Vast Robot Armies release new single, “Dinner Music”

Toronto rock band, Vast Robot Armies have just released a new single entitled “Dinner Music”, which is off of their upcoming album of the same name to be released on June 30. 2017. When asked how the song came together, the band replied: “Sitting in a kitchen at a house party in early spring of […]

Review – The Royal Oui

Album: This is Someday Release Date: May 19th Download Genre: Indie/Pop/Rock After a 3 year hiatus, Canadian-America husband and wife duo The Royal Oui release their much awaited second album This is Someday hot on the heels of their new single “All About You”. The lead single and its quirky accompanying video from Canadian filmmaker […]

Review – Spencer Burton

Album: Songs Of Release Date: May 5, 2017 Download Genre: Folk/Country/Canadian Spencer Burton has finally released his anticipated eighth studio album,Songs Of. Available through most major music retailers as of May 5th 2017 on Dine Alone Records, Songs Of is a collection of Burton’s most recent work including the single “Broken Hearts and Broken Chains.” Recorded […]

Canadian Beats Passport – Photo Review – Father John Misty

When: May 5, 2017 Venue: Royal Alexandra Theatre Where: Toronto, Ontario The prince of snark himself, Father John Misty brought his sold out Pure Comedy tour to Toronto’s intimate Royal Alexandra Theatre for the first of two sold out shows on May 5th. The indie folk crooner delighted the full house playing the first 8 […]

Review – Mac DeMarco

Album: This Old Dog Release Date: May 5, 2017 Download Genre: Indie-Folk/ Rock The king of airy, indie-folk has made his triumphant return. But not in the way anyone expected. Mac DeMarco has gained a reputation as a bizarre, fun, sincere alternative to anything the Canadian music scene had ever seen. His past projects have achieved […]

Photo Review – CMW 2017 – Japanese Breakfast

Artist: Japanese Breakfast When: April 21, 2017 Venue: The Silver Dollar Room, Toronto Japanese Breakfast played their second of three shows at The Silver Dollar Room as part of NeXT @ CMW. The Philadelphia indie-rock band played songs from Psychopomp and also tested out some new material from their upcoming album. Frontwoman Michelle Zauner expressed gratitude for getting to […]

Photo Review – Return For Refund takes their “Lift You Up” Tour to Guelph

Who: Return For Refund Venue: DSTRCT Where: Guelph, ON Toronto-based indie rockers are currently on a CD release tour in support of Lift You Up (produced by Return For Refund and Michael Jack).  Canadian Beats contributor, Nicole Wolfe, caught up with the band in Guelph at DSTRCT.  To keep up with the band while they are on tour, they have […]