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Audio & Video: free Snowblink download, The Barrettas debut single, Diamond Rings on Q TV, new video from Matthew Barber, Elk is our Indie Exclusive, D-Sisive at Sonic Boom, a Woods & Wires session with Graydon James & The Young Novelists, & tons more

A weekly roundup of Toronto's Audio & Video, focusing on the latest MP3 downloads, album releases, audio streams, music videos, specialty sessions, live performances, interviews, exclusive content and more from the cities vibrant music scene and artists all around the GTA.

This week I feature...

• Snowblink - "Ambergris"
• The Barettas - "Touche"
• BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Elk - "Sheldon"

• Bad Tits - "Street Walker" / "No Skin"
• Graydon James & The Young Novelists - "What Kind of Man"
• Diamond Rings - "Something Else"
• Interview: Diamond Rings
• Matthew Barber - "I Think You're Gonna Feel My Love" (official video)
• D-Sisive - "You Ain't This"
• Peter Katz - "Son"
• The Barettas - "Touche"
• Toronto Live: The Grey Kingdom


Bad Tits - "Street Walker" / "No Skin" (Live at XM Studios)

Graydon James & The Young Novelists - "What Kind of Man" (a Woods & Wires session)

Diamond Rings - "Something Else" (via Q TV)

Interview: Diamond Rings (via Q TV)

Matthew Barber - "I Think You're Gonna Feel My Love"

D-Sisive - "You Ain't This" (Live at Sonic Boom)

Peter Katz - "Son" (a Southern Souls session)

The Barettas - "Touche"


Snowblink - "Ambergris"
Snowblink are set to release their debut LP in Canada and the US on February 15, with a in-store session at Soundscapes on March 3 followed by a record release show at The Music Gallery on March 5. This band has had a lot of buzz considering they haven't officially released an album, even garnering a spot on Daytrotter's best of 2010 list, and Chromewaves was nice enough to post their track "Ambergris" for your listening enjoyment.

The Barettas - "Touche"
If you like the above video from The Barettas, you can also download the title track off their debut 7" for free off the group's Bandcamp. This all female, pop-rock throwback trio from Hamilton, Ontario definitely impressed me with this effort and I look forward to hearing more as soon as possible. [MP3]

BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Elk - "Sheldon"
This week's Indie Exclusive comes from Toronto/Niagara four-piece, Elk, who have recently been making a run in the city with shows at Lee's Palace and the legendary Horseshoe Tavern. Their new record is due out in late February or early March via St. Catharines indie label Indoorshoes (Waterbodies, Howler) and promises to continue their success in 2011. "Sheldon" emphasizes the band's killer grooves and unorthodox (in a good way) vocal harmonies that remind me of a modernized indie rock version of the Kinks. [MP3]

The Grey Kingdom - Unknown Song (The Dakota Tavern, 01/25/11)

Lead photo of Snowblink by kirstiecat.

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