Compelled to words by music since 2004, Ranta's words have appeared in such esteemed publications as Exclaim!, Georgia Straight, Tiny Mix Tapes, CBC Music, and PopMatters. He also regularly votes for the Village Voice Pazz & Jop and Juno Awards, and in all local, provincial, and federal elections, and he was a grand juror the year Tagaq won the Polaris Music Prize. Based in East Vancouver, he's been known to a rave and/or rant, cat whisper, play basketball, pessimistically root for the Canucks, and read far too many comment sections. He graduated with distinction from SFU in 2012, with a degree in music.
Canadian supergroup Darlene Shrugg's chemistry is lysergic, organic, and electric. They don't take drugs; they are drugs.
15 Nov 2017
The latest in a series of videos made by Matt Krysko for the third installment in Colin Cowan's seasonal album tetralogy castes the man in green and purple.
01 Jun 2015
The most compelling electronic music of 2014 could be found in thoughtful experimentation and dancefloor-ready fun. But the ones who led the way tended to be pioneers who made their reputations doing just that.
16 Dec 2014
Experimental folktronic-pop duo Euan McMeeken and Matthew Collings have their second Graveyard Tapes album, White Rooms, ready to rock this November.
29 Oct 2014
Vancouver's pop-soul darlings Chains of Love are set to release the second installment in their Misery Makers EP series on March 25, care of Manimal Vinyl/Light Organ.
21 Mar 2014
Morgan Visconti is set to release his debut album, Ride, later this year. Its first single, "Can't Say Goodbye" is due out on January 27 via human label.
09 Jan 2014
As they toured in support of their 2011 albums, given away for free online, Kenneth Pattengale and Joey Ryan sat down with PopMatters to drink whiskey and discuss the folk scene, the Canadian Football League, The Simpsons, and the Rocky Mountains.
03 Apr 2013
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