Thursday, September 4 2014
Idols in the Dark Heart is a beguiling album, one that charms the listener with its refusal to give into or yield towards being anything other than a painting or sculpture in sound.
Wednesday, September 3 2014
This reissue of the band's 2011 EP is the sound of Mutual Benefit at a particular point, displaying a fascination with the moments where pop music and more ethereal textures meet.
Seven Years is a close-to-30-minute blast of lilting folk rock and bracing rockers, which will definitely please people who like variety.
Exquisite, calm, unbudgeable, Quaraishi plucks his way through nine samples of ancient and modern folklore, some of it composed by himself.
Tuesday, September 2 2014
Overall, Let’s Be Ready is quite pleasing and should be an essential purchase for those into Canadian country rock.
For the most part, this is stellar stuff and is on a high orbit way above its peers.
What may seem like improvisation becomes a particular point or a place and moves according to mathematically defined circumstances.
Tuesday, August 26 2014
Thou Or I Or Both is a thrilling start to what looks to be a promising career.
Pick this up if you like some blues with a sense of adventure.
Monday, August 25 2014
With just some minor tweaks and refinements, Elephant Stone could very well just be a band that is going to go places far and wide.
Make no mistake, folks: Vow is wow, and your speakers may never the same after playing this.
Chicago garage-pop siblings deliver the goods, but will leave you hungry for more
Thursday, August 21 2014
Emily and the Complexes practically skip over genres, and that's what makes them so interesting.
This virtually instrumental electronic album is a delightful and immersive listening experience.
You Will Eventually Be Forgotten boasts some solid craftsmanship, which is quite endearing, but also has some wretched singing, making the proceeding seem rather average at best.
Wednesday, August 20 2014
Migrations of Glass is a great record, one with as much control as wild abandon, as much structure as borderlessness.
This is a band that just wants to ride a certain lazy feeling, the kind of thing you can down beers to on your back porch.
If you’re looking for something that’s one-of-a-kind in Canadian indie rock, Tara Beier is definitely worth hearing.
Tuesday, August 19 2014
With their debut, Ark Life craft a gorgeous folk rock album steeped in Americana and soul.
This single is proof that there’s still some life in the concept of the double A-side yet, and it's definitely worth a listen.