Archive for the ‘Indie’ Category

I first heard this song a couple months ago while Pat was in town on the speakers in a clothing store and shouted across the store for him to Shazam it. I keep coming back to it so I figured I’d share. It was “Part of Me” by Phases, is an indie pop band from LA. When I checked out their Youtube channel, I discovered they gained some popularity with their debut music video last year; I’m In Love With My Life, but not too much since then. Like Part of Me, a lot of their beats have an almost circa-michael-jackson sound, eg. see Cooler, and Betty Blue. None of which I like quite as much as this one, so I’m hoping they put out more like this.

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Listen: Spotify

I had never heard of this guy until yesterday when one of our favourite rappers (who is hopefully making a return to the rap game) XV tweeted out that he was listening to and loving Jon Bellion’s new album. I decided to check it out and it is definitely solid. The Human Condition is Bellion’s debut album and is definitely a blend of rap, pop, indie and electronic. It’s a super unique and catchy sound. All Time Low is a standout track from the album, check it out below and let us know what you think!


This London-based duo recently released their debut, self-titled album. Previously, they had been releasing a new song each month for the past year on Soundcloud. The band has a super chill vibe, mixing electronics nicely in their tracks. This is one of the standout tracks from their album, check it out and let us know what you think!

Madeon is back with their album Adventure and this is a standout track from the album featuring Mark Foster from Foster the People. Be sure to check out the album, it is very solid.




East Coast Canada’s indie rock pride Joel Plaskett has released his fourth solo album. Plaskett’s an artist we’ve had the pleasure of seeing perform live on several occasions while back home in Halifax and PEI. The title of the album comes from Plaskett’s old neighbour Roy, who called the metal guardrail at the corner of Park Avenue and King Street in Darmouth NS, the “Park Avenue sobriety test” because of how many impaired drivers got caught running into it.

The first song off the album we’ve got for you is my personal favorite and the latest single called Credits Roll. You can actually get a free download of Credits Roll on if you fill out his fan questionnaire.  


The second song we wanna feature is the first song that Joel released for the album, and the title track of the album. You can just tell the song is perfect for singing along to at a live concert and Plaskett’s actually been performing it for years. In a well-shot video by Eli Leavitt you can see him performing The Park Avenue Sobriety Test live in Hamilton ON in 2013.


And as bonus, just a month ago Plaskett released On a Dime, my 3rd favorite track off the album. J.P. Cormier contributes some East Coast fiddle to it’s pub-folk-rock sound.


Others tracks off the album worth checking out is Alright OK (in particular will make longtime fans feel at home), Broken Heart Songs (with a little bit of a country sound while poking fun at country), and Song for Jersey (which you can watch a live performance of Song for Jersey posted by Exclaim! TV).

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Buy CD: MapleMusic


Today is the release date for PEI native Tim Chaisson‘s new album Lost in Light. We premiere’d the lead single for the album; Crushed here in October last year (more info on the album there). The album was successfully crowdfunded on PledgeMusic (which we contributed to of course). You can listen to the album on Spotify embedded below, then please go help support him by ordering the album on iTunes.

Hoodie Allen People Are Talking Cover Art

We have long been big Hoodie Allen fans and have had his new album on blast the last little while. This here is one of the standout tracks from the album, great beat and vibe to it! Check it out and let us know what you think! Check out Hoodie’s debut album, People Keep Talking, on iTunes.

Tep No - Lana Del Dre Single Cover

Our free download today comes from Toronto Artist/Producer Tep No. Even before I heard he was from Toronto I thought he had a bit of a The Weeknd sound to him. Tep No gained some traction when his Promises single took off with 2800+ upvotes on Hypem and 400,000 listens when it was posted on MrSuicideSheep’s youtube channel here. He’s also got a couple video’s up on his Youtube channel. La Belle Musique tossed together some neat visuals to this single you can check out here. Shout out to Toronto native Ann Liao for tipping us off to this one on twitter.

Download: Soundcloud

Up-and-coming house remix artist Glastrophobie from Germany may have another hit on his hands. With the chorus and hand-clapping beat, the track has a (slightly more upbeat) feel of something that could be from the band Fun. He got some serious attention with his free remix of Anna Graceman – Words which has over 600,000 listens now. I’ll be honest, we weren’t even able to track down Born Cages‘ original track online, maybe the remix is just overshadowing it.

In possibly their last release before their new album titled “Conversationalist” launches next week on September 9th, In-Flight Safety has posted another track; Caution Horses. We had posted about their other single Animals in early August. You can pre-order their new album on iTunes.