Published Oct 28, 2013Halloween is a mere few days away, meaning as of Friday it will officially be the "holiday season." If you're not emotionally ready to hear Christmas music blaring through mall speakers, fear not: we've got you covered with a slew of great music that's just recently hit the world. See below for some of our favourite music from the past week, then visit Exclaim!'s Music/Video section for even more great music.
First off, the Flaming Lips were so inspired by the film Ender's Game (for which they contributed a song) that they wrote an entire EP based on the sci-fi story. Expect lots of spacey synths and anti-pop structures with a full EP stream.
If you've never heard of "surf western" as a genre, allow Toronto's Invasions to enlighten you. Their self-titled sophomore album is now available to stream in full. For those looking for something more traditionally western, country-rock greats Blue Rodeo are set to drop a new album, In Our Nature, tomorrow (October 29), and you can now stream it in full at Exclaim.ca
And if those aren't enough album streams for you, we also have the latest full-length effort from Canadian songwriting underdog Greg MacPherson, whose new Fireball LP is also up online.
In the music video corner, Toronto's Strumbellas have released a meticulously choreographed video for "End of an Era." Watch a dancing astronaut, the bass player from Sum 41 and numerous others appear out of nowhere.
Finally, Vancouver's Ballantynes don't seem to be having the best of luck in their video for "No Love." Such misfortunes include failed Tarot card readings, a picnic date gone wrong and more, with a bright spot at the end.
Check out Exclaim!'s Music/Video section to browse all the latest albums, songs and videos.