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Experience “Winter”, a concept/double album, by The Sun Harmonic

In News on February 21, 2017 at 8:46 pm

A note from Kaleb Hikele:

It’s a dream come true to announce that I’m releasing WINTER (my concept album 8 years in the making) now available at www.thesunharmonic.com/winter – first released exclusively only to pledgers through my crowdfunding campaign at http://pmusic.co/rwzy6v!

I’m sharing my story and my diagnosis and I would truly appreciate your help by supporting my fundraiser. Let me explain, here’s my story: “The trails, tribulations and triumphs of my Winter” @https://goo.gl/omdqjv

Sincerely, Kaleb Hikele.


KING SNAKE CRAWL, a rock n’ roll album, available now!

In News on December 2, 2016 at 8:22 pm

King Snake Crawl

Canadian rock band KING SNAKE CRAWL presents 18 minutes of loud rock & roll music with their new self-titled album! Born out of the jam space, brought to the stage, left behind in these recordings…

DIGITAL DOWNLOAD available now @ www.kingsnakecrawl.bandcamp.com

LISTEN to the full album here: SoundCloud / YouTube

1. We Are Not Alone
2. Rip
3. All That We Had Left
4. Escape

Studio Credits:

Produced by The Sun Harmonic & King Snake Crawl

All songs written by Alex Walls (music) & Kaleb Hikele (lyrics+melody)

Recorded in Toronto, Canada at

Trench Recordings (off the floor, Halloween 14′)

and engineered/mixed by K. Hikele at

The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio


KING SNAKE CRAWL debut first single “We Are Not Alone”

In News on October 31, 2016 at 12:21 am

We Are Not Alone by King Snake Crawl

Canadian band KING SNAKE CRAWL have released a rock n’ roll song called “We Are Not Alone”

Grab a FREE DOWNLOAD of this single here: www.kingsnakecrawl.bandcamp.com

Full rock n’ roll record coming soon!

Produced by The Sun Harmonic & King Snake Crawl


The “Soft Wounds” LP is released!

In News on January 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

Soft Wounds

From the Townhouse basement studio to the shoegaze stage comes Soft Wounds full length debut! Released January 2016, the Soft Wounds record is a rock and roll adventure with psychedelia, punk and grunge tangents.

Dive in: SOFT WOUNDS (stream / download $7)

Here’s what DKFM had to say…

“It’s no cookie-cutter shoegaze or dream pop release, as it features some solid songwriting, using genre identifiers only to draw curious listeners into their sonic world. The reverb is warm and generous, the feels are real” – decayfm.com

After We Fly – 8 Winter Songs

In News on March 15, 2015 at 8:21 pm

After We FlyThe Sun Harmonic releases 8 Winter Songs this winter!

LISTEN to the digital vinyl (Side A+B)

Grab a copy of the record today:
CD $9 / Digital $8

The 8 Winter Songs:

1. As I Go Away
2. Poison Myself
3. Where Your Beauty Lies
4. Hiding
5. When The Well Runs Dry
6. The Regret That I Am
7. Home (Now I Know)
8. Everything You’re Looking For

NOTICE:  The full programme – a 22 song double LP – “ WINTER ” – coming winter 2016

Total duration: 28 minutes + 28 seconds

DISCLAIMER: Each recording will be expanded for inclusion in the future release – either a tape recording or an intro/outro has been omitted from the original version  – so there is something to look forward to on the complete Winter LP.


Four new groovy tracks from Elder Sister Plum

In News on February 13, 2015 at 12:04 am

Ghost Stories

During the winter of 2014, Elder Sister Plum holed up in her bedroom, and by the dim glow of twinkling fairy lights created Ghost Stories, a four track EP of slow-as-molasses dark magic tunes featuring bass heavy drum loops, eerie synth pads and shimmering vocal harmonies.

Sitting in front of a lap top, with no microphone or other recording equipment in sight and only an acoustic guitar in hand, the sounds began to fill the cold air around her, like whispering ghosts from beyond the veil. Dark and brooding, but with a generous amount of creeping groove.

And so Elder Sister Plum presents to you, Ghost Stories: a somber, down-tempo collection of four songs (two covers, two originals), to accompany the wind howling through the trees and their branches scratching on your window pane. Throw on some headphones or grab some speakers and have a listen.

Listen / Download / Enjoy: Ghost Stories

The self-titled second album from that zany Al Grantham!

In News on December 16, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Al Grantham

Jimmy from the block, former porn stars, videogame addiction, identity confusion, yard sales, middle-class suburban delusion, box-stores, blind love, bravery, drunk romance, drunk injustice, the ruling elite, right, wrong, wrong rights and right wrongs.

Al Grantham has some stories to tell.

Sometimes, lost in the hubbub of smashed mannequins and general onstage chaos is Grantham’s loud pounding, literate heart, which he quietly chose to flaunt once by recording a new solo album in August of 2013. Descending into the basement studio he used to call home, Grantham joined friend and producer Kaleb Hikele at his east-end music lab, The Townhouse. Recording began late in the evening, where they adapted his wordy folk songs written for the guitar by dusting off the drum kit, distorted guitar amps, cello bows, noisemakers and the household banjo. Al brought in a cast of friends, roomates and transit buskers to build the diverse collection of songs in to the rock, country and folk pieces they have become.

Enjoy the new record by Al Grantham: LISTEN / DIGITAL  / CD

The Townhouse celebrates 5th birthday with a special recording

In News on December 7, 2014 at 8:36 pm

The Townhouse

The Townhouse celebrates its 5th birthday by releasing the first ever recording from the basement!

Richard Ebbs was the first musician to record at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio, with his finger-style folk song “Pale Blue Dot” (also known by us as Acoustic in C Major). That was back in the Fall of 2009. The session was engineered by studio builders and friends Kaleb Hikele and Dirk Boon.

Thank you all for listening over the years.

Listen to Richard Ebbs sublime instrumental, “Pale Blue Dot”

A sneak peek of Al Grantham, the self-titled LP

In News on September 11, 2014 at 4:41 pm

Al Grantham is happy to announce his second solo album, a self-titled folk LP.
The 9 track record holds a wealth of variety, from rock n’ roll glory to subtle folk pockets. After a year in the making, Al and record producer/guidance counsellor Kaleb Hikele are excited to release the record to the world. But wait! Lets try some crowd funding.

Here is a taste of the opening song “The Fence”.

[youtube http://youtu.be/YNep5p32gK4]

Also enjoy a cut from the slower love ballad, 64 Main, with shots of Toronto’s humble Riverdale East neighbourhood.

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c529qT1YK-s]

You can help! Donate to the IndieGoGo campaign here. Your support will assist the final stages of production.

We indie musicians Thank you, many times over,
Al and Kaleb

Studio moments, #478 (approximately)

In News on August 13, 2014 at 10:45 pm

Nika, Jen and Tanya have thankfully spent some of their spare time singing backup vocals on an upcoming The Sun Harmonic album. In true Broadview Band background singer style! Thank you ladies.

the backup singers

Follow along: www.thesunharmonic.com