The Neighbourhood Mixtape

The Neighbourhood Mixtape: On your favourite we can end it

The Neighbourhood Mixtape is a collection of newly-released songs by Toronto musicians. The mixtape is meant to celebrate Toronto's music culture and provide a forum to listen to and discover new local music.

Every Sunday, I post a five-track mixtape (along with my own mini-reflections for each track) that you can download or stream as a soundtrack for the week.

Track #1: Lioness, "The Night"

Dance-rock trio Lioness are creating a lot of buzz with their fiery debut album The Golden Killer, set to be released April 17th (New Romantic). For now, listen to the band's ostentatious and raging track "The Night" and download it free for a limited time here.

Track #2: The Wooden Sky, "Child of the Valley"

The Wooden Sky's newest album Every Child A Daughter, Every Moon A Sun is filled with vivid stories that fulfill the imagination. Listen to "Child of the Valley", the album's opening tune that sets the mood and texture of the alt-country band's new record, and you'll hear its perfect melancholy backbone and natural wistfulness.

Track #3: Spells, "Wildwood Flower"

Jenna Empey - AKA Spells - gives an old American tune a droned and liquefied remake that blurs into spooky, impressionistic wavelengths. Add it to your collection for free here.

Track #4: The Lava and Ash, "Sacred Circles"

The Lava and Ash's album kasette tape has got just the right amount of sun and shade, fuzz and lo-fi melodies. Just hit play and you'll be transported to channels of nostalgia. We highly recommend this album - get it here.

Track #5: Chrome and the Ice Queen, "Stealin' Hearts"

Our favourite track this week comes from Del Bel's Lisa Conway and Tyler Belluz's newest ("Twin Peaks concept band") project Chrome and the Ice Queen. The art in the arrangements alone in "Stealin' Hearts" is plenty rewarding, and we'll be keeping an eye out for the duo's upcoming EP due out sometime this spring. Download the track for free here.

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