Indie Rock

Alex Bloom releases frenzied new single "Cigarette," plays Hotel Figueroa on 5/3 & 5/24

The cigarette equally intrigues and annoys Alex Bloom.  On his latest single, the aptly named "Cigarette," the singer-songwriter does an informal case study on how the vicious habit colors the environment in the city where he lives. He accurately describes it with palpable anxiety, diverting from one tangential observation to the next in a state of frenzy. He caves in—"No regrets," Bloom exclaims with a droll delivery over a bludgeoning, grunge-informed riff. 
 
"Cigarette" follows his hypnotic 2018 self-released track "Elevator." Catch Bloom perform at Hotel Figueroa on May 3 and May 24. 

   

Run Coyote - Adventurous New Single "The Chase"

The brand new single from Toronto’s Run Coyote features the anti-hero from their upcoming album “In Shadowlands”. Run Coyote blends 2000’s indie rock with old time spaghetti western licks which are very prominent in this single “The Chase”. This tune follows the character as she tries to take justice into her own hands and is pursued by a private eye across the city and desert. “In Shadowlands” is out on April 26th via So Sorry Records. Run Coyote will be on the road throughout Eastern Canada in April/May and will be performing at their release party in Toronto at the Burdock on June 27th with Lenny Bull. – Kris Gies

   

Slow Mass "Music For Ears 1"

Slow Mass released a new single last week called “Music For Ears 1” via Landland Colportage. The 7” single features a new track called “Siren” backed with a cover of “Reservations” by Wilco.

Slow Mass is currently on a Spring Tour and can be seen at Thalia Hall on April 23rd with Gouge Away and La Dispute.

Photo by Madi Ellis Photography

   

Easy Habits say "SAYONARA"

Easy Habits have released a new album called SAYONARA, and have also disbanded. The trio played what they are calling their final show last week at Reed’s Local.

SAYONARA is is the band’s second album and first release since 2018’s standout single “Perfect Lady". Easy Habits as a project will be missed and we wish each of it’s member the best as they hopefully move on to new projects.

   

Monte Carload "Check the Door"

Monte Carload (aka Tyler White) has released his second single of 2019, “Check the Door”, which follows-up his 2018 self-titled debut LP.

White relocated to Chicago in 2014 leaving behind Austin, TX and the band he had become known for, Man Factory.