High-Functioning Flesh, Weird Candle & The Will To Power

Summer in Vancouver has too much stuff happening for me to be indoors much these days, so sadly this blog hasn’t been updated as much as I’d like. I have been checking out lots of live shows though. Here’s a quick rundown of just a few of my favourites from the past month:

High-Functioning Flesh from Los Angeles came to Vancouver recently, and what a high powered show! If you like oldschool EBM or synth punk, I’m pretty damn sure you’ll love these guys. And if you have a chance to catch them live don’t miss out – you will be bouncing and dancing all night.

Weird Candle
 just came back from a tour with //ZOO (who I will write about in a future entry once their Soundcloud is back up and running!) and they brought home some crazy energy with them. Their live show has gotten even better, they’ve got some new ideas up their sleeve, and I can’t wait to see what they’ll do next. Sounds like they have a full album release in the works for later this year, but in the meantime check out one of their newer tracks, Regeneration – complete with soul-wrenching lyrics.

The Will To Power visited last week and it sounds like they’re a fairly new project from Winnipeg. Definitely a band to keep an eye on – Canadian dark synth and new wave that is right down my alley. Tempt and Time are other songs that have really hooked me on this release, worth checking out and I hope they’ll be back soon!

As always, you can buy each band’s music at their respective Bandcamp pages. And before I forget – I’m going to finally see Xeno & Oaklander (and Soft Metals!) live at their Portland show in a couple of weeks and can’t wait. Look forward to post-show gushing after that 😉

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