DBOY are a three piece band from Ontario, Canada, and play fast, aggressive, and remarkably catchy songs, reminiscent of the stooges, early turbonegro, or the damned. Best summarized in their 13 point plan to end sonic austerity DBOY writes rock and roll, because simply put, rock and roll is what matters
DBOY was thought of and executed by three veterans of the Southern Ontario music scene, and has since recorded a record at their last live performance in Belem, Brazil. This was mastered by the ever-prolific Daniel Romano. DBOY have taken on the laborious task of creating shock and novelty so that you do not have to.
Josh Mover & The Shakers are a dark indie-rock band out on a mission to write music that divides people.
"For Into a Ghost, I culled together some good friends and talented Toronto rock alumni to play: Ben Reinhartz (Dilly Dally); Mathew Wronski (The Sulks); Joseph Landau (ex-Formalists), Will Hunter (The Nutrients), and Clara Klein. Mastered by David Newfeld (Broken Social Scene), and recorded and mixed at Union Sound Company by Ian Gomes (Odonis Odonis, Teenanger), this EP was recorded in a whirlwind span of two days this past September, and was largely fueled by Figs Breakfast on Queen East.
“Guilt Trip” is a song about regret and isolation – a cautionary tale about what happens when you let trivial things get between you and the people you care about, only realizing once it's too late to make amends. It’s about that feeling of not being able to say that certain something to a certain someone before it’s too late and then having that weigh heavily upon yourself thinking… “I could have done this differently.”
"While we were in Toronto for Canadian Music Week last spring, we met up with a buddy to watch some hockey and wound up at this amazing video production space called 276 Sterling Studio. The guys that ran it were really down to earth, and ended up offering to shoot something with us while we were in town. This lead to the performance part of the video – huge thanks to Jesse Boland and Andrew Harris for making this happen!
As a band, we decided the song warranted a story. We got some talented local actors, Connor Tait and Zach Rousseau, to help us bring it to life. Mike Morash from Cambiguous Productions helped bring this second phase to life and tie the whole story together. We only had a day to shoot in four locations, including a party scene that generously had beer donated by Lighthouse Brewing.
We shot the beginning scenes at our lead singer and guitarist Noah’s house, then progressed into downtown and Chinatown where we filmed the remainder of the video including a party scene in Fan Tan Alley.
For The Cause & The Cure, we enlisted the help of Jesse Gander from Rain City Recorders (Japandroids, White Lung, The Pack a.d.) to record, as well as Joao Carvalho (Alexisonfire, Arkells, Silverstein) on mastering duties."
si,irene is a project of Japanese shoegaze band Shinda bokuno kanjo(my dead girlfriend) guitarist Kinoshita started in 2015.
With an experimental, uncompromising spirit, their music and lyrics challenge and surprise. si,irene are, as they put it, 'dedicated to answering the big questions.' The band have toured extensively and are known for their live shows across Japan and surrounding area.
Three guys with various musical influences that have come together to make music.
"We grew tired of having creative boundaries limited by previous bands and so this is an outlet for everything we never had a chance to play before. "
The last gasping breath from a fun, weird experiment of personal styles and musical tastes. Always having something to say but no one to say it to, this last batch of songs serves as the unmarked grave for three unlovable losers who enjoyed making loud noises. 100% DIY from the beginning but this last batch should hopefully be the best mixed at least thanks to some light reading and Reaper mixing software.
Orellana is a neo-classical/post-rock collective hailing from Bristol, UK. Their new album “52”, released in late December, brought in the new year with it’s explosive and intricate sound. The project’s music transcends genre definitions in order to focus on a broad, diverse concept that is more emotional than tangible. This particular release is full of rich and diverse arrangements, but it is also a powerful exercise in minimalism, one that showcases the strength of very few notes placed in the right spots. The simplicity of the arrangement is actually one of the strongest aspects of this entire release: there’s a palpable stillness created by the long, drone notes in the background, which almost makes you feel like the world is happening in slow motion. When the chords and notes change, it feels quite monumental due to the beautiful contrast between the stillness of the background textures and the expressive sound of the guitar-based melodies.
Davenport Rex is a music project based in Detroit, Michigan. Their sound is diverse and challenging, yet accessible and appealing. The band’s music stands out as a combination of tasteful progressive rock, with shades of various influences, ranging from alternative to symphonic hard rock, just to mention a few.