BarryGruff February 2016 Playlist


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

February was good, especially for new record announcements and whatnot. We had tunes from Living Hour, Amber Arcades, Holy Fuck, SALES and MMOTHS from their respective, new and forthcoming albums. We had introductions to MILK, The Orange Kyte Bousada and BeardFight, while there were excellent new singles/EPs from Freedom Fry, Peaness, Totalitarian and Light Falls. Oh, and there were two new episodes of ‘Millions Like Us’, Justin Beats & I’s new music podcast extravaganza 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 February 2016 playlist below. Enjoy!


Millions Like Us – Episode 10



We’re thrilled to share yet another Millions Like Us podcast with you all. It’s great to back with the latest in a series of music podcasts hosted by Justin & I, in conjunction with Vancouver news & culture site 604now.

On a bi-weekly basis we aim to please, providing  some lively and entertaining chat and eclectic selection of fabulous music from metro Vancouver and elsewhere. There’s plenty in there, well over an hour in fact, of great tunes and plenty of chat.

You can read more on it over here and of course, 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. Or you can email us at millionslikeuspodcast[at]gmail[dot]com.

2016 has been good to us so far, so thanks for all the support thus far and once again, thanks for listening! And last but not least, thanks to Caroline for the image (and pancakes).

Episode #10 Track list:

Living Hour – ‘Seagull’


Canadian dream-pop outfit Living Hour will release their self-titled debut LP this month on Lefse Records.

To get us in the mood, the Winnipeg quintet have shared the first single from the band’s upcoming eight-track record. ‘Seagull’ is a doozy and dream pop, errrr, doesn’t get much more dreamier than this. Comprised in equal parts from scuzzy noise and charming dream-pop, it is absolutely gorgeous. It swells and soars combining so much stirring emotion with gauzy guitar hooks, undulating melodies and drifting, smoky vocals. ‘Seagull’ is as epic an introduction to a band as one could ask for. It is such a big sound and all that’s left now, is to click play and get lost in the sweet, sweet sounds of this amazing, swelling slow burner.

Living Hour’s self-titled debut LP will be released on February 19th via Lefse Records. Check out ‘Seagull’ below.

Also, Living Hour play Vancouver,’s Fortune Sound Club w/ Cullen Omori (formerly of Smith Westerns) on April 2nd, 2016.