Monthly Archives: July 2011

Review – “Softer Seasons” – Twin Library

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Compact and filled with all the goodness that the lo-fi sound has to offer, grit, creaks, and echos, Twin Library’s Softer Seasons will be a perfect addition to your summer listening. Not quite punk or indie-rock … Continue reading

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Review- “Cold Wind EP”- Joshua Hyslop

reviewed by Michael Not too long ago I made a post about a few free singles from Joshua Hyslop, a Vancouver-based folk musician. His singles gave a good hint as to what to expect from his Cold Wind EP. If … Continue reading

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Review – “The Greatest Ones Alive” – Sarah MacDougall

reviewed by Laura Stanley “Some people put their lives into a dream. I put my life inside a song,” sings Sarah MacDougall in the first line of her new album, The Greatest Ones Alive. Through this first line, MacDougall reveals … Continue reading

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An introduction to Live Off The Floor and its associated acts

Young Lions Club does a lot of good for Toronto’s music scene. They put on Live In Bellwoods shows during CMW and NXNE and also record your favourite artists performing songs seemingly out in the wilderness. Now they’ve got a … Continue reading

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Review- “Modern Horses”- extra happy ghost!!!

reviewed by Michael Just when I think I’ve heard every strange Canadian band there is to hear, I get one more, and that is extra happy ghost!!! who are releasing their full-length album, Modern Horses, today. This album has an … Continue reading

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Out of the Box contest

We have three pairs of passes to Toronto’s Out of the Box Music Festival to give away, and we’ve only got a few days to do so, since it starts on Friday! All you need to do to enter is: … Continue reading

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Review- “Polyester Heart”- Polyester Heart

reviewed by Michael Put simply, the debut full-length from Ottawa (now Toronto) duo plays emotional and personal music in disguise. As a duo, Dave Marcotte (vocals, guitar, pedals) and Marshal Bureau (drums) don’t have the widest range of instruments at … Continue reading

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Free Music Friday – July 22, 2011

Some great free music finds this week: Zachary Lucky and his Prairie Pals released a bootleg of their June 4, 2011 show in North Bay, Ontario. This bootleg is available through Bandcamp. Zunior.com’s July version of their music sampler features great music … Continue reading

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One-on-One with 1/3 of The Fires Of

by Michael I recently had the chance to sit down with Steve Canning and Graeme Donnolly, two members of The Fires Of, a band that’s very involved in Toronto’s music community. The band has an interesting claim to how they … Continue reading

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Check out the Bloodstains Across Ontario 7″

by Michael Alberta-based Mammoth Recordings had a great idea not too long ago. Why not get a bunch of musicians to write one-minute songs about the place they live in? Musicians dug the idea, and their first two “albums,” Bloodstains … Continue reading

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