Chances just released their latest and fourth single, “Fire To Go” which will be released on their debut album Traveler, out April 27th. “Fire To Go” is a post break-up track, however you won’t find any self loathing on this track. The track starts off with sounds of a funky electronic keyboard and transitions in the soothing vocals of Chances. Chances tackles the breakdown of a relationship by saying “You watch the uncertain waters below, the wind sweeping across the horizon, the sky is a wild mess of greys and blues. You feel like you’ve been here before, standing on this very same edge, and yet you know it is a foreign territory. You have no idea how this will go, or where you’ll end up.” Chances is not speaking on the uncertainty of themselves, they are speaking of the uncertainty of the other person. With “Fire To Go,” Chances reclaims the power, which I think is great as this song is applicable to many situations. Be sure to look out for Chances debut album here.
Tour Dates April 26th – Phi Centre, Montreal May 3rd – Le District, Quebec City May 8th – This Ain’t Hollywood, Hamilton (with The Ferns and Calcedon) May 9th – The Burdock, Toronto (with Chelsea Reed/David Macmichael) May 10th – National Arts Centre, Ottawa
Lemuel Dufez has so far had a relatively strong music career with several fun projects, but after leaving Point Point, Dufez (oka DEVOTED) desired something slightly more challenging. Luckily, he and lifetime acquaintance (vocalist) Billionaire reunited and decided to team up with the new project name FUKC (French-UK-Connection).
FUKC boasts an electronic rock sound that brings a new feel to rock. The band recently released their new single “Time to Kill”, which is a phenomenal track down to the song’s catchy chorus. FUKC puts the duo’s energy on full display at all times, while they prove what they have to take their music to the next level.
Imperfect Fifth is here to give you an exclusive first listen of Joshua Barnhart’s brand new single, “Blue Eyes”, a folk-rock track that will blow you away with its gentle yet fulfilling sound. The Oakland, CA based artist has been a member of several bands, including Port O’Brien, Release the Sunbird, Two Sheds, and Sparrows Gate, but since 2016, has been a solo artist. Following his 2016 debut solo record, Turn Out The Light, Barnhart dropped “Dance With Me” last fall, and is back at it again today with “Blue Eyes”.
Barnhart brings vocals, acoustic/electric guitar and drums to the track himself, accompanied by Paul Dutton on vocals, electric guitar and bass, Taylor Belmore’s vocals, Joel Tolbert on piano, Robe Barnhart on cello and string arrangements, and Terry Glenny playing violin. Says Barnhart:
Perhaps most significantly, is that my dad, Robe Barnhart (who has arranged strings for Crosby Stills and Nash, and The Beach Boys, among many others), wrote the string arrangements and played cello on the song. The last time we worked together in this serious of a manner was when he arranged the string parts and played cello for Port O’Brien’s album, All We Could Do Was Sing, which came out almost exactly ten years ago.
A nostalgic track, “Blue Eyes” brings the listener into a carefree, 70’s-esque soundscape, filled with carefully composed instrumentals. Barnhart has an obvious grasp on capturing an idea within a track and using a song as the canvas for a musical landscape. Give “Blue Eyes” a listen today!
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Tayls self-titled debut EP is set to release May 18th, and is all about learning to trust yourself, portrayed by many coming of age anthems. The EP is filled with a lot of punk rock sounds and heartfelt tunes. Tayls is comprised of members of Nashville-based acts Creature Comfort, Molly Rocket, Roots of a Rebellion and The Subnovas. “Change Your Mind” is the lead single from the EP, and is a track that tells the story of heartbreak. The song expresses what it is like to have a human connection from different perspectives.
This group is an absolute riot, so keep up with Tayls here.
Since his debut in his home country, New Zealand, budding artist Matthew Young has been on the rise and has continued to produce music that captivates and entertains his fans throughout the world. Most recently, he released a smooth new addition to his rather extensive musical lexicon entitled, “Fix Me Up”. Not only does this single have everything that fans have come to expect from such a young talent, but he supersedes expectations with his infections rhythm and repetition. Adding to his credibility, Young has come to be marked as “Lorde-approved.” This is a huge indicator that Young has a place for himself in the music community.
“Fix Me Up” is a radically innovative use of synth loops and warm toned vocals that seem to ebb and flow with the rhythm of the music. With all of this skill and talent, fans have come to look forward to any new releases from this artist and, judging from the news that Young’s team has recently released, they are not going to be disappointed. In fact, this last single is precursor to an EP that is scheduled to drop later this year. Young has proven himself over and over again with his talent and skill that speak for themselves–it is clear that there is no stopping this artist from achieving exactly what he set out to reach.
Keep an eye out for Matthew’s forthcoming EP Fruit and more news here.
Looking for something a little off-kilter, yet still pleasing? We’ve got just the song for you. Dusted has just dropped his new track, “Dead Eyes”, appearing on his sophomore album, Blackout Summer, which was just released on April 6. Dusted is the musical moniker of Toronto’s Brian Borcherdt, who was a founding quarter of 2000’s four-piece Holy Fuck and has operated his solo project under Dusted since 2012. Accompanied by his wife, Anna Edwards, and Loel Campbell, among others, for live shows, Borcherdt brings an entirely different sound than his previous projects with Dusted.
With a hazy and quirky pop sound, Dusted creates a mellow soundscape reminiscent of Wilderado. Don’t be fooled by the easy-going exterior of this song; Borcherdt still manages to back a punch in this gentle tune. Pairing skillful guitar solos with consistent percussion makes for a solid track. Give “Dead Eyes” a listen today!
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