Band of the Month: Eytan Tobin

Annnnnd we’re back!

February’s Band of the Month is Eytan Tobin.
Admittedly, I know very little when it comes to electronic music. But I know what I like when I hear it, and Toronto’s Eytan Tobin‘s blend of hip-hop, dance, and electronic keeps me checking his Soundcloud regularly for the most recent release. From patient, hypnotic, rainy-urban-alleyway loops, to soulful and uplifting, electric, synth-layered crescendos, provoking head-bobbing satisfaction is this guy’s game.

Hear it for yourself….

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

Band of the Month: The Nursery

Happy New Year!

This months band is The Nursery.

Riddled with unforgettable guitar and synth driven hooks, in an impeccably well organized fusion of soulful, oddball pop-rock and dreamy folk, The Nursery stand alone and defy genres with their upbeat sound. Tied together by lyrical and vocal prowess, their songs are cohesive and ear catching.
Carnival Nature, the band’s first album is a perfect summary of their quirky catchiness. Laden with unorthodox instrumental splashes of sound effects, The Nursery hone an experience that is truly carnival nature.

Check them out below, and on stage Jan 30th at Bovine Sex Club in Toronto with other local ensembles Human Bodies, and Osooyos.

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

Band of the Month: Fire/Works

Good Friday, readers!
Today’s Band of the Month is Montreal’s Fire/Works. Motivated by the marriage of rhythm and ambiance, this French-Canadian progressive folk duo take a unique spin on organic acoustic instrumentation by adding a tasteful layer of patiently explosive effects to acoustic guitar and banjo. Lead by sweetly engaging vocal harmonies and backed by distant and pulsing drums, Fire/Works is a band perfect for kicking off those slow moving, long weekend mornings. You can listen to, and buy their album Grand Voyageur on bandcamp, and take a listen below.

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

Band of the Month: Formalists

Good day readers!
Today’s Band of the Month is Formalists. Bridging the gaps between classical, folk, and progressive contemporary, this Thornhill born and raised quartet has been captivating crowds with a soul tickling combination of charming lyrics and a welcoming instrumental neurosis. Formalists are part of a small collection of deserving bands recommended and supported by The Bevdale Mansion, a local Toronto group that provides a venue and exposure to help great bands thrive.

Catch Formalists Saturday, Feb 9 at The Annex Live as they celebrate the release of their double EP ‘Congratulations To Those Who Move Onwards and Excel’ and ‘In Support of a Healthy Structure’.
Here’s a taste of Formalist goodness…..

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

Band of the Month: The Benefit of the Free Man

Hey there and happy Friday!
After a holiday hiatus, Band of the Month is back!

This Friday’s band is The Benefit of the Free Man. A Toronto born five piece with a somber, yet soothing chamber-folk sound. Throughout the last couple of years , The Benefit of the Free Man has offered their sonic services at many fundraising events to help raise money for various local and international non-profits.
Catch these guys Saturday, January 19th at The Annex Live in Toronto to celebrate the release of their debut self-titled EP! Below is a taste of the first single ‘Summer Moons’.

Band of the Month by Greg O’Toole

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