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Those Gulls: Forevermore

Music worth hearing forevermore? Perhaps, perhaps.

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The Gallop: Tall Tale Tellers EP

The alliterative Tall Tale Tellers EP is wall to wall with catchy, hummable songs.

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STANDARDS: KID EP

You're not going to believe this, but a group of Canadian teenagers just made a confident and mature EP of '80s style alterna punk rock.

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The Dirty Sheep: Sleep Under the Lights

While Sleep Under the Lights may not be the end all and be all of roots music, fans of this sort of thing should like it immensely.

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Homewrecker: Circle of Death

Circle of Death works best when things become subtle and a big part of that is slowing stuff down.

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wotts: a EP

This EP is perfect for anyone who wants to hear the style of ‘80s rap mixed with the thematic concerns of the present.

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The BCASA: 'Tis the Season to Praise Satan EP

I’ll bet you’ve never heard a Christmas album quite like this.

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Blake Bliss: Friend, Enemy, Stranger

This album is so distraught and, I hate to say it, silly in its studied seriousness, that it’s what people might kick around as the punchline to a perverse joke.

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Cretin: Stranger

If you're looking for a pretty sick and twisted metal record, here you go.

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Flying Fortress: Dirty Rain

If you like Japandroids but wish they played louder, harder and faster, Flying Fortress will certainly be the kind of thing to fix you up.

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Abysmal Dawn: Obsolescence

If you bemoan the fact that the metal genre is getting more and more unlistenable due to groups trying to push beyond music into something else entirely, then this will fit the bill.

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Ghoulgotha: The Deathmass Cloak

This metal album is the sound of a few people just entertaining themselves without regard to what it takes to satisfy an audience.

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Desolate Shrine: The Heart of the Netherworld

Desolate Shrine offer bone crushing riffs along with more graceful periods of exposition, and the polarities swirl around each other, creating a dark vortex of beautiful and expressive material.

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The Rickaneers: Ghost Town EP

From ‘60s garage to ‘70s glam to ‘90s grunge, the band distinctly has its own sound, and that can be heard on their sophomore EP, Ghost Town.

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Ringbill

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Just Poets: Painting Pictures in the Darkness

This Canadian rap album is stupendous, not just lyrically and stylistically in the vocal delivery, but in terms of what Just Poets do with their sampled material.

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Gold & Marrow: Forever

Big things are bound to happen for this Ottawa, Ontario, singer-songwriter on the basis of her debut as Gold & Marrow.

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Shiran: Warm Winter Day EP

All in all, how much you dig Shiran is going to be based on whether or not you like classic hard rock from the ’80s, just with a Djent edge.

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Shane Koyczan: Silence Is a Song I Know All the Words To

Whether or not you like this disc is going to hinge upon how you feel about spoken word/slam poetry.

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Uncle D

SAVE / IGNORE: Labels

Athoos Productions

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Jacob Earl: Before the Flood

Earl has effortlessly created something artistic and worthy of being the soundtrack to a vernissage.

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ZOM: Flesh Assimilation

This is pretty damn indispensable listening, and somewhere down below the man with the horns and cape is grinning in wild approval.

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Vyc Vypyr: A Hero’s Grave Part One

Is this old school speed metal album entertaining and exciting? Oh hells yes!


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