and current Edmonton, AB-based folk-pop artist Rebecca Lappa for a while now – having won numerous AB awards since bursting onto the music scene in 2015. With this ethereal pop single, Rebecca presents her tender side with this exploration of isolation. “I wrote Underneath Me about missing someone who is far away, wanting to feel their touch, and longing for the separation to be over,” she shares. Keep this artist on your radar – we insist.  

Ruth Moody, “Twilight” 

We were very excited when Winnipeg, MB singer-songwriter Ruth Moody released her latest “Wanderer” album just a couple of months ago (her first solo album in a decade) – yet disheartened to learn that Ruth’s only PA album tour date fell on the very weekend that we had plans to be in Canada. Hopefully we can catch up on the next run of dates in the northeast – and based upon this fabulous video for “Twilight,” optimistic that the opportunity comes sooner than later. 

Ken Presse, “Might As Well” 

Montréal-based country-folk artist Ken Presse continues to make leaps and bounds in his solo career (many may recognize Ken from his guitar duties with The Franklin Electric). Stating about being unsure whether to release this track as a single (on his social media pages), Ken felt that the lyrics were a little too vulnerable, only to be convinced that the song needed to be shared. Check out this atmospheric music video, shot on location at 5am to capture the dawn colors and accentuate the scenery.  

The British guy that crossed the ocean and crash landed in central Pennsylvania (to quote Greg Keelor, “And I wonder what am I doing here?”). As the youngest of four siblings, exposure to music from a very early age nurtured my passion and appreciation for many musical genres. Continuing to discover some amazingly diverse and talented musicians based in Canada, I gravitate to live music experiences and remain devoted to spreading the word about such a vibrant music scene.

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