Tuesday, September 30 2014
Beguiling vocals, stylistic shifts and atypical song structures make Grackle one of the more compelling releases to come down the pipe this year.
The songs are slickly produced, so you know that radio is exactly where this group is destined to be played.
Terry Malts has been honing its sound for some time now, and in the eight minutes of this EP you get a potent dose of fully realized pop sensibilities and ambitious rock muscle.
Soothing minimalist pop meditations and layered, vocals-heavy soundscapes from the San Francisco-based songstress.
Monday, September 29 2014
Ross Birchard is back with another EP, but it's not enough to fully satiate the hunger for more HudMo material.
There is elegant beauty and grace on display, and some very pleasant pieces of music.
Not a long album, but potent.
Friday, September 26 2014
The Armani EP is at the very least interesting, with a blissed-out vibe.
Say what you will about being a copycat, the Bunny Gang does a startling Clash impersonation.
Slightly retro, electronics-heavy indie dance pop plays into nostalgia and, in the process, manages to come out slightly ahead of similar-minded contemporaries currently exploring similar sonic terrain.
This record tries so hard to be relatable that it's unlikely to alienate anyone. Of course, it's not likely to draw anyone in, either.
Thursday, September 25 2014
If you dig the music from The Commitments soundtrack, then the Lovers Key is gonna be right up your wheelhouse.
The half-hour of music on Ontario Gothic would seem like a slight return, but Warren Hildebrand's hushed tunes are as generous in sound and scope as ever.
It's not surprising to see free jazz credited alongside Fela Kuti as one of the group's inspirations.
Wednesday, September 24 2014
This is music of the highest calibre and it speaks plain universal truths.
Tuesday, September 23 2014
Thank You I’m Sorry doesn’t need to apologize: this is a bonafide full-proof beverage that goes down easy, and it's one of the finest slices of Canadiana you’ll hear this year.
Friday, September 19 2014
For headbangers who like to bash their heads really slowly, Condemned to Hope will do the trick.
Two Fish is a great indulgence, and you should drop your lure in the water and check these guys out.
Taking cues from the stranger corners of '60s psych, Australia's King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard deliver acid-fried freak-outs of the highest order.
Thursday, September 18 2014
Fatten the Leeches has a lo-fi aesthetic that’s charming.