Jun 12, 2021
Idious Carrie 'O' is Everywhere now!
Idious Carrie's O (SS112) is now available to stream everywhere!
"O, as the letter implies, is a container of... multitudes, a lens to peer through — but it’s also a bending of time, the future reaching back to commune with the past, recognizing itself within itself. Through it, Idious Carrie retrieves the resilient, unbroken thread holding together her life despite the chaos: ‘Into the rest of time / You’ll find me alright.’”
Jun 08, 2021
Toronto Music Scene Documentary - Screening and VIP Q&A!
Have you heard about No Tickets At The Door? It's the ultimate Toronto music scene documentary; a film by Danny Alexander that explores the ups and downs of musicians and the venues that serve them in our local community.
The documentary has been making waves since its premiere at Hot Docs cinema, and this Thursday 10th June 2021 at 7PM will be streamed online, co-presented by Wavelength Music Series and Exclaim! The screening will be followed by a Q&A panel featuring Idious Carrie.
No Tickets At The Door examines the importance of music communities in the modern age and what is at stake if a city is no longer hospitable towards them. It gives the audience a chance to meet the talented indie musicians, promoters and venues that are fighting to survive and persevere amid the ongoing lockdown and the overwhelming effects of gentrification.
The documentary will be streaming online this Thursday 10th June 2021 at 7PM. RSVP here or browse the links below for more information.
May 20, 2021
Idious Carrie Announces Double A Single: O
And you thought it was just another day!
Idious Carrie will be releasing "O" on June 12th via Safe Sounds (SS112). The beautiful double-a side single will be Idious' first solo stuff to hit all the streaming platforms, so baby you had better be ready. You can pre-save the work of this wonderful human being now!
There's so much to say but we're going to bite our lip and keep schtum so we don't give away all the secrets and surprises in one go, but let's just say there's more to come! Be sure to keep those eyes peeled and follow Safe Sounds on channels like Instagram, YouTube and Facebook so you don't skip a beat.
Here's to summertime!
May 14, 2021
All The Bleeps Techno Vinyl Box Set // World News Black Cat
Today has arrived and marks the release of the All The Bleeps 4xLP techno box set. We're even more excited now than we were when we found out that World News' Black Cat had been selected to close the compilation. Other worldly indeed.
The box set marks the 500th episode of Bleep Radio, or Bleep 500, which is the brain child of Trevor Wilkes (AKA Fun in the Murky). Kudos to Trevor for supporting the thriving local scenes here with such verve and passion to make it to 500 shows. Our hats are well and truly dipped to you, great sir.
So what about this ruddy box set then?! Well it features tracks from techno wizards such as Sane, Jerome Hill, Neil Landstrum, Joe Farr and many more. To have Black Cat find a home amongst this crowd of names is, to put it lightly, fucking awesome.
But what can you expect when you drop your trusty record player needle? Let's just say you had better be wearing your dancing shoes — and make sure you bring a spare pair of insoles — because when the beat drops it's relentless. Listen on SoundCloud.
~ AN INFERNO OF TECHNO ~
Perhaps this is where World News belonged from the off? Perhaps this is a sign of things to come? Perhaps I should calm down and have a good cup of tea? Everyone should calm down with a good cup of tea.
Interested in purchasing one of these beauties for yourself? Why the hell wouldn't you... they're proper wicked fam! Various options to do just that can be found here.
Manifest my friends, and push the creative envelope wherever you can.
Apr 28, 2021
Theo Vandenhoff Music Video Premiere
Theo Vandenhoff has just released the debut music video for post-punk single, Heartache Is An Empty Room. It is premiering now exclusively via Toronto Guardian... watch it here!
The track is taken from Theo's debut EP of the same name, which was released via Safe Sounds earlier this month and is available digitally and on strictly limited cassette, so grab one while you still can!
The reception for the EP has been incredible, so thank you to everyone for streaming the tracks and showing Theo the love and support his music deserves.
A few highlights from the month so far include this wonderful EP review by Soft Sound Press, Xposed Polaroid's in-depth interview with Theo, iNDiE MACHiNE's writeup of the debut single, and ULTRA mag's feature — Toronto's best independent scene zine — which is available to read digitally or you can purchase a physical copy from their website.
Also, a big thank you to Toronto Guardian for premiering the music video and providing a place to showcase independent artists and musicians in Toronto. With the world as it is, we finally want to thank you, the listeners, for supporting this release and making it such an epic time.
More news soon. X