Wyrd III :: Your Guide to Wyrd


We are five days until Wyrd III, so I figured it was time to unleash this beast of a playlist. Below is the proverbial “sip of the juice.” A sprinkling of audible treats from each artist playing Wyrd III. However, like all great maps, the details are not exact. Your final destination is only truly experienced by traveling. We can’t wait to see you at Wyrd III.

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(Full Playlist. Individual details below!)

Long, Long, Long (Halifax, NS)
file-under: Haligonia
why we love them: link
Halifax’s hypernetic double-pop quarter ceaselessly pushes all the limits of catch. They’re deep-ear diving into a power-pop tornado, channeling chaotic waves into torrential harmonies and six-string rhythmania. Definitely the most exciting thing happening east of Montreal!

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Wyrd Visions (Toronto, ON)
file-under: slooooooow
why we love them: link
They call him the bog lord for good reason. Meditative journey’s through finger-picked oblivion, Wyrd Visions holds the title for best acoustic Black Metal cover and longest song featuring a Canadian signing in Swedish.

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Red Mass (Montreal, QC)
file-under: weird.punk
why we love them: link
Legendary collective from Montreal birthed from the ashes of the great CPC Gangbangs. Blistering walls of psychedelic punk with terrifying levels of Danzigian vocal delay and gyrating bass-lines. Hands down one of the best phenomena currently recordable.

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GOBBLE GOBBLE (Edmonton, AB)
file-under: neon explosion
why we love them: link
Immutable neon barnacles bursting infinite within every spurt of creative marvel. GOBBLE GOBBLE are without a doubt the most singular dance sensation to be experienced by humankind.

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Famines (Edmonton, AB)
file-under: Bezerker garage.
why we love them: link
Berserker garage duo Famines lay a relentless drum-pattern rampage paired with split-guitar mayhem. Intenseintenseintenseintenseintense.

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Hobo Cubes (Montreal, QC)
file-under: NASA
why we love them: link
Existing within the submerged foldable of a hyper dimension psychedelic jungle, Hobo Cubes capture the untamed reverberations emanating from the core of unknowable places.

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Dirty Beaches (Vancouver, BC)
file-under: Smoke
why we love them: link
Dirty Beaches’ low-bit explorations through reverb hell have reached an all-time high on the synesthesia scale. Bubbling, smokey pulses of burnt low-end colour his spectrum of hazy crooning and rolling bass lines. Rockabilly for an entirely new generation of smoke.

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Femminielli (Montreal, QC)
file-under: SEX
why we love them: link
Bernardino Femminielli has completed his transformation from a levitating shaman to the sexiest man in subterranean showbiz. Whispering, crooning, and commanding, Femminielli’s signature lusty leer follows in the Gainsbourg tradition of aged lechery set against an alien chorus of skin-chilling pulsating synths. SEXY.

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Tonstartssbandht (Montreal, QC)
file-under: druid brotherhood
why we love them: link
With a choralic thunder unmatched by any stream of sinusoids, Tonstartssbandht have crossed every genre-boundary, bringing gifts from musical forms yet to be imagined. From a psychedelic accapella to throws of droning guitar wrenchery, Tonstartssbandht are not for the weak of heart.

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Feral Children (Saskatoon, SK)
file-under: prairie psych
why we love them: link
A forward-thinking, genre-hybridization of trends existing in the ethers of our musical consciousness.

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Silver Dapple (Calgary, AB // Montreal, QC)
file-under: 90s adora-pop
why we love them: link
In our infinite adoration of mellotude emerges a trio so pure the mere letters that spill their name tell tall tales of a majestic sky.

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Ketamines (Lethbridge, AB)
file-under: cocaine
why we love them: link
Line, by line, by line. Line, by line, by line. It’s my world. Pretty much the greatest pop song ever.

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Velvet Chrome (Montreal, QC)
file-under: dual-masked readymades!
why we love them: link
Desolation, litter, and decrepit rides breaking through our mourning light; a psychedelic vision from oracles and witches brewed for your stereo.

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Manic Attracts (Vancouver, BC)
file-under: grippin’ and flipping’ garage-punk
why we love them: link
Drenched in the high-fi red-line popitude we’re only capable of conjuring in the depths of a creative zenith, Manic Attracts multiply this intense wave of grage-punk into a veritable factory of sound.

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Role Mach (Vancouver, BC)
file-under: There’s 9 people in this band.
why we love them: link
There are nine people in this band, but the most important part is the full horn section. Horn-rock is back. Throw away your Grand Funk Railroad albums and get ready to embrace the new wave of fonk.

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file under: Wyrd.

birthed: 2011-05-16

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