Sunday, November 8th, 2009
Golden Bloom, Zeus, Steve McKay
Who: Golden Bloom
What: Latest record Fan The Flames is chock full of thoughtful and shimmery power-pop oft compared to Summerteeth-era Wilco. A bevy of downloads and an interview with main man Shawn Fogel available at Ryan’s Smashing Life.
MP3: Golden Bloom – “Doomsday Devices”
MP3: Golden Bloom – “E.H.M.”
MP3: Golden Bloom – “The Fight At The End Of The Tunnel”
Video: Golden Bloom – “Doomsday Devices”
MySpace: Golden Bloom
What: Retro-minded Toronto quartet whose debut EP Sounds Like Zeus strikes a perfect balance of pop melody and virtuostic riffery with a Genesis cover that’s either points for or against, depending on your opinion of Collins-era Genesis. They play the Rivoli on Thursday night, November 12.
MP3: Zeus – “Marching Through Your Head”
Video: Zeus – “Greater Times” (live on alt.sessions)
Video: Zeus – “Fever Of The Time” (live on alt.sessions)
Who: Steven McKay
What: The drummer for Bruce Peninsula steps out from behind the kit with some unexpectedly rich and intricate folk-pop orchestrations which inhabit a similar fantasy landscape as St Vincent. He plays the Drake Underground on Thursday night with Catriona Sturton & The Pigeons and Abigail Lapell.
Video: Steven McKay – “Andy’s House” (live on Southern Souls)
Video: Steven McKay – “Restore Me” (live on Southern Souls)