Bouncy bedroom electro-pop from Charlottetown? Yes please! We’re thrilled to come across Russell Louder and their “self-produced/self-written/self-played/self-everything” Think Of Light EP. “Another Day” is a glorious introduction to the project: a DIY approach that doesn’t spare any punches, and is packed to the gills with interesting synth lines, snazzy percussion and Louder’s soaring vocals. Think of Light is available now on their Bandcamp, and we suggest listening to the whole damn thing a whole damn lot.
Nailbiter–the solo side-project of Josh Korody of Beliefs and Candle Recording–makes sludgy experimental electro with shades of industrial and a pinch of gothiness. Naturally, with qualifiers like that, this is the type of music that is exactly in our wheelhouse. “Smeared” is a short song with a sense of impending doom, and though the sounds are cacophonous, it is still melodious and beat-driven.
The song is the first single from Waveshaper, his third album under this name and first to be mastered with David Psutka (Egyptrixx) and Jeremy Greenspan. The album is out tomorrow (March 3rd) on Hand Drawn Dracula, with a release party that same day in Toronto at The Smiling Buddha.
In the mood for some chill summery vibes? Then Edmonton‘s Tropic Harbour has you covered. “New Life” continues on the path set out on last year’s phenomenal Glowing Eyes LP with chillwave tropes used to great effect. From the massive drums, jangly guitar and washed-out synth pads this track covers all the bases and shows so much production acumen that it’s hard not to be excited for more.
There’s no word of any more releases from Tropic Harbour on the horizon, but we feel this is just the tip of the iceberg. In the meantime, keep your eyes peeled on his official site for news about a cross Canada tour in July.