Saturday spins: Angel Haze, Young Galaxy, Divine Fits, Austra, How Sad

New tracks and videos by Montreal’s How Sad and Young Galaxy, Toronto’s Austra, L.A.’s (514-connected) Divine Fits and Brooklyn rapper Angel Haze, as produced by Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red.

Angel Haze

Angel Haze, “A Tribe Called Red”

Bad-ass Brooklyn rapper Angel Haze, the one who had that feud with Azealia Banks last winter, is en route to releasing her album Dirty Gold (and playing Osheaga). On the way there, she recorded this track, produced by its namesake, Ottawa’s A Tribe Called Red (whose self-titled debut record just made the Polaris Prize shortlist).


Young Galaxy, “In Fire” (Sally Shapiro remix)

Speaking of the Polaris Prize, Montreal’s Young Galaxy also made the shortlist with their latest record, Ultramarine. Here’s a track from its forthcoming single, “In Fire” (out July 23 on Paper Bag), remixed by Sweden’s Sally Shapiro.


Divine Fits, “Chained to Love”

Divine Fits, the L.A.-based band with Montreal roots (via ex-Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs dude Dan Boeckner, who launched this project about a year ago with Spoon’s Britt Daniel) released a pair of lyrics-videos this week for their new tunes, debuted on Conan last month. Here’s the better video:


Austra, “Painful Like”

Here’s a new video by Toronto synthpop revivalists Austra, for a tune from their sophomore record Olympia. The video is nearly as ’80s as the tune, with a critter that appears to be the lovechild of Slimer and C.H.U.D. Bonus: the director credit goes to “Exploding Motor Car.”


How Sad, “Indian Summer”

Here’s a new track by local trio How Sad, from their upcoming debut EP Indian Summer, out Aug. 6. If you knew them by the name Goose Hut, this will be very familiar to you. And if you’ve never heard the song before, prepare for it to occupy your brain for days.

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