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Friday, December 19 2014

Those Gulls: Forevermore

Music worth hearing forevermore? Perhaps, perhaps.


The Gallop: Tall Tale Tellers EP

The alliterative Tall Tale Tellers EP is wall to wall with catchy, hummable songs.


STANDARDS: KID EP

You're not going to believe this, but a group of Canadian teenagers just made a confident and mature EP of '80s style alterna punk rock.


The Dirty Sheep: Sleep Under the Lights

While Sleep Under the Lights may not be the end all and be all of roots music, fans of this sort of thing should like it immensely.


Wednesday, December 17 2014

wotts: a EP

This EP is perfect for anyone who wants to hear the style of ‘80s rap mixed with the thematic concerns of the present.


The BCASA: ‘Tis the Season to Praise Satan EP

I’ll bet you’ve never heard a Christmas album quite like this.


Blake Bliss: Friend, Enemy, Stranger

This album is so distraught and, I hate to say it, silly in its studied seriousness, that it’s what people might kick around as the punchline to a perverse joke.


Monday, December 15 2014

Various Artists: An Americana Christmas

A collection that makes up for its lack of original content in whimsy.


Thursday, December 11 2014

Flying Fortress: Dirty Rain

If you like Japandroids but wish they played louder, harder and faster, Flying Fortress will certainly be the kind of thing to fix you up.


Dirt Dress: Revelations EP

Post-punk outfit Dirt Dress stretches out in all directions on Revelations EP.


Tinariwen: Inside/Outside: Joshua Tree Acoustic Sessions

This five-track, half-hour live set is an offshoot of the longer album Emmaar.


Wednesday, December 10 2014

The Rickaneers: Ghost Town EP

From ‘60s garage to ‘70s glam to ‘90s grunge, the band distinctly has its own sound, and that can be heard on their sophomore EP, Ghost Town.


Monday, December 8 2014

Just Poets: Painting Pictures in the Darkness

This Canadian rap album is stupendous, not just lyrically and stylistically in the vocal delivery, but in terms of what Just Poets do with their sampled material.


Bethan: Time Gone By

Bethan has discovered an intriguing sound that floats along the periphery of the last century on the aptly titled Time Gone By.


Gold & Marrow: Forever

Big things are bound to happen for this Ottawa, Ontario, singer-songwriter on the basis of her debut as Gold & Marrow.


Shiran: Warm Winter Day EP

All in all, how much you dig Shiran is going to be based on whether or not you like classic hard rock from the ’80s, just with a Djent edge.


Shane Koyczan: Silence Is a Song I Know All the Words To

Whether or not you like this disc is going to hinge upon how you feel about spoken word/slam poetry.


Friday, December 5 2014

Jacob Earl: Before the Flood

Earl has effortlessly created something artistic and worthy of being the soundtrack to a vernissage.


Thursday, December 4 2014

Vyc Vypyr: A Hero’s Grave Part One

Is this old school speed metal album entertaining and exciting? Oh hells yes!


Hallelujah the Hills: Juvenile Oratorios EP

This EP, a companion to the band's excellent 2014 full-length record, suggests that lower-fi recordings and ambitious ones are not mutually exclusive.


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