Canada really pulled through this week and put out some good music. Congrats, us. Four Canadians and one American. Sounds like the beginning of a joke! But it's not. Listen to the week's five best songs below.
"Using barely more words than its title, the track reckons with its vulnerability and draws strength from it. With that as a foundation, it's no surprise that layers of warm synths and bustling live drum kit rhythms turn ascendant, hiding nothing despite a smoky, underwater introduction."
"Montreal's Elephant Stone combine all the hallmarks of '60s psych, '80s Madchester and '90s power pop — paisley shirts, sitar drones, barefoot grooves, massive hooks — in very recognizable ways, but somehow manage not to sound like they're just dressing up to win over the side stage of Austin Psych Fest."
"There's a slyness to the clip's frayed graphics and upside down city drive, not to mention the lush synth tune's link to the vaporwave's joyful obsolescence."
"I don't want to spoil TOPS's "Change Of Heart" video, but there's one very good zoom out of a dog."
"Lessons learned: love conquers death, and gas is just as expensive even if you're using it to burn a body."