Why hello, Audible Hoots! It has been ages since we posted about you. I hope you have kept well. Here are some of the numerous singles, songs, and EPs, that have been catching our ears as of late:
bsd.u – “A5 bmo”
The sounds of bsd.u, the project from Victoria native Matthew Veselisin, are from another world. In a lo-fi mix of hip hop beats and ambient vibes, bsd.u’s record Lighter, really does float and is a possible dark-horse to appear on end-of-year best lists. In “A5 bmo,” Veselisin combines a scene from your friends’ favourite animated show, Adventure Time, with an ominous vibe and repetitive beat that’s quite haunting.
Heard In The Mountains – Pool Party
Initially catching our ear with their debut EP Will to Well, Heard In The Mountains are back with a split single, Pool Party. In a slight shift away from the “indie-rock” genre that Will to Well is primarily comprised of, both songs, “Pool” and “Party,” feel softer. Although a similar instrumentation from their EP is used, it feels like Heard In The Mountains took their time in the creative process by allowing the notes to hold significant weight. “Party,” in particular, carries a darkness with it that shows the band exploring new territories.
Math Club – “Hunter”
“Hunter,” the debut single from Hamilton band Math Club, oozes with teen nostalgia. Drowning in the just-rough-enough emo sounds that were the soundtrack to your moody years, “Hunter” captures that feeling when you realize you’re getting too old for this shit and that lost love is better off lost. “Hunter” truly hits home right before the two minute mark when the instrumental picks up and lone Math Club member Wade Morrison asks, “How’s your Dad? Is his hair still long? Is he still going strong for the Maple Leafs?”
Orphan Mothers – “Towers”
“Electronic music from the Prairies for open spaces in tight places.” Orphan Mothers’ band description says almost everything there is to say about their first single. A electronic beat pulses throughout “Towers,” varying synth noises are scattered, and the light vocals from Eden Rohatensky weave between the soundscape they create. With the Prairies as a steady foundation, “Towers” builds a promising future.