We’re not going too far back in time in this week’s edition of Friday Classic Dark. Just to 2008, when Vancouver’s Kellarissa released her first album Flamingo. Standout single “Tiny Things” is a seriously sweet indie pop tune with some extremely clever vocoder use. Kellarissa went on to make another album, Moon of Nepture in 2011, she’s still active, and also started Fake Tears.
Bliss Club – preda
Slow jams are definitely a thing right now. We love a good slow jam. Good for atmosphere and makeouts, and atmospheric makeouts. Sometimes though, you just want to make out on the dance floor of some random afterparty.
Vancouvers’s Bliss Club have made two of our favourite slow jams so far this year, but now they have released a self-described “dance mix 95″ track, we don’t know WHAT to expect from them. We like that feeling, and Preda is another notch in a belt of pure amazing. We can’t wait to go make out on the dance floor.
Vancouver’s Animal Bodies pays tribute to pioneer dark-wave band Snowy Red. Everything about this track is right up my alley, swelling bass-line, squelching guitar and vocals recorded in a dreary cave from a Bela Lugosi film. A great track from a glowing compilation that immediately make me want to dive in to the Snowy Red catalog.
LADYFRND – Un Petit Message
Hybridity Music just announced that the debut album from Vancouver’s Ladyfrnd will drop on July 15! The Humans side-project has certainly impressed us so far, including this song: a sneak-peek single of wonderful proportions.
Will the project go all Purity Ring and surpass the popularity of the band that they are originally from? Only time will tell!
EDIT: We incorrectly said that the album was coming up June 15th. It is actually out July 15th. We regret the error, and have edited the post accordingly.
Fact: Gold & Youth are really good at making dark broody pop music with guitars. Their debut album is out this week, including some killer singles for which our love is established, especially the tragically beautiful “Jewel.” So do yourself a favour, enjoy this stream, and then pick up the record from Arts & Crafts on May 14.
This day was bound to come. Possibly our two favourite artists from Western Canada, Jay Arner and Renny Wilson, combined into one glorious bit of sunny arpeggiation. Shouldn’t be a surprise though since both lads find themselves recently signed to Mint Records. Jay’s debut is coming out June 25 and the world is waiting!