Nov 08, 2023
Breeze Is A Heart Attack Waiting To Happen
There has been so much Safe Sounds stuff happening of late, and were stoked to tell you the year is just getting started... well kind of!
Toronto band Breeze dropped by the bank vault recently to perform two tracks from their upcoming record, 'Sour Grapes'.
Originally a solo project led by Toronto-based producer Josh Korody who has worked with the likes of Tess Parks, Dilly Dally, Fucked Up, Weaves, Dirty Nil, Beliefs, Breeze has evolved into a full band with the addition of Braeden Craig, James Kearns, Robyn Phillips and Julia Wittmann.
Heart Attack Waiting To Happen has already been released as a single from the Sour Grapes LP, which will arrive in its entirety later this year via Hand Drawn Dracula.
This session was recorded and filmed in downtown Toronto here at Safe Sounds inside a real disused bank vault.
We've got a load of interesting content up there on our YouTube Channel so check out our previous live sessions and releases from Toronto favourites. Oh and if you could Subscribe that'd be great... it's like a modern day blood pact but on the internet and not involving blood.
As always keep your eyes peeled for more!
Oct 25, 2023
Introducing 'Your Grandad', Starring 'Your Grandad', Taken From the Debut Album 'Your Grandad'
The third single from Your Grandad's debut self-titled LP has just arrived accompanied by a blistering music video.
We don't want to spoil it for you — let's just say it includes the swallowing of unusual objects, eye gouging and a healthy dose of tea taken with a splash of milk.
Check it out now via our YouTube Channel.
The full Grandad album will be available to stream worldwide on Nov 1st. Grab yourself a strictly limited edition vinyl from the band at their release show on Nov 17th at The Monarch Tavern. All the details on the release show here.
The music video for this single was produced by us here at Safe Sounds and it was so bloody fun to do. If you want a little sneak peak at Desiree applying makeup to the Your Grandad trio, check out our Instagram.
Check out the artwork for the single by Mitch Lohmeier ~
Oct 18, 2023
Animal Party Live from Safe Sounds
Animal Party came and recorded a live session with us last year, and today is the day we finally share it with you all!
The project of experimental electronic solo artist Sinéad Rua, this twelve minute music extravaganza also features accompaniment by Paul Geldart on drums. Animal Party is a wonder on harp - it must be seen to be believed.
Watch it now!
It really was a pleasure to experience this live in the room - Animal Party are so awesome at what they do and to be able to capture it in such fidelity is highly satisfying. The result is jaw droppingly beautiful.
And what about these 35mm shots from the session taken by Desiree Das Gupta...
When you watch the video, you may notice that this was filmed in November 2022. That is correct, so perhaps a moment to explain why it took so long for us to release this work of art...
Well, we're currently running this operation without funding, which means it really is a labour of love.
That certainly made us realise how much work it is to create this content from beginning to end, because it's easy to underestimate how much time it takes to mix, edit and properly release that number of videos!
And whilst we have been inundated with interest from a whole bunch of super talented bands and artists who want to do a live session with Safe Sounds, we just wanted to take a moment to thank them for their interest but to also place on record that we will not be filming any new live sessions now until at least the middle of next year.
Hopefully we can get some funding to run this as a more regular thing - keep your fingers crossed for us!
That said, don't you worry - we've got more live sessions in the can that we will be releasing in the coming months. ;) So make sure you go subscribe to our YouTube Channel!
But yes, this is all about community. We hope by capturing magical musical moments like this from Animal Party that we're impacting our local scene in a positive manner.
Oct 12, 2023
Singularity: All Roads Lead Here
And just like that we announce 'Singularity,' the final single signalling the end of RUM DO.
Featuring guest violinist Leslie Townsend, Singularity is the light at the end of the tunnel for Bill Cutbill and rryrry — an orchestral electronic blend of epicness and timelessness.
In a press release the duo said:
"Our singularity is an A to B; a beginning and an end; a period of time held between two stationary points. Thank you for joining us."
Cutbill and rryrry started working together remotely in 2015 and in a period spanning what feels like many lifetimes they never once met in person. Desiree Das Gupta joined Cutbill to reimagine RUM DO's material live at Canadian venues and festivals. The duo also recorded a special live session of Wedding Day which is taken from the debut EP, lay down, lovers.
Thank you for everyone who bought a RUM DO cassette, went to a show, supported via bandcamp or listened on streaming. This music will remain online and we hope it helps to find you some peace and happiness.
Just as equal to the music, this also completes the RUM DO film which is a back-to-back continuous visual accompaniment to the entire discography. We will be releasing a full uncut version of the film before the end of the year.
Sep 08, 2023
Watch Toronto Psych Band Pretty Perform from the Vault
A long time ago in a bank vault far far away, Pretty performed a beautiful rendition of their track Worry and we filmed the entire thing.
Well today we have unleashed it upon the world.
When Pretty came to visit, they recorded two tracks, the first of which we released in July (check that here if you've not seen it already).
In between then and now, the group put out a brand new EP, Citrus Magic. It's four incredible tracks so check that out and join Pretty's universe.
We've got loads of exciting stuff coming before the end of the year including singles, music videos, albums (on wax) and live sessions... so watch this space!