BarryGruff April 2016 Playlist


Your regular monthly round up all the blog action, in a nice, neat and handy playlist of tracks featured throughout the month.

April was good, as was the weather but even better tunes and whatnot (although I was pretty busy with matters away from the blog). We had tracks courtesy of Amber Arcade, FFUG, SALES, Holy Fuck and Foreign/National from their respective, new and forthcoming albums. We had introductions to Supermoon and OMALOMA, while there were excellent new singles/EPs from Colleen Green, L.A. Witch, Koloto, Peaness, The Orange Kyte, Estrons and Pavel. Oh, and there were two new episodes of ‘Millions Like Us’, Justin Beats & I’s music podcast for 604now (if you missed them, check ’em here). You can also subscribe to ‘Millions Like Us’ on iTunes & Podcast Republic or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

Well then, that’s that for another month – listen to BarryGruff’s April 2016 playlist below. Enjoy!

Colleen Green – ‘Green My Eyes’


Colleen Green has recorded six brand new tracks for a forthcoming self-titled EP, Green’s contribution to the latest instalment of the Infinity Cat Cassette Series, due on May 13.

‘Green My Eyes’ is the latest track lifted from the forthcoming EP, which follows 2015’s I Want To Grow Up, yet on the surface at least, has more in common with her earlier work. Having briefly dispensed with her trusty drum machine  in favour of Casey Weissbuch on drums for the 2015 LP, we find Green back on a DIY perch. ‘Green My Eyes’ is a short, sharp, slice of super-charged fuzz-pop with a steadfast drum-machine beat, underscoring her recognizable self-aware ramblings. A superlative blend of mildly punchy, sweetly sung and irresistible fuzzy-pop; Ms. Green’s modus operandi.

You can listen to ‘Green My Eyes’ below, while you will have to waiting till May 13th for her self-titled EP, out on metallic gold cassette only via Infinity Cat Recordings.

Millions Like Us Podcast – Episode #7

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We’re back once again with a brand new episode of ‘Millions Like Us’, and we’re delighted as always.

This is Episode #7 (time really is flying) of Justin & I’s music podcast in conjunction with Vancouver news & culture site 604now. It is a bi-weekly digest of music from metro Vancouver and beyond, the latest serving has the usual whimsical chatter and top tunes, comprised from an eclectic mix of styles and genres. Hopefully you enjoy podcast #7 and we plan to have an end of year round-up Pod recorded before the close of 2015, hopefully you tune in to that too.

You can read more on it here and listen below, and the tracklist (with links) is after the jump too. You can subscribe to ‘Millions Like Us’ on iTunes & Podcast Republic or find us on Facebook & Twitter.

Hopefully you enjoy our curated pickings, and thanks for listening as always.

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Colleen Green – ‘TV’


Colleen Green has proven a rather reliable source of fuzzed-up, infectious slices of slacker rock over the past number of years and new single ‘TV’ shows this isn’t a trend about to change any time soon.

New track ‘TV’ follows lead single ‘Pay Attention’, as the second single from her forthcoming new full-length, I Want To Grow Up, which is out February 2nd via Hardly Art Records. On ‘TV’, Green’s chilled-out ode to television, she conveys her love and affection for television, tempered by her breathy vocals, while rocking a crunchy, fuzz-heavy riff that rips through the track. She ups the stakes with the chorus and sees out the song in anthemic fashion. An absolutely brilliant three minutes of fuzzed-up-feel-good.

You can stream and download ‘TV’ below. Even better news if you’re in Vancouver (like me), Green plays Fox Cabaret with Sonny and the Sunsets on February 18th.

Colleen Green – ‘Heavy Shit’ & ‘Time In The World’


Following on from some excellent singles and EP releases over the past few years, Colleen Green will release her full-length LP, Sock it to Me, through US indie label Hardly Art on March 19th.

The one-woman pop-punk machine has taken her time readying the album. With ‘Heavy Shit’ & ‘Time In The World’ as an introduction, Colleen Green is once again exhibiting her expert talent for quality and  thoroughly catchy songs. She is  keeping the lo-fi candle burning bright. Ably assisted by her trusty drum machine, the fuzzed up ‘Time In the World’ is tempered by her breathy vocals and a meandering lasse faire vibe. ‘Heavy Shit’ on the other hand, is much more direct. Green’s ever ever smooth vocal floats over a driving buzzsaw guitar and synthesized drum beat. Simply put; this is lo-fi garage punk with a catchy pop core. 

Two quite different yet utterly intoxicating and addictive introductions to the album which are bound to brighten up at least part of your day.