CMW 2017 Preview: Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor – “Desert Brain”

Canadian Music Week hits Toronto on April 18. Between now and then, we’ll be previewing some of this year’s participating bands.

That is one lengthy hallway. A long alley too. Does this band only play in corridors?

Sisters of Your Sunshine Vapor (Detroit) are playing a CMW set at the Monarch Tavern on April 22, as part of the Night Owl Festival, in a stellar lineup that includes UUBBUURRUU and Strange Attractor.

-Scott Bryson

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CMW 2017 Preview: Moustache Prawn – “Never Think So Long”

Canadian Music Week hits Toronto on April 18. Between now and then, we’ll be previewing some of this year’s participating bands.

This one’s uniquely disturbing, not because there’s a boy (and later a man) with a cookie head, but because this couple apparently swapped the cookie head for their boy’s actual head.

It’s surprising he didn’t bust his noggin long before he did. It doesn’t appear to be very sturdy.

Italy’s Moustache Prawn (seriously odd name) play two CMW sets: April 18, 11:00 at Nightowl, and April 20, 9:45 at The Monarch Tavern.

-Scott Bryson

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CMW 2017 Preview: Casper Skulls – “King Of Gold”

Canadian Music Week hits Toronto on April 18. Between now and then, we’ll be previewing some of this year’s participating bands.

Napoleon Dynamite, up to no good in his room. No wonder dad’s always bustin’ his chops. Admittedly, the kid has poor judgement. He should know better than to show up at a cool kid party and get trashed on punch.

At least the freedom of a carless, suburban road will lift his spirits. Nice kick flip, Napoleon; maybe you’ll land it next time.

Toronto’s Casper Skulls play their CMW set on Saturday, April 22nd at Lee’s Palace at midnight.

-Scott Bryson

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Slowdive – “Sugar for the Pill”

Squares! Circles! The golden spiral! What lovely geometrical—albeit dull—imagery.

It’s the music that’s key here, however; “Sugar for the Pill” heralds Slowdive’s first album in 22 years—the self-titled affair is out in May.

We’ve officially stopped holding our breaths for a new Mojave 3 record; this is about as close as we’ll get any time soon.

-Scott Bryson

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Rilo Kiley – “Silver Lining”

Well, you may have been left at the altar, buddy, but at least you scored a giant gold coin. Use that to buy yourself some happiness. Wait… what are you doing… don’t throw it away!

“Silver Lining” comes from Rilo Kiley’s 2007 disc, Under the Blacklight. It was their final studio album (though in 2013 they released a rarities album).

-Scott Bryson

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UUVVWWZ – “Open Sign”

Swim party at the Great Pit of Carkoon!

Remember: a mud mask will help fend off Predators, but it won’t fool the Sarlacc. Be careful, or you may end up slowly digested over a thousand years.

“Open Sign” comes from UUVVWWZ’s 2013 album, The Trusted Language.

-Scott Bryson

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Dream Wife – “Hey Heartbreaker”

That’s an eclectic CD collection: The Strokes; Test Icicles; Fugazi; Metronomes; The Best of R.E.M. And it apparently belongs to one of three ladies eating spaghetti in bed. Classy.

Little do they know, the (sorta) real world is about to encroach upon their pasta-rich hovel. Have they joined the music video, or did the music video join them?

“Hey Heartbreaker” comes from Dream Wife’s EP01.

-Scott Bryson

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