Psych

New Track: "No Such Thing" - Grubby Little Hands

Grubby Little Hands' new record, Garden Party, will be released via Lefse Records on April 29. "No Such Thing," the second single from the album, opens with a haunting stir, before catapulting into a jangly, snap-and-pop psych vibe. It’s the kind of joyful tune that ushers in the warmer temperatures with enough of a twist to keep you on your toes. Grubby Little Hands will be at Johnny Brenda’s on April 30 with Shelf Life and Cold Foamers.

   

Surprise Creepoid Show for Pat Troxell's Bday - BRING WEED at Ortlieb's April 12

Creepoid just wrapped up a tour with Restorations, and the gang is back home to celebrate drummer Pat Troxell's bday this evening with a surprise performance at Ortlieb's. You have to know that the band will be tight, after clocking all those recent miles on the road. (Well, maybe a little looser since it is a party after all.) You'll also be able to get your Taco Tuesday grub on. And the man of the hour requested that you bring weed so please don't disappoint. Cheers, Pat! Ortlieb's, 847 N. 3rd St., 10pm, $10, 21+ - Q.D. Tran

   

MOSAICS to Release EP - Year of Valor

The San Francisco based band, MOSAICS is releasing a new EP entitled Year of Valor on May 20th!

Combining the songwriting strengths of Alt-J and the production agility of Four Tet and Apparat, MOSAICS are a San Francisco trio making music for the modern world in all its jittery, glittering glory. With unconventional guitar lines, overlapping samples, and intricate production, they marry artistry and accessibility to create a sound that comes across like an old friend after a long journey- transformed entirely, but warmly familiar.

The band was formed with the ambition to paint sonic canvases with the mediums of modern technology. By following this principle and folding in organic inspiration, they have crafted their own method of songwriting that, by fully embracing the limitations of “bedroom production,” brings the art form to bold new ground. Naming Michael Hedges, David Bowie, Yeasayer, Moderat, Nine Inch Nails, and Radiohead among their chief influences, Mosaics have an ear to the past, but make music for the here and now.

   

KURT MARBLE - SILVER DOLLAR FRIDAY

Kurt Marble is a fuzz rocker from right here in Toronto. He released an EP last year titled "Notes". The record kicks off with an ultra fuzzy slow riffage tune called "Replacement" and intertwined in all the garage rock noise is a soothing vocal floating along to add a contrast to the music. It makes you wonder what mood to be in while listening. The next track is a bit of a psych-out..."Negative One Twelfth" begins with you thinking you're getting an acoustic folk jam but then the electricity kicks in and you're ready to hit the pits. It's the kind of noisy madness you would want to hear at the Silver Dollar Room on a Friday Night. Lucky for you Kurt Marble will be opening up for Pet Sun's Record Release Party at the Dollar this Friday! - Kris Gies

   

Wild Belle

Wild Belle (Natalie Bergman and Elliot Bergma) is in the midst of a huge month that included playing The Tonight Show last week and releasing their new album, Dreamland, this week. Below is the video for their tremendous new single, "Throw Down Your Guns".

Wild Belle kicks of their Spring Tour on April 22nd at Garfield Park Conservatory.