Monthly Archives: September 2011

Review- “Sofia Nights”- The Perms

reviewed by Michael If there’s one thing this Winnipeg powerpop trio does really, really well, it’s their group vocals. It’s this major strength that makes the band’s fifth album, Sofia Nights, so fun and catchy. Strictly speaking, Sofia Nights is … Continue reading

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Review- “Mourning Song/Morning Song”- We Are The City

reviewed by Michael Mourning Song/Morning Song is very much a tease, but it’s one that makes me more than ever want to hear what their eventual second LP will sound like. We Are The City have established a reputation of … Continue reading

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Review- “Into The Sun”- David Myles

reviewed by Michael It’s good to know that David Myles is not only a prolific songwriter, but he’s also a prolific songwriter who releases an inordinate amount of quality music. Just last year he released his fourth full-length Turn Time … Continue reading

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Review- “Oh Fortune”- Dan Mangan

reviewed by Michael The Dan Mangan of Oh Fortune is quite different from the Dan Mangan of Nice, Nice, Very Nice. He now has more than an acoustic guitar- much more. He’s now got a full backing band. The result? … Continue reading

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Review – “Young River” – Young River

reviewed by Laura Stanley  The upcoming, self-titled release from the young Halifax band Young River features quite the combination of heavier rock and folk-rock songs for a surprisingly pleasing and fluid new album. Made up of Zach MacLean (guitar, vocals), … Continue reading

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Free Music Friday – September 23, 2011

From his upcoming album Oh Fortune, download the Dan Mangan song “Post-War Blues,” free via iTunes. To celebrate Pop Montreal, Pang Attack is offering a free download of the Dreamer’s Drug EP until Monday. Every Day and All at Once by … Continue reading

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Review- “(S)Cream”- Saidah Baba Talibah

reviewed by Michael It’s hard to not feel like (S)Cream is half sexual innuendo, but then, the many meanings that can be taken from that title are kind of like Saidah Baba Talibah- you never exactly know what you’re going … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends: Aaron Comeau’s new single and Drew Smith’s new animated video

by Michael It’s another odds and ends kind of day at Grayowl Point. Today brings news of Aaron Comeau’s sneak peek at his upcoming album as well as a beautiful animated video for a song by Drew Smith. First up, … Continue reading

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Arcade Fire wins the 2011 Polaris Music Prize

Arcade Fire has had an excellent year. Their win of the $30,000 Polaris Music Prize is now added to their wins at the Junos and the Grammys. The decision was probably not very shocking to most; The Suburbs was a … Continue reading

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Review- “The Room Lights Up”- Dave Borins

reviewed by Michael An audience-funded album is definitely something that should be bragged about, and it should be doubly bragged about if it ends up being a pleasure to listen to. The Room Lights Up is a collection of songs … Continue reading

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