Articles tagged canadian rock

4 Aug 2014 // 2:05 AM

Arkells: High Noon

Arkells seem to exist solely on a plateau of their own, and that's what makes them so darn special.

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Timber Timbre: Hot Dreams

Timber Timbre have delivered one of 2014’s most potent and invigorating Canadian albums of the year.

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The Highest Order: If It’s Real

If It’s Real is monumental in size and scope, and it reaches out and grabs you by your rhinestone-studded Nudie Suit and wrestles you to the ground.

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23 Apr 2013 // 11:04 PM

Young Galaxy: Ultramarine

Young Galaxy have written a killer opening song ("Pretty Boy"), and then they spend the rest of Ultramarine trying to reach that same level of success without ever quite making it.

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The Belle Game: Ritual Tradition Habit

It seems that we may be at a tipping point when it comes to the Belle Game, that this could be a band on the brink, and, if Ritual Tradition Habit is any indication, there’s a reason for that.

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Various Artists: Arts & Crafts: 2003-2013

Broken Social Scene, its various offshoots, and other acts associated with Toronto’s Arts & Crafts label provide a 10-year overview of the label’s highs, along with some rather choice unreleased tracks.

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‘Have Not Been the Same’ Is a True CanRock Renaissance

If you appreciate Canadian independent bands of today such as Arcade Fire, Broken Social Scene or the New Pornographers, Have Not Been the Same is an essential read.

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We Are the City: High School EP

Experimentation sometimes gets in the way of the grandiose majesty at which these songs aim, and it sometimes gets the better of the Canadian trio We Are the City.

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3 May 2011 // 9:59 PM

The Trews: Hope & Ruin

Parts of this Canadian band's record come off as Tragically Hip-lite with a dash of country and folk tossed into the mix.

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Never Destroy Us: An Interview with Natalia Yanchak of the Dears

The only female member of the Dears takes a moment pre-tour to discuss the history of the band, its new material, and motherhood.

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