Goosebump – Heather’s Invitation

Our Basement, Upon first glance, we may seem like an unlikely pairing of musical polymaths. Paul Erlichman is a chess champion, always wearing his game face and thinking a few moves ahead, while Neil Rankin [...]

By | April 30th, 2018|Categories: Video Release|Tags: |13 Comments

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Albums of 2007

This week we are taking a trip back in time to Canadian Indie albums of 2007. Our playlists mostly focus on what is new but I thought it would be fun to check back to [...]

By | April 27th, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists, TrackBack|18 Comments

New releases for the week ending April 27th 2018

Bossie - Not Pictured Bossie's penchant for retro-future vibes emerged over a string of singles that have been trickling out since 2015. Now, with debut Not Pictured, songwriter Anne Douris spins '80s touchstones — Cyndi [...]

By | April 26th, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: , |11 Comments

Munroe – Fake Out

Toronto-based Munroe has released a cinematic new video to accompany track “Fake Out” from the artist’s recent full-length release Oblivion. Directed by American artist, writer, and filmmaker, Laura Maxwell, the visual is a music video [...]

By | April 25th, 2018|Categories: Video Release|Tags: |11 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 24th April 2018

Investing in Indigenous Language Through Radio WILLIAMS LAKE, BC, April 23, 2018 /CNW/ - Today, the Honourable Jody Wilson-Raybould, Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, on behalf of the Honourable Mélanie Joly, Minister [...]

By | April 24th, 2018|Categories: News|26 Comments

Dante Matas – Everything Nearly Fell Apart Completely

Hey Our Basement, I started work on A Colourful Headache immediately after the release of my previous EP, Midnight Sun. I was feeling frustrated – even though I liked the EP, I felt as if [...]

By | April 23rd, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: |11 Comments

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar April/2018

It's time for another Release Radar playlist! Our playlist this week is all about new songs on our radar this month. Spotify has their Release Radar playlists and we have an OurBasement Release Radar playlist. [...]

New releases for the week ending April 20th 2018

Dennis Ellsworth - Things Change When deciding to call his new album Things Change, Dennis Ellsworth took it as a personal directive. After making four fine—but criminally underappreciated—albums that straddled the line between alt-country and [...]

By | April 19th, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: , |20 Comments

Marchildon – Sweet Potato Kisses

Hi Our Basement, For the past 13 years, I’ve been hovering silently in the subconscious of the Toronto music scene. Writing, recording and performing country-tinged rock n’ roll songs as often as I can muster. [...]

By | April 18th, 2018|Categories: New Music|19 Comments

ICYMI for Tuesday 17th April 2018

Look out, the Canadian music industry wants us to pay more for our electronics: Alan Cross If you’re of a certain vintage, you may remember the hysteria manifested in the Home Taping is Killing Music [...]

By | April 17th, 2018|Categories: News|21 Comments