Julie Aubé’s ‘Joie de Vivre’ is not just force of soul and psychedelia, it’s an ode to Acadian Culture. Imagine a meeting between Alabama Shakes and Janis Joplin, except sung in the signature twang of Acadian French, ornamented with the kaleidoscopic jangle of early Francois Hardy and finally, caked in a layer of constant guitar propulsion. Picture this and you have a fairly good image of New Brunswicker Julie Aubé’s latest solo project. Continue reading New Music: Julie Aubé’s ‘Joie de Vivre’ Is An Ode To Acadian Culture
The world is changing. Rapidly. The year 2017 has been full of fear, shifting attitudes, and outrage. Not necessarily in that order. The way in which people are approaching many topics, like gender, sex and race, and the language with which we describe them has come under scrutiny. It may take a while to identify any sweeping and lasting changes to the music industry, but rap, the genre of lyricism, has been a steadfast holdout.
Levi Rowan’s new video for his single ‘What Happened’ is, comparatively, standing on some relatively safe ground. At it’s core is a tale of post-breakup debauchery as catharsis, but at least it’s largely self-inflicted. The undeniably talented Rowan possesses a self-awareness that sets the song apart as a layered act of self-destruction—a modern day Romeo meets Macbeth. So, we asked him where the genre was headed. Continue reading Music Video: Levi Rowan Talks About The Future Of Rap And His New Video ‘What Happened’
Braden Lam revisits ‘Into The Light’, with a new video for the first single from his latest EP. The video, much like the EP, focuses on celebrating Lam’s relocation to Halifax, and takes in a few of the local sights. Continue reading Music Video: Braden Lam Visit Some Of His Favourite Halifax Sights In ‘Into The Light’
Following the Great Musical Rapture of 2016, there has been a Bowie shaped hole in our hearts. Like a bunch of lost orphans, we have been left searching, asking any lanky Englishmen we come across, “Are you my Ziggy?” and making inevitable comparisons. While Jont & The Infinite Possibility deserve to be distinct in their own right, their themes of reinvention and redemption strike a familiar chord. Their new video for ‘An Old Innocence’ feels like the next progression in an on going conversation. Continue reading Music Video: Jont & The Infinite Possibility Release Title Track ‘An Old Innocence ‘
Melonvine like changing things up. Earlier this year they switched out their drummer, reworked a bunch of recordings and released their new single ‘Stuck In Place.’ The Moncton-based hard rockers say getting out their follow-up, ‘Summer Says,’ hasn’t been any easier. Continue reading Single: Melonvine’s ‘Summer Says’ Is A Toxic Rorschach Test