Soundcheck: Mac DeMarco, Tokyo Police Club, Psychic Fair and much more!

Mac DeMarco

Another Tuesday, another Soundcheck. And boy oh boy, this week’s is bursting with new sounds!

Last week, jokester indie rocker Mac DeMarco posted a video on Facebook of a naked dude coving his junk with a guitar and dancing while somebody sings “gimme pussy”. DeMarco said the video was the title track and new video from a new album called Eddie’s Dream. DeMarco revealed to Edmonton radio station CKUA the album will actually be called Salad Days and comes out in April. He’s also going on a world tour leading up to and after the album’s release stopping in cities in Canada, the US and Europe.

Halifax rockers Psychic Fair dropped a new album, Bees On Ice on January 11. You may have a hard time finding information about them on the Internet, but that’s most likely because you already know everything about the band. They are named Psychic Fair after all. The band consists of former members of the Lodge (Charles Austin, Cliff Gibb, Andrew Glencross) and Monomyth’s Josh Salter.

A couple of Halifax bands released a split EP through label Bruised Tongue (featured in the fall 2013 issue of Mixtape). Krautrock band Moon (also featured in the fall 2013 issue) along with Old and Weird teamed up to release four songs that take the listener to space on the Moon side then lands on the secret world of Old and Weird.

Tokyo Police Club teased fans about a possible new album prior to the holidays, and now, the dream has come true. The Ontario foursome announced that their follow-up to 2010’s Champ is set to be released in March of this year and will be titled Forcefield. Check out the first single, “Hot Tonight” below:

Honouring the death of Phil Everly of the Everly Brothers, Vancouver songstress Hannah Georgas presented her fans with a cover of the song “Bye Bye Love.” The cover itself is electronically laced with layers of synth sounds and the haunting vocals she is known for, taking the originally peppy tune down a darker path. Take a listen below: