Category Archives: New Music

Mano A Mano’s NXNE Review

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Okay so this is less of a review and more a video of one of our favourite performances from the festival. We just got this tech the day before the festival and untested we embarked on the electrifying adventure. Obviously we need to invest in a tripod and a windscreen but this video should get the idea across about how awesome this band is!

Their were soo many bands we had the pleasure of seeing including our shows favourite local band Pick a Piper! But the highlight of this years festival was the band Son Lux who put on an amazing performance! Check out a track here:

Rock Cut Feature: The High Dials

The High Dials are playing the Starlight in Waterloo this Thursday March 19th. We were spinning some High Dials and then got to chatting about what TV show you could hear that track on. We gave Trevor Anderson from the band a call to settle the dispute. Find out what program and hear some more High Dials tracks on the podcast above!

Rock Cut Feature: ttwwrrss

This extremely interesting album came into the station the other day and since we have been interested in many bands that have removed the vowels from their names we checked it out. The first great thing about this band was that they are from our old stomping ground of “The Hammer” (Hamilton for those not from the hammer or those who did not know it is sometimes call that for some reason)

Secondly, it is some damn great music! It is darker electronic music that has some wicked hooks to it! Some songs have elements of piano that complement the electronic songs – check it ttwwrrss in the podcast above!

Then go to their bandcamp page here and get more of their music!

The Smashing Pumpkins!

A long time favourite band of the show, The Smashing Pumpkins just released a new album “Monuments to an Elegy”. Check out a few of our fav tracks from the album above!

And Below….Billy Corgan has gotten himself into a little tiff with Anderson Cooper. They talk about it and various other cyber attacks:

The ALPACAS

We did something never before done on radio or even thought of for that matter…..Due to the severity of awesomeness of this band the Alpacas and them having a great video we decided to open the Top Shelf Video vault within the Rock Cut Feature Vault. We were glad we didn’t explode and I think that the structural integrity of the show held together because of the quality of the band and their music that we were playing. Check out a few tracks above by the Alpacas and then listen in as we review their “Comb My Hair” video that can also be found below!

Top Shelf Video: Fur Trade’s “Same Temptation”

Fur Trade, who had one of CKMS’s Top Tracks of 2013 for their song “Kids These Days” from their album “Don’t get Heavy” has released another video for the track “Same Temptation” off the same album. We came across the video on Facebook and waited for the show to watch it to experience first hand what is going on! Check out our on the spot reactions above and then make sure to check out this video below!

This video does not disappoint….however it seems to be a part one of an ongoing story! We aren’t sure when or how this story is going to end! But we will see what we can find out!

Cursed Arrows

The Cursed arrows have performed live on the Mano A Mano show before and are one of our favourite bands. I noticed Ryan in the liner notes as a producer for an older local band called Silent Films and checked out their site and they just released an album of cover songs appropriately titled “Couvre Projet”.

Check out more from this dynamic duo here:
http://cursedarrows.blogspot.ca/

The Tourist Company

This album “Space Race” came into the station and we were again intrigued by the cover art. We check it out and the music was great! DJ AdRock describes it best in the podcast above – Check it out, then check out more from this band here:

http://thetouristcompany.bandcamp.com/

Stone River

The first thing we noticed from Stone River was the awesome artwork for their Euphoria & Lovesick Blues LP. This caught our eye and when we threw it into the CD player we were immediately captivated by the audio as well. We heard distinct notes of Caledonia and Blind Melon mixed together! And this ends up being a winning combination!

Check out their website for more!
http://stonerivermusic.com/