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Each Song Is a Thought, Flying Across the Ocean for Do Make Say Think's Charles Spearin

Charles Spearin discusses the themes and processes behind Do Make Say Think's latest album Stubborn Persistent Illusions.

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Nixxon: For No Good Reason

Nixxon's latest offers after-dark R&B drenched with the sweat of both sex and fright.

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Soviet Misfit: The Life and Music of BB Gabor

A Hungarian-born refugee haunted by a host of personal demons, BB Gabor made a startling impression in Toronto's punk scene of the early '80s, producing arresting works of pop music which have left an indelible mark in Canada's rock music history.

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The Life You Save May Be Your Own: The Rise of Toronto's Nixxon

Redressing the issues of a troubled past, Toronto's Nixxon, a one-time musical associate of the Weeknd, cuts his own swath with the release of his new album -- a gothic-futurist exercise in R&B.

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Intersystems: Intersystems

This is one of those great lost recordings (three of 'em actually) that comes from the lysergic era. Get your weird on presently.

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Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms

A solid album with a number of beguiling songs and a lot of spirit, A Forest of Arms is the sound of a band well into their musical journey, with many more miles still to go.

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You Can't Know the Answer in 'Enemy'

Director Denis Villeneuve's most successful film to date is a baffling mood piece, a puzzle designed with no solution.

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Hidden Cameras: Age

A melancholy estrangement from previous work, suggesting a kind of collapse.

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Comet Control - "Blast Magic" (audio) (Premiere)

Here's the lead cut from Toronto band Comet Control's self-titled debut, "Blast Magic". Driving guitars, a strong low end, and a wash of psychedelic haze build a palpable intensity over the song's eight minutes.

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Weaves: Weaves EP

Canadian newcomers weave their way through indie-rock conventions to produce overdone, mediocre material.

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All Our Happy Days Are Stupid: 24 October 2013 - Toronto

Sheila Heti (author of the brilliant, convention-defying novel How Should a Person Be) wrote a play over a decade ago, but no one could figure out how to stage it. Until now.

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Glenn Lewis: Moment of Truth

After an 11-year hiatus, Glenn Lewis returns in top-notch form with Moment of Truth.

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Ten Kens: Namesake

Ably moving from melodic lulls, to titanic dirges of sound, Ten Kens prove to be a band capable of transcending their genre.

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Royal Wood: We Were Born to Glory

Royal Wood's sixth outing eschews lush, nocturnal tales of romance for a more pop-oriented approach.

Imran Khan
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My Chemical Romance – 18 December 2010 - Toronto

Inside, the atmosphere was buzzing as opener Dearly Beloved finished their set and radio host Fearless Fred from 102.1 The Edge appeared to announce the imminent appearance of My Chemical Romance.

Dave MacIntyre
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Perfume Genius: 7 October 2010 - Toronto

The small but rapt crowd fell hard for Hadreas and Whitefold's performance, and even if Perfume Genius had played for twice as long, they still would have wanted more.

Ian Mathers
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Sam Amidon: 4 September 2010 - Toronto

The result was a show that, like Amidon's albums, was a potent and compelling mix of old and new, of sincerity and playfulness, and it's some of the best music being made anywhere right now.

Ian Mathers
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Silversun Pickups: 29.June.2010 - Toronto

In town for the second time in less than a year to promote their newest release, the Los Angeles quartet made it clear they love Toronto.

Dave MacIntyre
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Mr. Something Something: Shine Your Face

Shine Your Face gets a vote for Surprise Excellent Album Discovery of the Year.

Ryan Reed
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Athlete: 7 June 2010 - Toronto

Athlete put on an incredible set of distinctly British (and distinctly Athlete) pop songs including “El Salvador”, “Black Swan Song” and my personal favorite, “Twenty-Four Hours”.

Dave MacIntyre
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Holy Fuck: Latin

Three albums into the Canadian electro-rockers career and their name still makes for the best lede.

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Blood Ties: The Complete Series

My postmortem on Blood Ties: the series ended less because Lifetime executives didn't understand what they had.

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Fucked Up: Couple Tracks: Singles 2002-2009

Toronto hardcore heroes collect some of their long out-of-print singles on this stopgap release.

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DD/MM/YYYY: Black Circle

Toronto five-piece continue to submit their two cents into the the post of noisy, jagged post-punk with their second full-length.

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Forty-Nine Hours at T-Dot Town's Annual Small World Music Festival

Today's global music is an extension of the culture that has been emerging over the last century, when airplanes and vinyl recordings made social exchanges possible to an extent previously undreamed.

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Of Montreal

A friend of mine complains that his students draw dark, depressing images. I suggested they start listening to Of Montreal...

Lyra Pappin

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