Video: Peaches – Free Drink Ticket

“Free Drink Ticket” is the latest offering from Peaches phenomenal Rub released last year and on constant repeat in our offices ever since. The video, which offers a surreal, purple infused take on Eyes Wide Shut, with Peaches herself as an worshiped idol, along with a person in giant pig/boar costume acting as either a foil, lover, counterpart–we can’t really tell.

The video is–as many things Peaches are–NSFW, but in the eeriest sense, which goes very well with the slow, drippiness of “Free Drink Ticket,” an austere and chilling foray in the darker corners of Peaches mind.

Rub is out there, and available wherever records are sold. Recommended listening, if you haven’t heard it already.

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OVER are a brand-new Toronto duo composed of Dan Workman and Brett Paulin, and we’re seriously enjoying their dark and hypnotic electro-shoegaze single “Gone are the Days.” It’s a slow, psychedelic track with cascading vocal harmonies and hazy synth washes, that makes us feel like we’re floating through the air. Perhaps best suited for gravity-free situations, it arrives with a dark, evocative video directed by Irene Cortes and Josh Reichmann.

“Gone are the Days” is available now as a 7″ from OVER’s Bandcamp.

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Clairmont the Second has quickly become one of the most exciting young talents in the GTA. He’s definitely one to watch (hence the appropriately titled “Eyes on Me”), not only as an MC, but as a producer as well. We see him constantly jumping to different genres, having clearly an encyclopedic knowledge of the tropes of form while still keeping everything distinctly his own. If the trappy style of this song isn’t quite your thing, then there’s way more to discover: a mixtape from last year, a string of amazing singles, and a few collaborations on an EP with fellow Torontonian Hazi released last week, all available on his Soundcloud.

Catch Clairmont at the Garrison for the final night of the Wavelength Music Festival, co-presented by Silent Shout, Sunday February 14.

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Dylan Aiello aka Dylan III decides to embrace his electro-R&B side with this remarkable ballad that’s disarming and poignant both. Crisp production, and a huge guitar solo? Yep, we love this. “Morning Clothes” is in an entirely different musical universe from his wonderfully experimental surrealist board-meeting pop, but we’re more than down with this new sound. A bunch of other new tracks can be found on his Soundcloud.

Dylan III is on tour this winter, playing with Karneef and Naytronix in Montreal on March 14 and Toronto on May 15.

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Video: U.S. Girls – Navy & Cream

Toronto‘s Meg Remy aka U.S. Girls is one of our favourite artists going these days, what with us declaring last year’s Half Free our favourite album of 2015. It’s therefore no chore to revisit hazy/shoegazy album cut “Navy & Cream” now that she’s released a new Emily Pelstring-directed video for it. Animated shapes float and twist through a beautiful blue yonder, pairing ever-so-well with the still-mesmerizing track.

U.S. Girls is going on tour across the globe, check her site for tour dates.

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