Garage

Uncola - New Psych Single "Cactus Throat", Monarch Tavern 12.13

Uncola are a new group in the ever growing Toronto psych scene. They have released their debut single “Cactus Throat”. This lo-fi track features excellent vocals with a perfect amount of echo and reverb. The vocals bring a nice contrast to the noisy garage sound of the instruments. The rhythm section drives this song while the guitar is free to make all kinds of sweet sustaining noises. Uncola will be playing The Monarch Tavern on Friday December 13th along with Wine Lips and BBQ Pope in support of The Effens LP Release Party. – Kris Gies

   

Mail the Horse ponder maturity in rock on "Gimme Gimme," play The Saint 12.15

Rock revival rascals Mail the Horse have no problem acknowledging their classic roots while simultaneously thumbing their noses at the past. The band’s forthcoming self-titled record is explicitly influenced by Sticky Fingers-era Rolling Stones, but rather than embrace the youthful hedonism seemingly inherent to rock and roll, the New York quintet flip the script, both lyrically and instrumentally. Many of the songs off their upcoming self-titled effort explore maturity and self-reflection (as the band nears its decade in existence), with single “Gimme Gimme” starting off on a “Gloria” by Van Morrison romp before turning relaxed and introspective; driving riffs take a backseat to psychedelic, meandering strums midway through the track, imploring a moment of peace before diving headfirst back into the cacophony. Get amped (responsibly) when the album drops tomorrow, and during the 24 hour lead-up, stream "Gimme Gimme" below; plus, be sure to Mail the Horse later this year at The Saint in Asbury Park on December 15th. Photo by Shervin Lainez

   

Shallow Waves - Noisy Garage Rock Release Party at The Cameron House 11.22

Shallow Waves combine elements of surf, pysch and garage for a wonderfully noisy sound. This Toronto band sounds like they are shattering their amps on the latest single “Dust”. This track appears on their album “Parallel States of Consciousness”. It is an in-your-face stoner track that’ll take you for a ride around your mind. They are hosting a release party for this album on November 22nd at Cameron House along with Psychic Void, Wave of Terror and Dark Trip. – Kris Gies

   

Daisychain @ The Hideout (11/16)

Garage Rock Quartet Daisychain are touring through out the month of Decemeber on what they have dubbed the Bob & Silent Jay Tour. The tour kicks off on December 4th at Indianapolis and will wrap up back at home on December 22nd Virgin Hotels.

Daisychain is the work of Sophia Williams (Guitar/vocals), Nickole Regala (Bass/vocals), Frankie Sripada (Lead guitar), and Victor Martinez (Drums).

You can catch them on November 16th at the Hideout with Joslyn & The Sweet Compression and The Claudettes.

   

Plain Jade - Psychedelic Debut "Anagram", Horseshoe 11.17

Plain Jade are a throwback psychedelic band from Toronto lead by Cameron Brown along with Tom Valkanas, Rachel Gerry, Chris Rikkerink and Charlie Wear. They released their debut single earlier this year titled “Anagram”. This tune really feels like it was from the 60’s with the reverb filled jangly guitar. It has a grittiness to it while not losing any sonic quality. The lead guitar has some surfy vibes and the extra percussion adds a great element to the track. Plain Jade will be opening up for Mikal Cronin as well as Shannon Lay on November 17th at the Horseshoe Tavern. – Kris Gies