RSS Feed

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

©2019, Nu Music Group Inc.


July 21, 2016

The latest EP from Surf Dads titled “A Nice Boy” is the perfect garage indie surf soundtrack for anyone’s beach trip. Grab some friends, cold drinks, lay down a towel, hit play and you have yourself the perfect recipe for a chill and mellow day by the water. Regina, Saskatchewan’s Gage McGuire and LA’s Chris Dimas are the duo known as Surf Dads and wrote and recorded “A Nice Boy” in nine hours before Dimas returned to LA.


The EP starts off with “Halifax Street”, a track riddled with regret and the euphemism of opportunistic doors closing. The busy drum and guitar pairing throughout the song reflect the potential feelings of anger and emptiness that go along with missed opportunities.




“Beach Dreams” - "I don’t want to lose you now / I can’t imagine that / you are the only thing to me and I won’t let it go.”



Heavy guitar encourages the descent of a groggy haze before the clean guitar riff comes in breaking the muddy sound and providing clarity for the track “Sleepless Tonight.” This tune is the narrative of a long distance relationship where unfortunately the distance has gotten the better of the couple. Sad sleepy lyrics carry the song as he sings about being unable to influence the inevitable.



The last track on the EP “Nothing to Offer” is led by and eerie vocal melody with undertones of sadness joined by a lively musical arrangement to distract from the worthlessness and frustration projected by the lyrics.



If you live in Saskatchewan, get yourself out to a Surf Dads show this summer. The next show is in Kindersley on August 12th.



Please reload

the archive

Sweden's SHY Martin returns to our blog with "Make us Never Happen". At first glance, the song seems to be about regretting a relationship but she sings "wish I never let you down". Martin wishes it never happened not because she has bad feelings towards a past partner...

Yes, it might be late on in the year but Violet LaVelle’s “Summer Love”, from September’s “Afraid To Say I Love You” is a bright, poppy bop about the complexity of confusing the love of summer with a summer love. From the unwound cassette cover art with hand-made mixta...

Lauren Sanderson's new single "UPSET" has set the stage for her debut album Midwest Kids Can Make It Big, which is soon to be released.

Lauren infuses classic 80's style synth and effects with new school urban hip hop/ R&B beats and vocals, along with introspective lyr...

Beau Diako is a self- taught musician whose unique guitar style blends indie, jazz and neo-soul. His influences include artists such as Radiohead, Sufjan Stevens, James Blake, and Joanna Newsom. “His guitar licks are distinctive as any voice, setting this British produ...

Atlanta artist, Kat Weeks, releases her second track called ‘What I Gotta Do?’ She wrote and produced the track herself. The bell melody line has that spooky halloween presence which is suitable as the song came out briefly before the holiday. The adlibs and harmonies...

You may recognize Nuela Charles from her standout single ‘Coming For You’ off her Juno Award nominated Distant Danger EP, or from being featured on Jane the Virgin. She’s following this up with her latest single ‘Got It Bad’ which will appear on her upcoming EP Melt wh...

Please reload

Listen to Top Music from the Toronto Music Scene on Spotify