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East Coast Tour #2

In News on July 22, 2014 at 9:47 pm

The Breaks Summer Tour

East Coast Tour #1

In News on May 24, 2014 at 9:44 pm

East Coast Tour

The Classical Bin

In News on May 11, 2014 at 11:11 am

Ave Maria

A new channel from Moon Melody, The Classical Bin, is now open. This offers an extension of genre and the addition of three new titles to our ongoing library of indie recordings. You’ll find these selections available for free listen and download: a rendition of Ave Maria, four Chopin preludes, and three pieces by Greenway. Enjoy!

Thank you for listening classical music in the modern day: The Classical Bin.

The debut album by Wardead, ‘Teeth & Heart’

In News on April 11, 2014 at 4:52 pm

Teeth & HeartWardead’s debut album, Teeth & Heart, features 13 hard-hitting tunes, arising from experience, epiphany, empathy, honesty, humility and harmony.

Recorded over 2013 at The Townhouse in Toronto and produced in collaboration with Wardead and The Sun Harmonic, Teeth & Heart offers a journey to the listener with a variety of ambient and psychedelic rock songs.

Clear your mind, put on your headphones, close your eyes and leave Earth for a while. Repeat.

Listen and own your own digital copy now: Teeth & Heart

Or, Buy the CD

The Breaks present ‘Rhythm and Roots’

In News on April 1, 2014 at 10:48 pm

Rhythm and Roots

The Breaks present ‘Rhythm and Roots’. This EP features 6 original songs played in a stripped down style during a handful of recording sessions. Harmonies, harmonicas, banjos and beers! Recorded at Toronto’s indie workshop The Townhouse, performed by the trio with help from The Broadview Band on harmonies, this is a really fun listen just in time for the sun and summertime! Enjoy.

Listen and download the new Rhythm and Roots

Moon Melody hits the airwaves coast to coast

In News on November 13, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Moon MelodyThis summer was the first for Moon Melody records to spin on campus, community and national radio stations across the country! Cheers to DJ’s and radio programmers for having a good taste in music and giving independent Canadian musicians a shot on the air. Here’s a recap of what went down in 2013:

– Honeybees is the #1 record on the East Coast thanks to CKDU

– People Like Us by Elder Sister Plum lands on the National Folk/Blues chart at #7 in September, #26 on the Top 50!

– The Breaks landed at #5 on Augusts Folk/Blues chart in Exclaim magazine!

– The Other Birds were played Monday to Friday as the feature on 94.9 The Rock Indie at 8!

– The Broadview Band and The Breaks on the same chart from their hometown, Top 10 Folk/Blues

– The Breaks  and Elder Sister Plum were spinning on CBC, see this playlist from the Prairies

Our very own records from The Broadview Band, Elder Sister Plum and The Breaks certainly stood up to the test of radio listeners, and in some cases were even exercised on high rotation. We couldn’t be happier about this reception to our basement indie records and look forward to another wave of releases in 2014. Thank you campus and community radio and thank you to CBC.

Now, LISTEN to Moon Melody records!

Songs disguised as demos: ‘Coloured Sketches’

In News on September 22, 2013 at 11:43 pm

Coloured SketchesColoured Sketches is the third installation of Demonstrations from Kaleb Hikele, also known by his birth name The Sun Harmonic.

New songs are available now on a handmade CD- include the standard version (11 songs + a B-Side) when you buy discs from the Moon Melody Suitcase Record Shop.

The practice started in 2011 to capture off-the-floor demos of his unreleased songs- this collection moves from Demonstration #39 forward to #57. While Kaleb Hikele turned his home studio into a sound construction zone, city construction workers made noise outside installing new shingles on the rooftop. Inside of The Townhouse, Kaleb ran through improvisational performances of his latest songs, travelling from the piano to the electric guitar to the acoustic guitar before disarray led to shutting off the microphones at 4:30 a.m. on August 31st. He finished recording the to-do list of 19 tunes in the basement on the afternoon of September 2nd and titled the new batch of music ‘Coloured Sketches’.

Please enjoy his musical expression offered to you and thanks for listening.

The Sun Harmonic releases ‘The Eight of Hearts’, a rock & roll Digital 7 Inch

In News on August 11, 2013 at 6:53 pm

The Eight of HeartsThe Eight of Hearts is a Digital 7 Inch made up of two songs to preview a work-in-progress called The Joker and The King (to be continued).

Listen, Download + Donate $2.00

The Joker and The King is a rock & roll collaboration between hometown friends. The on-going recording project includes Kaleb Hikele of The Sun Harmonic who is finally behind the microphone again with good friends and musicians Zack Buck and Paul Baughman to start creating songs for an album in the unforeseeable future. Stay tuned.

Look: www.thejokerandtheking.tumblr.com

Any donations made when you download the Digital 7 Inch are put towards a yearly charitable donation made by Moon Melody. Learn more Here or Here

Thanks for listening.

The Sun Harmonic

People Like Us, a folk album by Elder Sister Plum

In News on July 10, 2013 at 4:47 pm

People Like UsElder Sister Plum presents her first full-length studio album, ‘People Like Us’.

Listen and buy it here:
CD / Digital Download

Composed of all original songs written over the past seven years, Tanya Semple considers this record to be her musical autobiography. You will hear wistful melancholy ballads followed by groovy toe-tapping tunes, moving into somber and hair-raising stories of sailors lost at sea.

Starting out as solo acoustic folk songs, her music began to take on a life of its own as she explored new instruments in the studio, collaborating with long time friend and musical companion, The Sun Harmonic (Kaleb Hikele).

The two Canadian musicians worked together on the performance and creation of an album that ranges in sound and emotion. Plum was thrilled to have Gary Simkins come by the studio to add some sweetness to four of the songs with his cello, bringing even richer textures to the folky craft.

Recorded in the spring of 2013 at The Townhouse Recording Facility & Sound Studio in Toronto, ‘People Like Us’ will enchant and excite listeners, being both a relatable and escapist experience. Elder Sister Plum would like to thank you for listening to her stories.

The Breaks sophomore LP, Honeybees

In News on May 14, 2013 at 1:36 am

Honeybees

Honeybees, The Breaks’ sophomore album, is a groovy blend of rock n’ roll, blues, and folk. This project includes a mix of off-the-floor tracking completed at Trench Recordings and collaborations with fellow musicians ‘The Broadview Band’ at The Townhouse in Toronto. The band has built on their previous sounds with the additions of vocal harmonies, piano, organ, and banjo. The record is now available in Digital or Physical format and is hitting the stage this May at CD release shows in London and Toronto.

Listen / CD / Digital

Cheers to blues music.