Way way way back in the lovely year of 2010 I posted on the lovely trio Rattail from Toronto. Their avant garde psych pop was pretty dope (still is). Well a lot changes over the years and this year Rattail has been replaced by Weaves – a duo of Jasmyn Burke and Morgan Waters. They just sent me a demo of a rough slow stomper filled with wailing guitars backed by wailing vocals. Love it.
Weaves – “HULAHOOP” (demo)
Toronto’s Princess Century is the musical project of Maya Postepski who is also a part of the group Austra. Her album, Lossless, comes out on April 29th via Kennington Recordings. This set of recordings were inspired or fueled by her time spent in California’s Topanga mountains, and more so her interest in the history there largely revolving around the Manson cult that resided near there.
I worked relentlessly in my studio; I imagined making a score to all the things in my mind. Perhaps I subconsciously attempted to reach into spaces I was working on myself by flirting with the Manson themes, using them as a veil.
The track, “Twin House”, starts with a dark warped sound collage, trudging through a haunted mountainside, peering into crevasses, and getting lost amongst the the imagined world of their shadows. Out of that cavern comes a sirened beat and eerie echos. This is a warning to keep your distance, but its hard to stay away.
It’s late, I know…but when I hear shoegaze rock sound this good, I feel obligated to post immediately. Toronto’s Beliefs (Jesse Crowe, Josh Korody, Richard Stanley) suspend dreamed out guitar drones over silver lined vocals. Untitled is their newest two-song cassette/digital release out now via Hand Drawn Dracula and they have a full length in the works. Stream one of the tracks from the 7″ below.