Jun 29, 2023

Benjamin Yellowitz • DAD CLUB • 2023

Discussing themes of gender, queerness and complex family relationships, Yellowitz’s latest cut is brave, bold and beautiful. Combining ambient electronica with a sense of acoustic splendour, Yellowitz creates a sound that is undeniably atmospheric and lyrically poignant as a result. Talking about the singles Yellowitz elaborates, “it's a song of juxtaposition between being beautifully accepted, and the strength found in having classic daddy issues... There's plenty of us out there... Are you part of the Bad Dad Club?”.

Jun 27, 2023

Worriers • Trust Your Gut • 2023

Trust Your Gut was written with my friends Frank Piegaro, Atom Willard, Franz Nicolay, and Allegra Anka, mixed by Jay Tooke, and mastered by Joel Hatstat. Additional vocal production by the awesome Rachael Findlen. I feel very privileged to work with all of them and I think we made something really special together.

The Jesus And Mary Chain • Sometimes Always • 1994

Scottish alt-rock heavyweights The Jesus and Mary Chain are today announcing a new live album, ‘Sunset 666’, due for release August 4th 2023 via Fuzz Club. Recorded live at the Hollywood Palladium in 2018, whilst the Mary Chain were touring North America in support of Nine Inch Nails, it’s a discography-spanning set that includes tracks from ‘Psychocandy’, ‘Darklands’, ‘Automatic’, ‘Honey’s Dead’, ‘Stoned and Dethroned’, ‘Munki’ and ‘Damage and Joy’.

Taken from the incoming ‘Sunset 666’ album, you can listen to the Mary Chain perform ‘Sometimes Always’ live with Isobel Campbell here: TJAMC.lnk.to/sometimesa

Jun 24, 2023

Podcast # 18 • Slow Leaves

Singer Songwriter, Grant Davidson has been pounding the pavement for a couple decades writing songs about his life experiences,  now with the up and coming record, Meantime, Slow Leaves has planted some indie folk gems that are sure to sprout 🌱 in the fields of musical history. Joining me from his home land of Winnipeg it was wonderful to talk to Grant about being a surviving musician, how he creates his music, and what's it like being the producer, songwriter, mixer of it all. Be sure to listen to the latest single, American Band at the end of our chat. Please support Slow Leaves by buying his record, checkout his shows, this is Canadiana folk at its' roots, so you know it will be awesome. 🤩 

http://slowleaves.com/ 🍃 

Slow Leaves is a self-contained solo project with Davidson curating every aspect of the music and its presentation, including being the multi-instrumentalist, producer, cover art designer, photographer, and videographer.

Clara Engel • Sanguinaria • 2023

"I'm not writing the same song over and over so much as writing one long continuous song that will end when I die." Clara Engel

Jun 22, 2023

Podcast #17 • Hunter & Wolfe

Hunter & Wolfe joined me from their Brooklyn homes for a deep dive into their friendship, songwriting process and their art as personal therapy. They pen ever evolving indie pop with a growing synth personality. "Michael Maffei’s smooth-like-butter vocals pair seamlessly with Sundeep Kapur’s wailing electric guitar that almost feels like another vocal at times", as The Wild Honey Pie review so perfectly states. The featured track is their latest single, Last Time which will play at the end of our conversation. Hope you enjoy this intriguing convo with Michael and Sundeep. 🐺 

Jun 20, 2023

Walk Home Drunk, Comité balnéaire • Split Screen EP • 2023

The Split Screen EP emerged from a mutual encouragement between two Toulouse-based musicians who, when not playing together in the same bands (slowcore duo Docks and indie-punk quartet No Drama), release their music under the monikers Walk Home Drunk and Comité balnéaire. There are therefore many connections running through these two projects, especially since all the material for the EP was recorded in the same apartment using the same equipment and was refined in a spirit of DIY and mutual help. The split will be co-released in the UK and in France through labels Safe Suburban Home (York) and Hidden Bay Records (Toulouse), mirroring both languages sung on the EP. 

MAN ON MAN • Showgirls • 2023

Lead Pony • Strangers • 2023

Lewsberg • Without A Doubt / Communion • 2023

Jun 18, 2023

Podcast #16 • Mister Rabbit

Jeff van Helvoort and Mitch Clark from Hamilton's Mister Rabbit joined me on the latest episode of ifitbeyourwill podcast. Such a fun and honest conversation about making music for the love of it! Mister Rabbit is an assemble of seasoned musician coming together with a common goal; to rock this world. They play a wonderful alt-rock style of music that is both familiar yet refreshing, taking their cues from such greats as Phoebe Bridgers, Constantines and early Wilco. Their latest record dropped March 30th, End of History Illusion. Be sure to stick around at the end of the podcast for the featured track, Orphan Wells. 🐇 

Jun 14, 2023

POSTDATA • Mine The Sea • 2023

Today, POSTDATA — the solo music project of Wintersleep lead singer and songwriter, Paul Murphy — returns with the announcement of a brand new LP, Run Wild, due September 22 via Paper Bag Records. To commemorate the announcement, he has also shared the record's first single, "Mine The Sea," alongside an accompanying video.

On the track, he wrote: "'Mine The Sea' is the idea of digging deeper into yourself to find who you are and where you want to go.. it’s about the search…but also about letting go of habitual ways and allowing yourself to be being open to possibility."

hunter & wolfe • Last Time • 2023

I deserve this., hunter & wolfe's forthcoming 11-track album, was written during sleepless nights about sleepless nights. It is about the self-importance to think you deserve something, and the self-loathing to think what you deserve is nothing good. Vocalist Michael Maffei and guitarist Sundeep Kapur’s message of ennui, lost love, and the paradox of choice in the modern era reflect both a seriousness and the self-awareness to not take themselves too seriously.

Jun 13, 2023

Podcast #15 • Imogen Moon

Imogen Moon has a voice of experience and wisdom at only 21 years of age! On episode 15 I caught up with Imogen from her Vancouver home to talk not only about her music, but her family linage with music and art that have guided her to a very exciting point in her budding career. On July 21st When They Start Rebelling drops, an homage to her late grandfather Randle who penned and released these tunes back in the 70s. Imogen's EP covers all 6 songs in her own suave, soul-inspired style. Be sure to listen to her latest release "Nicolston Dam" recorded with members of The Dap-Kings and The Roots at the end of the podcast. ☺️ 

Doug Randle's Songs for the New Industrial State pitchfork review

Fleet Foxes • Under Control (Live at Forest Hills Stadium) [feat. Uwade & The Westerlies] • 2023

Blast Electro Bomb • Are Quibbles • 2023

Jun 9, 2023

Podcast #14 • Castle Frank

Castle Frank aka Max Bergé joined me from his Toronto home to chat about a busy few months coming and his infectious indie pop music that grabs you and doesn't let go. Max is one cool cat… creating beautifully synth-infused indie pop all built around his trusty Moog Sub 37 and Tempest Drum Machine. His first full length record, In Your Blood is set to drop June 23rd accompanied by a blowout solo show at @monarchtavern in Toronto. Be sure to check Castle Frank out, an outstanding songwriter! Our featured track (one of my favs) "Just Kids" plays at the end of our chat. 🤘

A.S. Fanning • 'I Feel Bad' Live • 2023

Fanning is a singer-songwriter from Dublin currently residing in Berlin. He began this solo project in 2013 after the breakup of his former band, The Last Tycoons. Fanning released his sophomore album You Should Go Mad in 2020, receiving support from Clash Magazine, Hot Press, The Thin Air and Spectral Nights to name a few, as well as BBC 6Music’s Steve Lamacq. He also performed at Austin’s prestigious SXSW festival in 2017.

Jun 8, 2023

Jun 7, 2023

Dutch Mustard • Feel Everything • 2023

“A rousing, triumphant ode to individuality and empowerment” NOTION

“Dutch Mustard make listeners feel hope for the future of rock” The Grammys  

"Accomplished" Iggy Pop - BBC 6 Music | “totally infectious" Jack Saunders - BBC Radio 1 

“ethereal thumper” DORK 

SWIMM • "No Ties" • 2023

"A shimmering homage to different eras and genres, echoing the funk-infused riffs of the 70s, paying tribute to the neo-psychedelic vibrations of MGMT, incorporating the adventurous experimentalism of early noughties Beck, and sliding into the irresistible groove reminiscent of Scissor Sisters. This intoxicating amalgamation crafts a potent invitation for your feet to surrender to its rhythm. It’s not just a track, but a siren call to dance, beckoning listeners into SWIMM’s kaleidoscopic sonic realm."
- Post-Punk

Jun 5, 2023

FENCES • No One • 2023

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Christopher Mansfield, who records under the Fences moniker, has unveiled “No One” the next single to be taken from his forthcoming album ‘Bright Soil’ due out this August via Enci Records. The track evokes a sense of movement and urgency as Fences revisits his former self.

Fellow Robot • Rabbit • 2023

Stuffed silly with energy but incredibly accessible for fans of all genres”- Gigwise

Jun 2, 2023

Teenage Dads • Speedracer • 2023

Combining gritty yet melodic retro-inspired vocals, tight-knit rhythms and memorable hooks, new single “Speed Racer” captures the essence of Teenage Dad's eclectic fusion of genres and proves again their perfected knack for engaging story-telling. Speaking about the inspiration for the track, the band explain: “In reference to the 1967 anime and 2008 film, “Speedracer” is the person that sends your heart racing at a 1000 miles per hour without a second thought.”