Tag: Pop

POP is (almost) upon us. Start planning.

All right, here we go.  5 days of music fun is fast approaching with tons of shows to check out.  Actually, “an overwhelming amount” is a more fitting term, as it gets a little hard to grasp all that is…

Sunflower Bean: Planting Seeds

Meet Sunflower Bean. The most exciting band to come out of New York in years, Brooklyn’s Sunflower Bean have been blowing away audiences across the US and UK with a spacey blend of ethereal vocals and psychedelic guitar crunch. They’ve…

NU_MTL Daybook 025 Seoul: A Textured Narrative

Seoul is for the most,a destination, but for band members Julian Flavin, Dexter Garcia and Nigel Ward, it is rather compelling musical that brought through through, friendship experiences and a variety of different influences. The journey resulted in I Become a Shade, a dense, eclectic…

NU_MTL Daybook 019 – Emilie & Ogden’s 10 000 Magical Dream

Emilie & Ogden, the think piece of Montreal talent Emilie Kahn, has released their first studio album 10 000 which features controlled rhythmic stylings laid under articulate whimsy. The ‘Ogden’ is Emilie’s harp, but while it is an inanimate object…

Interview: Milk & Bone – Crystal Clear

It’s tangible the minute your hear them: something about Milk & Bone goes straight into your millennial heart, inducing soft chills. Yet, nothing in their composition is overtly dramatic, it includes no necessary built-ups or cascading orchestral effect. It is rather constrained, honest,…

NU Watch : Pang Attack and Sainte Rose release new videos

Because a good news never come alone, we are happy to share not one but two beautiful videos from some favourite local misfits. Sainte Rose, through a signature mysterious attitude and eerie ambiance and strong aesthetics revisits past lives in a…

Zaac Pick: Making Stellar Sound

If you’re a fan of the TV shows Rookie Blue, Saving Hope, Bitten and One Tree Hill, you have definitely heard at least one song by Zaac Pick. Zaac Pick is a Canadian folk-pop artist whose beautiful lyrics and soothing voice…

Music Video Love: Static Gold + Caveboy (L)(8)

Static Gold are known for their solid, mesmerizing performance you can’t detach your eyes from; the Montreal-based swing group does it again with the release of their first official video. ”Fury’s Dance” is cast in the 20’s, as if The Great Gatby experiences teenager…

Secret Sun : Third Rock Of Soft Rock

As far as I am concerned, Secret Sun released one of the best albums of 2014. Cold Coast is soft, yet frantic, soaring, gritty, hypnotizing, with engaging melodies and palatable rhythm. “We have been savoring the critics, we were very happy…

Chocolat, Choses Sauvages and Dear Denizen to the rescue!

Friday night at Divan Orange was the second Levée de son, an event created to raise money for the multiple fines the venue has received in the past couple of months. It wasn’t so much a show, but a gathering…