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New Music Video Wraps Up Story Untold's Year

With the most recent release of their album Waves, Story Untold has been busy keeping up the hype as time continues forward.

They begin December with a brand new music video for “Chasing Feelings.” The black & white music video lends itself perfectly to this somber track, full of emotion and heart, as they usually are.

We’ve got the music video down below for you, so check it out!

Earlier this year, Story Untold also shared the Waves (Acoustic Sessions). The songs are taken from Waves, which was released on February 2nd of this year. Currently, they are on a tour throughout Canada, with Selfish Things. Early next year, they will kick off a North American tour with Makeout, Handguns, and Oh, Weatherly.

For a full list of dates, please see below.

Upcoming tour dates:

December 5 - Windsor, Canada @ Phog Lounge

December 6 - London, Canada @ Rum Runners

December 7 - Hamilton, Canada @ Absinthe

DecemBER 8 - Toronto, Canada @ Adelaide Hall

w/ Makeout, Handguns & Oh, Weatherly

January 11 - Lakewood, OH @ The Foundry

January 12 - Chicago, IL @ Cobra Lounge

January 13 - Detroit, MI @ The Shelter

January 15 - Pittsburgh, PA @ The Smiling Moose

January 17 - New York, NY @ Knitting Factory

January 18 - Boston, MA @ Once Ballroom

January 19 - Philadelphia, PA @ Voltage Lounge

To follow Story Untold & what they’re up to, check out their social media links down below!

Story Untold: Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

'Float Around' Out Now Via Coldfront In Anticipation Of New Album

Canadian pop-punk band Coldfront recently shared their brand new single "Float Around"today via idobi Radio.

"Float Around" is the title track from the band's forthcoming album, which will be released on October 6th. It marks the band's debut full length on Equal Vision Records, and can be pre-ordered now.

Check out "Float Around" below!

On the new track, guitarist Chris Casarin shares: "' Float Around' is one of my favourite tracks on our new record and I think it really captures the new direction Coldfront is heading in. This song started as something completely different - it was a fast and chaotic song at first but with a little studio magic we made it into something special. 'Float Around' is a song about a shitty break up and and trying to hold on to something that will never work."

Keep up with Coldfront by checking out their social media down below!

Coldfront: Facebook

Benjamin Muñoz Releases Single, 'Melle'

Buckle up! Canadian electronic artist Benjamin Muñoz recently put out his first-ever single entitled "Melle". Containing elements of choppy jazz piano, vocal sampling and subtle bass grooves, the track serves as the ideal listen for your midnight commute home. But for those who dislike pretentious descriptions of music, "Melle" is basically what you'd hear during those witty, black background/white text Adult Swim commercial breaks. 

You can stream Muñoz's "Melle" below:

According to Benjamin, "Melle" is just the beginning as it is a tease of his upcoming (release date/title TBA) EP. This is exciting as the track shows Muñoz's prowess as an electronic producer with his clear attention to detail and ability to layer various sounds ranging from piano samples to percussion without clutter - a skill many amateurs fail to master and thus, release messy tracks bound to make you cringe and not "fuck with the vision".

So while you eagerly anticipate Benjamin Muñoz's upcoming EP release and your Adidas windbreaker to come in the mail, you can keep up with the bloke on:

Benjamin Muñoz: Facebook // Twitter // Soundcloud

Billy Moon Streams New Music Video

Hamilton, ON, Canada's Billy Moon, recently released the lyric video for his single "Different Song (Same Girl)". It features a nice, wide-angle shot of a gorgeous (and presumably Canadian) woman gazing into the camera while drawing from her cigarette in slow motion. As the Canadian sun sets in the background, this mystery smoker woman occasionally casts longing looks in the distance; perhaps deep in thought as to what decisions in her life led to this moment. You can peep the video below:

"Different Song (Same Girl)" is a track off Moon's recent EP release That Which You Can't Throw AwayThe single itself, with its chorus-riddled guitar work, brings me back to the 80's and provides for easy listening. It's a nice, light and mellow track to zone out to on a rainy day car ride or at 11:36 PM while you struggle to finish your last research paper of the semester due at midnight. You can stream/download the rest of the EP here.

Otherwise, keep up with Billy Moon on:

Facebook//Twitter//Bandcamp//Soundcloud

Ginger Ale & The Monowhales Announce EP Release Date

Toronto indie-pop band Ginger Ale & The Monowhales are gearing up to release their newest EP, BANG, on October 14th. The band exudes summer fun and modern-day indie sensibilities. 

The music video for the lead single, “Home,” got over 200,000 views on Facebook when it debuted and gained the band some play on Global News, Sirius, and even a recognition from the mayor of Toronto, John Tory. 

You can check out the music video right here and feel the fun for yourself:

"This is a record we've been piecing together for a long time," says Ginger Ale & The Monowhales' drummer Jordan Circosta. "We wanted to make something that bangs, something that clangs. Something that shows us at our happiest and most carefree, but also gives a taste of the darker side of things. We've had a lot of time to get to know each other and learn to make music as an ever-evolving group of friends. What you hear is the old and the new, side by side. Some of these tracks are songs we've been playing live for years, others have never been heard before. This is a thank you to everyone who believed in us when even we had lost hope, but this is also a nod to the future. We have a long road ahead of us, and no plans to slow down." 

BANG EP Tracklist:
1) Home
2) Name For Myself
3) Let It Fall
4) White Walls
5) Don't Talk

 

 

 

 

The band is on a tour supporting the new EP. Check out the dates below!
9/24 - Peterborough PRIDE
10/14 - Toronto (EP RELEASE PARTY - Horseshoe Tavern)
10/29 - North Bay (Nippissing University)
11/03 - Toronto (Live at City Hall)
11/16 - Toronto (Indie Week - Supermarket)
11/17 - Toronto (Indie Week - Speaking on a panel regarding the power of social media)
11/18 - Sudbury (Peddler's Pub)
11/19 - Sudbury (Peddler's Pub) 

Check out Ginger Ale & The Monowhales on their social media to stay in touch!

Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram

Port Juvee Stream New Single, "Double Vision"

Port Juvee is a Post-Punk group based in Canada. They've just streamed the debut single from their upcoming album CRIMEWAVE. The single is entitled "Double Vision" and you can check it out right here on The Hook!

Port Juvee has been making music for a few years now, with their first EP PORT JUVEE REVENGE EP being released in 2014.  CRIMEWAVE will be coming out on November 4th, and was produced by the band with help from Justin Gerrish (Vampire Weekend, Weezer).

But wait, there's more! Port Juvee is currently on a Canadian tour. So if you're in Canada, or close enough to travel, check out the dates below!

10.7 Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
10.8 Victoria, BC @ Distrikt
10.10 Banff, AB @ Wild Bill's
10.12 Calgary, AB @ The Gateway
10.13 Edmonton, AB @ Vinyl Needle Tavern
10.15 Winnipeg, MB @ Pyramid Cabaret
10.20 Toronto, ON @ The Opera House
10.21 Montreal, QC @ Club Soda

Port Juvee: Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Soundcloud

The Noble Thiefs Announce Tour

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Canadian rock & roll group The Noble Thiefs announced the dates for a summer US tour. Singer Myron Dean, guitarist Riley Hastings, bassist Johannes Lodewyks, and drummer Joel Armstrong are ready to take their soul-roots rock & roll sound on the road and wow audiences with their live energy. 

They exhibit the raucousness of early punk in their performances. “It’s all about spontaneity and having fun,” says Hastings, which is a solid stance to take. The tour is in support of their newest album, It’s Tough To Be The Bad Guy out via Pip & Hat. You can check out the album over here at the band's website!

While you're at it, check out the psychedelic music video for their single, “How Can You Think of Love (At A Time Like This?)”

Here are the tour dates for The Noble Theifs:

June 19- Chicago - HVAC
June 20- Brooklyn - Knitting Factory
June 22- New Orleans - Banks Street Bar
June 23- New Orleans - Black Label Icehouse
June 25- Austin - The BlackHeart
June 27- Nashville - Springwater
June 28- Nashville - Daisy Dukes
June 30- Milwaukee – Summerfest

Make sure you check these guys out and follow them on their social media for more info about the tour!
 

Website//Facebook//Twitter//Instagram

Altamina Shares New Single

Altamina has released a new single called “Under The Black Sea,” and the single is in support of the Canadian ambient rock band's upcoming LP, Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight, out June 11th. 

Altamina (literally “high mines” in Portuguese) is currently François Graham on keys and lead vocals, Marco Gervais on guitars and backing vocals, Roxanne Miller on bass and backing vocals, and Matt Davis on drums. 

Here is the tracklist to the upcoming Tomorrow Morning Will Be Tonight:
1. Under the Black Sea
2. Telescope
3. Storm
4. Light
5. Tonight
6. Bunkers
7. Follower
8. Liability
9. Drifter
10. Solstice


 

Altamina was originally started by Gervais and Graham as an experimental outlet while they were playing with post-rock/alternative band Surface of Atlantic. They recorded their debut album, Silver Landing In A Barren Land by themselves in Portugal in 2012. 

They recently added Matt Davis and Roxanne Miller into the band in 2014, which broadened their musical experimentation. 

On the new single, “Under The Black Sea,” Graham's smooth, low vocals are memorable and the music is layered with spacey synths and clean bass. It's a chilled-out and positive song. 

You can listen to the song and pre-order the album here!

Follow the band on their social media, provided below!

Altamina: Website // Twitter // Facebook // Soundcloud