Playlist Friday: DarBar’s Top 50 Canadian Indie Albums of 2018

The playlist this week is a list of my top albums of 2018. These are just my personal favourites of the year. Some albums are on a lot of other lists and are very good [...]

Playlist Friday: Canadian Indie Christmas Holidays

Tis the season to listen to a lot of great Canadian Indie Christmas Holidays music! This is another playlist that began back on the CBC website and then I brought what I could over to [...]

By | December 21st, 2018|Categories: Playlist, Playlists|Tags: , , , |66 Comments

Shanika Maria – Anti-Adulthood

Tomorrow will see the release of Shanika Maria's fourth single, Anti-Adulthood, from her forthcoming full length album, Subtle Uncertainties. While currently living in Toronto, Shanika is originally from Hamilton. She started been honing her skills [...]

By | December 20th, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: |13 Comments

Single Mothers – Tan Line (Like Passing Through A Wall)

In September, the favorite sons of Southern Ontario hardcore Single Mothers surprise released their ferocious 3rd album, Through A Wall, on Dine Alone Records & Big Scary Monsters. The album, which Noisey called "their most [...]

By | December 19th, 2018|Categories: Video Release|Tags: |15 Comments

The Hope State – Butterflies

Taylor Johnson spent his for formative years in the prairies of Saskatchewan, Canada where he cut his teeth writing songs and performing in various indie rock bands. At the age of 18 he relocated to [...]

By | December 18th, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: |6 Comments

8 Random Questions with … Jessica Stuart

1)Would you like to introduce yourself? Ok. I'm Jessica Stuart. I write music and lyrics and play the Japanese traditional 13-stringed koto, guitar and sing. I've been releasing my music under the name The Jessica [...]

By | December 17th, 2018|Categories: 8 Random Questions|Tags: |26 Comments

Playlist Friday: OurBasement Release Radar Dec/2018

It's Release Radar playlist time! Release Radar are playlists that let you know what is new each month. We have a Spotify Release Radar playlist and a YouTube new video release playlist to help you [...]

Future Releases 2019

With this weeks lack of releases I thought I could look forward to some of the releases due out early next year. Jan 4, 2019 Shanika Maria - Subtle Uncertainties (Celestial Voodoo) Jan 11, 2019 [...]

By | December 13th, 2018|Categories: stuff|36 Comments

Ludovic Alarie – we’re a dream nobody wrote down

After two solo albums in French, the singer-songwriter presents a new r'n'b influenced song in English titled we’re a dream nobody wrote down. It is Ludovic Alarie’s first single in English. The singer-songwriter is [...]

By | December 12th, 2018|Categories: New Music|Tags: |66 Comments

8 Random Questions with … Schwey

1)Would you like to introduce yourself? Jacob, Isaiah, and JJ as of today 2)When and why did you start playing? We all started in different times of our life, playing together was in the pursuit [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Categories: 8 Random Questions|Tags: |27 Comments