Capsule Reviews

Wednesday, December 3 2014

Community Theatre: Northern Register

Northern Register serves as a much needed reminder that, hey, there’s music being made in Canada’s Arctic.


Places to Hide: Wild N Soft

Places to Hide, perhaps unwittingly, furthers the argument for vinyl’s superior sound quality as the fidelity of Wild N Soft’s competing sides are called into question.


Tuesday, December 2 2014

Jim Putnam & Mickaël Mottet: Jim Putnam & Mickaël Mottet

Radar Brothers' Jim Putnam and Angil's Mickaël Mottet teamed up for this eponymous, collaborative album, and the results are pretty impressive.


Monday, December 1 2014

Goodbye Heart: Restless Nights EP

Restless Nights, Goodbye Heart’s five track EP, is a synth-pop dream.


Saturday, November 29 2014

Future States: Future States EP

While the music on the Future States EP is fairly one-of-a-kind, its charms are subtle and don’t quite bowl you over.


Thursday, November 27 2014

Zex: Fight for Yourself

Zex blitzes though 10 songs in a half-hour on this record and prove that they’re contenders and not pretenders.


Wednesday, November 26 2014

Heavy Bedroom: I Saw An End EP

My Gosh, what a lasting impression this EP makes.


Lost Twin: The Mist

The Mist is a satisfying experience, and basically puts the bedroom squarely into the realm of hip-hop.


Druid Cloak: Lore: Book One

Lore: Book One is a enjoyable-enough diversion for those who admire electronic music.


Slow Leaves: Beauty Is So Common

Slow Leaves is an outfit that has brought forth an excellent LP, and country-folk-rock fans will clutch this close to their chests.


Tuesday, November 25 2014

I Spell It Nature: North

If you want to hear something glorious, romantic and triumphant, you would do no wrong in checking these guys out.


Prawn: Settled EP

The Settled EP is a great end-of-the-year delicacy and all the more reason to love Prawn.


Monday, November 24 2014

Pharaoh: Negative Everything

If you love Black Sabbath, you won’t be able to get enough of Pharaoh.


Little Cinema: Adventure

For a copycat act, Little Cinema aren’t bad. Not outstandingly great, but not bad, either.


Heidemann: Orphan EP

Orphan is a great stab of the nightlife of the past.


Kellylee Evans: I Remember When

Kellylee Evans delivers a diverse, eclectic album with I Remember When.


Friday, November 21 2014

Emmas Ringer: Generations

For an indie album from a "boring" Canadian city, this is professionally recorded, immensely entertaining and full of hooky songs.


Thursday, November 20 2014

Astrakhan: A Tapestry of Scabs and Skin EP

Astrakhan is a band you’d better pay attention to, because they’re kicking down doors, taking names, and making some absolutely furious and fuzzy rock.


Meligrove Band: Bones of Things

Bones of Things is a great platter and a welcome addition to an already storied career.


Tommy Kruise: Fête Foreign EP

You'll best appreciate this when you’re just concentrating on the music and the beats from this Montreal DJ, rather than his sexist lyrics.


//Blogs

Authenticity Issues and the New Intimacies

// Marginal Utility

"The social-media companies have largely succeeded in persuading users of their platforms' neutrality. What we fail to see is that these new identities are no less contingent and dictated to us then the ones circumscribed by tradition; only now the constraints are imposed by for-profit companies in explicit service of gain.

READ the article