Posts Tagged ‘indie music’

New Music Alert: I’m From Barcelona – “Always Spring”

Friday, May 20th, 2011

Spring has sprung fully at the HQ in Vancouver, and summer is just around the corner–the sun’s out, the birds are chirping, and it’s not pitch-black at 9 AM anymore. Hopefully there’ll still be some ice left for the Canucks to win the playoffs on.

With that, we thought we’d bring you one of the first really fantastic songs of summer. There’s just something about catchy, upbeat pop released between May and August which makes us incredibly excited for the beach. Here’s the brand-new track “Always Spring” from Swedish indie pop group I’m From Barcelona (you might remember their unimaginatively-titled but incredibly catchy track “We’re From Barcelona” from a few years ago). It’s got a great hook, a wonderful little piano line, and is so crammed full of saxes, glockenspiels, and handclaps that you can’t help but dance in your seat a little when listening. Pop this on your iPod and start thinking about what snacks you’ll bring to the beach this weekend.

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

The Arcade Fire

Montreal based indie favorite, Arcade Fire, released their third studio album, The Suburbs, earlier this month with positive reception from both reviewers as well as their anticipatory fan base. The album debuted at number one on the Billboard chart, and has rivaled Eminem for the top spot in the last week.

Arcade Fire have been promoting The Suburbs all summer, playing major festivals all over. The group currently have over twenty-five dates scheduled worldwide, including four shows in Canada. They will also be headlining the upcoming Reading Festival and Leeds Festival (more…)

Sufjan Stevens Tours North America in October

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

Sufjan Stevens

Indie-folk singer and songwriter, Sufjan Stevens is touring North America this fall in promotion of his newest album, The BQE. Released in 2009, this new effort from Stevens is inspired by the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway.

The tour will get underway at the Metropolis Theatre in Montreal. Stevens has over twenty cities booked, including two other Canadian stops, Vancouver and Toronto. The tour will close out with two nights at the beautiful Beacon Theatre in New York. (more…)