New releases for the week ending September 1st 2017

Discolor Blind - Long Vivid Dream The Long Vivid Dream opens up before the listener as if it were the prelude to an awakening, the moment where the mind is unawares of whether it is [...]

Goodbye Honolulu – No Honey

We all know how these band biographies go, right? Friends meet in high school, start jamming, form band in parents’ garage and everyone lives happily ever after. Well, Goodbye Honolulu DID meet in high school [...]

By | August 30th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: |36 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 28th August 2017

Beer giant shocked by Lund criticism Anger among the province's craft beer devotees over country music singer Corb Lund's toasting Budweiser's Alberta pedigree has surprised a spokesman for the brewing titan. (Sun) In The ‘Prison [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Categories: News|24 Comments

Blood and Glass – Hop the Fence

Through his black and white lens, Kaveh Nabatian directs this ravishing number. He follows the band’s frontwoman, Lisa Moore, alongside six dancers as they move gracefully and hide behind their hand-held fans. Exquisitely glamorous? Not [...]

By | August 28th, 2017|Categories: Video release|Tags: |13 Comments

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Band Association

The playlist this week was inspired by a conversation on the hill at Interstellar Rodeo last weekend with myself, Loweeda and Liz. The Dead South were coming up and Liz was commenting on how the [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |67 Comments

New releases for the week ending August 25th 2017

Aron D'Alesio - Aron D'Alesio This record is a one-man show, featuring a one-man band who pieced it all together on his lonesome, from recording and playing each instrument to producing and mastering it — [...]

By | August 24th, 2017|Categories: New Music|Tags: , , |25 Comments

Terra Lightfoot – Paradise

By Darlene Barss When OurBasement was asked to feature a new video from Terra Lightfoot, I jumped at the chance to do it. I had enjoyed what I had heard from her so far and [...]

ICYMI for Tuesday 22nd August 2017

How Rufus Wainwright Finally Became a Joni Mitchell Fan Wainwright discussed the long-standing ban Sunday at the Los Angeles stop of his Northern Stars concert — a tribute to Canada and its great artists. In [...]

By | August 22nd, 2017|Categories: News|31 Comments

Jon Stancer – Dance In The Sun

Toronto singer/songwriter Jon Stancer has released a new video for "Dance In The Sun," one of the standout tracks from his debut solo album, For The Birds. The video beautifully captures the song's dreamy, free-spirited [...]

By | August 21st, 2017|Categories: Video Release|Tags: |11 Comments

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar

Our playlist this week is all about new songs on our radar. Spotify has their Release Radar playlists and now we have an OurBasement Release Radar playlist. I hope to make this a regular playlist [...]

By | August 18th, 2017|Categories: New Music, Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , |27 Comments