Montreal duo Yardlets, aka Sam Goldberg Jr. (Uncut/Broken Social Scene/Hawaii/Kandle & The Krooks) and Jeff Edwards (Shot While Hunting), announced they will release their sophomore album, ‘Good Hangs’ on May 12 via Hobo Slang/WhiteWhale. Take a listen to the lead track from the record, Baby Deer via Soundcloud below.
Julie Fader and Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) are set to release their debut album as Etiquette. ‘Reminisce’ will be released on March 24 via Toronto’s Hand Drawn Dracula and is now available to stream here on CBC Music.
Etiquette is a new band, but its faces are familiar. Scan the liner notes of the many Canadian indie-rock favourites that line your record shelf, and you’re bound to see the names of Graham Walsh and Julie Fader, creative and domestic partners whose collective résumé unites not only the country’s myriad musical communities—from folk-rock to noise-punk—but the generations between them. Walsh is best known as a member of electro-punk armada Holy Fuck, and as a producer for nationally acclaimed newcomers like Metz, Viet Cong and Hannah Georgas; Fader, a renowned visual artist, has released an album of ethereal indie-pop under her own name (2009’s ‘Outside In’), while also lending her voice to artists such as Sarah Harmer, Chad VanGaalen, Blue Rodeo, and Great Lake Swimmers. Etiquette, however, marks the moment where all that experience and all those aesthetics intersect into a swirling, seductive sound that perfectly complements Fader’s personal songwriting with Walsh’s command of otherworldly, future-shocked sonics.
Slow Down Molasses will release their new album, ‘Burnt Black Cars’ on May 12 in Canada via Culvert Music. The limited-edition blue vinyl 7″ of Summer Sun with B-side remix Winter Sun by Miles Cooper Seaton of Akron/Family via slowdownmolasses.com. Watch the MuchFACT funded video for their single Summer Sun via YouTube below.
Foo Fighters and Sunny Day Real Estate bassist Nate Mendel has released his debut solo record under the moniker Lieutenant. The album, ‘If I Kill This Thing We’re All Going To Eat For A Week,’ is available now from Dine Alone Records at your local retailer and online at iTunes, Amazon, and dinealonestore.com. You can also stream the record at Spotify and at NME.com, and you can take a listen to Belle Epoque via YouTube below.
Toronto experimental folk duo ANAMAI is set to release their debut album ‘Sallows’ next week (March 10) via Buzz Records. You can stream the album in its entirety a week early via SoundCloud below.
Julie Fadar and Graham Walsh (Holy Fuck) are set to release their debut album as Etiquette. The band’s debut album Reminisce will be released on March 24th via Toronto’s Hand Drawn Dracula. Pre-order the album here. Etiquette will be playing some dates with Cold Specks in April and May (details below).
Watch the band’s videos for Outside In and Brown and Blue below via YouTube. Both video were directed by Christopher Mills & Gaëlle Legrand.
Heart Beach was formed Hobart, Tasmania in 2013 by Jonathon McCarthy (guitar / vocals), Claire Jansen (bass / vocals) and Christopher Wessing (drums / guitar / drum machine). Since then the trio has released a number of singles and have been featured on compilations put out by local record labels, Rough Skies Records and Wrong Place (Right Time) Records. Take a listen to Away via Soundcloud below, which is lifted from their self-titled full-length debut album and was recorded at Head Gap Studios in Melbourne in December 2014. The album is set for release on March 20, 2015.