No Joy – ‘Drool Sucker’

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In case you missed it; Canadian reverb rockers No Joy dished up ‘A Thorn In Garland’s Side’. It’s lifted from the forthcoming three-track EP (out July 15 through Topshelf). It’s matched with fairy tale themed artwork, presumably in ode to the troubled Wizard Of Oz actress. No Joy are sounding as impulsive and awesome as ever. Side note, the press shot is brilliantly dysfunctional; it’s model poses versus simmering pits of despair!

 
No Joy – ‘Drool Sucker’

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Wood Lake – ‘Hollow’

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Wood Lake has dished up the first single from their new album, the relentless reverb rocker ‘Hollow’. The anthem leads an eclectic selection of tunes from the Ontario trio. Punk, shoegaze and metal collide on their forthcoming full length ‘Hell’ (out April 22).

 
Wood Lake – ‘Hollow’

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Memoryhouse – ‘Soft Hate’

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Toronto dream popper’s Memoryhouse independently released their new album ‘Soft Hate’ this month, and posted a full album stream on Youtube this week (as below). The duo (Evan Abeele & Denise Nouvion) haven’t completely reinvented themselves since 2012’s ‘The Slideshow Effect’ but there’s a distinct shift towards more upbeat, new wave and synth pop sounds. This keeps momentum going (even at their most dreamy)! Pick it up here.

 
Memoryhouse – ‘Soft Hate’

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Soft Wounds – ‘Baby Blue’

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Soft Wounds have shared two songs from their forthcoming debut album, take a listen to the first public track ‘Baby Blue’. The Toronto foursome first got our attention with their 2014 demo, so it’ll be exciting to hear what they deliver with the full length. ‘Baby Blue’ is a fun reverb rocker with a garage feel, inspired by their shared love of the ‘gazey greats! Soft Wounds self-titled album will be available from January 31 via Bandcamp.

 
Soft Wounds – ‘Baby Blue’

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Living Hour – ‘Seagull’

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Living Hour have announced that their debut self-titled LP will be out February 19 via Lefse! The Canadians have also shared ‘Seagull’, a dream pop anthem with a surf twang. It’s an amazing slow burner that builds on their previous single ‘Steady Glazed Eyes’ (which was released under their former band name The Hours).

 
Living Hour – ‘Seagull’

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Waitress – ‘Delay Our Time’

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Waitress (formerly The Foggy Notions) have posted a pair of gazey, droney songs from their forthcoming debut album ‘Delay Our Time’ (out next month). The Saskatoon duo (Janice Weber and Kalon Beaudry) come armed with stormy boy/girl vocal melodies and loads of atmosphere. The two songs are very different, the title track being a stadium-ready rocker (a la Ride), whereas ‘Engram’ is an introverted slow burner. Both are worth your minutes!

 
Waitress – ‘Delay Our Time’

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