Tag: unfamiliar records

New Canadiana :: Actual Water – The Paisley Orchard

Actual Water - The Paisley Orchard
Actual Water have emerged a pop monstrosity from the mirth of fidelic ruin; their debut LP exists within an echo-chamber of guitar-laced jangle and humoured rhythm, making each stab more destructively addicting. With bludgeoned flare, The Paisley Orchard‘s euphoric clamour induces a slurred frenzy of popular distaste. The entire package is some top of the line wine for the ruinous at heart. Top 10 of the year for sure. YEEEEEEEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH.

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Actual Water – Pale Ways

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Actual Water – Summer In The End

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Actual Water – Brighton

New Canadiana :: No Gold – No Gold

The debut LP from Unfamiliar Records’ No Gold starts with a blissed-out wormhole of kaleidoscoping liquid noise punctuated by percussive rattles and Phil Collins-esque tom-tom punches. Opener “Rainforce” gives a full-body dirty massage before dropping you in a humid garden of psychedelic fronds sprouting equatorial fruits, ripe and ready to spray tropical colours all over your palate. No Gold have come out from recording hibernation with a serious penchant for deep grooves, spinning themselves outward with mesmeric effects. Set to ensconce your lobes in a magic mushroom cloud, the Vancouver group nevertheless adhere to their own brand of stoner logic, exhibiting sharp moments of hooked-out melody and self-aware lyrics like “All that I can smell is weed and Nag Champa.” So it isn’t just me, then.

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No Gold – Weird Week

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No Gold – Rainforts

Review :: RatTail – George Mounsey EP

RatTail
George Mounsey EP
(Unfamiliar Records)
Toronto, ON
::web/sounds::


From the ratty poncho of Aaron Levin:
RatTail have transplanted the wild jangles of DIY Britain to a pre-hippie dystopia (read: Toronto). Their debut EP is a roaring mellow of sub-tuned guitar clangor, burrowing drums, and singer Jasmyn’s signature baritone; all of it copulating in a fantastic bedlam of pop debauchery. Limited to 300 clear 7″s courtesy of Unfamiliar Records. Gripgrip!

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RatTail – George Mounsey

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RatTail – Poncho