Author Archives: Michael Thomas

About Michael Thomas

Hey, I'm Michael Thomas and I am the founder of Grayowl Point.

Review – “Subourbon” – Ben Everyman

reviewed by Michael Thomas He of the one-word, punny song titles and infinitely memorable lyrics has returned to the owl’s nest once again. Vancouver’s Ben Everyman is consistent in his unpredictably humourous lyrics accompanied with folk-country instrumentation, and Subourbon, his third … Continue reading

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Review – “Amateur” – Eden the Cat

reviewed by Michael Thomas Eden the Cat’s debut album is an anomaly among recent releases. It’s a first album that was created in about a week—and people can’t stop tweeting about it. Whether this is a viral marketing campaign or just … Continue reading

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Review – “The Fabulist” – Juniperus

reviewed by Michael Thomas Juniperus is yet more proof that the Canadian music scene is an endless well of creativity. This blog has covered plenty of creative albums, sometimes inspired by poetry or other works, but this may be something … Continue reading

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Why Timber Timbre Should Win the Polaris Prize

by Michael Thomas A mere three years ago, Timber Timbre was in the running for the aptly-named Creep on Creepin’ On. It brought an expansion to the band’s previously sparse sound and may have single-handedly birthed the “creep-folk” genre. And then, … Continue reading

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Review – “Ephemeral” – Rich Aucoin

reviewed by Michael Thomas There is only one logical conclusion to make about Rich Aucoin—he must be a being of pure happiness. How else to explain the “high on life” feeling of his live shows? How else to explain the … Continue reading

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Review – “The Three Poisons” – Elephant Stone

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s hard to believe that Elephant Stone’s self-titled sophomore album only came out at the beginning of last year. Just about a year-and-a-half later, the Montreal “hindie-rock” band has returned with The Three Poisons, which sees the … Continue reading

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Review – “Neuroplasticity” – Cold Specks

reviewed by Michael Thomas On July 31, Cold Specks played an intimate show in Toronto to preview her new tunes, and also gave the audience a window into her thoughts. Seems her soul-laid-bare “doom soul” isn’t something she wants to … Continue reading

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Review – “Reply 1994″ – Korean Drama

reviewed by Michael Thomas The idea of Toronto as a punk hub becomes more viable as the scene expands. The city has already produced top-notch acts like METZ and Pup, but there’s also a growing number of punk bands that … Continue reading

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Review – “High Noon” – Arkells

reviewed by Michael Thomas Despite living about an hour away from Hamilton for my entire life, it wasn’t until last year that I finally visited the city. Until then, all I thought about when I thought of Hamilton was factories, … Continue reading

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Review – “Flagellation Honey” – Expwy

reviewed by Michael Thomas Well, shit. This is it. This is the last Expwy album ever. Whether Matt LeGroulx is going to focus on Galaxius Mons or do something is unknown, but either way, as Expwy he’s done a hell … Continue reading

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