Max sits down with Cody Bowles and Kevin Comeau at a local venue in Oshawa, ON to chat about their band Crown Lands. Topics include songwriting inspirations, Indigenous people's history in Canada, cognitive dissonance as Canadians from minority ethnic backgrounds, progressive music, "selling out", and more!
We're here announcing the debut of KozenCast - the new podcast by our band about everybody else's band. We're going to be having conversations with our musical peers about spirituality, philosophy, faith, experience, and how that all fits within music culture. This short intro episode gives some background on the idea behind this podcast, and we will shortly be posting our first full-length episode.
We're looking forward to seeing where this show takes us.
2017 is coming to an end and as is often the case, we're listing some of our favourite music that came out this year. This year has been pretty rad, and while we certainly didn't hear everything, we might have caught a few great releases that you might have missed for whatever reason. We're not going to rank these in any particular order; you can decide on the best for yourself.
- Fleshkiller - "Awaken"
- SZA - "Ctrl"
- Jamiroquai - "Automaton"
- Goldfrapp - "Silver Eye"
- Linkin Park - "One More Light Live"
- Ruth B. - "Safe Haven"
- Volumes - "Different Animals"
- Zao - "Pyrrhic Vctory"
- Demon Hunter - "Ovtlive"
- Death Therapy - "The Storm Before The Calm"
- Kehlani - "SweetSexySavage"
- Veil of Maya - “False Idols”
- He Is Legend - “few”
- Wizkid - “Sounds From The Other Side”
- Hillsong United - “Wonder”
- Lecrae - “All Things Work Together”
- Crown Lands - “Rise Over Run”
- Romancer - “Honeybee”
- Bird Problems - “TAR”
- Afterwake - “TIL”
I wanted to do something a little different and feature some of our musical peers on this blog. Only a little over halfway through the month of November and we've already seen the release of some remarkable new music.
We had the pleasure of sharing the stage with these guys in Montreal back in July. Imagine Protest The Hero meets jazzy prog stuff, all executed flawlessly live. That's Bird Problems, and their new album TAR is killer. Check it out here.
We've been aware of these guys for a while now, and their 'Alive' EP from last year was stellar. Their newest release, TIL, continues the trend of excellence and goes into heavier, proggier, and more musically captivating territory than before. <u>Check it out here</u>.
We're looking forward to sharing the stage with these Quebec heroes in less than a week. More on the experimental indie side, they're already making waves with their newest EP. Their take on their subgenre is fresh and invigorating. Check it out here.
So there is is! We've just massively improved your playlist for the foreseeable future. Make sure to check out all these bands. And don't forget to check the shows section of this site for more details on the upcoming show with Rebelle.
Peace and love 'till next time,
I think I wrote that wrong. But anyhow!
We have some shows coming up. First, we'll be at Cherry Cola's in Toronto on November 9 for Indie Week. We'll be joined by The Velvet Supersloths, Vinyl Hero, Slow Death Lights, Body Spray, Moon Tan, and possibly a few others TBD.
We're headlining the showcase and actually playing first, so be there at 8pm and catch us doing a mix of old and new songs!
We'll also be playing at the end of the month in Guelph alongside Quebec Indie rockers Rebelle, That show, presented by KronikNoise, will be taking place at Van Gogh's Ear. More bands will be announced for that show soon too.
We're looking forward to playing some new material around Toronto that has only been heard a few times. More information will be forthcoming soon about the new songs we've been premiering over the last little while. For now, come out to the a show and hear us play. We're eager to see and meet anyone who's willing to take the time to come hang out.
In the new year, this website will be seeing some new kinds of content becoming available. Most likely, anyhow. More on that to come. In the meantime, get ready for these shows.
Peace and love,
It's our pleasure to announce that we will be hitting the road in July for a short run of shows in Southern Ontario and Quebec. We will be joined by We Throw Flowers, an awesome Experimental Hardcore band from Quebec. Together, we're hitting seven Canadian cities and bringing you the best concert experience of your summer.
We'll have more information for you within the next couple weeks, and we'll have all the relevant show info for every city listed in the SHOWS section of this website. Stay tuned, and we hope to see you when we come to your city!
We're going to be selling them at shows, and we will hopefully have them available on our online store soon too - first for Canada, and then also for US shipping. We'll keep you posted as they become available for purchase.
Come see us rock with Polarity on April 8, 2017 - Reel Music Festival!!
We are pleased to announce (although it has popped up in our "SHOWS" section on this site) that we will be playing Reel Music Festival on April 8th in Oshawa! We're stoked to be able to play alongside some new friends in Howl Said The Wolf, cleopatrick, and to rejoin our good friends Polarity on stage.
Below we'll list the entire lineup for RMF. We're going to be on the Rock showcase. See you there!
We've also recently been covered by PureGrainAudio - who shared our music video on their site. They also broke the news that we have been working on new material, which is a greatly exciting announcement for us to make. More details will be forthcoming in the near future as we continue to work on our new material. I'm stoked for all the happenings going on with our band right now, and truly grateful for all the people who have been involved - especially those of you who listen to our music.
Make sure to come through in Toronto on March 10 to catch us playing with HOSHI FURU, ODD ONES, and THE PARALLAX. We'll have physical CDs available for purchase!
We have some exciting things on the way for you...