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The Treehouse Spotlight series returns with our featured interview with Sweezy of Toronto based two-piece alt-rock outfit Sweezy and the Discopunk. We were pleased to have the opportunity to listen to the band’s 4-track EP recently and pen some questions over. We chat a bit about Sweezy’s vocal influences, their dream producer Rick Rubin and… Continue reading Spotlight On: Sweezy and the Discopunk
It happened not once but twice – or was it three times? “The Clearing”, initially released under the Crooked Forest moniker was officially digitally released on March 13th 2022 after being featured on the “Tape Deck” digital demo tape, but it wasn’t long after before it was pulled in solidarity with Neil Young’s campaign against… Continue reading “The Clearing” Gets Clearance As CF Gets Closure
Construction finished on the panoramic penthouse suite in 2015, at the time catering to the local Liverpool hip-hip, soul and R&B artists that were seducing the patrons of the area’s lounge bars and live music venues, but it wasn’t long before Big Condo Records set its sights beyond the River Mersey and into the U.K’s… Continue reading Big Condo Records offers the comforts of home with a view to the U.K’s best indie
It could be said that we use the phrase new music release pretty liberally around here. This one’s brand new to us but it arrived on the ether on June 22nd 2022. Dubbed the shiniest rock and roll band in the galaxy, today we’re pleased to feature the latest music video by Canadian celestial darlings… Continue reading New Music Release: Hot Apollo – “Baby Lord”
Alex Southey is a indie-rock artist from Toronto, Ontario blending soulful blues and intimate folk storytelling to create a heart-pumping melodies that are as enchanting as they are tormenting. Their latest release “Common Fantasies” comes from their 2022 EP of the same name released on December 16th; it’s a cavernous alternative rock song that would… Continue reading New Music Release: Alex Southey – “Common Fantasies”
…and the Predatory Nature of the Music Industry (that’s the end of the blog title but it seemed a little wordy). Recently I tried to log on to Sessions Live for my normal semi-regular livestream sessions to find that the website just doesn’t work anymore. The links lead nowhere and there’s a DNS error in… Continue reading Let’s Talk About Sessions Live!
Showcasing what we believe are some of the best indie releases of 2022 as submitted by YOU to our twitter feed. Most submissions were Spotify links but some came through as Bandcamp – we’re running with what we were given. The lists are broken down by general genre so you can quickly jump to what… Continue reading Crooked Forest’s Indie Music Round-Up: 2022 Edition
It should be no secret that I release an unusually high volume of cover songs and that’s not about to slow down anytime soon. Music distributers have slowly begun to address the issue of how to handle cover song releases by indie artists who have otherwise been pretty free to go ahead and do whatever… Continue reading So You Want To Release A Cover Song?
Surprise! I’ve got some new music to share with you guys today that was just released, exclusive to bandcamp. The Throughfare EP is another collaboration I did with KM North out of Pennsylvania, so if you dug the Passing Harsher record, you might dig this one, too. Listen now on Bandcamp! Vocals and lyrics by… Continue reading New Music Release: Throughfare EP
This post is part of the ongoing blog breakdown series where I dive into the official lyrics, stories and thoughts that inspired the lyrics for the recently released Passing Harsher album. If you haven’t yet, give the record a spin on bandcamp and jump back to the first blog on this record by clicking this… Continue reading Passing Harsher Blog Breakdown: All That Remains
You may have heard already from this previous blog post or perhaps from a friend or colleague that on September 2nd 2022 there was a new music release by a band called Passing Harsher of which I make up the vocals and lyrics. Similarly as I did with my acoustic solo record Jestem Krzywym Lasem,… Continue reading Passing Harsher Blog Breakdown: Too Late
Today on The Treehouse we’re turning the spotlight on 18 year old singer-songwriter Danielle Marie from the Philippines. Danielle began writing from a young age and recently released a new track called “Bloom”. In our interview, we talk about growing up in the Philippines, what inspires their writing and how they develop their ideas into… Continue reading Spotlight On: Danielle Marie
Today I’d like to share with you the latest by Toronto-based RnB/Neo-Soul/HipHop band Sunshine Makers and their latest MoTown-influenced track “Got To Be Good” featuring Halifax-native Aquakultre. Listen to “Got To Be Good” Now! On The Record: “I feel sensitive to the world and often struggle with staying optimistic about our current state. I feel… Continue reading New Music Release: Sunshine Makers “Got To Be Good” ft. Aquakultre
Released today Friday September 2nd, 2022, check out the latest record from Indigenous Canadian hip-hop artist Stun, “Lifestylez of the Fresh & Indigenous,” and their latest single “Highz & Lowz”. Listen to Lifestylez of the Fresh & Indigenous now! On The Record: “I wanted to create something more different than what I had previously created.… Continue reading New Music Release: Stun – “Lifestylez of the Fresh & Indigenous”
I don’t often have new music out on Bandcamp Friday, but when I do, it’s pretty special. Earlier this year I collaborated with K.M North from Pennsylvania on what became this 8-track self-titled album distributed by Poison Arrow Records – Passing Harsher. The songs were already arranged and recorded by the time they made their… Continue reading New Music Release: Passing Harsher
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