Unconfined and communal, “I Feel Alive” is the reassuring brand-new single from Montréal, Québec’s TOPS. This is the title track to the new album they will be releasing on April 3rd. You can pre-order coke-bottle-clear-vinyl, black-vinyl, CD, smoky-tint-cassette and digital versions of it right now from both their Bandcamp page and their webstore.
Earlier in the year Montreal, Québec’s Laurence-Anne released her album Première apparition, and Léa Dumoulin has directed the spellbinding new video for its mysteriously-resonant “Miel”. The LP is out care of her hometown’s Duprince label. You can find links to it by visiting her website, and a vinyl version is available from her Bandcamp page as well. Via Les inRocks.
The continental “Echo of Dawn” and “Seven Minutes”, liquid and punchy, together comprise the exquisite new single from Montréal’s TOPS. The Echo of Dawn b/w Seven Minutes 7″ was revealed today, and it’s out on the band’s own Musique TOPS label. You can order it now either from the band’s Bandcamp page or from their webstore.
Sonorous with 80s end-credit vibrations, “Something’s Gotta Give” is the thoughtfully-retro and bright brand-new single from Montréal’s Sorry Girls. The track will appear on their debut LP Deborah. Out from October 18th through Arbutus Records. You can pre-order vinyl, CD and digital versions of it right now from their webstore.
Next week Montréal-based harpist and composer Sarah Pagé shares her debut solo LP Dose Curves, and you can hear its tense, richly-resonant and taut “Lithium Taper” above. You can find streaming and download links for this right here. Meanwhile the album will be released on October 11th, and you can order vinyl, CD and digital versions of it right now from her Bandcamp page.
Funky snaps with arching eyebrows, “Still I Miss U” is the smart and slinky brand-new single from Montréal’s Blue Hawaii. The track is taken from their forthcoming fourth LP Open Reduction Internal Fixation. Out from October 11th care of Arbutus Records, you can order vinyl and digital editions of it either from them or from the band’s Bandcamp page now.
BELLFLOWER is a musical collective founded by Montréal’s Em Pompa, and “Upside Down” is a spiked symphony and their wide-angled new single. This is the title track to their forthcoming and third LP, one they release on September 20th. You can pre-order the digital version of it and find more of their music now on their Bandcamp page.
Tintinnabulation in a vanishing mist, “Stasis” is a dream that drifts and taken from Dose Curves, the first-ever solo LP from Montréal-based harpist Sarah Pagé. It’s out from October 11th through Halifax’s Backwards Records. You can pre-order limited-edition-vinyl and digital versions of it from her Bandcamp page now.
Ali Vanderkruyk’s new video balances with grace stillness and vitality, intimacy and scope, style and depth. “Love Can’t Be the Only Reason to Stay” is taken from Songs I Oughta Sing, the recently-released EP from Montréal’s Le Ren. You can buy it with an accompanying lyric book from her webstore now. Via Gorilla vs. Bear.