Exciting news: Toronto’s Diana has signed to Jagjagwuar, and their self-titled debut will come out on August 20! Here’s their first video, for their-already classic “Born Again,” directed by Geoffrey Pugen. Via Gorilla vs. Bear.
Well this is a nice surprise! Psychic Rites! Brooding glitchy electro pop from Northern Idaho of all places. This track is a real slow build, gotta wait it out til the arpeggiator explosion at the end. Super creative little living room video too. And there’s a cat!
Here’s a fantastic new track from Winnipeg duo Ghost Twin. Apparently, the master track was immediately corrupted upon exporting the file, and all we’re left with is this blistering demo. It was too evil!
Suitably occult visuals in the video courtesy of band member Jaimz Asmundson.
Grimes says: “Hey — this is a video my friend Video Marsh made for this really old Grimes song from my first record. We were supposed to release it ages ago and somehow it didn’t happen probably because it didn’t comply with the press cycle at the time and since I’ve stopped caring about complying with press cycles im sharing this now.” Via Gorilla vs. Bear.
Here’s Vancouver’s Data Romance playing their sultry electro-R&B jam “Something To Me” live, and it’s a seriously great performance. You can grab the album version of the track for free from their Facebook page.
Toronto’s Ev Ree Wuhn is a band that impressed us greatly last year, with both a killer single and a great remix. They’ve been quiet lately, but with good reason. We just got word that their debut LP is on its way: May 14 is the date that we should all look forward to. Here’s the broody, clattery, and arpeggiated first single, “Colours.” Video directed by Adrian Gagnon and Alex Grant.
Here’s Montreal’s Zöe with a super-catchy weird pop jam, reminding us a bit of fellow Habitant Mozart’s Sister. Really nice synth hook! And a lovely video directed by Stephanie Creaghan and Sara Graorac. Premiered by our Berlin besties No Fear of Pop.