Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “Alta Falls” – The Barr Brothers

reviewed by Lisa Wiklund Montreal folk quartet have surprised fans with the release of Alta Falls, the EP of “misfits” according to the band. The EP consists of the band’s favourite cast-offs from their sessions recording Sleeping Operator (released October 2014), which produced … Continue reading

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Review – “Love Songs For Robots” – Patrick Watson

reviewed by Anna Alger Montreal’s Patrick Watson is onto his fifth record, which comes three years after 2012’s Adventures In Your Own Backyard. Soft, introspective, and intricate in composition, the album is a marked contrast to some of his more grandiose, … Continue reading

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Review – “Reflections” – Annie Sumi

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Annie Sumi is an up-and-coming folk artist based in North Bay, Ontario. Her debut album Reflections is tightly produced. Recorded in North Bay with Juno award nominated producer Ben Leggett (who’s worked with Craig Cardiff), Reflections … Continue reading

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Review – “Loyalty” – The Weather Station

reviewed by Laura Stanley On the way home from seeing Tamara Lindeman’s (The Weather Station) Loyalty release show in Toronto last week, a man on the streetcar spotted the vinyl I had bought at the show and was holding and reached … Continue reading

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Review – “Mascarade” – Rose Fargo

reviewed by Michael Thomas If this Montreal trio is what happens when three people spontaneously get together, man oh man do we need to have excellent musicians run into each other more often. I have a theory—musical taste is an ever-changing thing, … Continue reading

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Review – “Rippling Waters” EP – Ostrea Lake

reviewed by Chris Matei Some albums evoke a particular time period. Others give the impression of a certain mood. Rippling Waters, the soon-to-be-released EP from Halifax, NS trio Ostria Lake, seems to be most strongly influenced by a place. This … Continue reading

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Review – “July First” – Moss Lime

reviewed by Laura Stanley  What in the world is a Moss Lime? Two things that are green – obviously – or maybe a lime that has rotted into an unrecognizable state. Hilarious name aside, Moss Lime are a surf-punk-rock trio from … Continue reading

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Review – “Dark Glasses” – Dark Glasses

reviewed by Jack Derricourt “Poetry is an unnatural act.” – Elizabeth Bishop When I was younger, I thought musicians came from the clouds. Now that I’m 28, I’ve lived among musicians for years, and seen the world fall apart and … Continue reading

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Review – “Bombshells” – Dodgers

reviewed by Anna Alger Fresh, intuitive guitar and basslines meld with experimental rock drumming in Dodgers’ aptly titled, Bombshells EP. The three-piece who hail from the outskirts of Vancouver are exploring propulsive garage influenced sounds on their debut, and are … Continue reading

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Review – “Roll Up The Night Sky” – Dana Sipos

reviewed by Laura Stanley  Dana Sipos does not go easy on listeners in Roll Up The Night Sky. Yes, her folk-pop palette is warm, familiar, and fairly straight forward but those lyrics? They are a force.In her first breath Sipos … Continue reading

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