Watch This: Papermaps – “Complicate Things”

Toronto Band Papermaps

Toronto Band PapermapsJanuary 19, 2012

“Complaicate Things” is the second single off Toronto band Papermaps‘ self-titled debut.  The cool, understated synth rock track will get your Thursday morning started better than a cup of coffee.  Papermaps so far have no shows booked for the new year, but be sure and check these guys out live when they do.  In the meantime, watch the video for “Complicate Things.”

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Watch This: Jenny Mayhem – “Wide Open”

Jenny Mayhem Wide Open

Jenny Mayhem Wide OpenJanuary 18, 2012

“Wide Open” is the first single from Toronto’s Jenny Mayhem off her self-titled EP.  In the video she plays a down on her luck employee at Honest Ed’s who sells out and becomes a media hyped indie poster child.  Being shot in and around Honest Ed’s, with nod’s to local weeklies, it doesn’t get more Toronto than this, plus the song is amazing.  Be sure and check this one out.

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Study finds loud music leads to more alcohol consumption, Toronto Music Scene then forgiven all sins

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JDGet ready: The Horseshoe is about to get even louder!
December 16, 2011

New research conducted by University of Portsmouth psychologist Dr. Lorenzo Stafford shows that yes, loud music does indeed lead to higher alcohol consumption. Turns out loud music makes alcohol taste sweeter, AKA makes it easier to drink at a much faster rate. “Since humans have an innate preference for sweetness, these findings offer a plausible explanation as to why people consume more alcohol in noisy environments,” Dr. Stafford says.

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WATCH THIS: The Darcys – “Don’t Bleed Me”

The Darcys Don't Bleed Me

The Darcys Don't Bleed MeDecmeber 8, 2011

For those that saw our preview to “Don’t Bleed Me,” the new music video from the Darcys is now here.

Toronto band the Darcys have released their first video for “Don’t Bleed Me” from their newest self titled album.  “Don’t Bleed Me” is really a cinematic feat for a music video done by a local band.  Directed by Mike Portoghese, the video plays out like a deleted scene from the movies “District 9” and “Battle Los Angeles.” Only this time we witness the destruction of the city of Toronto and even the CN Tower.

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LISTEN UP: Dine Alone Records releases free sampler for the holiday season

Dine Alone Records Holiday Sampler

Dine Alone Records Holiday Sampler

December 1, 2011

December is now upon us and the holiday season is here, so to celebrate Dine Alone Records has released a holiday sampler for music fans everywhere.  Unfortunately the album doesn’t have their artists doing Christmas carols, but this “stocking stuffer” contains 17 tracks featuring bands like City and Colour, Monster Truck, Parlovr, Library Voices, Deer Tick, The Sheepdogs and more.

Download the sampler at: Dine Alone Records

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Watch This: Electornica artist Hybridly Rude “Super Bobbie” video

Hybridly Rude - Super Bobbie

Hybridly Rude - Super BobbieNovember 23, 2011

Proving that in today’s world of technology you no longer need big budgets and label support, Toronto electronica artist Hybridly Rude filmed the video for “Super Bobbie” with the surprising low budget of $200.

The infectious dance track has a very grindhouse feel to it featuring stock footage of  burlesque strippers from the 60’s.  Check out what a few hundred dollars, some DIY attitude and a little creativity can get you. 

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LISTEN UP: Johan Agebjorn – “Watch The World Go By” Young Galaxy Remix – Get the entire album free!

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versusDownload Young Galaxy’s entire remix album Versus for free!
November 23, 2011

Young Galaxy is offering a free download of their remix album Versus, a compilation of a year’s worth of commissioned remixed tracks featuring songs by Handsome Furs, Junior Boys, Grimes and Paper Bag Records labelmate Austra. We’ve been listening to this remix album all morning and there’s one track that has really caught our attention. Young Galaxy offers a new take on Swedish musician Johan Agebjorn‘s track “Watch The World Go By.” Listen below to the ambient, dreamy song and download the entire remix album. We’ll have a full review of this disc in the near future. Young Galaxy plays the Phoenix alongside Austra on Dec 1st.

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