Elephant Stone, “Andromeda”
RIYL: Dreamy dance-pop
Last Friday, Montreal’s Elephant Stone, dropped their new LP, “Ship of Fools”. The band’s fourth album sees lead singer, Rishi Dhir, embracing his identity as a pop-songwriter. While the tracks are described as dance songs, they’re far from your EDM club fare, as they blend wonderful dreamy vibes and indie-pop for some unique sounds.
Everyone Is Dirty, “Banana Split”
RIYL: Crunchy energetic garage rock mixed with smooth post-punk
These unwound art-rockers from Oakland, California, dropped an LP back in 2014 on Tricycle Records, but the quartet have just released a new cassette single, Banana Split/Wax Mannequin Mode. Check out the A-side here, to hear their frantic and fun sound.
Ohio Knife, “Low Road”
RIYL: Hard rock, delta blues and punk, really where can you go wrong?
Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio (if the name didn’t give it away), this 3-piece are getting set to release their first full-length, “Scalp Or Be Scalped”. Check out this track from their 2014 EP, “Our Neighborhood” to get yourself acquainted with their blend of heavy, thrashy instrumentals and classic blues vocals.
SALT, “Don’t Look at Me That Way”
RIYL: Alt-rock with hints of melancholic folk, Pearl Jam, the Killers, Kings of Leon
This up-and-coming alt-rock quintet just released a new music video for their single “Don’t Look at Me That Way”. The single comes from their debut EP released back in 2015, entitled “Pierman”. The band formed back in 2014 and have been slowly rising to the surface of the musical scene.
Talk Show Host, “I Don’t Wanna Go to the Library ”
RIYL: Husker Du, Blink-182, or any poppier punk
Self-described as 2 recovering punks and an indie rocker, this Toronto pop-punk trio formed back in January 2015. They have since released 2 EPs, one back in February 2016, and a second one in May. The EPs are packed with energetic pop-punk inspired sounds and tonnes of energy.