TMS Indie Week Band of the Day: Dirty Names

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Toronto Music Scene August 31, 2012
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Attention fans of the Black Keys and the Sheepdogs, prepare your ears for the gritty rock’n’roll that is The Dirty Names. Rumour has it this Maryland band is a rowdy late night party that puts on a dynamite show. Just listen to their single “Puppy Love,” close your eyes and try to imagine yourself not getting lost in the groovy, chunky hooks; hooks that drip with steal-your-girlfriend attitude. There’s a total 70’s-influenced lyric in track “Rock’N’Roll Mind Control” that goes, “Her Daddy said I’d be dead if I ever played his daughter rock’n’roll.” I like it best when it’s forbidden.

Indie Week takes place in Toronto from October 10-14. Check out IndieWeek.com for more detailed information, ticket purchases and performance date announcements. Follow @IndieWeek on Twitter for updates.

Watch the video for “Puppy Love” below.
 

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TMS Indie Week Band of the Day: Secrettes

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Toronto Music Scene August 30, 2012
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Hometown dance floor make out heroes Secrettes mash saucy, slinky fem vocals with happy co-ed complements. They shamelessly bare bruises of eurotrash for which they don’t apologize, singing in frantic whispers that promise nothing but bad news. Their June EP release Sainthood should not be taken at face value. It’s darker and more developed than previous efforts and comes baring promise of a more amped up performance than we’ve seen before. Fave Track: “Random After Party Dance Floor Makeout.”

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Indie Week takes place in Toronto from October 10-14. Check out IndieWeek.com for more detailed information, ticket purchases and performance date announcements. Follow @IndieWeek on Twitter for updates.

Watch the brand new video for “Sainthood” below.

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TMS Indie Week Band of the Day: Boy In A Box

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Toronto Music Scene August 29, 2012 
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Hailing from Down Under, Melbourne’s Boy In A Box will steal your heart from first listen. Hello happiness, these are songs that make you feel good like you did when you were 16, when music meant dancing and singing at the top of your lungs. Main man Tobias Priddle possesses an inherently attractive style with punk rock spirit. Earlier material boasts UK elements, but it is track “Moon Comes Up” that highlights the band’s potential – it’s swanky and catchy, pure anthematic moody power pop that digs its nails into summer, forbidding it to leave. It’s likely the most sing-a-long song you’ll hear all week, but don’t take our word for it. See for yourself.

Indie Week takes place in Toronto from October 10-14. Check out IndieWeek.com for more detailed information, ticket purchases and performance date announcements. Follow @IndieWeek on Twitter for updates.

Watch the video for “Moon Comes Up” below.

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TMS Indie Week Band of the Day: FIRExFIRE

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Toronto Music Scene August 28, 2012
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are fresh off the heals of their debut August release, a seven-track album that captures the frantic energy, powerful vocals and hallowed synth-slicked British essence typically reserved for beachy wave pop. Signals is the work of a band that has defined its sound with confidence and apparent ease, perhaps because it consists of ex-members of The Framework, Ketch Harbour Wolves and Crash Parallel. It’s almost unfair how brilliant they are. Not only that, but they recruited Dan Weston (Shad, Classified) to mix Signals, and Harris Newman (Arcade Fire, Wintersleep) to master it. They were our favourite new discovery during NXNE in no small part due to their polished performance and kinetic sound.

Indie Week takes place in Toronto from October 10-14. Check out IndieWeek.com for more detailed information, ticket purchases and performance date announcements. Follow @IndieWeek on Twitter for updates.

Check out this video Toronto Music Scene took of FIRExFIRE during NXNE 2012.

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Indie Week Band of the Day: Cai.ro

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Toronto Music Scene August 27, 2012
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Cai.ro’s unique brand of indie pop combines harmonious vocals with orchestral elements that are both haunting and explosive. The Toronto group has been leaving a trail on the festival rounds, making two must-see TMS lists in addition to rave reviews from the local weeklies. The band possesses that “it” factor you just don’t hear very often: a powerful frontman and memorable melodies that play slightly into pop rock anthems like the Killers, but with the airy indie elements of Gotye. NOW called them a must see last year and we echo the same this year.

Fave Track: “All These Colours”

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Indie Week takes place in Toronto from October 10-14. Check out IndieWeek.com for more detailed information, ticket purchases and performance date announcements. Follow @IndieWeek on Twitter.

Watch the video for “Addict” below.

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