Monday, January 29, 2007

A Good Local Band? Do Those Exist?

These guys are actually from here in Ottawa, and have such a neat sound. They do have an EP (located here), but are currently recording their debut full length, which should feature the superb song Ghoul Pounds. And, I've been told Quarter Past Humans is a good song as well (actually, I know so, nobody told me). Enjoy 'em, and if you're over 18, check them out at Barrymore's on February 5th. They're opening for Grizzly Bear with As The Poets Affirm and The Dirty Projectors. Damn I wish I could see that...
Their Website

Crush Buildings - Ghoul Pounds

Crush Buildings - Quarter Past Humans

Saturday, January 20, 2007

But Everybody Looks Like Zombies...

These guys are a solid semi-local band, who grew up around here (and the lead singer's family still does, not sure about the others though), and are based out of Peterborough. They've got sort of an indie feel, but are still true rock revivalists, with simple guitar-bass-drum song structures, and a somewhat lo-fi feel. They're recording songs for their new album, but here's a little ditty from their old one, Burning on Fumes.
James McKenty and the Spades - Apple of My Eye

Friday, January 19, 2007

You Know I'm Up To No Good

I caught these guys opening for Emily Haines a bit back, and was very impressed. They manage to create sonic textures with two guitarists and a drummer. They did a great job, and the album I bought there is definitely a solid purchase. This song, called The Woods was easily the high point of both their set and the album.
Tall Firs - The Woods

Thursday, January 18, 2007

An Obscure Way to Start, I Guess

I've been listening to this band called Winston a lot lately. They're from Vancouver, and are just about to release their debut album called Passengers in February. They sound very poppy, with an abundance of hooks and pianos. Overall its a very entertaining, fun listen. Though they aren't exactly very original, they do what they do, and they do it well.

Winston - Lonely

Winston - War I Can't Lose

Their Website