Author Archives: Michael Thomas

About Michael Thomas

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

Review – “Sunstroke” – Copilots

reviewed by Michael Thomas After a long slumber, Copilots have dusted off their aircraft and retooled for an entirely new journey. And they’ve got a sixth co-pilot making sure their flight takes off okay. That is Jesse Zubot, who produced … Continue reading

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Review – “From the Stillhouse” – Murder Murder

reviewed by Michael Thomas In theory, a band like Murder Murder doesn’t seem like the type of band that can sustain its premise. As its gruesome, tautological title says, they deal in murder—specifically murder ballads (don’t worry. they probably don’t … Continue reading

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Review – “EP” – Manners

reviewed by Michael Thomas Elliot Kerr doesn’t need much of an introduction—he’s played backup for Chairs, which already says a lot. Throw in the fact that Matt LeGroulx recommends him, and those familiar with the body of work between Kerr, LeGroulx … Continue reading

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Review – “We Are Not Here OST” – Clara Engel

reviewed by Michael Thomas Toronto’s Clara Engel is a highly prolific musician, and her dark, dramatic music is a wonder to take in. For her latest project, however, she’s gone a little simpler—but no less haunting. She provided the soundtrack … Continue reading

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Review – “2015” – Everything is Geometry

reviewed by Michael Thomas Long distances can be tough on bands, especially in Canada, but it seems to have worked out swimmingly for Everything is Geometry. Kristjanne Vosper lives in Vancouver and Ken Holiday lives in New Brunswick, but that … Continue reading

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One-on-One with Walrus

by Michael Thomas As I meet up with Walrus a few hours before their NXNE set, Jordan Murphy says “We drove from Rivière-du-Loup.” The previous day they drove from Halifax. He is not saying this as an excuse; this is just … Continue reading

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Review – “I Get the Feeling Central” – Tough Age

reviewed by Michael Thomas What angle is there to start this review on other than “this is awesome”? It’s hard to pinpoint exactly what Tough Age are going for on their latest album, but that’s fine—most listeners will be too … Continue reading

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