Electric Religious Unveil Bold New Single

Electric Religious is the project of Edmonton-based Métis singer-songwriter, Brandon Baker. Electric Religious’ debut album, Yeah, Yeah, No (2018) featured the single “Revolution,” which achieved a coveted spot in the CBC Searchlight Top 100 in 2019, and spent multiple weeks at #1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown.

Electric Religious is now following up with a new single, “Catherine,” which exemplifies Baker’s guitar-driven music, full of inspiration and hope. Lyrically the song was inspired by Leonard Cohen’s novel, Beautiful Losers, which is about a fictional character’s obsession with a historical woman, Catherine Tekawitha. 

Career Boy Reveals Eclectic New Video + Single for “Scam Jam”

Influenced by artists such as Sleaford Mods, Dry Cleaning, Fontaines D.C., Shopping, Viagra Boys and Bodega to name a few, the group brings to life a unique vision and sound that is strongly their own. 
Thematically your ears will find some parallels between the group and seasoned acts such as the Beastie Boys and Cake. Tonally, they will remind you of more contemporary bands like Bodega, Beastie Boys and Viagra Boys. Career Boy’s sound is driving and sweaty; imagine yourself in a mosh pit on a tiny venue in the Lower East Side of Manhattan with the adrenaline rush of a late Friday night. Their music is both self-aware and light-hearted bringing in the best of both worlds. 

When it comes to the lyrical inspiration for their songs, it’s often based on their rejection of what they see as the “traditional job-oriented approach to life” that the modern-day U.S. prescribes. Overall their musical philosophy is grounded in the belief that less is more. “The songs are written with a focus on drums and bass with guitar coming in mostly as an accent. The goal of the instrumentation is to take traditional rock tropes (guitar riffs, excessive soloing, etc.) and either remove them completely or use them ironically, usually to underline a thematic or lyrical point within the song,” shares the group.

Career Boy’s sound came about because the group wanted to express specific feelings about society and the way they were living their lives. This goal helped to form their instrumentation and songwriting. From there they were able to really hone in on what they wanted their music to sound like….and you’ll be eager to hear more.

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Leahy’s Shares Bold New Single + Album

Canadian band Leahy’s brand new album, Good Water, brings the five women of the group – Leahy sisters Julie, Erin, Maria, Siobheann, and Denise – freshly to the fore, in singing and especially songwriting, along with brother Frank on drums, and introduces the newest addition to the band, Xavier, son of Frank, on accordion.  

As the songs on Good Water took shape, a new edge to the band’s sound began to emerge with the addition of electric guitars which spurred them on to explore the outer edges of their traditional/Celtic/folk/roots musical origins, pushing well beyond that footing.

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The record’s latest single, “Tears,” is another colour and sensibility in Leahy’s music journey. It reflects the fact that the band members are influenced by so many different genres and this comes out in different ways. Here is a nod to a rock style – with a very heartfelt deep lyric. It’s a beautiful contrast that is not soft and not hard – it’s grounded which is consistent with their sound over the years. 

FVZ Shares Eclectic Debut “On My Way (OMW)

Fazi, aka FVZ, is a house and pop artist, DJ & producer of Persian descent based in Toronto, ON. Performing sets at major Ibiza nightclubs including Destino Pacha and Swag, FVZ’s high-energy style has electrified audiences worldwide.

His upbeat, debut single, “On My Way (OMW)” (feat. Siera), is about not letting distractions get in the way of your true purpose in life. By becoming a strong, independent person with a success-oriented mindset, there is very little that can stop you from reaching your dreams.

Moe Chaieb Reveals New Single from Forthcoming EP

Moe Chaieb is a Montreal-based producer whose music meets at the intersection of moody and groovy. With strong influences from the worlds of house, R&B and pop, his synth melodies are designed to evoke feelings beyond those sparked by beating kicks and rhythmic basslines. 

Immerse yourself fully into Chaieb’s universe with his visual art inspired by Swiss modernist graphic designers, such as Odermatt, Tissi and Brockmann, as well as leaders in the Light and Space movement, like James Turrell.

Fly Off” (feat. Claire Ridgely), the first single to be shared from Chaieb’s forthcoming Here You Can Leave Me EP (out next month), is an ode to letting go. Release your inhibitions with that special someone, even if it’s just for a night.

Colour Tongues Share Bright New Single “Wasted’

Since their inception, Colour Tongues have taken hits and weathered storms, both literally and figuratively, and they’re still alive to tell the story. Boasting a nurse, a carpenter, an actor, and a dog walker, the band combines elements of math and progressive rock with dreamy indie pop.

Taking great caution during the pandemic and keeping active during lockdown, Colour Tongues completed work on their debut Midnight Island LP (set for release later this year) with producer Matty D, and performed many unplugged Facebook Live gigs. 

New single, “Wasted,” is an electric dream that evokes a sense of hope, warmth, and belonging. You may have been “Wasted” on someone who never deserved you, but now that you know that – truly know that – there is no turning back. What’s next is anyone’s guess, but now life is an adventure again – and it is all yours.