Talent Tuesday – Canadian Releases – February 28, 2012

A bit different from last week, lots to choose from this week.

Teenage Kicks, a rock band out of Toronto released an album today titled “Be On My Side”.  They play an energetic rock style, utilizing all 5 members.  I definitely enjoyed the attached track.  This is their second album.  Stop by their home page.

Setting Son

English: Plants and Animals at the Montreal In...
Plants and Animals

Next up is a new album from Plants and Animals titled “The End Of That”.  They are and indie/ alternative band out of Montreal, with some Halifax added to the mix.  They have recorded since 2005, this being their 5th release.  The following is off the album.  Good tune, consider it downloaded.

Song For Love

Singer songwriter Rose Cousins released “We Have Made A Spark” today.

The early show at High Noon Saloon

Born in Prince Edward Island, Rose has carved a nice place in Canadian folk music.  This album is her 5th release.  I have attached a live version of “All The Time It Takes To Wait”.  The music starts at the 1:24 mark.  Very nice song.  She is with Royal Wood at the piano.

All The Time It Takes To Wait

My last Canadian release this week comes from Toronto band Memoryhouse.

Memoryhouse (Photo credit: : : Kasper)
The band has released their first full length disc this week titled “The Slide Show Effect”.  Interesting sound as shown in the attached video.  This is a live version of “Punctum”, which is on the album.


My last song for this weeks new releases is not a new release.  I heard this song the other day and I hit instant like.  The band is Graffiti6 and the song is titled, simply, “Free”.  Great tune.  The song is off the recent release called “Colours”.  They are out of London in the UK and are breaking out in a big.  It seems their music is everywhere on TV now.  Songs have been featured on CSI: NY, Grey’s Anatomy, Football Wives, One Tree Hill and Covert Affairs.  An early candidate for the top 10 of 2012.


Author: John

I enjoy travel, sports, music (a dedicated site at http://therealcanadianmusicblog.com/) and anything else that jumps up at me for the moment, which is why I blog. There will be lots of travel posts, pictures and our videos as well as a smattering of sports and humour. I enjoy promoting Canada and am unabashedly a proud Albertan

7 thoughts on “Talent Tuesday – Canadian Releases – February 28, 2012”

  1. Rose Cousins was wonderful, my favorite of them all, especially the way they both colaborate at the end. [The picture of hers could be a little more flattering 😐 ]
    Heard Graffiti6’s Free a couple of times now. Like you said, the guy has potential.

  2. Have to agree with Magsx2 – enjoyed the first and last the most.
    Didn’t get the Memoryhouse track at all – I think I have to be in the right frame of mind for that…

    Monty Alexander at the Blue Note tonight! With Sly and Robbie!

    1. There are some definite advantages to living there as opposed to here. The last song keeps popping up on my radio during my commute. Surprised I haven’t blown out the speakers yet. Very catchy tune.

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