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.
We’ve gone much too long without the essential electro-psych of Montreal duo Cocobeurre, but thankfully that all changes today with “Talk To Me”, which we’re honoured to premiere today.
The first release since their stunning EP In and Out of Time (our #2 EP of 2014), “Talk to Me” is decidedly on the more psychedelic and energetic side of their sound. Coco Khan’s echoey coos float in an ether above an unrelenting synth bass, with hypnotic synths contrasting strangely (but perfectly) with the pummelling snare. No surprise at all that we’re in love with this, and hope it means more from Cocobeurre on the horizon. For now, grab “Talk to Me” from their Bandcamp page.
Loveland: land of the love, land of the chill. Halifax singer-songwriter Robert Loveless’ five-piece band once again proves to be a reliable and exciting groove-making machine, with each song off of their newest album being a testament to their strengths as a band.
Loveless is still the Prince to his band’s Revolution, but it’s their collective neo-retro charm that makes Chill For You superb. Clearly these people have mastered the art of the slow-jam: third song “Lonely Life,” a duet that features vocals from keyboardist Rindy McDonald, deserves a nod for being such an endearing mix of ’80s nostalgia and twee pop. But opener “925 5212” is the best of the bunch, with its smooth electro-funk production and awesome falsetto hook. Indie-pop gold.
The band will be touring in support of this new release; check out the dates on their website.