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

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.
July Talk: Touch

July Talk: Touch

Toronto quintet crafts fantastic sophomore LP fusing primeval blues, post-punk clamor, and sexual dynamism.
Harrison: Checkpoint Titanium

Harrison: Checkpoint Titanium

While there are moments of humanity here, Harrison does not do enough to capitalize on his own strengths, and his weakness for generic sound palettes causes the album to sink.
Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

Virtual Reality and Storytelling: What Happens When Art and Technology Collide?

Virtual reality is changing the face of entertainment, and I can see a future when I will find myself inside VR listening to some psych-rock while meditating on an asteroid.
Nixxon: For No Good Reason

Nixxon: For No Good Reason

Nixxon's latest offers after-dark R&B drenched with the sweat of both sex and fright.
Soviet Misfit: The Life and Music of BB Gabor

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

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.
Intersystems: Intersystems

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.
Great Lake Swimmers: A Forest of Arms

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.
You Can’t Know the Answer in ‘Enemy’

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.
Hidden Cameras: Age

Hidden Cameras: Age

A melancholy estrangement from previous work, suggesting a kind of collapse.
Comet Control – “Blast Magic” (audio) (Premiere)

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.