Vancouver VIA Edmonton 4 piece PEACE released their debut LP on Pop Echo Records this year. It's the best record of the year as far as i'm concerned. Download it Here . I sure hope i don't get in shit for this.
Vancouver heroes Terrorbird echo down soaking alleys and abandoned dancefloors with their most cohesive and focused effort to date. Gothic disco glam for lonely nights. Ultimate broken heart mixtape material.
Walter TV are one of those bands you don't wanna know anything about. I'll be seeing them tonight, so maybe i'll find out a little more. Right now they are one track for free on bandcamp exploding with lysergic fury. Guitar music for blackout soundtracks.
I have no clue how well known Arnaud Fleurent-Didier is in France. Nor do I know very much about him at all. You really don't see his name floating around on the internet too often. La Reproduction (2009) has grown to be one of my favourite records and it's on high rotation lately as summer has finally arrived. This is a well-rounded, feel-good record with amazing Gainsbourg-esque French Pop instrumentation and melodies. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Bernardino Femminielli shares a split 7" with himself. On one side exists a french transexual Kate Bush drowning in '80s VHS grain. On the other is a dark pleather covered sex dungeon in the daytime. You tell me which is which. Thoroughly recommended coppage Credit owing to Weird Canada for bringing this band to my ears and eyes this past month (aron levin do you read this? How far does your hand reach?)
Brazillian Money return with a wah-soaked full frontal mid-fi attack. This Is Not a Dream sounds like blowing your parents speakers playing Rick James when nobody is home. Take drugs. Download HERE Bandcamp HERE
Just when we were starting to think we were never gonna hear from him again Dillon James Rego AKA ALASKAS fired an email toward A&A HQ just to let us know he had never really left our hearts. He assured me a new album is imminent, videos accompanying and even found time to tell me about his "recording 100 tracks in April for an endurance and inspiration project." Fuck. This man is a genius. Lurk the video. Updates incoming by the minute. Don't sleep.