Soundcheck: Dark Mean, The Pack A.D., Rah Rah and more!

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Ah, the sweet, sweet bliss of new sounds and new albums and new music. And that’s just what we’re bringing you in this week’s Soundcheck. So sit back, pop your headphones on or turn your speakers up and take a listen.

Hamilton band Dark Mean released a new video for the first single, “Albatross,” off their upcoming EP, Samuel The Phoenix. The single is free to download from their website until the EP is released February 25.

Video #2: Halifax’s rock-n-roll married couple, AKA Dog Day, dropped their video for “In Another Life,” the second single from their acclaimed new album, Fade Out.

In Another Life РDog Day from Seth Smith on Vimeo

Vancouver garage duo The Pack A.D. drops their much anticipated album, Do Not Engage, today, January 28. This fifth offering from guitarist Becky Black and drummer Maya Miller has cranking-up-the-distortion, while keeping their radio-friendly jive.

The Balconies also released their latest album, Fast Motions, today. The Ottawa-based band made the album out of 10 additional demos they recorded when they were making their last EP, evolving them into this fast-paced LP.

Fredericton’s Olympic Symphonium‘s fourth album, Chance To Fate, comes out in March. The album is available for pre-order now, and the group has released a teaser for the new release.

Regina indie rockers Rah Rah released a video for their latest single, “The Poet’s Dead” – the title track from the last album (released in 2012). While the song itself is upbeat and catchy, the video seems to be a juxtaposition of deadpan faces and awkward looks. Check it out:

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