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Jenn Grant - ‘Compostela’ (album stream) (Premiere)

The Juno-nominated singer/songwriter Jenn Grant's newest LP, Compostela, will see its stateside release next week.

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Dana Sipos - “Portraits” (audio) (Premiere)

The gorgeous nocturne "Portraits" is but one of many reasons to check out the new LP by Canadian roots musician Dana Sipos, Roll Up the Night Sky.

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Le Vent du Nord - “Confédération” (audio) (Premiere)

For a catchy Francophone folk jam, look no further than "Confédération", a tune by Québéc's own Le Vent du Nord.

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Alex Cuba - “Half a Chance (feat. Ron Sexsmith)” (audio) (Premiere)

"Half a Chance" finds the Cuban-Canadian singer/songwriter Alex Cuba joining his smooth brand of songwriting with that of legendary troubadour Ron Sexsmith.

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Power and Possibility in Political Satire: 22 Years of ‘22 Minutes’

Canada’s hit comedy news program offers a provocative example of the role political satire and popular culture can play in defining and even changing a nation

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Death and Childhood Hover Over Guy Maddin’s ‘My Winnipeg’

The comic mythologizing of Winnipeg becomes conflated with an urge for Maddin to mythologize himself.

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Much Ado About Art, Satire and Terrorism

As the debate rages over Charlie Hebdo’s controversial cartoons, Art Spiegelman offers sage advice on cartoons and free speech.

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Nat Jay - “Just a Little More” (video) (Premiere)

The British Columbia-based Nat Jay is becoming a rising talent in her native Canada, and the tender pop of "Just a Little More" gives a pretty easy reason as to why that's happening.

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Four of a Kind: A Breakdown of Sloan’s ‘Commonwealth’

Sloan's jaw-dropping double album Commonwealth strikes a perfect synergy between the band's identity and the collective identities of its members.

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One Chord to Another: A Retrospective on the Records of Sloan

We look through the varied and vivacious 20-year discography of Sloan album by album, charting this underrated group's significant achievements.

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Sloan Picks Up Where the Beatles Left Off

Picking up where the Fab Four left off isn't easy, but if one band has done it in the past 30 years, it's Toronto's Sloan.

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23 Sep 2013 // 11:10 AM

Watch the 2013 Polaris Prize Gala Event Right Here

The 2013 Polaris Prize honors Canada's very best music and the pre-show and Gala Show will begin streaming/broadcasting at 7.00pm Eastern this very day.

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Canadian Royal-ty: An Interview with Royal Wood

Canada's humbly suave songwriter has been hard at work on the fringes of commercial success, just narrowly missing the widespread attention he so clearly deserves. But his glowing pop albums are sure to set alight the hearts of those who take a moment to listen.

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Imaginary Cities: Fall of Romance

The concoction of two cooperating voices, a great sense of melody and the ability to make everything sound grand doesn't quite deliver what it could, but still makes you want to embrace it.

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21 May 2013 // 11:06 PM

Majical Cloudz: Impersonator

Canadian electro-minimalists Majical Cloudz’ debut for Matador, Impersonator, is the confessional album for the age of austerity.

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7 May 2013 // 11:04 PM

Lights: Siberia Acoustic

On Siberia Acoustic, Lights demonstrates her abilities beyond the synths that characterized Siberia.

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1 May 2013 // 11:03 PM

k-os: BLack on BLonde

A sprawling, two-disc set that exposes the two distinct poles of the Canadian MC's psyche.

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23 Oct 2011 // 10:00 PM

The Darcys: The Darcys

This isn't sing-at-the-top-of-your-lungs music, but the melodies of these songs are perfectly matched to the intended mood, and the resulting mix is an inspiring blend of polished pop and more avant garde experimentation.

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9 Oct 2011 // 9:59 PM

Dala: Everyone is Someone

Canadian folk-pop duo makes its bid for the mainstream with this fine but not flawless album.

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Miracle Fortress: Was I the Wave?

After a four-year hiatus, Miracle Fortress settles for simple electronica on the newest album.

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