DIY/Lo-Fi

Laurie - Debut EP "Group Dynamics" Premiere!

The current Deli Toronto Band O’ The Month is getting ready to release brand new EP! Hailing from Parkdale; Laurie are a quirky noise rock trio whose songs touch on everyday life in a self-deprecating and loud way! The new 5 song EP titled “Group Dynamics” covers subjects such as coping with death, feeling trapped in a broken relationship and the frustrations of a 9-5 life. The opening track “Locked” sets the tone with the drums thumping and bass rolling alongside heavily psyched out guitars. The vocals have a slight dose of Brit-rock inspiration and the lyrics are straight forward and sincere. Hear the new tunes live at Hard Luck on Friday August 16th along with Tijuana Taxi and New York’s Laveda. “Group Dynamics” is available now! – Kris Gies

   

New Track: "Goodbye Johnny" - Dr. Doper

Dr. Doper, a.k.a. the pairing of Michael Do and Brett Coper, recently shared its debut single. “Goodbye Johnny” taps into a sense of longing in a breezy, melodic manner. There’s a desire to reconnect over unanswered questions in an optimistic, upbeat fashion. Let's hope that we hear back from Dr. Doper sooner than later.

   

08.18: Joanna Sternberg brings her raw tunes to Alphaville

Joanna Sternberg stands tall as a person of many artistic talents; beyond songwriting and playing multiple instruments, including paints and drawings, often used for the album covers. As Joanna's visual art contributes to genre-defying -- almost spiritual -- music, the opposite is the same, as these songs create paintings that appear before your eyes as you listen to them. Sternberg just released debut record Then I Try Some More on Team Love Records last month, and set off on tour with Conor Oberst. Sternberg's bringing the show back home for a bit, with the next performance at Alphaville on August 18th with Miwi La Lupa and Allegra Krieger. Take a listen to the leading track from Then I Try Some More, "This Is Not Who I Want To Be", below. - Will Sisskind

   

New Track: "Largemarj" - Pulgas

Pulgas, the duo of Simon Martinez and Zane Shields, have announced their new effort, titled Or Best Offer, which releases on September 13 via Astro Nautico. Back in 2017, the group shared its self-titled debut on Boiled Records, a world of lo-fi sorcery, filled with dastardly grooves that provided the footing for a stunningly agile and colorful, melodic accompaniment with vocals that were lolled out - smooth and saccharine. Martinez and Shields recently shared the first single from their forthcoming EP. “Largemarj” is a soulful track that swings in a soft shuffle, an impassioned sense of decadence with a touch of melancholy. - Josh Kelly

   

New Joy Again EP Available for Streaming & Purchase

Piano (Honeymoon) is the latest release from Philly quintet Joy Again. The seven-song selection delivers bright, bubbly, slightly-twisted pop-rock. A silky, fluid sound comfortably wraps around your ears. Take it for a spin, and enjoy!