Friday, September 26 2014
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.
Wednesday, September 17 2014
If you have a fondness for the olden days of Sub Pop, Tropical Jinx will go a long way towards satisfying your cravings.
Tuesday, September 16 2014
Just Enough Hip to Be Woman is more than hip, it’s simply glorious.
The band's debut, Ride Your Heart, was focused, but For the Feel shows that Bleached can take that focus wherever it wants.
Famous Last Words is an enjoyable group, but they aren’t going to light the metal world on fire with originality.
Monday, September 15 2014
This is staggering, heart-wrenchingly beautiful music for just about anyone interested in modern electronica.
Forget I Brought It Up, his new album for No Sleep, pushes Gordon's sound into full on brooding pop-punk.
With a sound that is neither mellow nor frantic, this mostly-Norwegian trio continues to hone their thing on Arise.
Friday, September 12 2014
Smoke Lake is a good bet for those seeking maturity and wisdom at the hands of such a young woman.
AMBDS is a musical adventure, a trip into the heavens and the inner mind.