Category Archives: Grayowl Reviews

Review – “The Decline of Stupid Fucking Western Civilization” – Jordaan Mason

reviewed by Laura Stanley  The Decline of Stupid Fucking Western Civilization is an emotional self-exploration for Jordaan Mason. Produced thanks to a successful Indiegogo campaign, The Decline is a “call-to arms for a better, queerer world” set to experimental folk and … Continue reading

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Review – “Empire of Time” – Find the Others

reviewed by Michael Thomas So far this year, Empire of Time is about the closest you’ll get to a musical soul-cleanse. Soft vocals and delicate, beautiful arrangements are the name of the game here, as if Jordan Klassen mellowed out just a … Continue reading

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Review – “Snake Legs EP” – Snake Legs

reviewed by Christian Patrick Drink beer. Fight. Have sex. Do drugs. Repeat. You see, the trick to being happy in life is simple: Have a good time all the time – a philosophy Edmonton’s Snake Legs live and die for on its debut self-titled … Continue reading

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Review – “Patrick John” EP – Patrick John

reviewed by Chris Matei Any artist’s debut EP needs to make a statement: in the space of just two or three songs, it must define what makes them tick, showing as many sides of their artistic personality as can hopefully … Continue reading

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Review – “Rooms” – Heat

Reviewed by Jack Derricourt Pop is about giving the people what they want. Now, that can sound condescending, to assume that some people and a room can read a culture at face value and deliver a product of some interest … Continue reading

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Review – “Kathryn Calder” – Kathryn Calder

reviewed by Anna Alger A collection of sometimes haunting, oftentimes just plain gorgeous songs comprise Kathryn Calder’s self-titled album, indicative of her maturation and progression as a songwriter. The New Pornographers member uses her solo work as a contemplative outlet, … Continue reading

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Review – Every Time My Mind Runs Wild – Terra Lightfoot

reviewed by Elysse Cloma Terra Lightfoot is an artist whose music sounds completely assured, which is no wonder given that the Hamilton, Ontario artist has got plenty of experience under her belt. She’s shared stages with greats such as Gordon … Continue reading

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Review – “Blank Tape” – Diamond Mind

reviewed by Michael Thomas It’s hard to believe it’s already been a year since this Edmonton band’s jaw-dropping debut, Fake Tape. It was a hell of a calling card, subtly showing the many facets of the band, much like their precious-gem-referencing … Continue reading

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Review – “Back It Up” – Holy Roller

reviewed by Laura Stanley  It’s easy to believe in the London, ON band Holy Roller. Their music is a bright blend of pop-rock, almost surf-rock, is moveable, and damn catchy. For whatever reason, the unrelenting sunniness that’s usually paired with … Continue reading

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Review – “Constellations” – Zaac Pick

reviewed by Chris Matei Vancouverite-by-way-of-Medicine Hat Zaac Pick has been hard at work putting together his debut LP, Constellations. The album, coming on the heels of a pair of EPs released in 2009 and 2011, is being released independently and … Continue reading

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