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Posted on February 2nd, by farragoes in New Release


One of the more endearing elements of Mac DeMarco‘s often endearing rise to prominence has been the proliferation of side projects involving the members of his live band. Walter TV, the spastic psych-pop group fronted by DeMarco’s bass player Pierce McGarry, put out a couple of excellent releases last year, and guitarist Peter Sagar is following suit with his project, Homeshake.

Homeshake’s first release, The Homeshake Tape, is very clearly the work of the same group of people, and to some extent splits the difference between Mac DeMarco and Walter TV, embracing the downbeat, jangly-guitared languor of some of DeMarco’s work, while nodding to Walter TV’s more experimental flourishes. “Northern Man” is perhaps the best marrying of these two aesthetics, with Sagar’s shamblingly intricate guitar playing combining with a likeably lazy vocal into something redolent of the best Elephant 6 recordings. “Moon Woman,” by contrast, is pure DeMarco. All smooth sleaze without the rough edges sanded down, the general creep providing cover for a tightly composed, totally guileless little love song. As with seemingly everything associated with Mac DeMarco, it’s always listenable, frequently interesting, and when all else fails it gets by on charm and personality. Stream/purchase The Homeshake Tape at Bandcamp.

This post originally appeared on our Berlin brethren No Fear of Pop.

Posted on November 9th, by digits in MP3


New music from our much-beloved Walter TV! There’s another on their Bandcamp too.

Posted on June 12th, by arp2600 in Lists

So, due to some massive oversight, we were not asked to be judges in this year’s Polaris Prize. That, or the ballot was lost in the mail. We need to ensure that Canadian electro music is properly represented, so in an effort to influence the judges’ decision, we have made our top five albums eligible to win this year.

ARP 2600

Handsome Furs – Sound Kaptial
Handsome Furs – Memories of the Future

Chevalier Avant Garde – Heterotopias
Chevalier Avant Garde – Nie Rozumiem

Grimes – Visions
Grimes – Circumambient

Trust – TRST
Trust – Shoom

Phèdre – Phèdre
Phèdre – In Decay


Chevalier Avant Garde – Heterotopias
Chevalier Avant Garde – Young

Tenderness – The Axe is Ready at the Tree
Tenderness – We Lay Our Broken World in Sorrow at Your Feet

Sean Nicholas Savage – Flamingo
Sean Nicholas Savage – My Chances

Phèdre – Phèdre
Phèdre – Aphodite

Mac DeMarco – Rock and Roll Night Club
Mac DeMarco – She’s Really All I Need


walter tv – Appetite
walter tv – Africa

Chevalier Avant Garde – Heterotopias
Chevalier Avant Garde – Haircut

Mac DeMarco – Rock n Roll Nightclub
Mac DeMarco – European Vegas

Kontravoid – Kontravoid
Kontravoid – Native State

Cellphone – Cellphone
Cellphone – One Last Shot

And the winner is:



Posted on April 18th, by farragoes in Video

We’re really into this.  This track is from Mac Demarco‘s Rock and Roll Nightclub EP and it’s a total killer.  Breezy, sloppy, jangly guitar pop that’s tightly composed and slightly unnerving.    The video was directed by Pierce Mcgarry from walter tv, and does much to aid the perception that there is something not quite right about these people, probably the same thing that makes them so endearing.

Posted on April 12th, by farragoes in MP3

walter tv – Africa

This track is off the utterly charming debut album from Vancouverites walter tv.  They somehow manage to sound breezy and creepy all at the same time, whilst recalling Sung Tongs era Animal Collective, and (dare I dream it!) the dearly departed Unicorns.  The album is available on their bandcamp and will, no doubt, provide a perfect soundtrack to a deeply weird summer.