The Neighbourhood Mixtape: Hey Cool Kid
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: Bry Webb, "Asa"
If you haven't yet, you must listen to Bry Webb's LP Provider. The album features graceful, glacially-paced tracks like "Asa", where Webb's voice flows smooth, lonesome and thoughtful. Catch him live on February 4th at The Music Gallery.
Track #2: Western Walk, "Channel Twenty"
Led by the vocal prowess of Carmen Elle, D+M thrills with the skyward surge of their rocketing track "What You Offer". Collect it for your own mixtape here.
Track #4: PhĂ¨dre, "In Decay (Beta Frontiers Remix De Tercero)"
PhĂ¨dre is a hybrid love affair between Hooded Fang members Daniel Lee and April Aliermo and Airick Woodhead of Doldrums. "In Decay" blends mosaic arrangements with switchblade rhythms. Grab it now on Pitchfork.
Track #5: Chocolate Robots, "Summer Krushhh"
Get past the funny names to listen to Chocolate Robots, a brother-trio band who work at their dad's pizza shop by day and play psychedelic tunes like the catchy "Summer Krushhh" by night. Listen to their full album Pizza Face here and grab some free samples here.
If you wish to be a part of The Neighbourhood Mixtape, you can contact Aldrin at aldrin [at] blogto [dotcom]
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