http://canadianbeats.ca/2017/06/09/review-illvibe-myer-clarity/ We Are The Aliens begins with a short intro as the title track. It explains the concept of the album as an ode to the weird, the bizarre, to those who don’t seem to fit in. The echoed, distorted vocals prepare the audience for the coming of the “Aliens”. The following tracks go on... Continue Reading →
Written by Matthew Coyte November 23, 2016 The corner of Maisonneuve Boulevard West and Sainte-Catherine Street West feels out of place in its urban surroundings. With a parking lot on one side and an apartment complex on the other, the overgrown grass and trees stick out. Across the road from the lot rests the McGill... Continue Reading →
http://canadianbeats.ca/2017/05/11/review-t-mitch/ Ottawa rapper T Mitch hits the stage with his newest mixtape, Let It Be Heard. On this new project, the producer and lyricist brings together a collection of keyboard driven beats to mix with vocals that is often boosted by the use of auto-tune, think a mix between early Lil Wayne and T Pain.... Continue Reading →
http://canadianbeats.ca/2017/05/05/review-mac-demarco/ The king of airy, indie-folk has made his triumphant return. But not in the way anyone expected. Mac DeMarco has gained a reputation as a bizarre, fun, sincere alternative to anything the Canadian music scene had ever seen. His past projects have achieved what can only be described as cult notoriety around the country.... Continue Reading →
https://www.mixcloud.com/matthew-coyte/episode-5-the-northern-collection/ This week on the Northern Collection, we listen to Pemberton acts Said the Whale and The Rural Alberta Advantage. Some new music from OPO and Hawking. We also look back on the deaths of 5 Calgary young adults that took place three years ago. Two were part of a band called Zackariah and... Continue Reading →
http://canadianbeats.ca/2017/04/26/review-opo/ “It’s hard to be critical / But please hear us out” Montreal based alternative rock band OPO have demanded to be heard on their opening song “Troublemaker”, and they have not disappointed with the release of their newest project, an EP by the name of Future Perfect. It is a follow-up to their last... Continue Reading →
https://soundcloud.com/user-287200839/episode-4 Episode 4 of the Northern Collection. Played some new music from The New Pornographers, Arkells, as well, I got the chance to talk with Michael Ursini of the band Uforia.