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Ryan Warner

Audio & Video: Shad's "Keep Shining" video, The Elwins record a second session with Southern Souls, ExploreMusic chats with the Cancer Bats about recent Juno nom, Young Rival visit Daytrotter, Ryan Warner is this week's Indie Exclusive, & more

Our weekly Audio&Video feature is a 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.

Featured Audio

• Young Rival on Daytrotter
• BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Ryan Warner - "Officer"

Featured Video

• Shad - "Keep Shining"
• The Elwins - "Sittin' Pretty"
• Interview: Mike Peters (Cancer Bats)
• Toronto Live: Neon Windbreaker
• Toronto Live: Best Coast

Video

Shad - "Keep Shining" (official video)

The Elwins - "Sittin' Pretty" (a Southern Souls session)

Interview: Mike Peters (Cancer Bats)

Audio

Daytrotter: Young Rival
Hamilton, Ontario's Young Rival stopped by The Horseshack studios to record a session for Daytrotter, which turned out quite nicely for the indie rock trio and gives fans, who have been hungry for more since last years self-titled LP, something new to sink their teeth into. [DOWNLOAD]

BlogTO Indie Exclusive: Ryan Warner - "Officer"
I've featured a lot of talented artists for BlogTO's Indie Exclusive, but this week's artist may be my favourite to date. Ryan Warner, along with his backing band The Moonlight Ride, have taken that modern delta blues sound, mixed it with some rock, and tied it together with some dark lyrical imagery that is comparable to Nick Cave, Screamin' Jay Hawkins, and even a little Tom Waits. His album, simply titled Ryan Warner, took a minimalist approach to the recording process and boasts no edits or overdubs, just a raw and captivating performance by two guitars, drums, and one talented singer-songwriter. Ryan Warner is playing a pair of shows with the equally talented, Old Crowns, headlining in their respective hometowns of Ottawa and Toronto this weekend. Saturday, February 12 is when you can catch them at Rancho Relaxo (300 College St), but until then, check out Ryan's track "Officer" available exclusively through BlogTO for free download. [MP3] [SHOW INFO]

Toronto Live

Neon Windbreaker, Sandwich and Fruit EP release (Rainbow Palace, 02/03/11)

Best Coast - "Our Deal" (The Phoenix, 02/06/11)

Lead photo of Ryan Warner


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